CNN: Obama’s lying about William Ayers

posted at 7:38 am on October 7, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

You’ll want to double-check the logo at the bottom left corner during this report.  It really is CNN and Anderson Cooper fact-checking Barack Obama’s claims to have barely known William Ayers — and calling it dishonest.  Stanley Kurtz even gets to make an appearance on a network other than Fox for this report (via Dirty Harry’s Place):

Drew Griffin runs down most of the salient points raised by people like Kurtz, David Freddoso, Jerome Corsi, and others. Obama’s admission in a debate that he briefly served on “a board” with Ayers with little contact gets shot down. CNN followed up on Kurtz’ work with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge and debunks that notion. They also — amazingly — report on the nature of the grants made by the CAC while Obama ran it to Ayers’ favored schools with radical agendas.

Griffin also tells a somewhat nonplussed Cooper that Obama has lied about his “coming out party” at the home of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn in 1995. Obama has said that Alice Palmer arranged the fundraiser and the venue, but Griffin spoke to two people who attended the event, who claim Obama lied. Palmer had nothing to do with that event outside of being invited to it. Obama and Ayers planned the event themselves.

Obama has lied repeatedly about his relationship with the unrepentant domestic terrorist. He spent years working for Ayers, promoting Ayers’ causes. Even CNN won’t buy the Obama line any longer. Expect John McCain to raise this point tonight in the debate.


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Yeh, but nobody watches Anderson Cooper

Mercy4Me on October 7, 2008 at 7:42 AM

Uh oh, come January 23, 2009 Anderson Cooper will be joining the rest of us in that nice Caribbean “resort” where we’ll be able to “reflect” upon our views and given the opportunity to change our minds on Dear Leader Obamassiah.

rbj on October 7, 2008 at 7:45 AM

“CNN commits a random act of journalism.”

Now that’s funny right there. Or would be if the truth of the statement weren’t so frightening in its implications.

RickZ on October 7, 2008 at 7:47 AM

If McCain does bring this up, expect Obam say that McCain doesn’t care about the economy and the middle class. Obama is all about the politics of diversion.
No one in their right mind will become a friend of a terrorist. Obama wanted a job in politics at all cost which makes him even slimier and repugnant than he already has. For this information not bring Obama down in the polls tells me that enough people don’t know about it. Forget the Hollyweird and leftist kooks. They sympathize and empathize with terrorists. Just look at how Bill Maher said the 9/11 hijackers were “brave.”

jencab on October 7, 2008 at 7:48 AM

This is CNN????

titus_pullo on October 7, 2008 at 7:49 AM

rbj is correct . . . it will be off to the reeducation camp for Anderson Cooper.

rplat on October 7, 2008 at 7:50 AM

And all this Shite is coming up NOW – a month away from pulling the lever???!!!
This is TOTAL BS Mainstream Media – I just want to make sure you’re aware of the fact that I realize our MSM is biased and non-factual most of the time in order to promote an agenda. And also, that this report has been done so late in the process because as we’re all well aware, it’s not going to do any good this close to the final bell while it’s mixed in with all the other vitriol.

KMC1 on October 7, 2008 at 7:50 AM

So who on CNN got a call from a family member describing the awful death of arelative by terrorists and brought to reason?

Obama Gona – let the floodgates flow

EricPWJohnson on October 7, 2008 at 7:50 AM

Dare I say it… someone at CNN finally grew some nads…

Gotta run, someone just informed me hell was freezing over.

lgodfrey88 on October 7, 2008 at 7:52 AM

I believe that this election is McCain’s to lose.I really don’t believe many of the polls that show Obama with large leads in swing states like Ohio or Florida.One polls shows Indiana as a toss up state even though it went for Bush twice by %15.7 in 2000 and 20.7 in 2004.
How could it swing that much?
McCain has his work cut out for him tonight and he had better show that Maverick reputation he is famous for or the Maverick will get beat by a donkey.

I expect the moderator to ask question that favor Obama and McCain needs to speak his own piece directly and not let the moderator corral him.
That was a joke…get it?

