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  • AP Exclusive: Damning study finds a 'whitewashed' Hollywood (barf)

    02/21/2016 7:23:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 21, 2016 9:57 PM EST | Jake Coyle
    In one of the most exhaustive and damning reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television produced by major media companies are "whitewashed," and that an "epidemic of invisibility" runs top to bottom through the industry for women, minorities and LGBT people. A study to be released Monday by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism offers one of the most wide-ranging examinations of the film and television industries, including a pointed "inclusivity index" of 10 major media companies -- from Disney...
  • The “Renaissance” of Bill Ayers

    05/28/2015 1:23:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Ayers was one of three keynote speakers at a major conference organized by a consortium of schools of education at some 30 or so middle sized universities called The Renaissance Group. Ayers was given the only keynote luncheon speaker spot at the conference. The two morning keynote speakers were none other than Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education – and former foe of Ayers (and Obama) in the Chicago School Wars, and Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter. A major theme of the Renaissance organization is finding ways to educate the “New American Student,” as described in a statement published a...
  • Common Core ‘architect’ David Coleman’s history with Bill Ayers and Barack Obama

    05/28/2015 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Danette Clark
    (Nov 27, 2013) Referred to as ‘Common Core lead standards authors’ by the Council of Chief State School Officers, David Coleman and Jason Zimba are just two in a long list of Common Core creators whose academic roots are with the education-for-a-revolution machine borne by Annenberg Institute, Carnegie Corporation, Bill Gates, et al. Today, Coleman and Zimba are head of Student Achievement Partners, an organization that played a leading role in developing the standards and actively supports districts and states in implementing them. Prior to Student Achiement Partners, Coleman and Zimba were co-founders of the Grow Network (now owned by...
  • Common Core Roots Lie in Ties Between Barack Obama, Bill Ayers

    01/23/2015 7:08:15 PM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 5, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    (Dec 5, 2013) In an article published on Monday that advocates for Common Core standards, the Associated Press presents what amounts to the typical talking points for supporters when faced with criticism that Common Core is a federal takeover of education. The standards were created by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to improve academic achievement and increase accountability. President Barack Obama and his administration embraced them. Actually, Barack Obama did not simply “embrace” a concept that others developed; instead, the very roots of Common Core are in the early ideas generated by him...
  • Direct Threat to Education: Bill Ayers

    01/23/2015 5:25:28 PM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 12, 2009 | Mary Grabar
    Imagine if, as you chat with your child’s first-grade teacher and ask about how he decided to embark on a career in education, he told you, “I walked out of jail and into my first teaching job.” Imagine him telling you that his days in jail and violent protesting were formative to his teaching philosophy. But the teacher who brags about such beginnings is now a “Distinguished Professor of Education.” Despite his specialty as “Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,” he trains future teachers to dispense with curricula and discipline, as well as tests and grades. His many books appear on...
  • Obama Settles into Long Weekend of Golf with Buddies

    02/15/2014 4:08:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, February 15, 2014 | Steve Holland
    U.S. President Barack Obama has settled into a Presidents Day holiday weekend of golf with friends at a secluded desert retreat where many presidents have found refuge from the storms of the White House. Obama is at Sunnylands, a southern California sanctuary that has become something of a "Camp David of the West," which was the intention of the late philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg, who developed the place and who hosted former President Ronald Reagan on many New Year's holidays. Obama held a get-to-know-you summit last June with China's President Xi Jinping at the 200-acre (80-hectare) complex. Having enjoyed...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • -- A Fraudulent "Fact Check" Site Funded By Biased Political Group

    08/28/2012 10:47:46 AM PDT · by bronxville · 11 replies ^ | 8/27/2012 11 | matchdoctor -- A Fraudulent "Fact Check" Site Funded By Biased Political Group If you wanted to use a devious method to deceive people who are trying to differentiate between truth and lies on the Internet how would you do it? If you were extremely devious and had no conscience, you might set up a Web site with some official and unbiased sounding name that claims to be the encyclopedia of truth to be used as a tool for anyone who has the same biased view and wants to make believe to "back it up" with what they would like you...
  • How Obama and Ayers Collaborated to Radicalize Students

