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April 17, 2008

Tom Shales Lies About Obama's Associations With Unrepetent Terrorist Bill Ayers

This is a misrepresentation so blatant as to be deliberate, and hence to be categorized as an outright lie:

The boyish Stephanopoulos, who has done wonders with the network's Sunday morning hour, "This Week" (as, indeed, has Gibson with the nightly "World News"), looked like an overly ambitious intern helping out at a subcommittee hearing, digging through notes for something smart-alecky and slimy. He came up with such tired tripe as a charge that Obama once associated with a nutty bomb-throwing anarchist. That was "40 years ago, when I was 8 years old," Obama said with exasperation.

Shales deliberately misleads as to what "THat" refers to. He wants you to believe Obama only knew Ayers "40 years ago, when [he] was 8 years old." In fact, that only refers to when Ayers was actively planting bombs at the Pentagon.

Obama associated with Ayers quite a bit after being 8 years old:

In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district’s influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

Dr. Young and another guest, Maria Warren, described it similarly: as an introduction to Hyde Park liberals of the handpicked successor to Palmer, a well-regarded figure on the left.

“When I first met Barack Obama, he was giving a standard, innocuous little talk in the living room of those two legends-in-their-own-minds, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn,” Warren wrote on her blog in 2005. “They were launching him — introducing him to the Hyde Park community as the best thing since sliced bread.”

That's from the Nice Deb link in a below post. Ayers also contributed money to Obama in 2001, and the two served on the same board that funneled money to organizations run by an "ex" PLO operative.

Thanks to IreneFingIrene, also known as the Unknown Commenter.



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