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Some Rumors About Obama Are True

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Leftinistas and Democrats are bemoaning their own rumormongering about Obama (it’s not coming from Republicans). To counterattack, Obama advisors created a website against the imagined campaign smears to dispel these rampant malicious myths, such as Obama refuses to wear a flag pin, Obama has a racist pastor at his church. The problem is that the Washington Post polled a Republican majority-based city. James Taranto offered the following flaws with this defensive play.

For our part, we can’t fault the Post for its reporting, but we do wonder: Has it ever occurred to a reporter at the Post or a similar newspaper to go to a Democratic stronghold–say, the Upper West Side of Manhattan–and report on the crazy things people there believe about George W. Bush?

It is also worth noting that the Obama campaign does not necessarily have an interest in separating fact from fiction. Reread that passage from the Post piece, and you’ll notice that two of the “rumors” it cites are true: Obama did refuse to wear an American flag pin, and he did have a racist pastor. Obviously Obama would rather have you think of him as the victim of a smear campaign than focus on those things about him that are both damaging and true.


Written by smalltalkwitht

July 2, 2008 at 10:23 pm

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  1. Perhaps his marriage will make him look more grounded. It could work in his favor as far as a VP candidate.


    July 3, 2008 at 9:34 pm

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