Tuesday, October 14, 2008

McClatchy’s Raleigh N&O distorts for Obama

Sen. McCain held a rally in Wilmington, NC yesterday.

The liberal/leftist Raleigh News & Observer’s report of the event included this:

Among McCain's supporters, there were clearly doubts about Obama's personal associations.

Celeste Avery, a 33-year-old Democrat who supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primary, is backing McCain because she doesn't trust Obama.

"There are too many crooked ties," said Avery, a small-business owner from Wilmington. "I don't want a president who's tied to Ayers, Farrakhan and Wright."
So far so good.

But what follows is the N&O covering up for Obama disguised as telling readers what Celeste Avery meant when she said she didn’t want a president “who's tied to Ayers, Farrakhan and Wright."
Avery was referring to William Ayers, a 1960s anti-war radical turned professor who hosted a campaign event for Obama early in his political career and with whom Obama later served on an charity board; Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan, whose anti-Semitic comments Obama has denounced; and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's former pastor, whose racial provocations Obama has disavowed.
Ayers is an unrepentant terrorist who believes he didn’t do enough to bomb government buildings and kill members of our military and police officers. Farrakhan is a loud anti-Semite and anti-American. Wright is anti-white and anti-American.

Obama allied himself with those three for many years and only publicly “disavowed” them recently when his many ties to them threatened his election chances.

But the “anything for Obama” N&O doesn’t want to remind readers of that. So it distorts by minimization and mislabeling Obama’s true relationships with Ayers, Farrakhan and Wright; and leads readers to believe it's distortion is what Celeste Avery meant.

Part of the reason McCain is not doing better in North Carolina has to do with the shameless covering up for Obama the N&O engaged in for months.

The entire N&O reports here.

3 comments:

Archer05 said...

John, I have seen this speculative opinion several times:

“ACORN could be overwhelming the system with voter registration fraud to divert attention away from actually planned voter fraud. To keep the FEC focus away from the real deal so to speak.”

“Case in point: In Washington state, the votes were counted three times until a Democrat was elected governor. The difference was just a few hundred votes, and a miraculous few hundred votes were found on the third count. Was that a planned last gasp fraud?”

I am wondering if all the Democrats that screamed about the 2000 election being stolen are enraged with ACORN? Didn’t they vow to end voter fraud? To allow the fraud in voter registration is allowing the intent of dishonesty in the vote.

Anonymous said...

Democrats as hypocrites?? Surely you jest, sir. Just ask Nancy Pelosi (in whom God himself confides) and she will attest to the fact that the current Democrat-controlled congress is the most ethical and honest congress ever.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

Is it time for real newspaper competition in Raleigh, N.C.?