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Media Matters Running Ads Attacking Lou Dobbs’ Birther Obsession — On CNN! (during Dobbs' show)
The Plum Line ^
| Jul 31, 2009
| Greg Sargent
Posted on 08/01/2009 9:24:40 AM PDT by SvenMagnussen
Okay, this is an intriguing new frontier in political media criticism. Media Matters, which has been attacking CNN for not reining in Lou Dobbs birther obsession, has now purchased air time to run a TV ad attacking CNNs Lou Dobbs problem during Dobbs show!
A Media Matters spokesman tells me the group has bought a week of ad time on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News in D.C., New York, and Atlanta, beginning Tuesday. The catch: Media Matters has specifically purchased time to air the ad during Dobbs show putting CNN in the position of either running the spot or nixing it and making this a bigger story.
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TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 527groups; ads; afterbirthers; article2section1; barackobama; bho44; birthcertificate; certifigate; cnn; colb; dobbs; imom; loudobbs; media; mediamatters; mysterman; naturalborn; obama; obamanoncitizenissue; obroma; obromakaa
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Dobbs has questions and the media attacks.
As I’ve said before. If anyone can smell an Illegal Alien, it’s Lou.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:26:21 AM PDT
(Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
Somebody with money wants this whole “Birther Thing” killed RIGHT NOW. Hmmmm. I wonder who?
Yup. They would not be doing this unless Obama has a real problem. The fate of the Republic may be in Judge Carter’s hands.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:28:07 AM PDT
(Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
What else would you expect from an organization founded by John Podesta and funded by George Soros? Everyone involved is a lying nasty piece of work who would betray his or her own mother in order to forward the socialist agenda.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:28:17 AM PDT
by La Lydia
I’d like to buy a vowel. O.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:28:32 AM PDT
(The Surgeon General has determined that Harry and Louise are dangerous to your health.)
My my, but they are in a tizzy.
Pretty obvious by now that something IS going on with the guy's nationality, isn't it?
If not, why are they all so a-skeered? It's positively a frenzy...
posted on 08/01/2009 9:29:26 AM PDT
(Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property)
To: SvenMagnussen; Jim Robinson
Snicker. Maybe they can start running ads in Human Events, The American Spectator, and National Review as well. Heck, let’s let them run an ad here on Free Republic, Jim.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:29:44 AM PDT
(Never, never, never quit)
That's certainly remarkable.
Something has clearly hit a nerve with these people on this issue. Since the most significant recent events are those relating to Major Cook's case, my guess is that this is what they are most worried about.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:32:30 AM PDT
(NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
I don't understand what is at least wrong with asking. We only got one source, whether people believe it's legit or not, for him to be qualified to be President. Heck, journalists get more than one source to back up their stories and we elected this person only on one supposedly good source.
If it turns out legit when he releases all his records to back the BC presented then there are no problems. We can thank him for his transparency if all is well. What gets me is the Alinsky-style attack from the left and the MSM on anyone just inquiring. It's insane and leads to suspicion.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:32:51 AM PDT
If it turns out legit when he releases all his records to back the BC presented then there are no problems. We can thank him for his transparency if all is well.
Exactly, we still win by forcing his hand and making him keep the transparency promise.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:35:08 AM PDT
(Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
posted on 08/01/2009 9:36:23 AM PDT
(Science is not defined as that which supports atheistic materialism)
Team Obama and the New Democrats are doing everything they can to urge the tension to escalate in this country.
If he gets re-elected it will be an ACORN re-election. Is it just around here, or has anyone else noticed that people are starting to make it clear they *didn’t* vote for Obama?!
A detroit radio station called the Kenyan embassy after the election of Obama. After a a few minutes they get through to the ambassador of Kenya.
The ambassador of Kenya says that obama was born in Kenya and that his birth place has become a national shrine.
Listen to the recording here
. (Please save & cache the recording)
The quote is around 12:35, so if you dont have time to listen to the whole thing, you can jump ahead.
