… an unrepentant terrorist, at that:
That’s David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, claiming that Obama did not know that Bill Ayers was a domestic terrorist.
Erik Erikson spells it out, In 1996, Media Coverage of Bill Ayers Was Too Extensive to Believe Obama Did Not Know Who Ayers Was
Barack Obama, at Bill Ayers’ behest, began work in 1995 at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
Go read all the details, but here’s a money quote for you,
[In 1996] At the height of this exposure, major media outlets were quoting Bill Ayers and pointing out his radical past.
Axelrod would have you believe that Obama doesn’t read newspapers.
Erik asks, “Are we really going to give this guy a pass by believing he did not know?”
If you leave it up to the media, the answer is, Yes.
Via LGF linkreader, this 1997 article in the University of Chicago Chronicle specifically states that Ayers was to speak on juvenile justice on November 20, 1997, and
Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system
I wonder what Axelrod has to say about it.
Jawa posted another Ayers & Obama event in 2002