Tuesday, January 6, 2009

U.S. Media Ignores Unfounded Rumor, to Blogger's Dismay

I almost feel bad about focusing so much on the nutty anti-Obama sites I've already discovered, when there are so many more out there. One I just discovered is Barry's ObamaNation, with the subtitle "A Journey of exposing the questionable character of Barack Hussein Obama." Under a post entitled "Obama's Sexual Affair. Truth, or Rumors?," the anonymous author writes:

"In October they covered a story that the U.S. press would not touch with a 10’ pole. Since I have no pole or press, just Latex gloves, here goes:
Barry may have had an affair. Again, Barry may have had an affair. I know, no big deal since that clown Clinton lowered the Presidential standards, but some people may want to know want his highness Barry may have been up to. Anyway, I thought I would type this up really fast, post it, and worry about reading the articles later to see if I am blowing smoke."

Posted on 'Barry's ObamaNation', January 3, 2009

Well, I suppose we should be thankful for the writer's honesty in admitting upfront that he/she hadn't read the article being referred to. Because if you actually click over to the British Daily Mail article, you'll see this:

Barack Obama is the target of a shadowy smear campaign designed to derail his bid for the US Presidency by falsely claiming he had a close friendship with an attractive African-American female employee.

The whispers focus on a young woman who in 2004 was hired to work on his team for his bid to become a senator.

The woman was purportedly sidelined from her duties after Senator Obama’s wife, Michelle, became convinced that he had developed a personal friendship with her...

The woman, now 33, vigorously denies the vicious and unsubstantiated gossip.

And some Washington insiders suggested that she was the victim of an 11th-hour attempt to smear Obama by die-hard Hillary supporters.

Yeah. I can't imagine why the U.S. press didn't run with a story that was pure rumor and was denied by the alleged paramour. I mean, the media's unwillingness to report unfounded gossip like this just evidences how they were totally in the bag for him.

On the other hand, if the press was more like this blogger, and reported stories without bothering to read them first, then maybe we'd have heard a lot more rumors like this.

1 comment:

  1. Re: "U.S. Media Ignores Unfounded Rumor, to Blogger'sDismay" I wasn't all that dismayed when I wrote it. As I tried to say, I foun it interesting.More or less bubble gum for the eyes. Besides, as the British article said, Mrs. Barry was convinced. Thanks for the comments. You have a nice, if not slightly left, site.
    Jesse (male)