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Obama Camp Lashes Out at FOX News over Coverage of 2001 Radio Interview

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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 08:57 PM
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Obama Camp Lashes out at FOX News
Barack Obama's campaign is firing back against criticism over a seven-year-old radio interview in which Obama discussed wealth redistribution, specifically blaming FOX News for drawing attention to the issue.

In the interview, conducted by Chicago Public Radio in 2001 while Obama was an Illinois state senator and a law professor at the University of Chicago, Obama discusses the failure of the Supreme Court to rule on redistributing wealth in its civil rights decisions. The unearthed conversations gave fresh ammunition to critics who say the Democratic presidential candidate has a socialist agenda.


Fox News vs. Bill Burton


So has this been Obama's plan from the start? Or is it a "fake" controversy as Burton suggests?



(Couldn't get the video to embed. Anyone know how to work it?)

[edit on 28-10-2008 by Jenna]




posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:02 PM
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He should have been thinking ahead and maybe not said what he really thinks.

Boo hoo, cry me a river. For someone who has gotten so little real criticism he sure is sensitive. Just imagine what it would be like if he actually won.

Whew, he'd better get some thicker skin.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:09 PM
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Fox news probably only brought that up because he actually said these things.Don't we as the voting public have a right to know which way a candidate leans? Me thinks he protests to much? Like the democrats always say"if it looks like a duck,and quacks like a duck"...well you know the rest. Fox will probably be called racist for bringing his words to light.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:18 PM
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a seven-year-old radio interview in which Obama discussed wealth redistribution, specifically blaming FOX News for drawing attention to the issue.

Ha! That's rich. How dare Fox News draw attention to something that Obama actually said. I've heard the interview that Obama gave to WBEZ FM in Chicago. He flat out said that he believed in redistribution of wealth and that he wanted to change the Constitution to basically enforce welfare. Personally I think it's great that we get to hear what he really thinks instead of what he's told to say during the campaign.




posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:27 PM
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Its the same with his firearms isues. he hasbeen back peddleing as fast as he can get sound bites on his supposed acceptance of the 2nd amendment! This guy is a soviet style socialist and there is NO way to dispute it. His words speak for themselves. For Obamaites to deny this is to agree with socialism. That is one sad commentary on the state of the American voter!

Zindo



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:27 PM
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Listening to this recording it dawned on me that to legislate this type of "redistribution of wealth".It would probably come under the guise of a reperations bill of some sort.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:29 PM
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What? Someone on ATS taking up for Fox News? Is the world about to end? Actually Fox has been the only MSM to go after all the candidates with equal fervor. And they have called out other MSM outlets for being in the tank for OBama.
So he wants to change the constitution so we have a welfare state. What other amendments does he propose? Repeal of the 1st and 2ond amendment? The right to free assembly?
What will it take to see that this man is setting himself up to become the 1st dictator of the United States?



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:31 PM
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Its strait out of the Karl Marx handbook of total control of anyone's thoughts and initiative. Its pure socialism. Why would anyone try to excell in any field if what they produce is taken and given to someone else who never did anything to deserve it?

Zindo



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:33 PM
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Oh cmon, the above posters logic is in tune with thinking tat gay marriage leads to bestiality. Gimme a break.


hey i got news for everyone.

Obama will win in less than a week, how does that feel to hear??

i love it.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:39 PM
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Doesn't surprise me.

Obama is trying everything possible to ride it out till election day. As long as he can stop any negative news, it works to his advantage. I think the next two days will be mighty interesting. I sense a surprise coming that may impact the election.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 09:56 PM
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Somehow I fear you are correct in your assumption tha Obama will win.
There are thoes who are blinded by a gifted orator. I can just see the headlines.Obama takes the prize! Coming soon the nuterization of the constitution!



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 10:50 PM
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coming soon: obama does none of the such and you eat your words



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 10:56 PM
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If it means that Obama doesn't win the prize,I will happily eat those words.
Don't want to make this a one liner...keep the mods happy you know.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 11:52 PM
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Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
What? Someone on ATS taking up for Fox News? Is the world about to end? Actually Fox has been the only MSM to go after all the candidates with equal fervor. And they have called out other MSM outlets for being in the tank for OBama.
So he wants to change the constitution so we have a welfare state. What other amendments does he propose? Repeal of the 1st and 2ond amendment? The right to free assembly?
What will it take to see that this man is setting himself up to become the 1st dictator of the United States?


Wasn't really taking up for them per se, but you are right. They have called out the other networks for being biased in favor of Obama, and they should. There was an article on the front page of Yahoo a bit ago that detailed a study someone has done on the reporting for this election and it has been massively biased in Obama's favor even though the worst they have come up with recently to bash McCain with was Palin's wardrobe. Nothing to bash about his policies or voting record apparently, recently anyway, but the cost of Palin's wardrobe now that is newsworthy...


Unfortunately, it will take him winning the election and completely changing, or attempting to change, everything for the worse before some people wake up and smell the coffee. I cannot comprehend how anyone can read or listen to his plans, not the fluff around them to make them sound pretty but the actual plans he has for the country, and honestly believe that any of it would be a good thing. And I have always been a Democrat up until this election, and I don't even buy it...



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 01:00 AM
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In the interest of this discussion, here is a link to the entire radio show that the excerpts for the youtube video are from.

Link to radio show, topic - "The court and civil rights"

The entire program is about an hour long and there are other guests on the program other than Barack Obama but listening to the entire program might be the best way to make sure that everyone experiences the context of remarks in question.

Enjoy.



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