    01/15/2012 6:41:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1/14/2012 | Discover The Networks
    The Chicago Annenberg Challenge: In 1995 William Ayers appointed Barack Obama as board chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which aimed to infuse students with a radical political commitment and emphasized social activism far more than academic achievement and test scores. Bankrolled by the billionaire publishing mogul Walter H. Annenberg and his charitable foundation, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) was a five-year school-reform effort created ostensibly to improve public schools in Chicago and elsewhere across the United States. Mr. Annenberg seeded this initiative with $500 million. School reform initiative in the 1990s Founded by William Ayers, the former Weather Underground...
  • Zero Hour’s Hydrological Poverty blamed on Israel

    05/22/2010 8:44:57 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 10 replies · 593+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 22, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    The Los Angeles-based liberal Annenberg Foundation, which through its organization FactCheck org., which led to the United States Supreme Court conclusion that the Certificate of Life Birth (COLB) posted on Barack Obama’s website is the Real McCoy, is now accusing Israel of depriving Palestinians of their daily water. According to the United States Supreme Court in December, 2008, “ staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship…Obama was born in the U.S. A. just as he has always said.”...
  • Is working with Obama?

    05/20/2010 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies · 1,262+ views
    Post and Email ^ | May 20, 2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO REACH FACTCHECK STAFF ABOUT OBAMA’S PURPORTED COLB ARE IGNORED The Post & Email has tried on several occasions to reach the staff at, an organization which describes itself as “a nonpartisan, nonprofit ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.” However,...
  • Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools

    03/22/2010 10:28:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 508+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 | STANLEY KURTZ
    Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists. The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State...
  • 32-carat diamond sells for $7.7M at NYC auction

    10/22/2009 2:21:06 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 1,143+ views
    YahooNews ^ | Oct 21 2009 | ULA ILNYTZKY
    NEW YORK – A square, 32.01-carat emerald-cut diamond that billionaire philanthropist Leonore Annenberg bought for her 90th birthday sold for $7.7 million at auction on Wednesday. About the size of a walnut, the flawless, colorless diamond sits on a ring designed by Manhattan jeweler David Webb. It is flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, one of them 1.61 carats and the other 1.51 carats. The ring was offered for sale by Annenberg's estate. Christie's auction house did not identify the buyer, who bid by phone. Annenberg died in March at the age of 91. She served as U.S. chief of protocol...
  • Andersen Book Blows Ayers' Cover on 'Dreams' [OH MY GOD - CASHILL PWNS OBAMA & AYERS!!!]

    09/23/2009 7:06:54 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 251 replies · 10,361+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Thursday, September 23, 2009, 7:30 PM | Jack Cashill
    In his new book, "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage," Best-selling celebrity journalist, Christopher Andersen, has blown a huge hole in the Obama genius myth without intending to do so. Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published -- just as I had envisioned it in my articles on the authorship of Dreams.  With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers." To flesh out his family history, Obama had taped interviews with various family members. Andersen writes, "These...
  • Obama and Kenya. Again. (FactCheck- sweet: Donofrio's info makes them admit their error)

    09/03/2009 9:58:18 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 52 replies · 2,674+ views
    FactCheck ^ | 9-3-09 | Joe Miller
    We’ve burned through rather a lot of pixels combating the claims of those who deny that Barack Obama is eligible to be president of the United States. He is, by virtue of having been born in Hawaii, as attested to repeatedly by state officials and even by the flagship of conservative publications, the National Review. And, for the 10 percent of you out there who aren’t entirely sure, yes, Hawaii is part of the United States. We’ve given the denialists a lot of grief for the times they’ve been wrong. But we’d be remiss not to note when they get...
  • VANITY: Roots of President's Speech to School Children

    09/03/2009 6:40:05 PM PDT · by pantherskincreek · 3 replies · 796+ views
    You are all so well informed that I am sure you are aware of: Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a not-for-profit group charged with spending tens of millions of dollars it obtained through its affiliation with a school-improvement foundation created by late Ambassador Walter H.Annenberg. Obama chaired the Chicago Annenberg Challenge's board of directors. Ayers served on the Chicago School Reform Collaborative, which made recommendations to the board on which organizations should get grants. The groups worked on school-reform efforts between 1995 and 2000. This from Michelle Malkins web page of today. If you read it, you will readily see why we...
  • Obama Health Care Exposed on