Maverick…corral…oh never mind.

NeoKong on October 7, 2008 at 7:54 AM

Peace school.
To prepare children to later major in Peace Studies in college.
Which prepares them to be professional protestors and nothing else.
This has nothing to do with improving schools.
It has everything to do with indoctrination.

Disturb the Universe on October 7, 2008 at 7:55 AM

Do you suppose some are starting to get nervous about backing such a radical? That or they want to come back later and state that they covered this topic.

badger on October 7, 2008 at 7:55 AM

The MSM actually did some reporting on one of Obama’s radical associates?

Help, I’ve fallen and can’t get up.

gumble on October 7, 2008 at 7:56 AM

The McCain campaign needs to quit throwing around that “palling around” line. It makes it sound as if they watch the Cubs and drink beer together on occasion. The true nature of their relationship implies a shared ideology, which makes this even more significant.

flipflop on October 7, 2008 at 7:56 AM

Obama is the living definition of a fraud. He is nothing he pretends to be: A “uniter” but never crosses party lines. “Post-racial”, but he attended a racist church for over 20 years and plays the race card a t the drop of a hat. A “new kind of candidate” who has played old style dirty politics since he started running for office. People may not vote for McCain but I bet a substantial plurality would agree he is not a fraud.

titus_pullo on October 7, 2008 at 7:57 AM

O Boy,Hopey and Changey is now going after
der Slickmiesters glorious all time lying
record!

And this is from CNN,now all of a sudden,the news leftys
are fired up about domestic terrorist William Ayers!!

Here’s Obama’s words,he claims he was eight years old when
he met Ayers,and Ayers lived in his neighborhood,thats it!

Meanwhile,the facts are,HopeLess/ChangeLess has lied,Obama
planned his run for President in Ayers house,and Obama was
also wheeling and Dealing with Ayers!!

So which is it,Hopey!

canopfor on October 7, 2008 at 7:58 AM

Is it Obama’s turn to go under the bus?

Browncoatone on October 7, 2008 at 7:59 AM

Thanks and watch your back, Drew.

petefrt on October 7, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Oh what a tangled web they weave. CNN, shame on you for showing the truth.
:)

El Coqui on October 7, 2008 at 8:00 AM

This is CNN????

titus_pullo on October 7, 2008 at 7:49 AM

CNN has the reputation, resources, and access to be a real force for good in the world of journalism. They also, unfortunately have an ideological bent that necessitates them turning their eyes from evil and fraud if it aids the narrative they feel is required for their favorites to grab power. In the event of a Bambi victory a lot of newsies are going to have to ask themselves if they really want to collect their paychecks being a house organ for the party with a bobsled course.

sven10077 on October 7, 2008 at 8:00 AM

MCCAIN NEEDS TO BRING THAT PHOTO OF BILL AYERS DANCING ON THE FLAG TO THE DEBATE AND SHOW IT TO AMERICA AND SAY, THIS IS THE MAN WHO’S LIVING ROOM OBAMA LAUNCHED HIS CAMPAIGN OUT OF!!!

JellyToast on October 7, 2008 at 8:00 AM

I saw this last night and I couldn’t believe it. Like Harry said, “It was like watching Bigfoot ride by on a unicycle”.

Didn’t CNN “fact check” this earlier and declare Palin a liar? Now they are confirming everything she said and more.

forest on October 7, 2008 at 8:01 AM

ACK! I thought I was dreaming, too early to be hit with this coming from CNN of all places. Seems others MSM are catching up with this. I’m going back to bed and going to wake up and see if this is really here.

It’s about time

Robyn S on October 7, 2008 at 8:01 AM

Obama is a radical Marxist revolutionary and must be exposed as such. Let’s hope McCain launches a relentless assault on him and his leftist political activities. If the idiot voters elect this guy then they’re equally culpable for the chaos that will follow.

rplat on October 7, 2008 at 8:01 AM

*COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY DROP JAWED*

and

*SPEECHLESS*

Um, I dont even know what to say to this.

