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Obama Campaign Threatens Jihad Against TV Stations That Air Weathermen Ad
Monday, August 25, 2008 | Kristinn

Posted on 08/25/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT by kristinn

The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee in waiting Barack Obama is threatening TV stations that dare to run a controversial ad that questions Obama's friendship with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.

Politico quotes an Obama aide as saying this afternoon, "The Obama campaign plans to punish the stations that air the ad financially, organizing his supporters to target the stations that air it and their advertisers."

Politico has posted copies of letters the Obama campaign has sent to station managers and a letter the campaign has sent to the Department of Justice demanding a criminal investigation of the group that is running the ads, American Issues Project.

At the same time, the Obama campaign has released an ad respoonding to the Weathermen ad claiming Ayers' acts of terrorism happened when Obama was a child and that he has denounced the actions of Ayers.

The Obama campaign claims its supporters have sent 93,000 e-mails to the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is airing the Weathermen ad. Sinclair faced similar threats in 2004 when it announced plans to air a critical documentary about John Kerry.

The Obama campaign is unleashing an unprecedented attack against First Amendment rights personally directed by a leading presidential candidate. Should he become president and actually have the power to carry out these threats, the Nation will be pushed to a perilous precipice.


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1 posted on 08/25/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I was one of the 93,000. I can promise you that what I wrote wasn’t what Obama’s campaign wanted me to write.


2 posted on 08/25/2008 3:24:07 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: kristinn

Hugo? Is that you?


3 posted on 08/25/2008 3:24:24 PM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: kristinn

punish?

Typical of the left. Miscalculation of who needs whom more.


4 posted on 08/25/2008 3:24:49 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: kristinn
Do our leaders understand that Islam is incompatible with the United States Constitution? Check out the Truth For Muslims 2008 Voter Leadership Guide!
5 posted on 08/25/2008 3:24:56 PM PDT by JeepInMazar (http://www.truthformuslims.com)
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To: All; kristinn
"About the Weather Underground-related police killing mentioned in the new anti-Obama ad/video":
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2066765/posts
6 posted on 08/25/2008 3:25:52 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: kristinn

Stalinist’s


7 posted on 08/25/2008 3:26:11 PM PDT by phs3 (Call a terrorist a freedom fighter, I call you the enemy.)
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To: kristinn

Sue for defamation, Mr. Obama. Then you’re not attacking free speech using government power. Like that is going to happen...


8 posted on 08/25/2008 3:26:40 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: kristinn


9 posted on 08/25/2008 3:27:17 PM PDT by XR7
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To: kristinn
Hehehe...these idiots are creating a pent up DEMAND for the very ad they are trying to squelch.

Pretty soon stations will run it just because so many people want to know what the big fuss is all about.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

10 posted on 08/25/2008 3:29:31 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: kristinn

Oppressive little Muslim Marxist, ain’t he??


11 posted on 08/25/2008 3:29:57 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: kristinn

So much for “truth” and “tolerance” they claim... They are spinning their wheels trying to figure out how to keep quiet the fact that this whole campaign is filled with Communist/Maoist/Guevera-ite/Marxist Radicals (and of course, terrorists).

It really tees me off that his supporters can’t see the incredible hypocrisy these actions represent. You are right - should Obama become President and have any real power you can bet that this will be the MO of his administration. “You can’t print anything I don’t approve of or you’ll be kicked out of the White House Press Corp. etc... etc...” Not to mention the whole “Fairness Doctrine”. One can only imagine the utter destruction of the 1st Amendment if they get their way... Scary, indeed!


12 posted on 08/25/2008 3:30:31 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Chaguito

All he has is the Stalinist, government power option. He can’t sue for defamation because it is all true.


13 posted on 08/25/2008 3:30:36 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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MICHAEL MEDVED - blog at TOWHALL.com: "OBAMA-BIDEN: FIRST TIME IN 68 YEARS A TICKET WITH NO MILITARY EXPERIENCE" by Michael Medved (August 24, 2008, 2:18 am)

ABC NEWS: "BIDEN TIED TO REZKO FRAUD FIGURE" by Justin Rood (August 25, 2008)

THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "JOE BIDEN'S RECORD ON THE ISSUES" (August 25, 2008)

AIM.org - ACCURACY IN MEDIA: "IRAQI BILLIONAIRE THREATENS REPORTERS INVESTIGATING REZKO AFFAIR" -Column by Andrew Walden (August 24, 2008)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "Barack Obama Through Muslim Eyes" (August 25, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "LEADER OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD-LINKED ORGANIZATION GETS STANDING OVATION AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION" (August 25, 2008)

INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "OF DEMOCRATS AND CO-CONSPIRATORS" (August 25, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "LEADER OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD-LINKED GROUP TO SPEAK AT DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION" (August 22, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "FORMER ACCUSED JIHADIST SPY, NOW DNC DELEGATE: "That they'll now read from the Quran at a national political convention -- that shows we have come a long way in this country"" (August 25, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "MEET ORAMA'S GOOD FRIEND AND POSSIBLE COUSIN: SHARIA-ADVOCATE RAILA ODINGA" (August 25, 2008)

PAJAMAS MEDIA.com - blog: "OBAMA, AYERS, AND THE ANNENBERG CHALLENGE COVER-UP" (August 22, 2008)

[Post no. 6] - ARCHIVES - TOPIC: "OBAMA" (August 22, 2008) (Click Here.)



14 posted on 08/25/2008 3:30:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: kristinn

So what’s the fascist going to do if every major network plays the ad - pull all TV advertising? Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face....


15 posted on 08/25/2008 3:31:55 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obomination from becoming President)
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To: kristinn

When are his campaign staffers going to begin wearing their brown shirts? Or is he saving that for his quasi-military organization?


16 posted on 08/25/2008 3:32:37 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: kristinn

BTTT


17 posted on 08/25/2008 3:33:28 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: All; kristinn
New video ad: Do you 'know enough' about Barack Obama?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m89m0pC_bpY
18 posted on 08/25/2008 3:33:45 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: kristinn

. . . Please reply to my colleague Kendall Buman, Staff Counsel for Obama for America at kburman@barackobama.com at 312/819-2433.. . . .

OK, if you insist.


19 posted on 08/25/2008 3:33:49 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Bomb, Bomb. Bomb! Bomb bomb Iran! Bomb. Bomb. Bomb! Bomb bomb Iran!)
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To: kristinn
"the Obama campaign has sent to station managers and a letter the campaign has sent to the Department of Justice demanding a criminal investigation "

Sometimes I wonder about these Socialists. When you are stealing bread from the baker, it is probably not considered wise to ask the police to investigate the bakery.

20 posted on 08/25/2008 3:34:03 PM PDT by An Old Man ("The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress." Douglas)
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To: kristinn

bttt


21 posted on 08/25/2008 3:34:32 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: kristinn
Well, isn't that special...


22 posted on 08/25/2008 3:36:55 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: kristinn; All

a tiny bit off topic, however I really really wonder why there are no audio tapes of Obama’s constitutional law class?

I remember we had a few students who were obsessive about taping every single class.

It would be interesting to see Obama’s views on the first and second amendments.
In light of this and the recent USSC cases.

Hard to believe he has anything to do with anything.


23 posted on 08/25/2008 3:36:56 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kristinn

Jihad?


24 posted on 08/25/2008 3:38:11 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: kristinn
"Politico has posted copies of letters the Obama campaign has sent to station managers and a letter the campaign has sent to the Department of Justice demanding a criminal investigation of the group that is running the ads, American Issues Project."

Can we ask for a criminal investigation of Ayers and his Weather-Underground-forming wife?

Just askin'...

25 posted on 08/25/2008 3:38:25 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: kristinn

Hmm, it seems that one of the American issues that the American Issues Project is addressing with these advertisements are the unconstitutional restrictions on the exercise of free speech and free press that are embodied in the various statues and regulation the Obamaites cite in their letter to the DOJ.

Given that it’s being run by a fellow with very deep pockets, I suspect the AIP has some very good constitutional lawyers on retainer.


26 posted on 08/25/2008 3:40:00 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: kristinn
"The Obama campaign plans to punish the stations that air the ad financially, organizing his supporters to target the stations that air it and their advertisers."

Nothing wrong with boycotting businesses that do things you don't like. If that is all they are doing then this is no big deal, but I doubt that, likely there are far more serious threats being made.....Got Thugs?

27 posted on 08/25/2008 3:42:02 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Obama Bin Biden.........thank you Lord, thank you thank you thank you.)
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To: kristinn
organizing his supporters to target the stations that air it and their advertisers."

Have to love those secondary boycotts.

28 posted on 08/25/2008 3:42:49 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: kristinn
A criminal investigation of the group.?????? What ever happened to free speech?
29 posted on 08/25/2008 3:44:04 PM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: All
Here is the Weather Underground/anti-Obama ad from YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m89m0pC_bpY

I posted it earlier in the thread but didn't make clear what it was.

30 posted on 08/25/2008 3:44:24 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: kristinn

threatens jihad.

LOL!


31 posted on 08/25/2008 3:45:51 PM PDT by lainie (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: longtermmemmory

There are tapes, but they are blank. Professor NObomba’s classroom wasn’t equipped with teleprompters.


