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October 22, 2008

LAT Stands By Flat Denial That There Is "No Recorded Evidence" That Barack Obama "Launched" His Political Career From The Terrorist Ayers' Living Room

Patterico is all over them because there is, of course, recorded evidence -- the long-ago posting of a blog entry by an Obama supporter who attended the political meet-and-greet. (That entry is now deleted, but it lives on in Google cache).

But what Patterico should be nailing them for is far more egregious.

It turns out the LAT is claiming the allegation is false -- utterly false -- because they're quibbling with the word "launched." Another witness, they say, says she remembers there being other coffees before this one, and therefore he didn't "launch" his campaign from Ayers' living room.

But note the LAT does not explain that narrow distinction when the label the story false. They claim it is false in both broad outline as well as in the particulars. They do not take the one sentence necessary to explain, properly, that while there is some dispute about whether this was the first coffee, there is no dispute the coffee actually happened, and indeed may have been the first as well.

Instead, they just echo Barack Obama's obnoxiously dishonest blanket denial -- concealing the fact that that denial is being made on extremely narrow grounds.

Apparently they can take the time to explain this very narrow disputation to Patterico in an email, but don't believe it should be shared with the general public.

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