Its like some sort of divine intervention. CNN actually reports something, that we have known for over a year now. Better late then never??????

TheHat on October 7, 2008 at 8:02 AM

The logo…are we sure it’s not The Onion?

Waterboy on October 7, 2008 at 8:02 AM

One thing to remember folks…the good news is that despite the media’s in-the-tank for Obama, ratings are ratings. They want him to win for sure, but they also want it to be close to keep viewership up…

Could be the final irony in that the media destroys Obama while trying to save him (and thier own jobs)

Waterboy on October 7, 2008 at 8:04 AM

CNN has now become ……..racist!!!!!

grapeknutz on October 7, 2008 at 8:04 AM

It was fun watching Cooper squirm at the end.

pugwriter on October 7, 2008 at 8:04 AM

CNN commits a random act of journalism.

Yeah, and I’ll bet there’s an email going around the newsroom staff……

To: CNN News Staff
From: Management

You have committed an act of journalism. Please don’t let it happen again.

NoFanofLibs on October 7, 2008 at 8:05 AM

McCain/Palin are going soft on Obama. It’s not Ayers who they should be talking about. It’s Raila Odinga. Odinga is Obama’s distant cousin. In 2006, Obama visited Kenya to campaign for Odinga. There’s a famous photo (on Google Images), of Obama standing behind the very grim Mugabe-looking Odinga, and waving the crowd of thousands on to support him.

Since then, Obama has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Odinga.

Odinga is the man who leads an ultra-Marxist faction of mostly Radical Muslim Communists. They are credited with the murders of thousands of non-Muslims post Kenyan elections in 2007.

In one instance, Odinga’s thugs surrounded a church with 600 people inside, and lit it onfire. They machete’d and machine gunned anyone who tried to flee as Odinga looked on.

Why isn’t McCain/Palin talking about Odinga??

ericdondero on October 7, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Obama is all about the politics of diversion.

jencab on October 7, 2008 at 7:48 AM

That’s exactly right, jencab.

McCain’s gotta reroute every one of Obama’s diversion tactics and stay on course.

misslizzi on October 7, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Now instead of quoting that lame NYT piece, Palin and hopefully McCain will have another, and much more accurate MSM story to reference. McCain pretty much has to mention this up at the debate, no?

forest on October 7, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Ain’t nuthin’ over. The One is goin’ down.

Ronnie on October 7, 2008 at 8:07 AM

Yeah, but Obama will just complain about being distracted from the real issues. I hope McCain has a good reply to that.

aikidoka on October 7, 2008 at 8:08 AM

That photo of Ayers dancing on our flag is so revolting! He is attempting to dance on all of us,, our children, our families, our veteran’s, our freedoms, liberty, disgusting! So brave in his little dance,, back where no one can see him,, doing that in a back alley somewhere. I’d like to see him do that in middle America on main street! I’d proudly go to jail to stop him!
McCain needs to take that photo to the debate and find the date it was taken, and where, and see how many times Obama has defended him since that photo was taken!

JellyToast on October 7, 2008 at 8:08 AM

Here’s whats priceless,the Liberal MSM couldn’t
give a rats #ss about the connection with Ayers
and Obama!

And somehow,SarahCuda performed an Ayers shock
and Awe campaign, and put Obama’s connection to
a terrorist back on the front burner,and giving
the MSM no choice but to investigate it again!!

canopfor on October 7, 2008 at 8:08 AM

This one is easy: The only difference between Ayers and Timothy McVeigh is that McVeigh was successful. Ayers, for what he did, is no less evil, and community projects makes him no more human to me.

gator70 on October 7, 2008 at 8:09 AM

CNN commits a random act of journalism.

Very funny, Ed.

Since the conventional wisdom buzz says that bringing up the Ayers connection isn’t going to get McCain anywhere, maybe CNN is covering it just to get it out of the way.

BigD on October 7, 2008 at 8:09 AM

Cooper did his best to hose it down at the end though.

