...oh, they've got it on videotape, all right - the question before us is:
Why is the Los Angeles Times sitting on a videotape of the 2003 farewell bash in Chicago at which Barack Obama lavished praise on the guest of honor, Rashid Khalidi — former mouthpiece for master terrorist Yasser Arafat?
At the time Khalidi, a PLO adviser turned University of Chicago professor, was headed east to Columbia. There he would take over the University’s Middle East-studies program (which he has since maintained as a bubbling cauldron of anti-Semitism) and assume the professorship endowed in honor of Edward Sayyid, another notorious terror apologist. The party featured encomiums by many of Khalidi’s allies, colleagues, and friends, including Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, and Bill Ayers, the terrorist turned education professor
Sounds like a fun group, right? No wonder the Times wanted a videotape of the event, and no wonder they won't release it, knowing the truth would be the death knell for the Obama campaign. And what is the media for, if not to help its prefered candidates get elected?
Some of the goodies allegedly on the tape that we won't hear until November 5th:
....a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, "then you will never see a day of peace."
One speaker likened "Zionist settlers on the West Bank" to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been "blinded by ideology."
Obama's response to this outpouring of hatred? Classic:
His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been "consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases. . . . It's for that reason that I'm hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid's dinner table," but around "this entire world."...
So being baised towards the victims of 50 years of terrorism is a "bias"? Gee, it must take an Ivy League degree to overcome that kind of "blind spot"...we are so lucky to have Obama, a man so much wiser in the ways of the world than the rest of us...
Gateway Pundit, incidentally, had a conversation with Peter Wallsten, author of the LA Times article that mentions Khalidi's party:
Wallston was one of the few mainstream media reporters to report on this radical Obama associate. Wallston said that the article was written after he watched video taken at the Khalidi going away party. When I asked him about the video he said that as far as he was concerned he was through with the story. I asked him if he was planning on releasing this video of Obama toasting the radical Khalidi at this Jew-bash. He told me he was not releasing the video. He also would not comment on his source for the video.
What can I say, except:
-you're crazy if you believe anything the media is telling you in this presidential campaign
-you're crazy if you pull the lever for an anti-Semetic socialist like Barack Obama (unless, of course, you identify with that)
-finally - if you are Jewish, and planning to pull the lever for Barack Obama, you are completely batsh*t nuts, or simply have a death wish.
Welcome to Barack Obama's America....