McCain Campaign Demands that LA Times Release Tape of Barack Obama, Rashid Khalidi & Bill Ayers


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.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “McCain Campaign Demands that LA Times Release Tape of Barack Obama, Rashid Khalidi & Bill Ayers”

    1. Fox Fire on October 29th, 2008 7:32 pm

      While many would agree the way in which Israel has mistreated the Palestinians for decades, even before their bloody expansion into the West Bank, is inhumane and flanked with violent aggression; there is no denying that America has supported Israel. Accordingly, Obama is not the first to independently try his hand at administering diplomacy with those that have been painted by our media as the enemy, especially, Arafat and his untraditional army; both, here and abroad in a region that is cursed with hatred, bloodshed and war. At late, America has come to question its’ own policies that, blindly, grant immunity to a nation that has committed terrible atrocities against its’ adversaries and we have suffered, greatly, for looking the other way. We have shared in the blame, being called ‘devils’ because of our support of a nation that holds itself up as the Nation of God, but fails to recognize our savior.

      Now, that independent person is a man who’s opinion of the problems that we, as a nation, face; may be elected as our ‘Commander in Chief’. His answers to such questions as a nation’s right to possess atomic weapons, as well, how to attain peace against our ‘invisible’ enemies in the world of terrorism; are best reflected in the way in which he conducts himself. He has stated, publicly, that he would sit down face-to-face with our enemies in his quest for world peace; and many of us have applauded him. But, because of the secrecy that surrounds these tapes that had been turned over to the Los Angeles Times, his gift of diplomacy may never be realized. Certainly, the mere fact that they aren’t being released sheds a shadow of mistrust, hidden agendas and even tyranny. It is for this reason that I believe the tapes should be made public; that we all may observe and judge, for ourselves, the man that would become President.


    2. michelle on October 29th, 2008 9:04 pm

      If Barack Obama has nothing to hide then why does he not release these tapes and his birth certificate and other important documents that the other candidates have released? This man is not being honest with the American public. We have a right to know about this mans background. This is what makes people suspicious of his actions. Release the tapes, release the birth certificate and prove once and for all that he is who he claims he is. What’s with all the secrets? How is this man able to defy the Constitution and all that America stands for and nothing be done about it? This just makes me sick because this man is lying, cheating and basically stealing the election and nothing is being done to stop it.

    3. Steve Holloway on October 29th, 2008 9:24 pm

      I’m sorry Patti, but you have it wrong.

      Israel was attacked its first day as a nation by the Arabs (Muslim) just because the koran tells them to hate and kill the Jews and the Christians. Then again, the Arabs attacked Israel but lost.

      Arafat was a homo that invented the human bomb and hijacking airplanes. He looked up to Hitler.

      The Jew is still God’s people. We all are God’s people. But He is waiting for them to return to HIM in the last days.

      I think you are seeing Obama for what what we have been saying he is. You seen the man he is supporting in Kenya that had many Christians killed. They are all MUSLIMS……Don’t you get it. There mission is to kill us. They will destroy our freedoms and anything else that does not fit into their believes.

    4. Pat in Alabama on October 29th, 2008 9:39 pm

      Hi Patti,

      The problem with face-to-face talks without precondition (some showing of good faith) is that it assumes that our enemy is playing by the same rules that we play by. This is nothing new. The US has (IMO) made this mistake over and over again. We think we can sit down and talk to tyrants and they will suddenly become nice and play by our rules. We make treaties, give an inch and they want another inch. These people laugh at how stupid we are, agree to abide by whatever, while having no intention of doing what they say. When exposed, they will backtrack and talk some more. That’s what is going on in North Korean right now. Our government has been suffering from this naivity for a long time. It goes hand-in-hand with the belief that we can solve everyones problems and sticking our nose in where it doesn’t belong.

    5. on October 29th, 2008 10:22 pm

      IF Barack Obama believes erroneously like you that Israel is the aggressor, let him so say. The “problem” is that Obama says one thing and often his record, friends and associations shows differently.

