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Stanley Kurtz: Media Near-Silent on Obama Ties to New Party and ACORN
NewsBusters ^ | October 20, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 10/20/2008 6:30:27 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Remember the intensive investigations by the press to determine if Sarah Palin had ever been a member of the Alaska Indedence Party? Contrast that with the almost total lack of interest by the media into looking at the ties (and membership) of Barack Obama in the far left New Party. Your humble correspondent has written about this lack of interest by the MSM in Obama's New Party connection but Stanley Kurtz of the National Review now provides a wealth of information on Obama's ties to both that far left party and ACORN. Kurtz documents how Obama's connection to the New Party (and ACORN) gives lie to his claims of being some sort of "post-partisan, post-ideological pragmatist." (emphasis mine):

During his first campaign for the Illinois state senate in 1995-96, Barack Obama was a member of, and was endorsed by, the far-left New Party. Obama’s New Party ties give the lie to his claim to be a post-partisan, post-ideological pragmatist. Particularly in Chicago, the New Party functioned as the electoral arm of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). So despite repeated attempts to distance himself from ACORN, Obama’s New Party ties raise disturbing questions about his links to those proudly militant leftists. The media’s near-total silence on this critical element of Obama’s past is deeply irresponsible.

Perhaps the media is still busy on their wild goose hunt trying to determine if Sarah Palin was ever a member of the Alaska Independence Party which she wasn't. Kurtz then asserts that the question of the New Party being formally socialist is beside the point since that party was clearly far left with a redistributionist agenda:

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; acorn; barackobama; democrats; dncmediamachine; electionpresident; elections; enemedia; liberalmedia; mediabias; msm; newparty; nobama08; obama; obamedia
The complete lack of curiosity by the MSM in Obama's political past is beyond irresponsible. It's criminal.
1 posted on 10/20/2008 6:30:27 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Paul Heinzman; IMissPresidentReagan; AlexW; Cletus.D.Yokel; ConservativeOrBust; tropical; ...

PING!


2 posted on 10/20/2008 6:31:33 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (FREE the Joe Biden raw video!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

This obama guy is literally living “the unexamined life”. ;/


3 posted on 10/20/2008 6:32:46 AM PDT by Schnucki (Did acorn disenfranchise hillary primaries voters?)
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To: PJ-Comix
The complete lack of curiosity by the MSM in Obama's political past is beyond irresponsible. It's criminal.

Another freeper stated this morning that the reason for the MSM's unbelievably complete transformation into total Obama shills is that they believe that a one-party Democrat Washington, led by Obama, will reinstate the Fairness Doctorine and rid them of (what they think is) their biggest problem: the New Media.

I apologize for not remembering who it was who made this statement. I didn't realize the truth of it until I had had time to think about it; by then I'd closed the thread.

4 posted on 10/20/2008 6:35:25 AM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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What is amazing is that Kurtz and most of us here act shocked to discover that the media works for Obama and the democrats. This has been going on for years and it it is still reported (posted) as if we just found out this morning.

The media is our enemy.

5 posted on 10/20/2008 6:39:19 AM PDT by Rudder (That one, Hussein Obama)
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Kurtz is rapidly on his way to obscurity. He will be a pariah treated by the academics and the MSM for uncovering Obama’s past and publishing it. This is how early Stalinism and Communism starts with the media.
6 posted on 10/20/2008 7:05:51 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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What we usually refer to as “the press” is the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party. They are at once a key part of the Party leadership, a key client group, and a key part of the rank and file. They aren’t going to investigate Obama’s ties to anything. They are going to dig into important issues like who is the father of Sarah Palin’s children, and go after some plumber’s tax returns.

They aren’t going to try to figure out where Obama’s money came from, where it goes, how do organizations like ACORN figure into the modern Democratic Party, how do you throw an election in modern America, those kinds of things. That isn’t their job. Their job is to convince you to vote Obama or stay home on election day. Or convince you that a majority wanted him so if they manage to steal it, you won’t question it. And their job is to lay the groundwork so that if he loses despite everything, you will lay down in the face of their legal challenge to the vote, as they look for a judge to award them the election, as 10,000 lawyers come out of the woodwork two hours after the polls close.

Thats their job. They will own this house or they will burn it down.


7 posted on 10/20/2008 7:25:06 AM PDT by marron
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Where are the wealthy patriots?

From Edmund Burke. “All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.”

This quote is directed at men of wealth who have the “means” to organize and fight evil.

Why does someone like Rush not purchase 1/2 hour blocks of advertisement and educate this country to the evils of socialism.

There is a giant gap between what the ‘wealthy left” spends to lie to this nation and what “wealthy patriots” spend to counter these lies. 100 to 1 easily.


8 posted on 10/20/2008 7:26:26 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: liberty or death

I know Rush is on 3 hours a day but he is preaching to a choir. I’m talking about outside of talk radio and into the lions den...CBS, NBC, during the news hour!


9 posted on 10/20/2008 7:28:39 AM PDT by liberty or death
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10 posted on 10/20/2008 7:33:16 AM PDT by timestax ( too)
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Yes, it is.

And I've said for years now....that the MSM / DBM complex is THE most dangerous entity in the U.S.A.

11 posted on 10/20/2008 8:23:15 AM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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Senator Obama, if you keep hiding your Acorn friends into your toilets, your toilets will continue to back up.


12 posted on 10/21/2008 7:16:15 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Joe the plumber should provide his license right after Obama provides his real birth certificate)
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