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LA Times: Why We Won't Release The Khalidi Video
Breitbart ^ | 9/21/12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 09/21/2012 6:24:53 PM PDT by Nachum

This week, Breitbart News offered a $100,000 reward to anyone who produced the infamous 2003 tapes of Barack Obama at an event honoring Palestinian anti-Israel radical Rashid Khalidi. And today, James Rainey of the Los Angeles Times took to his keyboard today to write a diatribe defending the Times’ refusal to make public those tapes. While Rainey gives several justifications for not releasing the tape itself – guarding the source of the tape being the most prevalent – he offers no justification for why the Times refuses to offer even a complete transcript of that evening’s events.

Rainey rips the “Khalidi video mythology … which [Breitbart News] speculates will lay bare the ugly back story of Obama’s disdain of Israel … and his effusive support of Mideast radicals. Such fantastical thinking is rife not just on Breitbart.com but across the conservative Interwebs.” There is nothing fantastical about suggesting that the reason that the Times didn’t originally report Obama’s words at the event, or the more radical words of the evening, was to protect their beloved presidential candidate. Given the Times’ track record of Obama defense, it’s the only rational conclusion to draw.

But Rainey’s condescension continues. “In what will doubtless be a vain attempt to quell the bleating from the political fringe, I offer here a review of the trust history of the ‘Khalidi tape,’” he writes. What was that history that would shed light on the Times’ non-transparency? Not much. He rehashes the original Peter Wallsten story labeling Obama a quasi-moderate, without evidence to support that view. He then states:

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: khalidi; la; times; video
Why? Because because the L.A. Times is on the DNC payroll.
1 posted on 09/21/2012 6:24:56 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

... and James Rainey is Obama’s cowardly fluff boy.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 6:29:34 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Nachum

Is there any video of the Keyes-Obama US Senate race debate where Barry leaves the distinct impression that he was not born as an American citizen? Any reward on the table for that little gem?


3 posted on 09/21/2012 6:32:20 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

Really? Please provide details. Do you remember the exchange?


4 posted on 09/21/2012 6:33:19 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: MustKnowHistory

Well yeah, Keyes implied or outright said that Obama wasn’t a natural born citizen, and in response, Obama said that it didn’t matter because he wasn’t running for president. Or that’s the story...


5 posted on 09/21/2012 6:36:36 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: theDentist

Good point.

The MSM are literally ‘fluffers’ in the porn industry sense. No difference and they should be branded as such at every opportunity.


6 posted on 09/21/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 09/21/2012 6:39:24 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SERKIT
Re: your tag line...

What HE said!

8 posted on 09/21/2012 6:42:46 PM PDT by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: Travis McGee

Obama: Good dog, media - good dog... now stop humping my leg


9 posted on 09/21/2012 6:47:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum
The net result: The world got a story that showed Obama the political operator, sliding between two opposite and highly contentious worlds. The audience did not get to view the video...

So, the audience will just have to take the Time's word for what's on the tape. And exactly what is the Time's word worth...???

[Wallsten] agreed not to reveal his source nor share the video with anyone else.

Evidently, even Rainey himself has not viewed the tape. How, then, can he assure us that "there is nothing to see here..."?

However, we can form a working assumption from the fact that the Times felt compelled to defend itself. Specifically:

They (and Obama) have something to hide.

10 posted on 09/21/2012 6:47:29 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: MustKnowHistory
http://2004.keyesarchives.com/
The comment either has been scrubbed, was an off-camera comment, or a deeply held urban myth. It seems it is neither confirmed nor denied, and may be a bunny-hole wrapped in a wild goose chase. The story keeps surfacing.
11 posted on 09/21/2012 6:53:05 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Nachum
They should offer the $100,000 to whomever releases his Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard transcripts and records. There have to be allot of under paid staff at these institutions with access to filing cabinets. Better yet, get the Romney campaign to offer a $1,000,000. reward to whomever can find and return Joe Biden’s long lost brain!
12 posted on 09/21/2012 6:54:12 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SERKIT

Even Keyes says it never happened.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 6:56:35 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Nachum

The Tribune Company owns both the Chicago Tribune and L A Times.

