A Tale of Two Tapes

1. “Senator Barack Obama will use his prime-time half-hour infomercial on Wednesday night to make what is effectively a closing argument to a national audience of millions,” the New York Times reported on Wednesday morning. “At times he will speak directly into the camera about his 20-month campaign, at others he will highlight everyday voters, their everyday troubles, and his plans to address them.

“Mr. Obama’s campaign agreed to provide The New York Times with a minute-long trailer for the 30-minute program, which is to run on four broadcast networks at 8 p.m.”

Perhaps the Times could have told the Obama campaign to buy an ad instead.

2. “John McCain’s presidential campaign Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Times of ‘intentionally suppressing’ a videotape it obtained of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian scholar and activist,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

“‘The Los Angeles Times did not publish the videotape because it was provided to us by a confidential source who did so on the condition that we not release it,’ said the newspaper’s editor, Russ Stanton. ‘The Times keeps its promises to sources’.”

The Obama campaign will be unloading its Tony Rezko videos on the Los Angeles Times next.

Posted in Fake Pols, Presidential Poop, Punditocracy   Tagged: Barack Obama, Los Angeles Times, media ethics, New York Times, Rashid Khalidi   
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