Skip to comments.Obama Campaign Censors Own Site Administrator’s “Israel Lobby” Quote
Posted on 08/11/2008 10:21:45 AM PDT by Winged Hussar
We are no longer talking about the Obama campaigns tolerance of user-generated hate speech at My.BarackObama.com, which is reprehensible enough. We are now talking about official statements from the official campaign staffers who moderate and administer the site.
We reported previously (http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=1714) that Emily, an Obama campaign staffer who moderates My.BarackObama.com, counseled a user to use Israel Lobby instead of Jewish Lobby. The Obama campaign apparently felt that it had to delete a verbatim quote from one of its own staffers after it appeared here and elsewhere. A screen shot of the posting appears below.
On another note, Obamas moderators have made it eminently clear that they censor material not for offensive or disrespectful content, but for criticisms of Obama.
ITS BECOMING DIFFICULT PEOPLE . By W.C. - Aug 5th, 2008 at 6:14 pm EDT Also listed in: 1,000,000 Americans for Obama | Walnut Creek/Lamorinda for Obama Comments | Mail to a Friend | Report Objectionable Content
AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, IVE BEEN POSTING PUMA PROWLS, IN AN ATTEMPT TO LET ALL OF YOU KNOW WHAT PUMA IS UP TOO....
Original Message From: email@example.com To: Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 7:59 AM Subject: Your AND WHAT IS PUMA, DOING TODAY Post
Thank you so much for your involvement in the My.BarackObama.com community. We appreciate your participation on our site, however we were forced to remove your recent blog due to the fact that it contained an email from a virulent anti-Obama political action group. While we respect all aspects of respectable political discourse and debate on our site, organizational calls from other groups are not allowed.
Thanks for your continued support and understanding,
Ryan Obama for America
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BOTH OF THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE FROM OFFICIAL OBAMA CAMPAIGN STAFFERS WHO MODERATE MY.BARACKOBAMA.COM. This is not "user generated content," it is official campaign material.
That say’s in my opinion, that we don’t have any “Jews” in America, they are all in Israel. So he won’t be courting the Jewish Population, typical Muslim thing in my opinion.
Who is Ryan Obama?
Oh, and what is a PUMA?
I mean, I KNOW what the CAT is, but what the heck is THIS guy talking about?
Thanks. That’s actually pretty good. I hope they are very successful.
Please get a life. Lots of Jewish people are not pro-Israel. Many support giving up a great deal of land to Palestinians, in opposition to the current position of the Israeli government. Some are opposed to the very existence of an Israeli state. What’s wrong with the Obama campaign staff asking its site moderators to use a more accurate term?
Re: “Please get a life. Lots of Jewish people are not pro-Israel. Many support giving up a great deal of land to Palestinians, in opposition to the current position of the Israeli government. Some are opposed to the very existence of an Israeli state. Whats wrong with the Obama campaign staff asking its site moderators to use a more accurate term?”
“Israel Lobby” is the title of a very controversial book by Walt and Mearsheimer. It also ties in with frequent accusations about “Jews with divided loyalties” dictating American policy.
There are in fact Jews who support the destruction of Israel. A Jewish Voice for Peace wrote a piece that praised or at least apologized for the terrorist group Hamas. These are the same kind of Jews who would probably vote for Hitler if he was running with a D instead of an N after his name—the kind about whom people here at FR often complain.
The National Jewish Democratic Council, for example, backs Obama even though he posed arm in arm with Al Sharpton, a prominent anti-Semite (and racist).