Don't click through the link to utube on WND but rather listen to the recording on site. The transcript reads:
Radio Jockey: President elect Obama's birth place over in Kenya -- is that going to be a national spot where he was born
Ambassador Peter Ogego: its already an attraction. his paternal grandmother is still alive
Radio Jockey:But his birth place...they'll put up a marker there
Ambassdor Peter Ogego: It would depend on the government. Its already well known.
Here is an abridged Utube version
of the the radio interview. So you can hear just the relevant parts. (be sure to save & cache this if you know how--because obama's people are actively hunting this stuff down)
It can be reasonably pointed out that the DJ was trying to entrap the Ambassador and that the Ambassador fell into his trap.
However, if you listen to the long version of the radio interview --youll notice he used the same strategy on two different occasions and the ambassador gently brushed him off.
First, he tried to force the ambassador to sing the Kenyan national anthem. The ambassador referred him to the kenyan website.
Second he tried to push the ambassador into saying something about maybe Kenya becoming the 51st state. Again the ambassador said that Kenya was a sovereign country. ie No.
He used the same technique on the question of Obamas birth place. This time the ambassador did not brush him off. Rather in answer to the question as to whether Obama was born in Kenya --he says "It is well known."
Because the ambassador answered no in the two previous examples -- you can't say that the ambassdor was either a fool or ill advised.
Finally, you might ask well doesn't he know that saying Obama is born in Kenya would make trouble for Obama? The answer there is why should he be concerned? He has heard no suggestion in the mainstream media that there might be a problem there. So to say what is already well known--as he says--would be no problem.
Here is a utube video of Ambassador Peter Ogego speaking at a conference. Ambassador of Kenya H.E. Peter Ogego
To verify that the voice on the radio is Ambassador Ogego-- compare the radio voice with the DJ to the voice on the Utube that goes with Ambassador Ogego. Ambassador Peter Ogego is introduced a bit after minute 18..
They are the same.
Subsequently, the Kenyan ambassador
said that he meant Obama's father was born in Kenya. However, when pressed about Obama's birth place:
"I don't know," he said with a tone of irritation. "You should ask your government. I know his father is Kenyan."
However, that's not what the original transcript suggests. clear="all" /> Finally, there is a Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae
which is part of the Berg case. The Bishop says pretty much the same thing as the Ambassador.
"Additionally, it is common knowledge throughout both the Christian and Muslim communities in Kenya, that contrary to news media propaganda here in the United States, US Senator Barack Obama is a Muslim and not a Christian, and that he was born in Mombasa, Kenya and not in the State of Hawaii as falsely purported by the Obama campaign for presidency of the United States."
While you cannot impeach the ambassador's character, you can impeach McCrae's character. After all, he's just an itinerant preacher. But McCrae has been to Kenya. Still that makes two people who say that it is common knowledge in Kenya that Obama was born in Kenya.
Then of course there is a video of Obama's grandmother saying that Obama is born in Kenya
There is a case to be made that Obama mother didn't mean Obama was born in Kenya but rather that he is a "son of this village". However, witnesses insist
that she said she was present at obama's birth in Kenya. If taken alone, perhaps she could well be ignored. However, her take is in keeping with others both high and low.
Again here is a pdf transcript of Kenyan National Assembly on Nov 5, 2008,
the day after Obama was elected. Over and over again there are references to Obama being a "son of the soil" of Kenya and a Kenyan. On page page 3275 there is this passage:
HOUSE SHOULD ADJOURN TO DISCUSS ELECTION OF MR. BARRACK OBAMA
Ms. Odhiambo: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker, Sir. It is not on this issue. I stand on a point of order under Standing Order No.20 to seek leave for adjournment of the House to discuss the American presidential election results.
Mr. Deputy Speaker, Sir, the President-elect, Mr. Obama, is a son of the soil of this country. Every other country in this continent is celebrating the Obama win. It is only proper and fitting that the country which he originates from should show the same excitement, pomp and colour.