Seems like the reporter was trying to report it as if there might be something to it, and Cooper was trying to hose it down.

cyclosarin on October 7, 2008 at 8:10 AM

So it’s unfair that Barack Obama is taking heat for having an association with Ayers? What if McCain had had a political relationship with a neo-Nazi in the past, with a history of violence no less? The Democratic Party would hardly think that that relationship was beyond reproach. Heck, they were trying to connect Palin to Buchanan. Because associations don’t matter, don’t say anything about a candidate? I hardly think so. This is all a tu quoque argument, but at least should serve to suck some of the righteous indignation out of the Obama camp.

A more immediate question is are we really supposed to believe that Obama “didn’t know” about Ayers past after all those years of working with him? We don’t care about this kind of dissembling? What else doesn’t Obama know? Too bad these journalists won’t do their job.

smellthecoffee on October 7, 2008 at 8:10 AM

CNN has the reputation, resources, and access to be a real force for good in the world of journalism.
sven10077 on October 7, 2008 at 8:00 AM

I agree. I watch FOX but they devote very little resources to international news. Wouldn’t it be lovely if O’Reilly replaced his dumb body language segments with just a small dose of international news, and I am not talking about Iraq or Iran, for even 10 minutes once a week? It’s impact would be immense. He does nothing internationally. Oh, I forgot he is just looking out for the folks.

titus_pullo on October 7, 2008 at 8:10 AM

Why isn’t McCain/Palin talking about Odinga??

ericdondero on October 7, 2008 at 8:06 AM

So little time, so many radicals.

LastRick on October 7, 2008 at 8:11 AM

CNN – CLINTON NETWORK NEWS

Remember that Hillary has an interest in seeing Obama lose.

nwsseeker on October 7, 2008 at 8:12 AM

Credit where it’s due, good job by Cooper on this.

Dash on October 7, 2008 at 8:12 AM

At a minimum this is relevant because they spent over $100 million together and according to the official evaluation report didn’t accomplish anything.

The FNMA/FHLMC stuff is more relevant, but it’s not like this is totally irrelevant. Obama and Ayers secured Scrooge McDuck levels of funding for troubled Chicago Schools and blew it all on loopy bulls**t educationalist nonsense and hard-left ideological cadre development instead of fixing the problems (Steve Diamond would probably argue they targeted unions unfairly too). And we want to give this lightweight the keys to the Executive Branch?

DrSteve on October 7, 2008 at 8:13 AM

I like how Obama’s shills always claim that Ayers was just an America-hating terrorist who wanted to overthrow our government back in the 1960′s — as if Ayers today is some model citizen who is completely reformed and no longer holds those “outdated” views. Ayers is still a radical who wants to overthrow our government, and he is still an America-hater, as he demonstrated so effectively when he recently posed for a magazine photo while stomping on an American flag.

Obama may have been 8 when Ayers bombed the Pentagon, but Obama was over 40 when Ayers was displaying his contempt for the US by stomping on our flag.

AZCoyote on October 7, 2008 at 8:13 AM

Bbbbbbbut they worked on education!!!!!!!!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!!!!!

Metro on October 7, 2008 at 8:14 AM

10 months late but I’ll take a bone when I’m hungry. Don’t get too excited. They did it, but won’t dwell on it.

SouthernGent on October 7, 2008 at 8:14 AM

So is CNN doing this now because they think it’s too late anyway and an Obama win is guaranteed? And if they do this now they can always say later “See? We told you about that before the election! We’re fair and balanced too!”

Bob's Kid on October 7, 2008 at 8:14 AM

WOW. This story could have legs

lodge on October 7, 2008 at 8:15 AM

Well. Good on ‘em. Just an observation though- I rarely watch news programs other than FOX, and whenever I do I’m struck by how amaturish and dopey FOX can look in comparison. It’s kind of creepy.

anniekc on October 7, 2008 at 8:15 AM

If Cooper was a true journalist he would have summed it up at the end with, “the problem is Obama said Ayers is only a man in the neighborhood, but obviously OBama is much closer and is dishonest in trying to make the electorate believe otherwise. Obama is obfuscating to deflect the “distraction” from the real issues. His judgment should not be an issue in this campaign!”

wepeople on October 7, 2008 at 8:17 AM

Credit where it’s due, good job by Cooper on this.