    08/21/2009 4:27:26 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 28 replies · 2,274+ views ^ | August 18, 2009 |
    Keep Your Insurance? Not Everyone. Obama's claim depends on what employers would likely do under several legislative scenarios. Summary President Obama has repeatedly said that under the health care overhaul efforts in Congress, "if you like your health care plan, you keep your health care plan." But he can’t make that promise to everyone. In fact, under the House bill, some employers might have to modify plans after a five-year grace period if they don’t meet minimum benefits standards. Furthermore, some firms are likely to buy different coverage for their workers than they have now, or simply drop coverage and...
  • Obama's Real Problem With Ayers

    10/07/2008 7:56:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1,203+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 7, 2008
    Election '08: At an education forum in Venezuela, Bill Ayers showed the real issue is not his terrorist past. It's the socialist revolutionary agenda that he and Barack Obama want to impose on the nation's schools.Still more evidence of how the media are in the tank for Obama was evident in Tom Brokaw's description of Ayers on Sunday's "Meet The Press." "School reformer" is how Brokaw identified the co-founder of the Weather Underground, the radical organization that, among other activities, bombed government buildings, banks, police departments and military bases in the early 1970s. Yeah, right: Ayers is a school reformer...
  • Results of Obama Project- Nearly 60% Won't Graduate At South Side School

    06/18/2009 3:48:20 PM PDT · by Sunshine54 · 20 replies · 2,055+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | Jun 16, 2009 | Jim Williams
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― "At Myra Bradwell Elementary School, 44 out of 77 students did not pass the eighth grade. A startling number of children are falling through the cracks at one Chicago Public School. More than half of the kids didn't even pass the eighth grade. As CBS 2's Jim Williams reports there is fierce debate about who's to blame. It is a debate that has gone on for years in poor communities: do you blame the schools for the students' poor performance or do you blame their parents?"......
  • Billionaire philanthropist Leonore Annenberg, 91, dies...

    03/12/2009 11:56:33 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 22 replies · 666+ views ^ | 3.12.09 | Karen Heller
    Leonore Annenberg, U.S. chief of protocol under President Reagan, widow of former publisher and U.S. Ambassador to Britain Walter H. Annenberg, and steward of the couple's massive philanthropy, died today at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  • Couric Wins Cronkite Award for Palin Interview (for “defining moment in the '08 campaign.”)

    03/11/2009 1:28:55 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 62 replies · 1,519+ views ^ | 03/10/2009 5:45 pm | By The Staff
    Remember when Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accused journalist Katie Couric of "exploiting" their disastrous exchange — the one in which Palin couldn’t name some of running mate John McCain’s policies? Couric’s work obviously paid off, because the 52-year-old today received the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for the exchange. The Baltimore Sun elaborates: "Couric, who weathered one of network TV’s most criticized anchor-desk launches when she took over from interim anchor Bob Schieffer, was named winner of the University of Southern California’s Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in TV Political Journalism for her focused and illuminating interviews with Republican vice-presidential candidate...
  • Hundreds Beaten, Whipped, Choked By Teachers, Coaches (Chicago Schools Under Obama's Ed. Sec.)

    02/11/2009 9:38:47 AM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies · 1,843+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Dave Savini
    Hundreds of students have allegedly been beaten by teachers, coaches and staff at Chicago Public Schools. 2 Investigator Dave Savini continues his ongoing investigation involving the illegal use corporal punishment. SNIP An exclusive CBS 2 investigation discovered Treveon Martin is one of at least 818 Chicago Public School students, since 2003, to allege being battered by a teacher or an aide, coach, security guard, or even a principal. In most of those cases - 568 of them - Chicago Public School investigators determined the children were telling the truth. SNIP The 2 Investigators found reports of students beaten with broomsticks,...
  • St. Mary's Protest - First Amendment Under Assault [Ayers]

    01/30/2009 4:04:34 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies · 1,715+ views
  • Former FBI Informant Reveals Truth About Ayers & Weather Underground's Campaign Of Political Murder