The Chicago Tribune had no problem going out its way to force the release of Jack Ryan’s sealed divorce records when he was running against Obama for the Senate seat in Illinois.

If a Tribune Company publication had in its possession an incriminating video embarrassing to one of Obama’s opponents, I have no doubt in my mind that all their high-minded excuses for sitting on it would magically evaporate.


14 posted on 09/21/2012 7:07:55 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: SERKIT
"Gentlemen! Gentlemen! We could lose our phony baloney jobs!"

Harumph...

/johnny

15 posted on 09/21/2012 7:26:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

James Rainey lacks integrity; he works for the LA Times.

But I repeat myself.

When the media is done— and it will be done in my lifetime— the likes of James Rainey won’t be able to get a job in a car wash. And that, friends, is justice.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: Nachum

All I have to say about LA Times is Grey Davis.


17 posted on 09/21/2012 7:28:41 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: MustKnowHistory

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/184058-1


18 posted on 09/21/2012 7:31:44 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Nachum

I strongly suspect it is because comments therein would confirm that Obama is the Islamist dog that he is.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 7:57:46 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SERKIT

The debates are on You Tube.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 7:59:49 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Nachum

Mr. Rainey,
We were expected to believe chevy trucks spontaniuosly combusted by NBC, forged military records used by CBS to destroy a Republican candidate, MSM attempt to tie a mass shooting to the tea party
movement. Your words are par for the course. Non the less you are not fooling anyone-you are completely full of shit!


21 posted on 09/21/2012 8:11:25 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Nachum
Rainey rips the “Khalidi video mythology … which [Breitbart News] speculates will lay bare the ugly back story of Obama’s disdain of Israel … and his effusive support of Mideast radicals. Such fantastical thinking is rife not just on Breitbart.com but across the conservative Interwebs.”

So we're back to the old "vast, right wing conspiracy" baloney.

22 posted on 09/21/2012 8:28:06 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: arasina

It is not baloney!

The sheep are in the meadow,
repeat: the sheep are in the meadow,
Over

;)


23 posted on 09/21/2012 8:38:06 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Nachum

Maybe conservative journalists don’t need the video, according this article Obama & Ayers were funding through the Woods Fund an Anti-Israel group founded by Khalidi:

In Hyde Park during the 1980s, Rashid made the easy transition from Arafat apologist to American academic. So, ultimately, did his wife Mona. In Chicago, Mona, a former top PLO translator, joined with her husband to found the Arab American Action Network, an activist anti-Israel/pro-illegal-immigration organization that was generously funded by Obama and Ayers at the Woods Fund. Later, after Rashid made the move from the University of Chicago to the Edward Said professorship at Columbia, Mona became an assistant dean of student affairs and assistant director of graduate programs at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Link at:
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/226220/obamas-hyde-park-its-all-family/andrew-c-mccarthy?pg=2


24 posted on 09/21/2012 9:42:35 PM PDT by WonkyTonky
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To: arasina

What’s with “interwebs”? Who says that anymore? And why should we take seriously anyone who does?

Would he “own” conservatives by releasing the video? Is this an “epic fail” for Brietbartdom?


25 posted on 09/21/2012 9:47:20 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: SERKIT

Keyes was on the old Ed Hale radio show once and he said he could not remember the incident at all.

I guess somebody got to him, too.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 10:09:10 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Nachum

If newspapers could be tried for treason, the LA Times would be at the top of the list, along with the NY Times and Washington Post.

Sometimes the truth is just that simple.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Stosh

The Chicago Tribune also abetted Patrick Fitzgerald’s coverup of the Obama selling of the Senate seat to JJ Jr. when one of their journos leaked that Fitzgerald, the crook had the Governor’s phone tapped.


28 posted on 09/22/2012 5:07:01 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Even Keyes says it never happened.

I have seen a report that one of his Senior staff members said it didn't happen, I have not seen anything from Keyes himself asserting that it never happened. Do you have a link?

29 posted on 09/28/2012 9:53:13 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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