posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 01:12 AM
Another update on this issue - this time from the Wall Street Journal!
Obama Should Come Clean On Ayers, Rezko And the Iraqi Billionaire
A good read. Apparently Obama's campaign's attempt to curb free speech during WGN recent show featuring Stanley Kurtz has cause a lot of waves in
the media. Thousands of Obama supporters flooded the radio station with phone calls demanding that Ayers shut up and that the radio station management
never allow him or people like him to speak again. Yep, censoring free speech when it's in their best interests. The vast majority of these people
didn't even know who Stanley Kurtz was before the Obama campaign sent out an email to their followers imploring them to call the show. But WGN did
try to make it fair - they asked someone from the Obama campaign to appear and represent Obama, but they declined.
An Obama campaign email to supporters called Mr. Kurtz a "slimy character assassin" whose "divisive, destructive ranting" should be
confronted. WGN producer Zack Christenson says the outpouring of negative calls and emails is "unprecedented." He also notes that it is curious --
because "we wanted the Obama campaign's take" on Mr. Kurtz's findings, but the campaign declined to put anyone on air.
But here's yet another interesting move by the Obama campaign:
Separately, Mr. Obama's lawyers have also demanded that the Justice Department prosecute an organization called the American Issues Project for
running an ad about ties between their candidate and Mr. Ayers.
Wow - they ARE desperate to shut them up! So now political ads can result in prosecution? Good luck with that one, guys.
And also, pay very close attention to this paragraph in the story - it's very revealing, especially if you thought Obama's life story was an "open
book" and you thought you knew everything about him:
Walking the rows of media outlets at the Denver convention, I had no trouble finding reporters who complained the campaign was secretive and
evasive. Ben Smith of Politico.com has written about Team Obama's "pattern of rarely volunteering information or documents, even when relatively
innocuous." Politico asked months ago if Mr. Obama had ever written anything for the Harvard Law Review as a student. The Obama campaign responded
narrowly, with a Clintonesque statement that "as the president of the Law Review, Obama didn't write articles, he edited and reviewed them." This
month it turned out Mr. Obama had written an article -- but it was published a month before he became president.
Give the article a read. It's well worth the time. And maybe before the election Obama will finally realize that he does need to come clean about all
of these things if he truly wants people to trust him.