Again. It is not the one thing. Rather it is the tide.
In July 2009 a Ghanian newspapersays of Obama that ""For Ghana, Obama's visit will be a celebration of another milestone in African history as it hosts the first-ever African-American president on this presidential visit to the continent of his birth," The American Thinker explains here
why Obama's short form released by fightthesmears is not sufficient for Hawaii. There is evidence to suggest
that the home named in the newspaper archived article as the place where Obama was born -- was lived in by a couple not Obama's parents. Even the Honalulu Advertiser
has a different address of record for Obama's father than the one listed newspaper birth listing. The hospital
where Obama claims he was born--refuses to either confirm or deny that he was in fact born there--and that despite the fact that Obama has said
he was born there in writing--and presented the hospital a memo
to that effect...right after he was elected. What's more newspaper accounts
of his birth place him in other hospitals
around Hawaii. None of these will comment either.
Again. It is not the one thing. Rather it is the tide.
The Obama administration could put this to rest by releasing his long form birth certificate. But he doesn't. Instead of just releasing his long form birth certificate he has paid his lawyers over 1 million dollars
from campaign contributions since Sept 08 to squash the suits brought on the issue. Why bother. The Arnold would have run for president long ago and likely won if he were a "natural born" american. He's not. He's naturalized. So he can't run. And he knows it. (though there were some trial balloons sent up a couple years back about changing the law--that went nowhere.)
does a very very good job of showing how the information from kenya hawaii, citizenship rules, and presidential"natural born" citizenship rules fit together. It also shows how Hawaii is pretty steadily changing the rules of the game to fit the O team's narrative. Like the Arnold, Obama looks to be a naturalized citizen--but maybe he's not even that. Here's a footnoted timeline
of obama's life 1961-2008. Its especially helpful to look at 1961 and 2008. Of interest is this: Interesting timeline with footnotes
of obama's life.
On April 10, 2008 Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduces Senate Resolution S. Res. 511 to recognize that John Sidney McCain is a natural born citizen. The resolution is allegedly meant to clarify that McCain is eligible to be President even though he was born in Panama. Because McCains parents were both Americans and he was born in Panama because his father was stationed there while in the military, existing law already covers McCain and he is eligible to be President. McCaskills resolution thus serves no purpose except that language is included to try and provide a blanket cover for other foreign born candidates without military backgrounds, in order to enable Obama to be eligible to be President. This is the language that Obama inserted Whereas previous presidential candidates were born outside of the United States of America and were understood to be eligible to be President; This Clause has no particular relevance to McCain [The language is inserted by Obama.][301,303]
303 # http://watchdog.net/b/us/110/sr511
Obama's Senate efforts to airbrush his past were augmented by his top Intelligence Advisor in March 2008. Obama's Intelligence Adviser Involved in Security Breach.
Obamas top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, heads a firm that was cited in March  for breaching sensitive files in the State Departments passport office, according to a State Department Inspector Generals report released this past July. The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of Brennans firm, The Analysis Corp., which has earned millions of dollars providing intelligence-related consulting services to federal agencies and private companies. During a State Department briefing on March 21, 2008, McCormack confirmed that the contractor had accessed the passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John McCain, and that the inspector general had launched an investigation. Sources who tracked the investigation tell Newsmax that the main target of the breach was the Obama passport file, and that the contractor accessed the file in order to cauterize the records of potentially embarrassing information. In this video of Obama's reaction to the break in
...he says twice that his reason for being concerned about the matter is not that he is concerned about what the records may reveal about himself...but rather etc. One denial is ok. Two denials in short order is of a piece with the other anomolies in his record. Especially since it seems Obama's people instigated the break in.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:42:04 AM PDT
If those interested in Full Disclosure were saying Barry had been born on Pluto...
the White House would obviously ignore it.
Those against Full Disclosure-the Don’t You Dare Ask and Don’t Tell brigade,
keep saying that those who want to see Obama’s original and apparently amended birth certificate are basically Plutonians.