    01/25/2009 1:14:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 82 replies · 4,928+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | By WILLIAM MAYER
    January 21, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - - Almost from its inception, the Weather Underground [WU] was viewed with great concern by the FBI. As a result, the decision was made to place a high level informant within the group to help keeps tabs on its members' activities. That person was Larry Grathwohl, a Vietnam veteran and the only publicly identified FBI informant who succeeded in penetrating the Weather Underground, serving in that capacity from August 1969 until April 1970. Prior to his service in the FBI, he was a member of the Cincinnati Police force. contacted...
  • Controversial Ayers enjoys his moment in the limelight

    01/29/2009 8:50:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,015+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/29/09 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    MORAGA — The much-anticipated speech Wednesday by militant-turned-college-professor Bill Ayers at Saint Mary's College attracted nearly 600 people, many of them very clearly in diametrically opposite political camps. That figure does not count the roughly 200 people who loudly protested Ayers' appearance outside the packed Soda Center auditorium in an unparalleled level of interest in an academic lecture at this rural, private Catholic college. Inside, Ayers' 90-minute presentation drew jeers, boos and an emotional outburst from a woman who swore at him and left. He also received plenty of laughs and claps and even a few standing ovations from the...
  • Chicago Public Schools' cappuccino bill: $67,000

    01/07/2009 3:13:45 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 32 replies · 1,563+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1-07-09 | BY ART GOLAB Staff Reporter
    Chicago public school bureaucrats skirted public competitive bidding rules to buy 30 cappuccino/espresso machines for $67,000, with most of the machines going unused because the schools they were ordered for had not asked for them, according to a report by the CPS Office of Inspector General. That was just one example of questionable CPS actions detailed in the inspector general's 2008 annual report. Others included high school staffers changing grades to pump up transcripts of student athletes and workers at a restricted-enrollment grade school falsifying addresses to get relatives admitted. In the case of the cappuccino machines, central office administrators...
  • The Change We've Been Looking For- Union Bribes and Indictments for Selling U.S. Senate Seats?

    12/12/2008 11:47:58 AM PST · by Bokababe · 20 replies · 1,505+ views
    Wayne Alyn Root's Blog ^ | December 10, 2008 | Wayne Allyn Root
    America wanted change and we sure got it. We elected a politician who looked and sounded fresh and new and different (and don't forget "clean" as Senator Biden once remarked), and promised that magic word "change." Aren't we lucky? It appears that the change we got is that we've moved Chicago machine-style politics into the White House. We found out on Tuesday what that business model consists of- the good Governor of Illinois was arrested for allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama's United States Senate seat. Yes, I said sell Obama's seat to the highest bidder. It's nice to know...
  • Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel ducks reporters' questions - Refuses to answer

    12/11/2008 6:35:21 PM PST · by XR7 · 73 replies · 4,600+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/11/2007 | FRAN SPIELMAN AND ABDON M. PALLASCH
    <p>President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, refused to take questions from reporters this morning about whether he was the Obama “advisor” named in the criminal complaint against Gov. Rod Blagojevich.</p> <p>The complaint states Blagojevich wanted a promise of a high-level appointment or some other reward for Blagojevich in exchange for Blagojevich naming Obama’s friend Valerie Jarrett to replace him in the U.S. Senate.</p>
  • Bill Ayers Whitewashes History, Again

    12/12/2008 12:21:32 AM PST · by yoe · 8 replies · 718+ views
    The Nation ^ | December 8, 2008 | Katha Pollitt
    It couldn't have been easy for Bill Ayers to keep quiet while the McCain campaign tarred him as the Obama's best friend, the terrorist. Unfortunately, the silence was too good to last. On Saturday's New York Times op-ed page, he announced that "it's finally time to tell my true story." Like his memoir, Fugitive Days , "The Real Bill Ayers" is a sentimentalized, self-justifying whitewash of his role in the weirdo violent fringe of the 1960s-70s antiwar left. "I never killed or injured anyone, "Ayers writes. "In 1970, I co-founded the Weather Underground, an organization that was created after an...
  • Source: Feds take [Illinois] Gov. Blagojevich into custody

