Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The LA Times Refuse to Release Tape of Obama Heaping Praise on PLO Radical Rashid Khalidi

In complete violation of basic journalistic standards and ethics, the LA Times is refusing to release a tape showing Senator Barack Obama heaping praise on PLO radical Rashid Khalidi (in photo). The LA Times is determined it seems to run out the election clock to cover for Obama.

Gateway Pundit has been doing very good work on this scandal. The tape is clearly newsworthy, it is a reflection on Senator Obama of which the public has the right to judge for itself... before an election. The LA Times seem to think that they are doing some kind of public service by hiding the news from the public. This is how far old establishment news outlets have deteriorated; many like the Times have simply become corrupt shills and partisan bag men. Keep it up LA Times, you are destroying the tiny bit of credibility you have left.

UPDATE: The LA Times acknowledges the video tape in question but says that it won't release the tape because "we promised the source that we would not release it." REALLLLLY! Why would anyone give the LA Times a newsworthy video and tell then not to use it? Why would the LA Times accept such a condition? Are they a news organization or news cover-up organization? For the LA Times, it's less important that the public have access to information to make an informed decision before a national election, than it is to keep a "source" happy... assuming that their excuse is not just that, an lame excuse. Is there a single person on the planet who seriously believes that if the LA Times had such a tape on McCain, they would hide behind such a lame excuse to avoid releasing it? This would not even be a discussion had the tape involved anything embarrassing about McCain, it would have been released long ago.

Update: LA Times had no problem publishing Gov. Schwarzenegger's Candid Moments Caught on Audiotape without authorization.


  1. it is amazing that you left some things out. You should atleast post the story honestly and with all the details. This is the same man that JOHN MCCAIN gave nearly half a million dollars to when he was part of the IRI. Now, sure we can see the video, but let's also get John McCain to release his income tax statements so the world knows that he gave a lot of money to this "questionable man". Go ahead, keep trying to scare people because Obama just "terrifies" you all so much. Good Lord, all you that afraid of a black man becoming President?! You need to pray.

  2. Some of you conservatives are worse than the KKK, at least with them, I would know what I was up against, but I am sure you will just rationalize your behavior by saying that the public has the right to know. You are right, they do but about BOTH candidates.

  3. Oh my! "Worse than the KKK"! Lady, it wasn't I who sat for 20 years in a racist church listening to the "reverand" Wright dump on Jews and other races... that would be Obama who did that.

  4. The IRI funds all sorts of projects to promote peace and democracy and human rights in problem countries. If one were to look at the archived page from Khalidi's group CPRS, one would see that the group claimed that a focus of their group was on Isareli policy. This is a far cry from having a personal relationship with Khalidi or endorsing his behavior. Furthermore, IRI no longer supports CPRS and it has been 10 years since Khalidi has been associated with the group.

    Your accusation is smoke for the people to get to the heart of the real issue: Obama's PERSONAL relationships with known anti-Israel people/groups and exactly how he defines the word "friend" vis a vis the state of Israel.


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