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The Real Bill Ayers
NY Times ^ | December 5, 2008 | William Ayers

Posted on 12/05/2008 7:21:07 PM PST by King of Florida

Chicago

IN the recently concluded presidential race, I was unwillingly thrust upon the stage and asked to play a role in a profoundly dishonest drama. I refused, and here’s why.

Unable to challenge the content of Barack Obama’s campaign, his opponents invented a narrative about a young politician who emerged from nowhere, a man of charm, intelligence and skill, but with an exotic background and a strange name. The refrain was a question: “What do we really know about this man?”

Secondary characters in the narrative included an African-American preacher with a fiery style, a Palestinian scholar and an “unrepentant domestic terrorist.” Linking the candidate with these supposedly shadowy characters, and ferreting out every imagined secret tie and dark affiliation, became big news.

I was cast in the “unrepentant terrorist” role; I felt at times like the enemy projected onto a large screen in the “Two Minutes Hate” scene from George Orwell’s “1984,” when the faithful gathered in a frenzy of fear and loathing.

With the mainstream news media and the blogosphere caught in the pre-election excitement, I saw no viable path to a rational discussion. Rather than step clumsily into the sound-bite culture, I turned away whenever the microphones were thrust into my face. I sat it out.

Now that the election is over, I want to say as plainly as I can that the character invented to serve this drama wasn’t me, not even close. Here are the facts:

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ayers; billayers; communismkills; mediabias; nakedcommunist; obama; obamatranistionfile; terrorist; traitor; weathermen; weatherunderground; whitewash; wuo
Alrighty, then, I'm sure now every one here will want to buy the guy a beer and pal around with him.
1 posted on 12/05/2008 7:21:07 PM PST by King of Florida
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To: King of Florida

Hey Bill:

Find the nearest fire stairwell and fling yourself down it.


2 posted on 12/05/2008 7:22:45 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: King of Florida

“I never killed or injured anyone.”

Maybe not with his own hands.


3 posted on 12/05/2008 7:24:20 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Raisin' my lonely dennil floss...)
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To: Senator Goldwater

What is the difference between Ayers and the Mumbai gunmen?

Ayers doesn’t speak Urdu.


4 posted on 12/05/2008 7:24:52 PM PST by csmusaret (I'd rather have a sister in a whorehouse than have a brother in the US Congress.)
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To: King of Florida

No mention of the people his friends killed, no mention of the fundraiser in his home for Obama


5 posted on 12/05/2008 7:25:41 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: King of Florida

Again, the NYT shows its bias.

Remember when it rejected an editorial by McCain?

NYT REJECTS MCCAIN’S EDITORIAL; SHOULD ‘MIRROR’ OBAMA
Mon Jul 21 2008 12:00:25 ET (Drudge Report)

An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES — less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.


6 posted on 12/05/2008 7:26:25 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: King of Florida
Hardly.

Bill Ayers has built a lie up in his mind that makes him innocent of killing his girlfriend and his boyfriend (Bill goes both ways eh).

He designed the bomb. The design was faulty.

His only real solution to his dilemma is self-immolation.

7 posted on 12/05/2008 7:27:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Technically neither did Charlie Manson. You don't have to actually do the killing, just helping someone get the materials and knowing what they are going to do with them makes you part of a conspiracy. And thusly just as culpable.
8 posted on 12/05/2008 7:27:47 PM PST by JimC214
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To: LibFreeOrDie
The people at the NYT love their Mad Bombers Fur Shur.

Someday there'll be some sort of incident at the NYT and they'll want someone put on trial.

I want to be on the jury.

9 posted on 12/05/2008 7:28:49 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: King of Florida

Bill Ayres is a lying communist killer. Just the kind of guy who gets tenure at today’s top American universities.


10 posted on 12/05/2008 7:32:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; JimC214
“I never killed or injured anyone.”

"Technically neither did Charlie Manson."

I don't think there's any evidence Hitler actually lit any ovens or popped open any zyklon-b cannisters either.

11 posted on 12/05/2008 7:35:40 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: King of Florida

Hmmm...Education position is still open... are we clearing the path for Bill, NYT?


12 posted on 12/05/2008 7:35:43 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: King of Florida

“I was cast in the “unrepentant terrorist” role...”

B.S.! Ayers IS unrepentant. Ayers quoted in the NEW YORK TIMES on SEPTEMBER 11, 2001:

“I don’t regret setting bombs,’’ Bill Ayers said. ‘’I feel we didn’t do enough.”

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63

(Apparently the NYT can’t even check it’s own archives...)


13 posted on 12/05/2008 7:37:33 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: King of Florida
Show us your guts, Bill!



So what does Bill Ayers think of prisons? Why he thinks we should “abolish them”–which is kind of
ironic, considering I think he should be in one of them himself.

------ Snip

Video at link
14 posted on 12/05/2008 7:37:53 PM PST by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging! ~ I am Joe!)
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To: King of Florida

If I saw the guy in public it would be very difficult not to beat the hell out of him, out of honor of my father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Each of them served in wars. My father in Vietnam, My grandfather in WWII, and my great grandfather in WWI.

Anti-American scum like Ayers make me reflexively violent, because they are against everything for which my fathers and many other brave American soldiers sacrificed.


15 posted on 12/05/2008 7:38:47 PM PST by KoRn
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To: King of Florida

He is guilty as sin, and free as a bird. What a country!


16 posted on 12/05/2008 7:38:57 PM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: King of Florida

This article is nothing if not a “dishonest narrative.” His argument that blowing off bombs in the Pentagon and the Capitol was not meant to create terror is laughable. His claim that no one was injured is not laughable though, but rather psychotically delusional.