    12/09/2008 6:14:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 974 replies · 25,721+ views
    <p>A source said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning. The U.S. attorney's office would not confirm the information, and a spokesman for the governor did not immediately return a phone call for comment.</p>
  • Obama's birth certificate and citizenship validated

    11/26/2008 2:44:07 PM PST · by urobolus · 223 replies · 7,331+ views ^ | 11/1/08 |
    Born in the U.S.A. August 21, 2008 Updated: November 1, 2008 The truth about Obama's birth certificate. Summary In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate to quell speculative charges that he might not be a natural-born citizen. But the image prompted more blog-based skepticism about the document's authenticity. And recently, author Jerome Corsi, whose book attacks Obama, said in a TV interview that the birth certificate the campaign has is "fake." We beg to differ. staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets...
  • Rahm Emanuel on the Opportunities of Crisis

    11/19/2008 11:54:42 AM PST · by FrdmLvr · 24 replies · 1,585+ views
    WSJ online ^ | 11-8-08 | WSJ
    Just look at this pompous ass sitting there declaring how he's going to intervene in our lives for our own good. Emanuel's ominous proclaimations bode ill for freedom and well for everyone of Zero's draconian measures to be rammed through Congress.
  • Camille Paglia: Obama surfs through - Yes, I still like Sarah Palin!

    11/11/2008 9:52:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,293+ views
    Salon ^ | November 12, 2008 | Camille Paglia
    Dazed and confused. A week after the election of Barack Obama, millions of American news junkies are in serious cold turkey, the big bump of withdrawal from two years of addiction to the dizzying ups and downs of a campaign that threatened never to end. Eat dirt, you sour Clintons, who said Obama was "unelectable." Obama's 8 million vote margin over his Republican opponent -- miraculously sparing us endless litigation and chad counting -- was an exhilarating testimony to his personal gifts and power of persuasion. And the formidable Michelle Obama, with her electric combo of brains and style, is...
  • A different path - 30 years of trying to transform culture into the conservative image has failed.

    11/06/2008 7:07:34 AM PST · by XR7 · 64 replies · 2,149+ views
    WORLD ^ | 11/6/08 | Cal Thomas
    When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009, he will do so in the 30th anniversary year of the founding of the so-called Religious Right. Born in 1979 and midwifed by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, the Religious Right was a reincarnation of previous religious-social movements that sought moral improvement through legislation and court rulings. Those earlier movements—from abolition (successful) to Prohibition (unsuccessful)—had mixed results. Social movements that relied mainly on political power to enforce a conservative moral code weren't anywhere near as successful as those that focused on changing hearts. The four religious revivals, from...
  • FactCheck Takes Sides on Self Defense

    10/28/2008 5:47:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 721+ views
    NRA - PVF ^ | 10/28/2008 | NA
    A new story by Brooks Jackson on the website once again shows that FactCheck cherry-picks “facts” to suit its anti-NRA, anti-gun, anti-self-defense agenda—an agenda that the American people do not share. The story claims an NRA advertisement on Barack Obama’s votes against a pro-self-defense bill is misleading because (Jackson claims) Obama did not vote for a “general repeal of the right of self defense.” Of course, that’s not what the ad said. The ad referred to a case where Wilmette, Ill., homeowner Hale DeMar was prosecuted for owning a handgun—a fact that was only discovered after he used the...
  • The Walter Annenberg lie

    10/25/2008 4:07:50 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 656+ views
    10 25 | Me
    Now that It's becoming obvious based on Obama's own words that the guy is a communist, there's this talking point/narrative emerging out there that the reagans and annenberg were communists. You should know a few things about the annenberg challenge, if you don't already know. It was not Ayres by himself, his lonesome. He was not just a single terrorist who decided to ask for money. Ayres had help from two other people. Anne Hallet and Warren Chapman co authored the proposal. And Ayres had the backing of 70+ other groups and professors. Add in that Ayres had the backing...
  • Another Communist in Obama&#8217;s Orb--Michael Klonsky, Obama's "social justice" education expert.