32 posted on 08/25/2008 3:45:58 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: kristinn

Thanks for this post, kristinn. The true fascists of today are on the left. This is really scary, especially if they control all three branches of government, including a 60-member Dem Senate.


33 posted on 08/25/2008 3:46:18 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: kristinn; PhilDragoo; doug from upland; Cindy; pissant; PJ-Comix; nw_arizona_granny; ken21; ...
More Orwellian stuff from the Leftists....including this:

Iraqi Billionaire Threatens Reporters Investigating Rezko Affair

34 posted on 08/25/2008 3:46:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Southack
Can we ask for a criminal investigation of Ayers and his Weather-Underground-forming wife? Just askin'

Supposedly the little creep escaped justice because of "government misconduct" and that is why he is free now. Unfortunately the "misconduct" wasn't an ass whuppin...oh well.....

35 posted on 08/25/2008 3:46:40 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Obama Bin Biden.........thank you Lord, thank you thank you thank you.)
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To: kristinn

Through the Looking Glass . . . at what an Obama administration would be like. Scary stuff.


36 posted on 08/25/2008 3:47:30 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: kristinn

I watched the ad running in VA on you tube and very time these obama wacko radicals come on denoucning ity I aske dhtme what is not true

guess what I am still waiting for an answer

Of course they tried the old tricks like I suppose the simple will believe this or the reatards will always believe anything when they don’t have a brain

and again when asked what part of the video is not true they do not come back with an answer

Head in the sand , these obama supporters would give an ostrich a run for their money for keeping their head in the sand


37 posted on 08/25/2008 3:47:49 PM PDT by manc (marriage is between a man and a woman, MA has a sham perverted sick version)
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To: Numbers Guy

me too!

I am on that damn spam list now, though!


38 posted on 08/25/2008 3:48:27 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: kristinn

Isn’t that censorship? My, my...how unDemocratic.


39 posted on 08/25/2008 3:48:31 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (I am still bitter.)
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To: kristinn

Obama’s letter says the ad makes a false link between ‘The One’ and acts of terrorism. The ad does no such thing. It simply asks why does he think such terrorists are ‘mainstream’ and what does this say about his judgment ....


40 posted on 08/25/2008 3:48:46 PM PDT by dodger
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To: doug from upland; kristinn; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; PhilDragoo; Cindy; SE Mom; BOBTHENAILER; ...
We need a keyword to link all of these threads together....hmmm.....how about:

Orwellian2008


41 posted on 08/25/2008 3:51:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: kristinn
Whine...

Obama camp...go tell yo mamma you stankie.

42 posted on 08/25/2008 3:51:54 PM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: kristinn
Obama's letter states there is no American Issues Project and yet I found them online.

http://www.americanissuesproject.org/

The American Issues Project is a 501(c)4 organization representing a coalition of conservative activists committed to raising important issues that deserve deeper examination given their impact on policy. In accordance with federal law, the American Issues Project only solicits and accepts contributions from individuals and not from any business corporation.

43 posted on 08/25/2008 3:52:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kristinn

Typical left wing fascist tactics.

If he can’t take a TV ad, what’s he going to do if he’s elected POTUS? Call out the National Guard? Arrest people and put them in “re education camps” until they learn to think and behave properly?

He’s a commie fascist.

I can’t believe any freedom loving person would vote for this egotistical little creep. Biden has his head up his own ass . He doesn’t care as long as he gets a little power.


44 posted on 08/25/2008 3:52:35 PM PDT by garyhope (It's world war IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam. VRWC. TWP.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dirt, dirt everywhere you look there’s DIRT in Denver..


45 posted on 08/25/2008 3:52:59 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: jerod

What a WONDERFUL tagline!!!


46 posted on 08/25/2008 3:53:49 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm not against the environment, just GovernMental EnvironMentalism!!! (our new state religion))
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To: Jeff Head

Yes and they will run it as a news story, just like they did the Kerry ad. During the news moring afternoon and nite!


47 posted on 08/25/2008 3:56:33 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: kristinn

“SINCLAIR” Broadcast Group - LOL


48 posted on 08/25/2008 3:57:12 PM PDT by palomonte
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To: SE Mom

It’s from that twister they had yesterday, just south of town about 20 miles...


49 posted on 08/25/2008 3:57:44 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm not against the environment, just GovernMental EnvironMentalism!!! (our new state religion))
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To: kristinn

Kerry did this with the Swifties, too- threatened the stations.

I wish I were in a position to say, OK, I’m punished and contrite. From now on nobody on my station will run any of your ads, or speak your name, unless it’s prefaced with the words “the failure” and ended with a giggle.

Fair?


50 posted on 08/25/2008 3:59:37 PM PDT by DBrow
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