Dash on October 7, 2008 at 8:12 AM

U r right. Much props to Anderson Cooper. BTW does anyone else agree with a female friend of mine who thinks Mr. Cooper looks a little like a Siamese cat?

titus_pullo on October 7, 2008 at 8:18 AM

CNN and its mothership Time and Newsweek also have been surprisngly fair in this election. That’s because all are Clinton media and they must have some PUMA thing going on there.

promachus on October 7, 2008 at 8:20 AM

McCain/Palin are going soft on Obama. It’s not Ayers who they should be talking about. It’s Raila Odinga. Odinga is Obama’s distant cousin. In 2006, Obama visited Kenya to campaign for Odinga. There’s a famous photo (on Google Images), of Obama standing behind the very grim Mugabe-looking Odinga, and waving the crowd of thousands on to support him.

Since then, Obama has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Odinga.

Odinga is the man who leads an ultra-Marxist faction of mostly Radical Muslim Communists. They are credited with the murders of thousands of non-Muslims post Kenyan elections in 2007.

In one instance, Odinga’s thugs surrounded a church with 600 people inside, and lit it onfire. They machete’d and machine gunned anyone who tried to flee as Odinga looked on.

Why isn’t McCain/Palin talking about Odinga??

ericdondero on October 7, 2008 at 8:06 AM

All in the fullness of time…

Someone posted a “Obama by-the-week” on another HA thread, and it basically had a strategy of brining out these characters, one at a time, in 2-4 day cycles for the coming weeks. It all depends on how each shady person “catches” fire, but basically there are plenty including Karl Odinga:

Ayers
Wright
Riezko
“Surprise” person (shouldn’t be hard to pick one)

So you have ample content for the McCain campaign over the next 4 weeks. The key will be to NOT BACK DOWN ONE IOTA from this strategy. There is no room for giving Obama the initiative.

Waterboy on October 7, 2008 at 8:20 AM

Credit where it’s due, good job by Cooper on this.

Dash on October 7, 2008 at 8:12 AM

Drew did a good job. Anderson was just there to put out fires. “But – but – but he denounced it, right?”

Ronnie on October 7, 2008 at 8:21 AM

Is AP( I mean Assocaited Press not our lugubrious host) too dense?

But while Ayers and Obama are acquainted, the charge that they “pal around” is a stretch of any reading of the public record. And it’s simply wrong to suggest that they were associated while Ayers was committing terrorist acts. Obama was 8 years old at the time the Weather Underground claimed credit for numerous bombings and was blamed for a pipe bomb that killed a San Francisco policeman.

The charge was not Obama was palling with Ayers while committing terrorist acts but he was palling with terrorrists which is true.

promachus on October 7, 2008 at 8:23 AM

Another thing…the worry by some posters about it being “too late”. It’s just the opposite in my opinion. This election cycle, in terms of story life etc has been the fastest ever. If anyone should be worried about the amount of time left, it should be Obama….this thing can’t be over fast enough for him now. He may well fall into the same trap as the Hillary campaign, that is, having no real strategy or “wind” left to fill the media’s desire for dust-ups for the next month to keep viewership up. McCain has the opportunity to give the media what they want in bring up Obama’s past with plenty of news items.

Don’t forget, the media is a business. THey don’t want people tuning out yet!!!

Waterboy on October 7, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Another thing…the worry by some posters about it being “too late”. It’s just the opposite in my opinion.

+1

Now is the time for scandals and October surprises- even if we’ve known about the scandals for years.

Browncoatone on October 7, 2008 at 8:27 AM

That’s not the William Ayers I thought I knew…

Karl Rove, you magnificent bastard, you manipulated CNN into doing this…

It’s all Bush’s fault…

Ah….yeah….

Dale in Atlanta on October 7, 2008 at 8:30 AM

FNC just reported that Obama wrote a jacket blurb for one of Ayers books. Anybody heard of this before? I think I heard that right, but the TV is in another room.

forest on October 7, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Like to read about potentially huge scandals that will probably never get national attention?

