The John McCain campaign is asking the LA Times to release a video tape of a party for a prominent Palestinian activist that Barack Obama attended in 2003. So why won’t the LA Times release the tape … WHAT ARE THEY HIDING!!!
John McCain’s campaign is demanding that the Los Angeles Times release a video of a party for a prominent Palestinian activist that Barack Obama attended in 2003.
The Times described the going-away party for former University of Chicago professor, and Obama friend, Rashid Khalidi, in a story in April. The story reported that Palestinians thought they might have a friend in Obama because of his friendships in that community, despite the fact that his positions have never been particularly pro-Palestinian.
“A major news organization is intentionally suppressing information that could provide a clearer link between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi,” said McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb, citing Obama’s friendship with Khalidi, who is now a professor at Columbia University.
He said the video could, among other things, show how Obama responded to a poem recited at the party accusing Israel of “terrorism” and warning of consequences for U.S. support for Israel, which Goldfarb described as “hate speech.”
It is safe to that whether the liberal MSM had permission or not from the source if a video tape was damning to John McCain there would have been a world premier of it and all network programming would have been preempted. However, the LA Times who has already endorsed Barack Obama for President refuses to release a controversial tape of Obama, Rashid Khalidi and Ayers at a party. What are they afraid of and what are they hiding? Why are they holding back the tape? Its is obvious that they are once again carrying the water for Obama and do not want the Anerican public to see the truth of what Obama is really all about.
I understand that the tape was leaked to the Times by a source or sources unknown, and that an agreement was struck with that source to keep the tape hidden, but the tape has been described in a Times story already, and it quite obviously contains no state secrets. I also suspect that the tape could be posted in such a way as to obscure its origins. The Times, however, won’t discuss in detail why it’s keeping the tape from its readers, and the newspaper’s “readers’ representative,” Jamie Gold, has lined up against the readers, and argued against the release of the tape.
There is another reason why the tape should be posted: It might actually create interest in the L.A. Times. From what I understand, the mainstream media is in a bit of trouble these days. Perhaps — this is just a thought here — the L.A. Times could better its position in the world by drawing readers to its website.