The NY Times has sunken to a new low by allowing this Domestic Terrorist a forum for creating false fables. The editorial sinking mirrors the recent stock price. Stockholders must be close to throwing Pinch overboard in an effort to salvage a modicum of credibility.


17 posted on 12/05/2008 7:51:10 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: Islander7

Your earrings are darling Bill - do you have a matching necklace?


18 posted on 12/05/2008 7:55:08 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Computer says No..... Carole Beer)
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To: King of Florida
“I never killed or injured anyone.”

Neither did Charles Manson.

19 posted on 12/05/2008 7:56:25 PM PST by Jackson Brown
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To: King of Florida

20 posted on 12/05/2008 8:18:04 PM PST by kennedy (No relation to Teddy.)
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To: King of Florida
I was cast in the “unrepentant terrorist” role;

Your own actions and words speak louder than your denial, Commie.

21 posted on 12/05/2008 8:39:51 PM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I don’t recall abortion clinic bombers who worked at night being exempted from criticism for their actions.


22 posted on 12/05/2008 8:40:32 PM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: King of Florida

I just heard O J’s diatribe. Don’t they both sound the same? Two pukes that will always be skunks. Let’s throw Ole Jane Fonda in it also.


23 posted on 12/05/2008 8:45:25 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: King of Florida

Oh, so, Barry and you saw each other in passing at the coffee shop!

So how come once you created a community organization, why did you appoint your coffee friend to the title of Chairman of the Board??

Then why did you allow your coffee friend access to your house, while you helped write his autobiography!

Then, why did you host your coffee friend’s kickoff to his run for the state Senate?

Mr Ayers, you got some more ‘splainin to do!


24 posted on 12/05/2008 8:46:04 PM PST by aShepard (Maybe 12/6 is the time to launch a constitutional amendment that lays out POTUS requirements!)
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To: JimC214; Joe 6-pack
Technically neither did Charlie Manson.

In the book by the Manson prosecutor Charles Bugliosi, he recounts that Manson did in fact confess to the murder of one of his followers whom he claimed to have beheaded. Manson and two others were later convicted of this murder.

25 posted on 12/05/2008 8:47:24 PM PST by wideminded
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To: King of Florida

I want 2 minutes with that sleazeball. This guy is a cowardly terrorist scum-bag. Piss on him.


26 posted on 12/05/2008 8:50:20 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: King of Florida
I used to see this jerk on the Post Office wall every day of my life back in the 70's along with his wife Bernardine and their weird friend Kathy Boudin.

People were terrified of the Weathermen, even ordinary liberal leftists. These psychopaths were hardened killers, no different from the Symbionese Army freaks.

Everyone stopped having any sympathy for them when the horrors in Cambodia started coming out in the late 70's. These were the garbage who thought the Khmer Rouge were righteous.

Because that's what they planned to do to the U.S..

And now this frozen faced madman can run around and talk down his hyper violent past? With the bodies of his victims always behind him?

Dear God. That a President was ever even acquainted with him should be a disturbing taint.

27 posted on 12/05/2008 8:57:10 PM PST by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe)
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To: Regulator

Worst association EVER of a President. His mentor had wet dreams about executing those who would not be re-educated.


28 posted on 12/05/2008 9:13:03 PM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: csmusaret

I’m sure the families of Weathermen victims will sleep easier now.

I hope the only reason he’s not in hell is that the Devil hasn’t devised a sufficient punishment at this time.


29 posted on 12/05/2008 9:20:17 PM PST by ottersnot (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants)
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To: wideminded
Yes I knew of that. I was just mocking Ayers comments as Some of the charges Charlie was convicted on were of the conspiracy. Recently they are looking again in the area, as they have some info. about some bodies that Charlie may have been in on as the killer.
30 posted on 12/05/2008 9:48:02 PM PST by JimC214
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To: King of Florida

Bill Ayers = Timothy McVeigh of the left.


31 posted on 12/05/2008 10:37:54 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: King of Florida
William Ayers, a professor of education revisionist history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

That's much better.

32 posted on 12/05/2008 10:49:26 PM PST by freespirited (Honk to indict the MSM for treason.)
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To: King of Florida

Ping


33 posted on 12/05/2008 11:58:34 PM PST by aggie21
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To: Digger
Don’t they both sound the same?

It's likely they have the same problem. See if any of this sounds familiar for either one of them.

34 posted on 12/06/2008 8:06:52 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: TigersEye
Bill Ayers = Timothy McVeigh of the left.

If politics could be graphed, we would have a circle tangent to a baseline.....

The point of intersection with the baseline is what I will call the "proper point of politics".

If you you have two people, one moving left and one moving right, eventually they meet on the "backside".

At that point, you are so far removed from the "proper point of politics" that it doesn't matter which direction you came from. You are the exactly opposite where you should be.

Hitler was there, Stalin was there, McVeigh and Ayers were/are there, and I believe Obama could be heading there.

Coincidentally (or maybe not) the "backside" is also called an A$Z Hole!

35 posted on 12/06/2008 8:16:54 AM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: SteamShovel

LOL Well put.


36 posted on 12/06/2008 3:49:46 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Question_Assumptions
I'm seeing a possible score of 40 for both of them. We would need more info about the childhoods for them both.

I have no idea what #19 is. "19. Revocation of conditional release"

37 posted on 12/06/2008 3:54:27 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: TigersEye

#19 means that they were released from incarceration conditionally and had it revoked for breaking the conditions. But, yes, both would seem to score very high based on what we know.


38 posted on 12/07/2008 7:33:30 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: TigersEye

#19 means that they were released from incarceration conditionally and had it revoked for breaking the conditions. But, yes, both would seem to score very high based on what we know.


39 posted on 12/07/2008 7:33:32 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: Question_Assumptions

Thank you for that clarification.


40 posted on 12/07/2008 4:57:01 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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