Newsweek shills for Obama

May 12, 2008

Oh, for Pete’s sake. First it’s the New York Times covering for the Obama campaign’s lies about their candidate’s positions, now it’s Newsweek scattering rose petals in the Prophet Barack’s path while warning about that mean-old Republican attack machine. Why Wolffe and Thomas didn’t put “I’m Barack Obama and I approved this ad” at the end of their article is beyond me.

To give credit where it’s due, Newsweek prints an email from McCain’s top adviser Mark Salter ripping several large holes in Wolffe and Thomas’ puff-piece. Perhaps some editor there still has a sense of shame. Be sure to read it. I think it heralds the campaign to come.

So, what’s next? The LA Times reporting that Barack Obama cures cancer? The San Francisco Chronicle revealing that John McCain hates babies?

Yeesh.

LINKS: More at Contentions.


Media bias? What media bias?

May 12, 2008

Shades of Dan Rather and fake but true. Not only does the Obama campaign lie about its position vis-a-vis negotiations with Iran, but the New York Times repeats the lie at face value. To wit: the McCain campaign has criticized Obama for saying he would negotiate directly with Iran with no preconditions. Susan Rice, an Obama foreign-policy adviser has said this is a deliberate distortion of the senator’s position. And the Times takes her denial at face value even though Obama’s own web site confirms the McCain camp’s assertion:

Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.

Emphasis added. And here’s the video in which the Prophet Barack says it himself:

 

 

For the details see the Power Line article. If it’s not the Times running interference for their preferred candidate, then it’s gross journalistic incompetence. Either way, the New York Times and its related papers must be seen for what they are: Democratic party partisans less interested in the truth than they are in electing their guy.

LINKS: More at LGF and Hot Air.


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