Click Here.

Amazing evidence about the Ayers/Obama connection.

Go Down the Rabbit Hole.

Dorvillian on October 7, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Do you suppose some are starting to get nervous about backing such a radical? That or they want to come back later and state that they covered this topic.

badger on October 7, 2008 at 7:55 AM

I believe that the MSM is starting to feel that Obama has such a big lead they can actually report some of this without killing his campaign. This way they can point back later to say they reported it but the public didn’t care. not only does it take them off the hook somewhat for their bias, but it also makes these radicals seem more acceptable to the public by inference.

I also feel that the large lead in the polls is illusory and they might be making a mistake. All we can really hope for is that when one of the MSM outlets like CNN starts to report this stuff that the other networks feel they also need to cover their butts as well. That might cause enough reporting to take place that the voters will actually notice. I doubt it will happen, but there is always hope.

Putting the report on Anderson Cooper is like burying the story on page 16 of the newspaper. If we are going to see any real notice by the public Palin and McCain will have to point out this report and ask why the other stations have not done the same investigation to find the truth. Maybe they can play the MSM against each other.

Hawthorne on October 7, 2008 at 8:33 AM

http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog/g/43474e3d-252a-4011-9044-2befe2e65e40

God Bless Stanley Kurtz!
God Bless Sean Hannity!

What really sickens me the most, is the fact that Obama directed millions of dollars to Ayers pet “new school” project. Ayers was busy teaching children that America is evil; Americans are evil; and rebellion is the answer.

Re-education of our children, compliments of Barack Obama & William Ayers.

What say you Shipley!

Keemo on October 7, 2008 at 8:33 AM

If McCain does bring this up, expect Obam say that McCain doesn’t care about the economy and the middle class. Obama is all about the politics of diversion.

Indeed, that is what he will do… and he will win that narrative… the economy is the #1 issue now… don’t use Ayers unless you can easily justify using him to pivot into the economy… luckily we have a break… or at least a break into talking about our current mess…

Obama called McCain erratic in crisis, Obama was “exchanging ideas” at a conference in 2002 called “Intellectuals in times of crisis”… this was a few months after Ayers published his memior, lauded his past exploits, and poised with the flag at his feet… and after 7 years of personally working with him and lauding Ayers book… When McCain was bringing reform Obama was bring change in his pocket from the people who needed reformed… when crisis came Obama didn’t do much but cry THE BIG BLAME of “deregulation”

ninjapirate on October 7, 2008 at 8:35 AM

FNC just reported that Obama wrote a jacket blurb for one of Ayers books. Anybody heard of this before? I think I heard that right, but the TV is in another room.

Yeap…

ninjapirate on October 7, 2008 at 8:37 AM

The mainstream media are of course collaborating with Barack Obama in his efforts to downplay his relationship with Bill Ayers, to cooperate with Obama in his efforts to dissociate himself from Ayers and to portray Ayers as a former radical turned respectable. Thus Tom Brokaw referred to Ayers this past Sunday on Meet the Press as an educational reformer.

Sol Stern will have none of it. In “The bomber as school reformer,” Stern writes:

Calling Bill Ayers a school reformer is a bit like calling Joseph Stalin an agricultural reformer. (If you find the metaphor strained, consider that Walter Duranty, the infamous New York Times reporter covering the Soviet Union in the 1930s, did, in fact, depict Stalin as a great land reformer who created happy, productive collective farms.) For instance, at a November 2006 education forum in Caracas, Venezuela, with President Hugo Chávez at his side, Ayers proclaimed his support for “the profound educational reforms under way here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chávez. We share the belief that education is the motor-force of revolution. . . . I look forward to seeing how you continue to overcome the failings of capitalist education as you seek to create something truly new and deeply humane.” Ayers concluded his speech by declaring that “Venezuela is poised to offer the world a new model of education—a humanizing and revolutionary model whose twin missions are enlightenment and liberation,” and then, as in days of old, raised his fist and chanted: “Viva Presidente Chávez! Viva la Revolucion Bolivariana! Hasta la Victoria Siempre!”

