The Left Wing Journolisters’ Plot to Kill Rev. Wright – Barack Obama Association Stories to Sway the Election
How Barack Obama got elected and those behind the scenes that made ‘Hope & Change” it happen …
The LEFT-wing media interference that shaped the direction of the Democrat primary and the 2008 Presidential election. If you ever wondered why the LEFT is so quick to use the “race card” … read the following from the Daily Caller.
Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”
No liberal media bias … think again.
The Daily Mail has blown the lid off why those in the media refused to cover the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Barack Hussein Obama story and their association for 20 years. There was a concerted effort by those in the media to shift the direction of stories and in the case of Wright and Obama connection, completely scrub it and any mention of it knowing that it would cause irreparable harm to the Obama candidacy.
It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign.
The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public – to dissociate himself from them. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”
Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”
Others went further. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.