    10/22/2008 11:29:56 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 37 replies · 1,407+ views
    National Review ^ | October 22, 2008 | Andrew McCarthy
    The mainstream press steadfastly refuses to delve into Barack Obama’s radicalism, his Leftist revolutionary collaboration with self-identified communists from Frank Marshall Davis to Bill Ayers. The McCain campaign, moreover, has contributed mightily to the whitewash by ineptly seizing on the issue’s least important aspect: Obama’s abject dishonesty about the depth of his relationships with committed Leftists — e.g., the portrayal of Ayers as just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” (Petrified of being smeared as a racist, McCain has never mentioned Davis, whom Obama identifies only as “Frank” in his memoir. And, of course, utterance of Jeremiah Wright’s name...

    10/21/2008 4:13:29 AM PDT · by Nipfan · 11 replies · 457+ views
    New York POst ^ | October, 20, 2008 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Chicago's former schools chief has flunked the education foundation headed by Barack Obama and founded by 1960s terrorist Bill Ayers - saying it failed to monitor projects and funded school "reform" groups that campaigned against boosting academic standards. "There was a total lack of accountability. If you went back and asked, you'd be hard-pressed to find out how the money was spent," said Paul Vallas, the city's school superintendent when Obama chaired the Chicago Annenberg Foundation from 1995 to 1999.
  • Obama-Ayers link involved Annenberg grant (Hussein Obomber & terrorist also on Woods board)

    10/18/2008 12:53:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 755+ views ^ | 10/18/08 | Rita Giordano
    Obama-Ayers link involved Annenberg grantBy Rita Giordano Inquirer Staff Writer Posted on Sat, Oct. 18, 2008 The Chicago education project that has linked the names of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and William Ayers, a former 1960s and 1970s radical turned college professor and education activist, was part of a $500 million initiative by Philadelphia publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to aid schools around the country. The half-billion-dollar "gift," as it was described by President Bill Clinton at a 1993 White House ceremony, would go on to provide 2-to-1 matching-fund grants to 18 school districts around the nation. **SNIP** The...
  • Obama Contributors Emerged from Staff and Boards of Annenberg Grantees

    10/15/2008 8:57:54 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 9 replies · 1,035+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/15/08 | Fred Lucas
    Barack Obama started serving as chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, an education grant program, in 1995, the same year he was elected to the Illinois state Senate. As chairman, Obama oversaw the disbursement of $49.2 million in Annenberg grants, most of which went to non-profit groups with the stated intent of improving Chicago’s public schools. Since the start of his political career, Obama has received a total of $331,528 in campaign contributions from people who served as staff and board members of non-profit groups that received grants from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). In 2005 and 2006, board members...
  • Kurtz:CAC Funds Go To Afro-Centric Programs

    10/14/2008 7:19:36 PM PDT · by Pinetop · 9 replies · 598+ views
    The Real Barack Obama ^ | October 14, 2008 | Kurtz, Dan
    Stanley Kurtz, who has been dumpster-diving in the Chicago Annenberg Challenge file boxes for a few weeks now, writes today at NRO: It took me a while to put the pieces together, but I think I’ve figured out what’s had the Obama camp so worried about the Chicago Annenberg Challenge records. It goes way beyond Bill Ayers. In fact, it connects the dots between Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, and Obama’s own early radicalism. I lay out the details today in my new piece, “Wright 101.” The gist of what I found is that, from his position as board chair at the...
  • Urgent Call To Help Stanley Kurtz Release Documents

    10/14/2008 5:15:26 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 12 replies · 1,143+ views
    National Review ^ | October 14 2008 | Stanley Kurtz
    Urgent request to all Freepers to help Stanley Kurtz gain access to embargoed Chicago Annenberg Challenge documents. Documents pertaining to Barack Obama's unknown relationship with William Ayers, unrepentant terrorist.
  • is Sponsored by Decidedly LEFTIST Organization: ANNENBERG Public Policy Foundation

    10/12/2008 4:02:19 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 37 replies · 6,209+ views
    The “Truthfulness” website called is itself decidedly BIASED toward the LEFT as the discussion that follows points out. The ANNENBERG Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania is the organization behind the website that is being consulted OFTEN by voters and media personalities alike to help them form opinions on the “truthfulness” of the claims being made by the McCain and Obama political ads as well as statements made on the Campaign Trail and in Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D. is the Director of the ANNENBERG Public Policy Center at the University of...
  • More about the ancient days of 1995