Stern reminds us that Ayers was a revolutionary driven by hatred of the United States when he was planting bombs in the 1970′s and he is a revolutionary driven by hatred of the United States now. The intervening years include the period of his alliance with his young Chicago friend Barack Obama. Stern drily observes: “For the first time in his life, Ayers seems to be observing Democratic Party discipline and won’t be talking until after November 4.”

Read the whole article:

http://www.city-journal.org/2008/eon1006ss.html

Keemo on October 7, 2008 at 8:38 AM

Shock: CNN actually calling Obama out.
Awe: McCain actually repeating it tonight.
Wouldn’t that be special?

either orr on October 7, 2008 at 8:41 AM

I guess this clears the slate. CNN is now a balanced news source.

argos on October 7, 2008 at 8:41 AM

CNN just realizes that this will hit Obama in the nuts so they’d rather have it come out now than closer to the election. Do your math.

Coronagold on October 7, 2008 at 8:42 AM

More on Obama’s past that he refuses to talk about…
Watch out gun owners!

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/obama-and-the-attempt-to-destroy-the-second-amendment/

Keemo on October 7, 2008 at 8:43 AM

Sorry if I missed this point, but I have to believe this is CNN trying to “pre-disaster” this thing so that, next week, they can claim this is “old news…nothing to see here…move along”. I refuse to believe that CNN can commit blatant journalism.

SKYFOX on October 7, 2008 at 8:43 AM

Nah, CNN believes their own polls that Obama is up by 8 and McCain can’t close the gap in time. But between their poor poll samples and misjudgment of the American people we may yet escape a worst case scenario.

Browncoatone on October 7, 2008 at 8:44 AM

The McCain campaign needs to quit throwing around that “palling around” line. It makes it sound as if they watch the Cubs and drink beer together on occasion. The true nature of their relationship implies a shared ideology, which makes this even more significant.

Indeed, it’s not really needed any more… Team McCain has got to do a better job going deeper on the issues and keeping the rhetoric fresh and relevant in a way that actually challenges the narratives… this is especially true for Palin… it’s almost like nobodies keeping track there of how things are reported and how certain phrases give off certain impressions…

ninjapirate on October 7, 2008 at 8:44 AM

Be still my beating heart! The Clinton News Network strikes!!!!

I have always felt that the MSM was waiting for cover from the charges of racism before going forward with these stories documenting the vile associations that Oslime-a has maintained over his ENTIRE political career. The NY Times started the avalanche, SarahCuda help it along, and now CNN is along for the ride. Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before the rest are on the wagon.

Good gravy! I guess while I’m this aroused, I might want to visit the Chicken Ranch and go for the # 12 special. 12 gals and me. And I’m not even sure that will be enough.

csdeven on October 7, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Though he can be whiny and annoying, honestly, Anderson Cooper is probably the fairest guy over there. His AC360 makes me vomit when the “fair” political PANELS start defending obama, but him overall, the questions he asks, etc, tend to actually be… well…. like a …… JOURNALIST

battleoflepanto1571 on October 7, 2008 at 8:49 AM

It looks like Obama published a review of Ayers book in the Chicago Tribune. A section of it may have ended up on the cover:

“Mr. Ayers’s book on the subject won a rave review in The Chicago Tribune by Mr. Obama, who called it a searing and timely account.’” (Jo Becker and Christopher Drew, “Pragmatic Politics, Forged On The South Side,” The New York Times, 5/11/08″

Searing is right! How much hubris does this guy have to think he can get away with this stuff and just deny it?

forest on October 7, 2008 at 8:51 AM

Ripping a page out of the liberal handbook,
if the tables were turned,and a Republican
had ties to a terrorist,Hollywood would have
a movie out before the election,and the MSM
would be running investigated reports,24/7!!

canopfor on October 7, 2008 at 8:53 AM

There is an economic argument here:

Obama and Ayers spent $160 million of Annanberg and government money to improve Chicago schools and didn’t.

davod on October 7, 2008 at 8:54 AM

Immediately after the report was aired, the reporter, Drew Griffin, either entered the federal witness protection program or was whisked away in the dead of night to the undisclosed location where Darby Shaw (The Pelican Brief) has been living for years.

