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Hamas Says They're For Obama, CNN Says 'McCain Says Hamas Wants Obama'
News Busters ^ | 4/19/08 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 04/20/2008 5:22:06 AM PDT by DogBarkTree

In a head spinning effort to make McCain the bad guy of a story, CNN has taken the voiced support for Barack Obama by the terrorist organization Hamas and turned it into a finger pointing at Republican John McCain for being mean to Obama. Talk about spin, CNN has really done a doosie here. Taking the words of the terrorists in Hamas and placing them in McCain's mouth is simply unbelievable. But that's exactly what they've done.

CNN's Political Ticker Blog showed us some gymnastics worthy of the Olympics -- or more correctly a contortionist -- to turn the words of a terrorist into those of John McCain in their ridiculously titled post, "McCain camp says Hamas wants Obama." John McCain’s campaign sent supporters a fundraising e-mail Friday that claims Hamas approves of Democrat Barack Obama’s foreign policy vision, and is hoping for his victory this fall.

Oh, CNN is all aghast over the nasty McCain camp. There's high dudgeon galore.

“Proving once again that the Straight Talk Express has lost its wheels, John McCain is repeating tired and divisive attacks about Barack Obama that he knows are flat out untrue,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. “Barack Obama disagreed with President Carter's meeting with Hamas and has said so repeatedly, and we look forward to John McCain's clarification and apology for his latest false political attack.”

In an update, they even got some more reaction from the Obama camp in the person of "Obama supporter Rep. Robert Wexler."

Obama supporter Rep. Robert Wexler responded to the McCain fundraising e-mail. "John McCain likes to talk about the civil campaign he plans to run, and yet today he has engaged in a shameful, divisive, and cynical kind of politics that he pretends to reject — all in reckless pursuit of campaign dollars," said Wexler, calling the message "empty tough talk and divisive fear mongering."

"We call on Senator McCain to reject this embarrassing and outrageous tone, and to join with Barack Obama in calling for an America that is united in its determination to isolate Hamas and support our ally Israel," he said.

But, here is one tiny bit of the story that CNN seems to have overlooked. On April 16th, Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to the Prime Minister of Hamas, did indeed endorse Barack Obama in an interview on WABC radio.

Our friends over at Powerline posted the audio of the interview where the Hamas operative expressed his admiration for Obama and his hopes that Obama wins the upcoming election.

On Sunday, Aaron Klein and John Batchelor interviewed Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to the Prime Minister of Hamas, on WABC radio. The interview produced a scoop which, for some reason, has not been widely publicized: Hamas has endorsed Barack Obama for President. Yousef said, "We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." Why? "He has a vision to change America." Maybe Yousef has some insight into what Obama means by all these vague references to "change."

Now, this audio had been out there for three days before CNN wrote their story tsk tsking John McCain for being a meanie. One wonders why they did not note that McCain isn't the one that said Hamas supports Barack Obama? If one were to read only the CNN piece, one would think that McCain is the one who made the allegation.

CNN did try later on the 18th to update the piece to reflect that they were made aware of the WABC interview. However, they didn't make much effort to correct their erroneous take on the story.

It was a pretty cynical attempt to attack McCain when all McCain was doing was highlighting the truth!


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; batchelor; cnn; hamas; mccain; obama; partisanmedia; talkradio; terroristvote
This story could grow some legs.

Hear the endorsement here:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives2/2008/04/020315.php

Read some real Moonbat meltdown here:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/04/18/mccain-camp-says-hamas-wants-obama/

1 posted on 04/20/2008 5:22:07 AM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: DogBarkTree

K;inyon and Nobama said that all CNN employees are queers. Must be true.


2 posted on 04/20/2008 5:26:03 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: DogBarkTree

Hamas Says They’re For Obama, CNN Says ‘McCain Says Hamas Wants Obama’...

f’n muzzie terrorists backing a closet muzzie for POTUS named b. HUSSEIN.....who woulda thunk it????


3 posted on 04/20/2008 5:27:16 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: DogBarkTree

And why shouldn’t they? They both hate this country.


4 posted on 04/20/2008 5:28:59 AM PDT by infantrywhooah
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To: DogBarkTree

He needs to go over there and support Jimmah. Then we can pull both their passports.


5 posted on 04/20/2008 5:28:59 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: nyyankeefan

Could we get Obama to visit Hamas? That way we could see the “uniter’ in action. And do we count Hamas Super Delegates?


6 posted on 04/20/2008 5:29:04 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie ( WE NEED A TROOP SURGE IN CHICAGO !!)
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To: DogBarkTree

On Sunday, Aaron Klein and John Batchelor interviewed Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to the Prime Minister of Hamas, on WABC radio. The interview produced a scoop which, for some reason, has not been widely publicized: Hamas has endorsed Barack Obama for President. Yousef said, “We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election.” Why? “He has a vision to change America.” Maybe Yousef has some insight into what Obama means by all these vague references to “change.”

Of course, Hamas’s taste in American presidents is suspect. Yousef also described Jimmy Carter, who was about to pay a call on Hamas when the interview was taped, as “this noble man” who “did an excellent job as President.”

