Skip to comments.LA Times: Why We Won't Release The Khalidi Video
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 evenings events.
Rainey rips the Khalidi video mythology which [Breitbart News] speculates will lay bare the ugly back story of Obamas 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 didnt originally report Obamas 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, its the only rational conclusion to draw.
But Raineys 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 ...
... and James Rainey is Obama’s cowardly fluff boy.
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?
Really? Please provide details. Do you remember the exchange?
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...
The MSM are literally ‘fluffers’ in the porn industry sense. No difference and they should be branded as such at every opportunity.
What HE said!
Obama: Good dog, media - good dog... now stop humping my leg
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:
Even Keyes says it never happened.
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.
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.
All I have to say about LA Times is Grey Davis.
I strongly suspect it is because comments therein would confirm that Obama is the Islamist dog that he is.
The debates are on You Tube.
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!
So we're back to the old "vast, right wing conspiracy" baloney.
It is not baloney!
The sheep are in the meadow,
repeat: the sheep are in the meadow,
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 Columbias School of International and Public Affairs.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?