Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fox looks at Biden’s “shot at” tale; Dem/MSM buries it.

Do you believe Sen. Obama when he claims he never heard his close friend and pastor’s anti-white, anti-American sermons?

If you said “Yes,” you most likely believe Dem V-P candidate Sen. Joe Biden’s tale about being “shot at” in Iraq.

But Fox News has raised questions about Biden’s war story as well as Obama’s MSM Tank Corps’ failure to question it. (I’m betting the failure’s because Obama hasn’t given Katie, Charlie and the rest of the corps a “Go” to cross the “start line.” - - JinC)

But Fox News isn’t one of Obama’s MSM tankers, so today we read - - -

When Hillary Clinton told a tall tale about "landing under sniper fire" in Bosnia, she was accused of "inflating her war experience" by rival Democrat Barack Obama's campaign.

But the campaign has been silent about Obama's running mate, Joe Biden, telling his own questionable story about being "shot at" in Iraq.

"Let's start telling the truth," Biden said during a presidential primary debate sponsored by YouTube last year. "Number one, you take all the troops out - you better have helicopters ready to take those 3,000 civilians inside the Green Zone, where I have been seven times and shot at. You better make sure you have protection for them, or let them die."

But when questioned about the episode afterward by the Hill newspaper, Biden backpedaled from his claim of being "shot at" and instead allowed: "I was near where a shot landed."

The senior senator from Delaware went on to say that some sort of projectile "landed" outside a building in the Green Zone where he and another senator had spent the night during a visit in December 2005.

The lawmakers were shaving in the morning when they felt the building shake, Biden said.

"No one got up and ran from the room-it wasn't that kind of thing," he told the Hill. "It's not like I had someone holding a gun to my head." (Imagine what Democrats such as Katie Couric, Barney Frank, Charlie Gibson, Nancy Pelosi, and Charlie Rangel would say if Gov. Palin gave such responses. - - JinC)

The rest of the press ignored the flap at the time because Biden was viewed as having little chance of ending up on the Democratic presidential ticket.

But even after Biden was selected to be Obama's running mate last month, his claim to have been "shot at" drew no scrutiny from the same reporters who had savaged Clinton for making a similar claim that turned out to be false.

FOX News has been asking the Obama campaign for details of the alleged shooting in Iraq ever since Biden was tapped to be vice president.

Biden campaign spokesman David Wade promised an answer last week, but failed to provide one.

Meanwhile, the gaffe-prone Biden has again raised eyebrows with another story about his exploits in war zones - this time in Afghanistan. …

The rest of the Fox News story’s here.



Folks, most of you who comment here impress me as being smart and often very smart.

I’m betting you folks don’t need me to say why Obama’s MSM Tank Corps didn’t give Katie, Charlie and the rest permission to cross the “start line.”


BoonDoggie said...

If it had been Palin, she'd have rushed to the roof with a sniper rifle to return fire.