Skip to comments.Hamas Says They're For Obama, CNN Says 'McCain Says Hamas Wants Obama'
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 McCains campaign sent supporters a fundraising e-mail Friday that claims Hamas approves of Democrat Barack Obamas 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!
Hear the endorsement here:
Read some real Moonbat meltdown here:
K;inyon and Nobama said that all CNN employees are queers. Must be true.
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????
And why shouldn’t they? They both hate this country.
He needs to go over there and support Jimmah. Then we can pull both their passports.
Could we get Obama to visit Hamas? That way we could see the “uniter’ in action. And do we count Hamas Super Delegates?
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:
> 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!
Obama = Carter...outside of skin color, not an ounce of difference.
CNN: the network that sucks up to terrorists, liberals, and idiots.
Isn't he the guy that is so fond of cocaine and hookers?
Does an ex-president get immunity from the Layton Act?? If not, throw his sorry a$$ in jail.
IOW, Yousef knows where O'Bama's allegiance really lies.
I see where China told CNN to get lost.
Obama’s “condemnation” of Carter’s meeting with Hamas was weak at best.
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.
What do you expect from a network that employs crackhead ‘journalists’...LOL
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What's it going to take?
Couldn’t agree more with your observation Always Right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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