    10/10/2008 1:28:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies · 848+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/10/2008 | Patrick McIlheran
    So how fair is it to bring up Bill Ayers and Barack Obama's ties to him? After all, as a commenter on one of my previous posts put it, Obama merely "worked on a board of directors with Ayers to improve inner city education," an "effort was funded by the right wing Annenberg" foundation. Besides, Obama "has since repudiated both Mr. Ayers and the Rev. Wright."Four points certainly worth looking at. Fortunately, there's been superb reporting on the matter from Stanley Kurtz of National Review. Let's look at what Kurtz found.Was this, at bottom, just a project to improve inner...
  • The Barack Obama William Ayers Connection: Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ACORN and More

    10/09/2008 7:39:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 1,320+ views
    National Ledger ^ | 10/8/2008 | Dick Morris
    In the best tradition of Bill Clinton's famous declaration that the answer to the question of whether or not he was having an affair with Monica depended on "what the definition of is is," Obama was clearly splitting hairs and concealing the truth when he said that William Ayers was "just a guy who lives in my neighborhood." The records of the administration of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) released last week by the University of Illinois show that the Ayers-Obama connection was, in fact, an intimate collaboration and that it led to the only executive or administrative experience in...
  • Three of Four Debates in the Books-What Have We Learned?

    10/08/2008 1:56:56 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 11 replies · 278+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 10-08-08 | JB WILLIAMS
    Three debates, moderated by three well-known left-wing Democrats, have taken place and regardless of their overt efforts to provide cover for Mr. Obama’s radical life of ill-advised associations, his nuanced incoherent lies and empty résumé, the American voter can still draw the right conclusions on the basis of information Obama refuses to provide. ABC, NBC and CBS want to keep Obama’s secrets (this list is really much longer)
  • Need Quick Summation of Obama Ayers Politics Connections

    10/07/2008 12:02:29 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 17 replies · 611+ views
    self | 7 October 2008 | MB
    Needed: Concise lists... 1) Bill Ayers' radical activities, 1960's to 1995; 2) Bill Ayers' radical involvements 1995 to current, or indicators thereof 3) Obama's affiliations with Ayers, 1995 to current
  • CNN Did A Major Ayers Investigation -- Proves Little Messiah A Big Liar

    10/06/2008 7:47:21 PM PDT · by DHarry · 552 replies · 27,245+ views
    CNN - Youtube ^ | 10-06-08 | DHarry
    On Anderson's Cooper 360 they did a major investigative look at the Ayers/Obama connection. They even interviewed Stanley Kurtz. Bottom line: Just a guy in my neighborhood? Served on one board together? CNN Says bulls**t! They worked closely with each other and worked together on TWO boards -- both Annenberg and the Woods Foundation. They also talked about Ayers little tea party to launch Obama and found Obama hadn't been entirely honest about "just stopping by..." It was an event they planned and hosted TOGETHER. Sarah Palin needs to come out tomorrow and ride this just like she did the...
  • Proof that Obama and Ayers are tied together - EXCLUSIVE to FR and LGF...

    10/06/2008 9:26:08 PM PDT · by richnwise · 17 replies · 1,017+ views
    Now, a lot has been said of late on the connection between Obama and Ayers. Not much proof has been found or presented in a manner that connects the dots. Just innuendos and happenstance dominate the themes of these connections. In Part 1 of my Obama and Ayers connection, I will connect the dots, from the beginning:
  • Devastating Video, Obama talks about job Ayers gave him(Authors spelling :) )

    10/06/2008 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Danae · 61 replies · 5,285+ views ^ | 9/14/2008 | nakedemperornews
    Video of Obama in his own words from various interviews regarding Chicago Annenburg Challenge and who hired him. Bill Ayers, infact, Ayers built the foundation with a 50 Mill grant then hired Obama, the ACORN community Organization attorney (Obama) to run it. It was one of his only job resume points he pointed to while running for US Senate.