Jun 06 2008

Michelle Obama Tape Probably Exists – Why Is The News Media Withholding it?

Update:  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,  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,” Obama said to the McClatchy reporter during a press conference aboard his campaign plane. “That gives legs to the story. If somebody has evidence that myself or Michelle or anybody has said something inappropriate, let them do it.”

Asked whether he knew it not to be true, Obama said he had answered the question.

“Anybody”?  Sort of leaves it wide open.   Yep, that pretty much answers it, Obama’s response is clearly a dodge.  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.  I don’t admire Johnson for his dirty whisper campaign.  But it can be diffused, and quickly, if the media just releases the video, well before the convention.  If the GOP has it there is no point in letting it sit until they can use it for maximum benefit.  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.  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.  Americans should be free to select their leaders with all the information available.  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.  I can’t believe the news media would let this farce go on for weeks and months.  Reader DaleInAtlanta refers us to a great post outlining Johnson’s issues with truth and veracity.   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.  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.

29 responses so far

29 Responses to “Michelle Obama Tape Probably Exists – Why Is The News Media Withholding it?”

  1. VinceP1974 says:

    norm is gonig to vote for the guy who wants to talk to people who say the following…. in other words norm is retarded.

    Ahmadinejad says Mahdi and Jesus soon to appear

    http://www.joelstrumpet.com/?p=1291

    Breitbart: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted on Monday that Muslims would uproot “satanic powers” and repeated his controversial belief that Israel will soon disappear, the Mehr news agency reported. “I must announce that the Zionist regime (Israel), with a 60-year record of genocide, plunder, invasion and betrayal is about to die and will soon be erased from the geographical scene,” he said.

    “Today, the time for the fall of the satanic power of the United States has come and the countdown to the annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started.”

    Since taking the presidency in August 2005, Ahmadinejad has repeatedly provoked international outrage by predicting Israel is doomed to disappear.

    “I tell you that with the unity and awareness of all the Islamic countries all the satanic powers will soon be destroyed,” he said to a group of foreign visitors ahead of the 19th anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    Ahmadinejad also again expressed his apocalyptic vision that tyranny in the world be abolished by the return to earth of the Mahdi, the 12th imam of Shiite Islam, alongside great religious figures including Jesus Christ.

    “With the appearance of the promised saviour… and his companions such as Jesus Christ, tyranny will be soon be eradicated in the world.”

    Ahmadinejad has always been a devotee of the Mahdi, who Shiites believe disappeared more than a thousand years ago and who will return one day to usher in a new era of peace and harmony.

    His emphasis on the Mahdi has been a cause of controversy inside Iran with critics saying he would be better solving bread-and-butter domestic problems rather than talking about Iran’s divine responsibility.

  2. norm says:

    vince…i suggest you go back and read about things other enemies have said over the ages – enemies we have negotiated with to great success. in addition you might actually try to understand the real power structure of iran. that would lead to the realization that ach-me-whatsizname may not be the one that get’s negotiated with. or you might just continue to spew personal attacks…which only serves to prove my point over and over again.

  3. norm says:

    aj…if you are going to tell me to cool off and threaten to ban me then i would appreciate it if you request that vince lay off the “pussy”, “asshole”, and “retard” vindictives. of course at the end of the day it is your website, and if agreeing with you garners special treatment, then i understand.

  4. VinceP1974 says:

    If the shoe fits…

  5. AJStrata says:

    Fair enough.

    Vince, please try and bring it up a couple notches on the civility please. I really would like the place to stay fairly clean and mature if possible.

    thanks, AJStrata

  6. VinceP1974 says:

    AJ: Ok, will do

  7. AJStrata says:

    thanks Vince!

  8. Soothsayer says:

    Speaking of p****es, a*****es, and re*ards, can we give awards for the suckers who have bought into the Michelle Obama tape hoax:

    Conservative blogger Jim Geraghty at NRO points out to re*ards that:

    this rumor of this alleged tape of Michelle Obama denouncing “whitey” sounds like something out of a clichéd political thriller novel.

    Actually, it sounds exactly like something out of a clichéd political thriller novel. Specifically, Stephen Frey’s The Power Broker, published in 2006 by Ballantine Books.

    A major plot line of the novel is the presidential campaign of Democrat Jesse Wood, aiming to be the country’s first African American president . . . later the tape is used for blackmail by an ally, and then the real badguy — a Texan who owns a giant oil company named Hewitt (sorry, Hugh) — gets his hands on the tape. The description of the appropriate timing of the release of the videotape on p. 237 will sound familiar to those tracking the rumors of the alleged Michelle Obama tape.

    Full story here:

  9. kathie says:

    Wrong NORM, that was part of the content of the letter he sent to Bush. The letter he complained that was not responded to.

    kathie…i’m sorry but “…He would talk to Iran, what if they told him they would not attack us if we all converted to Islam, what next…” is not the basis of an intelligent conversation.