Obama/Khalidi Tape Controversy Gets Even More Curious


McCain and Palin blasted the LA Times today for their complete hypocrisy in not releasing the tape that shows Obama toasting PLO terrorist Rashid Khalidi:

John McCain slammed The Los Angeles Times Wednesday for refusing to release a videotape that the newspaper’s editors say shows Barack Obama praising a Chicago professor who served as a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization when it was a U.S.-designated terror group.

Speaking to two Florida radio stations, the Republican presidential candidate suggested a double standard in reporting by the newspaper and said if he were hanging out with neo-Nazis he’d bet the tape would be made public.

The Times says it is standing by its promise not to show the tape, which it got from an anonymous source. The newspaper also has not provided a transcript of the 2003 farewell party for University of Chicago professor Rashid Khalidi. Among others in attendance at the soiree were former Weather Underground founders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

“Apparently this is a tape with a dinner that Mr. Ayers … was at, and also … one of the leading spokespersons for the PLO. Now, why that should not be made public is beyond me,” McCain told La Kalle radio.

“I guarantee you, if there was a tape with me and Sarah Palin and some neo-Nazi or one of those, you think that that tape wouldn’t be made public? Of course, Americans need to know, particularly about Ayers, and also about the PLO. So hopefully there will be enough pressure on the L.A. Times that it’ll come out, but its really unfortunate that we have to go through this,” McCain continued.

Palin too lambasted the newspaper for its inaction.

“If there’s a Pulitzer Prize category for excelling in cow-towing, then the LA Times, you’re winning,” she said.

Not only have the refused to release the tape or even a transcript, they have made four…count them…four excuses for not releasing the thing. This latest one?

The Los Angeles Times did not publish the videotape because it was provided to us by a confidential source who did so on the condition that we not release it,” said the newspaper’s editor, Russ Stanton. “The Times keeps its promises to sources.

This one may not be so far fetched according to Debbie Schlussel.

The Los Angeles Times has a copy of the tape, but won’t release it because they said the source–whom I believe is Arab American Action Network (AAAN) founder and anti-Israel Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada–required it not be released as a condition of sharing it. That’s because it likely shows Obama applauding an anti-Semitic, anti-Israel poem that was read at the dinner.


I’m almost positive that the video Wallsten referenced in the story was obtained from Arab American Action Network founder Abunimah because my article–the one Wallsten ripped off from me–featured photos of Barack Obama and wife Michelle seated with PLO advisor Edward Said at another AAAN annual banquet and led Wallsten to contact Abunimah. I noted in my article–from which Wallsten got most of his info–that the pics were from Ali Abunimah’s Electronic Intifada site, in which he wrote about Obama’s 180 on Israel from those days of AAAN dinners and PLO confabs.

I believe that Wallsten contacted Abunimah about the photos and learned of the other AAAN annual banquet dinner (at which Abunimah, Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, and Khalidi were all in attendance), and that Abunimah is his source for the video.

No hard evidence but it makes sense.

Now why would the video be suppressed? Hell, they won’t even release a transcript….why not?

Saw a clip from the tape. Reason we can’t release it is because statements Obama said to rile audience up during toast. He congratulates Khalidi for his work saying “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” plus there’s been “genocide against the Palestinian people by Israelis.”

It would be really controversial if it got out. Tha’s why they will not even let a transcript get out.

That from a tipster to Doug Ross who has given him reliable information in the past.

Pretty damaging stuff and would make even more sense given the fact that the tape is being hid from the public. Why do it if it wasn’t damaging?

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Oh please, you’re nuttier than a fruitcake if you actually believe your Daily Kos talking points.

“You and I”. refers to the Republican base, Independents, and others who showed up at rally to listen to her, which like the Democratic party consists of all races. She wasn’t talking to a KKK enclave you race baiter. And she was correct. Obama sees America as an opportunity for another country to be turned to socialism. I suppose Reverend Jesse Jackson is also a racist for feeling the same way in your book. The Democrats used to consider him a wise voice of reason. Now because he has spoken out against your messiah Obama I suppose you would label him an uncle Tom?

“Who is the REAL Barack Obama?” Is the same question your beloved Charlie Gibson asked Obama to answer in the primaries and it has yet to be answered. And the truth is we don’t know because Obama and his cronies have blocked access to his documents and all of his writings except for his two autobiographies that were clearly written by someone other than himself. Independent literature experts who have studied the writings of “Dreams Of My Father” state it bears and uncanny resemblance to the language Ayers used in his own writings. And everyone in his past life that he is asked about get’s thrown under the bus.

