"The LA Times is being accused of "suppressing" a 2003 tape of a farewell gathering in Chicago for then University of Chicago Mideast studies professor Rashid Khalidi, who is a longtime virulent critic of Israel and has justified Palestinian terrorist attacks against the Jewish state. Barack Obama paid a special tribute to Khalidi that night and noted that he and Michelle were frequent dinner companions of the Khalidis.
"If either John McCain or Sarah Palin or another prominent Republican or prominent conservative had been at a party, basically in honor of somebody who is a terror apologist, at which terrorists were front and center in attendance, one can't even imagine the thought that the mainstream media, including the LA Times, would not only release that tape but actually fill us for days if not weeks with story after story about the gory details of it," McCarthy contends.
This is yet another example, according to McCarthy, of the mainstream press "covering up" an event that is embarrassing and difficult for Obama to explain."
A letter calling for action from:
The Media Research Center
From the Desk of: Brent Bozell, Founder and President
With less than a week before Election Day, the L.A. Times has decided to withhold a potentially explosive video featuring presidential candidate Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi, a pro-terrorist radical and one-time spokesman for the late PLO head Yasser Arafat, rather than allow the public to view the video and make up their own minds.
According to the L.A. Times report, the video shows Obama reminiscing about meals prepared by Khalidi's wife, and "conversations that had challenged his thinking, " but released no other details of the video.
If the L.A. Times professes to be in the news business, it should reveal all the news, not suppress it.
Given Obama's longtime, personal relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose anti-Israel rhetoric has been oft repeated, it's essential Americans have an opportunity to view the truths found on that videotape--before the election!
Contact the L.A. Times
On the heals of an amazingly successful grassroots initiative directed at CNN just days ago, I'm urging members of the MRC Action Team to take fast action by contacting the L.A. Times and demanding they immediately release this video.
Go here to access the L.A. Times article, and send your personalized email to key L.A. Times staff:
At this late hour, we cannot allow the liberal media to withhold key information from the American public.
We simply must take to task whenever we see liberal media bias-- and this is certainly a prime example.
Please take immediate action by contacting the L.A. Times today, demanding release of that potentially explosive video by clicking here:
Again, there is far too much at stake to allow the liberal media elite to dictate what stories we are fed each day. The media have a responsibility to report the truth, and we must hold them accountable whenever necessary.
With your help, I believe we can make a difference here!
Thank you for your support!
Founder and President"
A Letter to the Editor
5 years ago