    6. Fox Fire on October 29th, 2008 11:13 pm

      The modern history of the Nation of Israel is:

      The Jews that were rescued from the concentration camps of Germany were returned to their homeland by the United Nations. In the interim, their homeland had become home to the Palestinians for centuries. There is no doubt the Israelis were not welcomed back to Palestine for they had lost the promised land and were long removed.

      This notion that the Jews are God’s chosen people is false. The chosen nation was replaced with a ‘great crowd’ that is made up of people from all nations. The Jews that accepted the Christ became Christians. All the writings that say the fall of the Nation of Israel would mark the beginning of Armageddon, are false, as well. God is not partial. No matter what nationality you are, the only way to God is through Christ.

      An enemy of Jesus is an enemy of God. We are not all God’s chosen people and the war between good and evil is a war that will be fought by Jesus during his second coming… and while it will mean the death of many, it will not be fought by earthly man.


      However, I don’t understand why you don’t like my post… is it not true that if you leave a man to fight with stick and stones against great armies, he will resort to desperate means? How are the Palestinians any different than you and I. I would fight for my home and for my family, even if it meant losing my life, wouldn’t you?


      Anyway, I agree with McCain. I, also, am interested in seeing the tapes.



      The whole world lies in the power of the wicked one.

      Some of the mistakes made by the U.S. lie in financing and providing weapons to tyrants. While living in the U.S. is better than any nation in the world, our government is not perfect, nor have they, always, acted appropriately. We have made our share of mistakes and have broken treaties, as well. Certainly, you would agree that, quite frankly, no one is playing by the rules. That’s how we got in this mess to begin with.




      Thank you for sharing. I believe you.


    7. Steve Holloway on October 30th, 2008 1:44 pm

      #6 fire fox. I am not attacking you, but I can show you scripture that God will fight for Israel in the last days when all nations come against her.

      Their never has been a nation called Palestinians. The Roman government named the land Palestine after the AD 70 temple was destroyed.
      Like naming a area of land, like Wayne county but it is not the name of a group of people.

      When the Jews came back into the land, God blessed them so much laborers were needed(Arabs from the surrounding Arab lands come to work)and that is when the pop. began for the so called Palestinians. Arafat and others try-ed to rewrite history in their school books to say it was always their lands.

      I will not go on and will let this be…..I am so happy that you can see what is really going on in this race. The devil is gaining strength and we must believe God will answer our prays.

      But I want you to know….McCain is not my first choice, I wish others would have won the spot. But he is the only choice we have and will have to live with it.

    8. ANewGirl on October 30th, 2008 5:13 pm

      Dear Steve Holloway:

      You say, “I will not go on and will let this be…..I am so happy that you can see what is really going on in this race. The devil is gaining strength and we must believe God will answer our prayers.”

      Steve, I am praying so hard—every day. Just like I did when your dear Niece was first reported missing. I know God hears us, but sometimes it seems like he may not be paying attention.

      Anyway, thanks for reminding me not to give up my faith in him…even under these circumstances.

      A New Girl from Boston

      ***McCain/Palin ’08***

    9. Fox Fire on October 31st, 2008 12:23 am


      You’re probably right. I think I remember an aunt telling me the same thing. She said that after the Jews were given the land by the U.N., they had irrigated the land and started growing crops and it was then, that the Palestinians wanted it back…

      I was not even born at the time all of this happened… so I may be mistaken. But, I do know that, what we have come to call Israel, was given to the Jews after WWII. And, I remember seeing Israeli Tanks, provided by the U.S., policing the streets in the West Bank, bull-dozing homes and anything else in their path.


      I have witnessed the power of prayer and would agree with you. He loves us to throw our burdens upon him… and that is something that I have come to rely upon. The Devil is desperate, knowing he has only a short period of time. His end and the end of this wicked system of things is nearing it’s conclusion… it won’t be long before we can all rejoice in peace and harmony. Not the temporary peace that can be brought by man, but the everlasting peace that is attainable only through Jehovah’s Sovereignty.

      God Bless You and Your Family…


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