Those people were sent to that football stadium by Mayor Nagin knowing full well it was not stocked with water, food, and medical assistance. People had to break into vending machines to try to get food and drinks due to the mayor’s lack of judgement. Bush was all along advising Louisiana and Mississippi be evacuated before hurricane Katrina ever hit, as did FEMA. The Mayor did nothing but say, “No that’s okay we’ll ride it out, just like we have done before.” He did not arrange for bus transportation for the poor and the orderly evacuation of nursing homes. Buses were sent out from out of state to help. The Governor was up in Baton Rouge attending dinner parties. Meanwhile we all saw the videos of people in New Orleans looting neighbor’s houses and stores.

By the time the levees broke Mayor Nagin changed his tune and started demanding to know where the hell FEMA was after days of telling the FEMA director over the phone their services were not needed. That my friend IS the sad truth.

If you actually did the research, you would find that it has been the Republicans all along listening to Black Americans and aiding them in Civil Rights issues that your precious Democrats have staunchly opposed for the last 150 years.


I also direct your attention to Wordsmith’s Post #77 on:

Democrat Civil Rights Leader Drops Race Card Bomb on McCain-Palin

Your party line lies do not wash when presented with truth and America’s blacks are beginning to see through your charades.

“code words”… heh heh…

Naturally one-way-Jasmine/David/David101 certainly *must* mean like phrases like “economic and social justice” being the “code words” for SOCIALISM. Right?

But of course not. Obama’s no socialist ‘cus he says so. She’ll be the first one to back his Marxist butt because “code words” only work one way… against the GOP. uh huh….

BTW… as an author doing my basic site maintenance, I see her language has landed her in the spam filter on a subsequent post. Ooops… emptied the “garbage”! How appropriate.

Fear not. Wasn’t anything there that wasn’t an echo of the above. I’d never leave you all sans any important saliva drippings from such an esteemed commenter…. But, ya know, I figure the spam filter had it right.

David 101:

You really are:

Mike, are you leaving breadcrumbs for the lost and confused??? This is, as you like to say, feeding the moonbats, ya know….

Mata: I’m cleaning out the breadcrumbs before they attract RATS!

With regards to the idiocy being spewed about Hurricane Katrina aftermath HERE, Popular Mechanics did a great debunking of the myths. What most people do not even know is that the National Guard conducted the quickest, most successful rescue operation in history post-Katrina (and even during Katrina). Of course, you still get idiots spewing about how Bush let everyone drown. No credit at all given to the evil babykillers in the American military.

Debunking the Muths of Hurricane Katrina


MYTH: “The aftermath of Katrina will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American soil ever in U.S. history.” –Aaron Broussard, president, Jefferson Parish, La., Meet the Press, NBC, Sept. 4, 2005

REALITY: Bumbling by top disaster-management officials fueled a perception of general inaction, one that was compounded by impassioned news anchors. In fact, the response to Hurricane Katrina was by far the largest — and fastest — rescue effort in U.S. history, with nearly 100,000 emergency personnel arriving on the scene within three days of the storm’s landfall.

Dozens of National Guard and Coast Guard helicopters flew rescue operations that first day — some just 2 hours after Katrina hit the coast. Hoistless Army helicopters improvised rescues, carefully hovering on rooftops to pick up survivors. On the ground, “guardsmen had to chop their way through, moving trees and recreating roadways,” says Jack Harrison of the National Guard. By the end of the week, 50,000 National Guard troops in the Gulf Coast region had saved 17,000 people; 4000 Coast Guard personnel saved more than 33,000.

These units had help from local, state and national responders, including five helicopters from the Navy ship Bataan and choppers from the Air Force and police. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries dispatched 250 agents in boats. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state police and sheriffs’ departments launched rescue flotillas. By Wednesday morning, volunteers and national teams joined the effort, including eight units from California’s Swift Water Rescue. By Sept. 8, the waterborne operation had rescued 20,000.

While the press focused on FEMA’s shortcomings, this broad array of local, state and national responders pulled off an extraordinary success — especially given the huge area devastated by the storm. Computer simulations of a Katrina-strength hurricane had estimated a worst-case-scenario death toll of more than 60,000 people in Louisiana. The actual number was 1077 in that state.

NEXT TIME: Any fatalities are too many. Improvements hinge on building more robust communications networks and stepping up predisaster planning to better coordinate local and national resources.

But despite these facts, we still have morons, 3 years later, saying “THOUSANDS!” were left to die by evil President Bush. Un-fuhkeen-real.

Thank you, Michael in MI, I for one really appreciate the truth being told, and am not surprised at all about the media’s blatant lies, but think some of them should be sued, at the very least.