Logically, we should be ignored.
And yet they frantically run around with extinguishers and screeching ad hominem attacks
trying to put out the smoke, terrified it is going to erupt into a fire.
One that they can no longer contain with personal attacks.
Their over the top response is completely disproportionate if the simple request is so “ kooky and loony. “
I have been considering what plan Obama has to overcome this. He can’t put it off beyond 2012 because it will certainly come up in an unflattering way by his opponents then. I am guessing that he would take some manufactured crisis, blow it out of proportion, and leverage off of it. Ideally the crisis would involve his perceived detractors, birthers, as the alleged perpetrators of the event that leads to the crisis. Obama could then ride in on a white horse and afterwards the MSM would declare any lingering doubts about his constitutional elegibility for all intents and purposes moot since no one would want to challenge his elegibility after having heroically saved the country from such an alleged birther-induced crisis.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:51:25 AM PDT
(First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
If this is all BS, why would media matters waste money attacking it. Sounds like this hits a nerve somewhere.
Plus, buy ads all day long. It just tells more people about it.
posted on 08/01/2009 9:56:52 AM PDT
by Terry Mross
( I hate all politicians. Including republicans.)
You have Sarah Obama, one of Obama's grandfather's other wives, saying that Barack Obama was a "son of the village," and McRae claims this means he was born in the village, because of cognate Indian roots. Since when is Lao an Indo-European language? He could be right, but I'd be stupid to take his word for it without looking the words up for myself.
Then, without citing any more evidence McRae expands this to having her present at his birth in Kenya, perhaps in Mombasa. Mombasa is on the other side of the country, so if he was "born in the village" he wasn't born in Mombasa. McRae didn't explain his conclusion or clear up the contradiction.
Then you have that very confused phone conversation. I'd hold off on any conclusions until I come across a good Lao speaker-interpreter. McRae isn't a trustworthy source, and his interpreter's English isn't all that good.
"Son of the soil" is like "son of the village": it's a phrase that can be used metaphorically as well as literally. John Kennedy was a "Son of Old Ireland," but he wasn't born there (Bill Clinton was also a "son" of the village in Ireland that the Clinton family came from, even though the Clintons were actually his step-father's family).
As for the ambassador, this looks like one of those "Borat" things. An interviewer tries to catch a politician off-balance. The politician catches the prankster trying to make him say something silly. But he can't dodge all the tricks. Just because he doesn't fall into one trap, doesn't mean that when he does misspeak it's the truth.
posted on 08/01/2009 10:00:03 AM PDT
14 year old daughter is going out of town, by airplane, with a friend.
14 year old daughter is upset that mom and dad do not want her to have a “learners permit” drivers license, just yet.
14 year old daughter swears she needs a “state issued photo ID” to get on the airplane.
Dad has very good friends in the airline business. They tell me this is not so, she is a minor. They also tell me that her school issued photo ID will be adequate, anyway, even if a photo ID is required.
Daughter then gets an older sister involved, saying that “mom and dad don't care if I can't go on this trip!”
I explain law to the older daughter, but not sure that she believes me, so I tell her that I will do what I have to do, for the learners permit, but that I will then keep said permit in my possession, until we feel comfortable with the idea. I then have to order a new Birth Certificate for younger daughter, as I can not locate the one I thought I had on file.
I call the other parents involved, they laugh, they tell me that they agree that my daughter does not need a learners permit or a state issued photo ID, due to her minor status.
—— Younger daughter gets FURIOUS with me, for calling other parents involved, and for discussing the issue with her mother and her sister!
Gee, I think I can forgive my 14 year old.
Not so much!
posted on 08/01/2009 10:06:05 AM PDT
Dobbs should invite Claire McCaskill on his program to discuss Senate Resolution 511 and ask her why they didn’t do one of these for Barak Obama????? Hmmmmmm Claire???? are you there, Claire?????
posted on 08/01/2009 10:06:37 AM PDT
by Uncle Chip
(TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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