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Old 03-17-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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Give it some time and the truth prevails. This is the perfect example of how the media loves to stir up garbage. Like I said, Obama will continue on his "high road" no matter how much Hillary, Hillary supporters and the media try to tear him down. Read on...


Bill Kristol, New York Times Hack, UPDATE
by DAVID KNOWLES
MAR 17TH 2008 8:48AM
filed under:eDemocrats, Barack Obama, Featured Stories, Scandal, Media
In his short tenure at The New York Times, neo-conservative commentator Bill Kristol has treated readers to his own brand of particularly stodgy, past the sell-by-date punditry. This week's attempted hatchet job on Barack Obama is just the latest Kristol-clear example of journalistic standards gone awry.

The piece contends that, for all of Obama's skill as a campaigner, the Illinois senator has been less than forthcoming about whether or not he actually attended a now-famous sermon in which Jeremiah Wright blasted the United States.
As The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder points out, the central claim that Kristol employs to show Obama's pattern of deceit--that Obama was in attendance for the sermon-- turns out to be wrong. Here's Kristol's assertion:

But Roland Kessler, a journalist who has written about Wright's ministry, claims that Obama was in fact in the pews at Trinity last July 22. That's when Wright blamed the "arrogance" of the "United States of White America" for much of the world's suffering, especially the oppression of blacks.

Kessler, a reporter for Newsmax (add snarky comment here), made his claim in a story he filed this past Sunday. In the story, he goes so far as to say that Obama nodded his head in agreement at the fiery rhetoric. In other words, not only was he there, but he liked what he heard.

Here's the problem. Obama wasn't there. He was in Florida. Quite simply, Kessler pulled the episode out of thin air. The Newsmax "story" is nothing but a political hit job posing as journalism, and Kristol eagerly bit into it like a nascent blogger, regurgitating the lie for his own purposes.

So, will Kristol issue a retraction? Will he admit that Obama was indeed being candid when he stated he wasn't in attendance on July 22 to hear Wright's sermon? Don't hold your breath.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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What?

The NY Times lies??

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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funny that the majority
of the NYtimes board wanted to endorse Obama but the chairman stepped in and the endorsed HillBilly
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:49 PM
 
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This story makes even more sense. Thanks for clarifying expat007!
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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Lets not all be ignorant whether he was their or not he know what was said. Why did he not let his so called reverend announce his candidacy? HE was initially going to but they pulled him.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Austin
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This is no surprise. Check out any story or column on this election from the New York Times. Besides a fluff story on Obama's mom, every story has been over-the-top pro-Clinton.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Yah. I always know what was said at every sermon my pastor gives when I am not at church. Get real!
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yah. I always know what was said at every sermon my pastor gives when I am not at church. Get real!
Even if I wasn't in attendance that day, I am QUITE certain that if my rector gave a sermon which included expletives, racial remarks and simulated sex acts the phones of everyone in the congregation would be ringing off the hook by that afternoon, as would the phone in the bishop's office the next day.

And that is REALity. Well, for most people, anyway.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I demand that Bill Kristol withdraw his candidacy for President.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: South Side
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I think Bill Kristol is a columnist so the story on Obama was him venting his spleen. It was not a news item.
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