The Associated Press: Palin a racist for mentioning that Obama is friends with a white terrorist.

The Associated Press has reached a new low in the media’s attempt to get Barack Obama elected President.  It now seems that mentioning his association/friendship with unrepentant terrorist William Ayers is just this side of shouting the N-word while draped in a rebel flag.  While Democrats have injected race into the campaign (remember Obama’s “I don’t look like the other guys on the dollar bills” or Alcee Hastings’ “she’ll treat blacks and Jews like the moose she shoots”?), Republicans have not. 

Never one to let the facts stand in the way of a good story, the Associated Press has decided to accuse Sarah Palin of basically “almost racism.”  They ask:

Palin’s words avoid repulsing voters with overt racism. But is there another subtext for creating the false image of a black presidential nominee “palling around” with terrorists while assuring a predominantly white audience that he doesn’t see their America?

Yes, there is – it’s the text itself!  William Ayers is a well known commodity, has been since his days of trying to kill police officers.  As Barack Obama has said, he was 8 when Ayers was plotting murder and destruction, but no one ever accused Obama of being a co-conspirator.  This is an extreme example, but an example none the less – In 30 years, if the prick isn’t dead, what would you think of someone hanging out with bin Laden?  In this scenario imagine bin Laden stopped plotting attacks and set about making education in Pakistan better.  Or, if you think that too extreme, how about Charles Manson?  Or Ted Kaczynski?  Take your pick.  Would you not question the judgment of someone who decided to befriend people like that, who were still unrepentant but not actively involved in the activities that made them notorious?  Even if they were born long after their horrendous acts committed by these people, you really have to wonder.

The AP sugarcoats the friendship between Ayers and Obama because, well, that’s what they do, that’s what they have to do.  They limit it to this: No evidence shows they were “pals” or even close when they worked on community boards years ago and Ayers hosted a political event for Obama early in his career.

There’s a bit more to it than that.  They gloss over the fact that Ayers picked Obama to head an organization he founded, the Annenberg Challenge, something no one in the Obama Campaign wants to talk about.  We’re fairly certain you do give the keys to a multi-million dollar organization you founded to a guy you met only sort of, kind of know.  (Though if you are like that, give us your keys and we’ll gladly take over.)

There’s more here than meets the eye, and the McCain Campaign would be as derelict in their duty as the media has been not to raise the question.  And it’s not the McCain Campaign’s job to answer the questions, that belongs to Obama.  And the Obama Campaign should be dogged with questions about it until they answer them completely and honestly. 

If the situation were reversed, if the parties were reversed, the outrage and demands for answers from the media would be as deafening as their silence on this matter has been.


1 Response to “The Associated Press: Palin a racist for mentioning that Obama is friends with a white terrorist.”

  1. October 6, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Jumping on the Ayers bandwagon huh? While there is no defense of Ayers actions, connecting him to Obama in this manner is dead wrong. In addition, it appears Paul Begala was onto something, by suggesting that this “guilt by association approach could backfire”. Indeed it could. Now, before I get off the Fox Noise talking point. This Obama/Ayers garbage was spewed out by Hannity months ago and it gained no traction,your efforts received the same result. As for your feelings on AP, they were correct, her statements were nothing more than veiled racism. Suggesting that a black man) “Does not view America the way You and I do”. Now, if Barack Obama met Ayers, agreed with his aspirations on education and sat on a board with him makes him guilty, it is nothing like sharing a bed with a man who was a member and associated with AIP. Obama does not view America like we do? When did he ever suggest the Weather Underground’s actions were just? Or suggest Illinois succeed from the USA? She also spoke in favor of the AIP. Avoiding the real issues is a sign of a very desperate campaign, and McCain/Palin are looking quite desperate these days.

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