Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Facts vs. Spin

The news is abuzz this morning with a statement from the McCain-Palin campaign claiming that the mainstream media is working on behalf of the Obama-Biden ticket. The McCain-Palin campaign has accused the Los Angeles Times of “intentionally suppressing” a videotape from 2003, of a farewell dinner for Rashid Khalidi, which Barack Obama attended.

Because the facts seem to be getting lost in the fabricated, eleventh hour brouhaha, here’s a link to the L.A. Times’ response to the McCain-Palin campaign’s accusation.

And here is the L.A. Times’ original report on the evening, published April 10, 2008.

UPDATE: Seth Colter Walls reports on The Huffington Post, that while John McCain was chairman of the International Republican Institute, the group funded “several grants to the Palestinian research center co-founded by Khalidi, including one worth half a million dollars”.

Shall we move on now?


Lailaa said...

Not long to go now... The closer you get, the dirtier the games will become! We continue watching from the sidelines... Hugs, xx

dancingmorgan mouse said...

Not long to go now, and you can be sure that more than just Americans care about what happens on election day!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Lailaa & DMM -
Thank you!

I know you're right Lailaa about the last minute shenanigans and outright dirty tricks. Someone sent out a letter in the battleground state of Virginia, trying to convince Democrats that, due to expected heavy voter turnout, the Democrats were supposed to vote on November 5th - the day after the election!!!!!

Please know, we realize that the eyes of the world are upon us. I so appreciate all the concern and support you guys send my way. I just want this election to be successful, so we can begin to undo some of what the Bush-Cheney administration has wrought over the last, long, eight years.
- Lee