Either way, Soledad O’Brien has definitely scratched him off her Christmas (Holiday?) card list.

BuckeyeSam on October 7, 2008 at 8:56 AM

Bruce Springsteen will now host a concert fund raiser, to raise the funds necessary to have Drew Griffin tarred and feathered in public for 30 straight days.

Keemo on October 7, 2008 at 9:01 AM

It is the soup that the people taste, not each ingredient.
McCain hit Obama on his Ayers connection, a left wing nut job that misuses money for his socialist projects, then he ties Obama huge earmarks, ties Obama to receiving large donations from FM’s, then he throws in Obama not resisting the Dems on anything, not reaching across party lines, then adds the large tax increases, health care managed my government, and more.
Next thing you have a soup with all the ingredients that is unpalatable.
Each item (like Ayers) is not as important, as building the case that Obama lacks judgment, and where his judgment is deemed credible, takes us down a wrong path of socialism.
Right now, they are adding Ayers to the soup, and a big dose of “where were you on the FM’s”, next week it will be campaign donations (it has already started).
Not fit to lead, not fit to manage, not trusted.

right2bright on October 7, 2008 at 9:02 AM

There is an economic argument here:

Obama and Ayers spent $160 million of Annanberg and government money to improve Chicago schools and didn’t.

davod on October 7, 2008 at 8:54 AM

Agreed. McCain supporters need to understand that the picture of Ayers standing on a flag gets McCain only so far. The key is discussing what these two radicals (yes, both of them) did with that money. In this instance, Obama demonstrated that he’s an extraordinarily poor steward of other people’s money.

You darned well better believe that many voters, having heard Obama drone on about the lack of funding for education, will say, “WTF.”

BuckeyeSam on October 7, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Obama and Ayers spent $160 million of Annanberg and government money to improve Chicago schools and didn’t.

davod on October 7, 2008 at 8:54 AM

Yes, that can’t be lost, what are the measured results of spending 160 million.

right2bright on October 7, 2008 at 9:04 AM

It obviously pains Anderson Vanderbilt to have to hear these “rumors” about The One. Listen carefully to the words used in this report. They dance around the truth without ever really diving deep into it.
Notice at the end how the reporter says, “Back in the 60′s” that Ayers had a different view than most.
THE WHOLE POINT IS THAT HE STILL HAS THOSE VIEWS, STILL ESPOUSES THEM, AND OBAMA STILL ASSOCIATED AND DID BUSINESS WITH HIM UNTIL IT BECAME POLITICALLY INCONVENIENT.

Sugar Land on October 7, 2008 at 9:04 AM

Why isn’t McCain/Palin talking about Odinga??

ericdondero on October 7, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Because Ayers is an American whose history is well known inside this country. He is somebody Obama CHOSE to associate closely with.

Odinga is in Africa, and is actually a family member of Obama’s. We all probably have family members who are weird.

They can only focus on a few things lest the message become so scattered that nobody can follow it. It’s smart to keep the fire focused on Ayers and Rezko, at least for this week.

funky chicken on October 7, 2008 at 9:05 AM

Here’s my suggestion for Obama’s new theme song: Wasn’t Me
It’s always gotten on my nerves, but it’s appropriate for the One. Needs a little “Weird Al” treatment.

forest on October 7, 2008 at 9:06 AM

Read the whole article:

http://www.city-journal.org/2008/eon1006ss.html

Keemo on October 7, 2008 at 8:38 AM

+1
Talk about your searing account of Obama and Ayers….

funky chicken on October 7, 2008 at 9:11 AM

I like the “Breaking News” line. It’s not often that “Breaking News” has to be pulled off a shelf and dusted off.

shick on October 7, 2008 at 9:16 AM

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