Yousef was asked about Obama’s condemnation of Carter’s visit with Hamas, but didn’t seem troubled by it. Hamas, he says, understands American politics; this is the election season, and everyone wants to sound like a friend of Israel. Nevertheless, he hopes that the Democrats will change American policies when they take office.

You can listen to the entire interview by clicking the “play” button below:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives2/2008/04/020315.php


7 posted on 04/20/2008 5:32:09 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: DogBarkTree

> Yousef also described Jimmy Carter, who was about to pay a call on Hamas when the interview was taped, as “this noble man” who “did an excellent job as President.”

But that is the smoking red-hot gospel... if you view it from a terrorist point-of-view. He did an excellent job as President for them. The only thing that could have been better is if they had one of their own in the White House.

..waitaminit! Isn’t roughly half of America in favor of doing exactly that? This Yousef guy is clearly a genius!


8 posted on 04/20/2008 5:38:34 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Obama = Carter...outside of skin color, not an ounce of difference.


9 posted on 04/20/2008 5:38:49 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: DogBarkTree

"We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." - Ahmed Yousef, HAMAS
10 posted on 04/20/2008 5:40:44 AM PDT by Sender (Stop Islamisation. Defend our freedom.)
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To: DogBarkTree
What do you expect from CNN--the "news" organization that knowingly and willingly didn't report the full truth about Saddam Hussein's murderous regime so they could stay in the country.

CNN: the network that sucks up to terrorists, liberals, and idiots.

11 posted on 04/20/2008 5:45:02 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: DogBarkTree
"Obama supporter Rep. Robert Wexler."

Isn't he the guy that is so fond of cocaine and hookers?

12 posted on 04/20/2008 5:53:04 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (This is an Obama-nation!)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Does an ex-president get immunity from the Layton Act?? If not, throw his sorry a$$ in jail.


13 posted on 04/20/2008 5:58:36 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: DogBarkTree
Yousef was asked about Obama’s condemnation of Carter’s visit with Hamas, but didn’t seem troubled by it. Hamas, he says, understands American politics; this is the election season, and everyone wants to sound like a friend of Israel.

IOW, Yousef knows where O'Bama's allegiance really lies.

14 posted on 04/20/2008 6:04:21 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: DogBarkTree
Typical CNN contortionism


15 posted on 04/20/2008 6:06:50 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I see where China told CNN to get lost.


16 posted on 04/20/2008 6:10:48 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: DogBarkTree

Obama’s “condemnation” of Carter’s meeting with Hamas was weak at best.


17 posted on 04/20/2008 6:14:33 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us . nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: econjack
Does an ex-president get immunity from the Layton Act?? If not, throw his sorry a$$ in jail.

Logan Act, which though never used applies to all citizens. Since he cleared his agenda with the State Dept, I doube "unathorized" would stick. The administration had a clear opportunity to say No, you can't meet with Hamas, but they opted just to say it's a lousy idea.

18 posted on 04/20/2008 6:28:10 AM PDT by SJackson (before we work on problems, have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation, Michelle O.)
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19 posted on 04/20/2008 6:28:27 AM PDT by SJackson (before we work on problems, have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation, Michelle O.)
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To: DogBarkTree

What do you expect from a network that employs crackhead ‘journalists’...LOL

CNN Journalist Charged With Meth Possession After Arrest in New York’s Central Park

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351770,00.html


20 posted on 04/20/2008 6:45:01 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: DogBarkTree
[big sigh] I wonder, I just wonder, what will it take for American Jews to re-consider their devotion to the Democrat Party. Let's see, the Dems are the party of quotas, of racial discrimination and racial division, they're the party of bigger and bigger government and parts of it, are already the party of anti-semitism and Death to Israel.

What's it going to take?

21 posted on 04/20/2008 6:45:50 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (I'm just a typical bitter, white, heteronormative space worm clinging to guns and God.)
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To: Always Right

Couldn’t agree more with your observation Always Right.


22 posted on 04/20/2008 6:53:32 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: scooby321

Will McCain snap and scream at CNN for this lie the way he goes after his conservative colleagues? If not, he ought to. If he does, he would gain some more supporters on the right.


23 posted on 04/20/2008 7:48:12 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: DogBarkTree
Yousef also described Jimmy Carter, who was about to pay a call on Hamas when the interview was taped, as “this noble man” who “did an excellent job as President.”

Hamas referring to the Peanut Farmer from Plains as "having done an excellent job as President" is incredibly specious when you take into consideration that Hamas doesn't acknowledge the existence of Israel and Carter having brokered the Israel-Egypt peace accords. I don't imagine Hamas considering the deal an excellent achievement.

24 posted on 04/20/2008 5:17:19 PM PDT by freerepublic_or_die (Words to live/die by: (Nathan Hale) I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Lie, cheat, tell half the truths; and the ratmedia has to wonder why its numbers are falling through the floor along with their candidate barack mcgovern.


25 posted on 04/21/2008 4:59:56 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
In a head spinning effort to make McCain the bad guy of a story, CNN has taken the voiced support for Barack Obama by the terrorist organization Hamas and turned it into a finger pointing at Republican John McCain for being mean to Obama.

26 posted on 04/25/2008 12:00:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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