Skip to comments.Did Someone At A McCain Rally Really Call For Obama To Be Killed? (as FRANK RICH says!)
Posted on 10/12/2008 10:39:11 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
Frank Rich of the NYTimes. Why is this man lying?
Reading the New York Times and expecting the truth is like going to a brothel and expecting to find true love.
Reading NYTimes columnist Frank Rich and expecting anything other than dishonest, partisan hyperventilating is even dumber.
But when it comes to a serious issue like allegations of death threats against Sen. Obama, I'd like to think that Rich or his NYTimes editors might have some sense of journalistic responsibility.
That's how much of a Pollyanna I am.
In his column today, Rich writes about fears of assassination attempts against Sen. Obama and the decision of the feds to give Obama Secret Service protection earlier in the campaign season than any other candidate (well skip the fact that the primary season started earlier than any previous election year and Super Tuesday was almost in January and let Rich's point stand). Then Rich writes:
At McCain-Palin rallies, the raucous and insistent cries of "Treason! and Terrorist! and Kill Him and Off With His Head! as well as the uninhibited slinging of racial epithets, are actually something new in a campaign that has seen almost every conceivable twist. They are alarms. Doing nothing is not an option.
Now, a trusting reader would assume that these cries are all directed at the same person, Sen. Obama. The reader would also assume that the last two are direct calls for violent action against the Illinois senator. But Frank Rich and his editors know they aren't. Nobody yelled "Kill him" about Barack Obama. It didn't happen.
As John Leo points out, the shout "kill him" was directed at Bill Ayers. That doesn't make it right, but it does make the story--and Rich's column--entirely different, if you know the facts. (The NYTimes is counting on its readers only knowing what they report, and in which case the facts can be ignored without fear of contradiction.)
Leo also notes that only one reporter, the notoriously unreliable Dana Milbank, reports the "racial epithet" allegedly shouted at a Palin rally. Nobody else covering the rally reported it. And it should probably have been mentioned by Frank Rich that the alleged shout wasn't directed at Obama but at a member of the media--a slightly significant fact in a column alleging that the McCain campaign is whipping up dangerous anti-Obama sentiment, don't you think? (For the record, if any idiot did shout a racial epithet at anyone, he's a despicable jerk)
Not only that, but the shout of "Off with his head" was in reaction to Sen. Obama's tax-raising proposals. Is it a call for a jihadist-style approach to politics, or an ironic reference to King George III and the tax issue that help found this nation?
And even the shout "terrorist"--which isn't a call for violence but just an editorial opinion--was greeted with laughter from the audience. They didn't perceive it as a threat, but as a joke.
And this is the evidence upon which the charge is being made of "the Weimar-like rage at McCain-Palin rallies." The Partisan Press have used (to quote Joe Biden) literally one confirmed shout from one person to create a story out of whole cloth that McCain supporters are jackbooted thugs ready for a "Jim-Crow flashback" in America.
Barack Obama's campaign representative in charge of Muslim outreach met personally with representatives of two Muslim groups that have supported Hezbollah and Hamas. One of those two men, Nihad Awad, is on the record announcing his support for Hamas and the PLO. If I wrote in this space that this proves the Obama campaign is inciting anti-semitic violence or his supporters are a bunch of Israel-hating extremists, I would be accused of a racist attack against Obama.
This attack on McCain supporters is a slander and a slur targeting every American who won't drink the Kool-Aid and support Sen. Obama. And by the way--they're factually incorrect. Not that anyone in the Partisan Press cares anymore.
Every word Frank Rich writes is a lie, including the words 'and' and 'the'.
I bet a OBAMA supporter who was planted to incite the crowd.
Why is this guy lying? Huuuuum i’m wondering!
Possible OSSABAMA’s trolls at McCAIN’s meetings...
Chicago politics as usual.
Chicago politics as usual.
I got the article right here.....ummmm....let's see....it should be right here.......errrrrr....I'm sure it's here somewhere...now where did I put that article....hmmmmm...
Uhhh...I seem to have lost the link to the article but I'm sure there's a FReeper out there who can help me find it.
If there wasn’t one nutball in the crowd of 20K who shouted something stupid, they would simply make it up (and probably did). For the marxist tools such as Milbank at the Wash. Post or Rich at the ever credible NYT, the ends justify the means.
Highly recommended reading:
“Obama, as I have said ad nauseam, has brilliantly prepped the battlefield to such a degree that a Farrakhan endorsement or surrogates calling Palin a quasi-Nazi or a bimbo, or smearing McCain as near senile is irrelevant; yet one screamer in a crowd of tens of thousands is proof of McCains and Palins racism and hatred.”
If someone does say something like that they need to arrest him then do a simple background check to see who he`s voted for in the past,bet you 10 to 1 he`s a rat plant.
Rich’s column is a smear job. He’s smearing McCain, Palin, and anyone who supports them. The man should have a little more intellectual honesty.
How can you tell the media is lying??
Their presses are running.
Pray for W, McCuda and Our Troops
Frank Rich's dainty silk panties get into a terrible tight twist any time any one says anything bad about his master.
Frank will yip “racist, racist” on cue at his master's command. Then Frank gets a pat on the head, is called a “good boy,” and is given his dog biscuit.
Then Frank goes and curls up in a tight little ball and goes to sleep on Pinch Sulzberger’s doggie rug.
Newest Left Attack on GOP: Rallies are Inflammatory and Violent
http://mensnewsdaily.com/2008/10/10/newest-left-attack-on-gop-rallies-are-inflammatory-and-violent/#comment-66859 ^ | 2008-10-10 | Warner Todd Huston
Posted on Friday, October 10, 2008 11:52:13 PM by seastay
For the last few days various groups like MoveOn.org, and the folks at Huffington Post, DailyKos and DemocraticUnderground have been beating the drum of a new theme to attempt to undermine the McCain campaign among the media. The newest claim from the extreme left is that McCains focus on the Obama/Ayers connection is responsible for fostering threats and violence to be ginned up among Republicans at McCain rallies. The left is pushing the idea that McCain is inciting riots and hate among GOP voters and they are pushing this theme in an email campaign to the main Old Media outlets.
On October 9, for instance, I got no less than 25 emails alerting me to a particular Huffington Post jeremiad that is amusing in its replication of the same behavior it pretends to condemn. In this childish bloviation the HuffPo writer uses as much name calling, guilt by association, and bald faced lies as he claims to be refuting from McCain. But, the germ of the argument is that McCain is inciting violence.
LOL!!! Your post made my day!
It could easily have been an OBAMA plant, or a Code Pinker...if I were at an Ibama rally, I’d be scamming the crowds, too.......
Nixon sent the plumbers around to steal that essay.
I deliberately kept Rich's article denouncing Sandra Bernhard handy right in the same folder that I keep Barack Obama's college thesis and other pertinent information in just in case they might be of some interest to people.
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