Jun 06 2008
Update: Â Gateway Pundit has an audio tape of Obama blaming “white folks greed” for war and famine as cruise ships throw away more food in a day than starving children see in a year (complain to the government agencies which don’t allow left over food to be distributed, don’t go blaming Whitey):
Well, that’s worse than any Michelle tape – I would assume. – end update
Ugh – I hate to do this, but I have to agree with Larry Johnson on one point. Barrack Obama’s non-denial denial yesterday, regarding the existence of a damaging Michelle Obama video, is actually a sign there is a video of Michelle making some harsh comments against whites, and the Obama campaign know it exists, Â Here is Obama’s reply to a question about the video:
We have seen this before. There is dirt and lies that are circulated in emails and they pump them out long enough until finally you, a mainstream reporter, asks me about it,â€ Obama said to the McClatchy reporter during a press conference aboard his campaign plane. â€œThat gives legs to the story. If somebody has evidence that myself or Michelle or anybody has said something inappropriate, let them do it.â€
Asked whether he knew it not to be true, Obama said he had answered the question.
“Anybody”? Â Sort of leaves it wide open. Â Yep, that pretty much answers it, Obama’s response is clearly a dodge. Â I have to agree with Johnson here (as much as it pains me), that was a telling answer by Obama. If I had to guess I would say the video exists and has some potential to damage him (though I still say it is minor since the video is not out now and requires so much hype).
Johnson goes on to once again assert his sources have seen the video ( or the sources of his sources – whatever) and that the Chicago news media has it:
Then you have the frantic scrubbing of Trinity websites. How about efforts to check the video files of Chicago TV stations? Stymied. The local ABC station says they will only give up a video if there is a subpoena.
No idea where is getting the ABC information, could be more BS. Â I don’t admire Johnson for his dirty whisper campaign. Â But it can be diffused, and quickly, if the media just releases the video, well before the convention. Â If the GOP has it there is no point in letting it sit until they can use it for maximum benefit. Â And if Clinton has it there is no use waiting until she can use it right before the convention to see if she has one last chance to topple Obama. Â The media is not doing its job by hiding this (whether they are doing it for Obama, Clinton or the GOP) – which is why this entire story bothers me. Â Americans should be free to select their leaders with all the information available. Â The news media should not be trying to help any candidate or hide any information that would influence those decisions.
I should note the Johsnon’s source for the Obama quote pretty much slams his already busted reputation. Â I can’t believe the news media would let this farce go on for weeks and months. Â Reader DaleInAtlanta refers us to a great post outlining Johnson’s issues with truth and veracity. Â It is a good recap of what happened, though I need to note all good lies have a grain of truth in them – covered up with pure BS. Â The post pretty much tracks with my posts on the matter.
I should note others took Obama’s response as a strong denial.
Addendum: I like the way the Reason Magazine story notes the discrepancies in Johnson’s posts and his own non-denial denial. Time to put this story to bed until something real happens.