The NY Times finally got around to looking into the connection between Communist unrepentant terrorist William Ayers and Barack Obama:
Obama and ’60s Bomber: A Look Into Crossed Paths. The gist of the whole article is,
But the two men do not appear to have been close.
The Times doesn’t go into the evidence of the allegations but they do on the denials.
There are letters going back to 1994 demonstrating that Ayers had a deciding voice on who was on the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Steve Diamond, who has that evidence, says
I was interviewed at length by the New York Times for this story – in fact, this was the third Times reporter to interview me about the Ayers/Obama relationship – and I provided the Times with the letters I discuss here. They are not mentioned in the story at all.
But the Obama/Ayers links weren’t limited to the CAC. Just One Minute:
And the so-called “Fact Check” at the Obama website does not disclose that Obama and Ayers worked together on a failed education reform project from 1995 to 2001, and
had probably first teamed up on education reform in 1987.
Ayers and Obama effectively worked on two political projects together over a period of almost ten years.
The NYT article
never really explains what role Ayers performed for Chicago’s Annenberg Challenge — which Obama chaired and where he blew through $160 million to no noticeable effect.
So we have two issues:
An issue of judgement
An issue of experience.
On the judgement side, Obama worked for an extended period of time in two political projects with an unrepentant terrorist who travels to Chavista schools to advocate the overthrow of democracy.
On the experience side, Obama’s only real administrative experience track record is as dismal as it can get. $160 million of CAC money? gone. And as Ed points out,
In an overlapping period, both men served for a few years on the Woods Fund, which notably granted $75,000 to Yasser Arafat’s associate, Rashid Khalidi, during that time.
The NYTimes article is a joke. Heck, even USA Today did a better job on the story.
A little later,
Memeorandum deleted the NYT link & blog roundup but has McCain Plans Fiercer Strategy Against Obama.
I hope he does – he should.
Welcome, Instapundit readers. Glenn has a point,
Yeah, of course it’s a whitewash, but that’s better than the black hole that the NYT’s coverage has been so far. Now they’ve admitted it’s a story.
Doug Ross has a background post on Ayers.
Former NY State Prosecutor Andy McCarthy blows the lid off The Ayers “We Were Just Trying To Do Property Damage” Lie
Prior posts on Ayers here