Skip to comments.Barack Obama: Just the Facts, Please
Posted on 05/24/2008 1:03:03 PM PDT by Winged Hussar
We recently showed [http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=1118] how the National Jewish Democratic Council cut out part of a statement by John McCain to suggest that he, like Obama, is open to unconditional discussions with terrorists and rogue governments. Half-truths, out of context statements, and blatant falsehoods are the National Jewish Democratic Councils stock in trade, and we have exposed NJDC for this on many occasions. NJDC is therefore a Republican asset that will do Barack Obama far more harm than good in November. We must caution those who are on our side against the circulation of urban legends and out of context statements, because these will only help Obama. It would not, in fact, surprise us if people on Obamas side were circulating the more extreme rumors to dilute and draw attention from the very damning truths. These urban legends have doubtlessly wasted tens of thousands of hours among patriotic American bloggers who relied on them without question, while undermining their effectiveness and credibility. It is time to recognize what is going on, and to adjust our strategies accordingly.
Falsis in unum, falsis in omnibus means False in one thing, false in all. Consider for example the urban legend that Michelle Obamas senior thesis says that the United States was founded on crime and hatred and that white Americans are ineradicably racist. We were unable to find either statement in the .pdf copy of Michelle Obamas thesis that we downloaded from The Politico. A keyword search of an optical character recognition reconstruction of this thesis [http://www.scribd.com/doc/2305083/PrincetonEducated-Blacks-and-the-Black-Community] found neither crime, hatred, nor racist. The indicated statements are therefore urban legends, and they divert attention from the damning truth.
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