This has at least the appearance of versimilitude, unlike some of the other dirt going 'round. If it is true, it is very bad of course. If not, file it with McCain's "black baby" and the other silly season stories.
Obama at Khalidi bash: Israelis commit genocide, have no God-given right to occupy Palestine
Award-winning blogger Doug Ross reports that a reliable source has provided an eyewitness account of what he saw on the videotape of the Rashid Khalidi farewell bash that the LA Times is suppressing.
The paper used the tape as the basis for its watered-down story about the event and has been suppressing ever since, despite massive appeals including an official request by the McCain campaign - to release indisputably newsworthy evidence that could inform voters about where Barack Hussein Obama really stands.
The eyewitness source, who Ross calls a person who has provided useful, accurate and unique data from LA before writes:
"Saw a clip from the tape. Reason we can't release it is because statements Obama said to rile audience up during toast. e congratulates Khalidi for his work saying "Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine plus there's been genocide against the Palestinian people by Israelis."
It would be really controversial if it got out. That's why they will not even let a transcript get out.
The eyewitness' use of the word "we" suggests that he is a Times staffer.
In a separate development, a European financier, cited by the Atlas Shrugs blog, has offered a $150,000 reward for provision of the tape.
After four days of hemming and hawing, and trying out other excuses for the suppression, the LA Times editor Russ Stanton came up with the following reason:"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."
Ross retorts: "How frickin' stupid do they think we are?Someone gave the Times a videotape so it wouldn't be released? And they can't publish a transcript?"
Now we may know why not. At the very least, the leak of the quotes may compel the paper to release a transcript, or the Obama campaign to confirm or deny their veracity.
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