The future under the left is dark ...... a very dark age. This latest challenge to freedom of speech speaks volumes about Obama's thuggery and gangsta style bullying. Remember this is the guy that sued to get everyone off the ticket so that he could run unopposed because he previously ran against an actual opponent and he lost in a landslide.
There is NO DOUBT in my mind that Obama and his corrupt political operative in Chicago were behind the unsealing of the Jack Ryan's records of the divorce which were sealed at their mutual request. Barack Obama's backers emailed reporters about the divorce controversy, but refrained from on-the-record commentary about the divorce files. Ryan resigned. Obama took the field.
Obama has never gotten ahead on his work or merit, his signature is backroom fixes and skulduggery.
The Obama camp tries to suppress a campaign ad and university archives linking the candidate to a '60s terrorist who hosted his first campaign fundraiser. Is he being "swiftboated," or is this a cover-up? (IBD oped)
Kurtz, btw, is a well respected scholar. Kurtz gained national attention when Kurtz had the door "slammed in his face by the University of Illinois at Chicago which first consented - then flatly refused - to allow Kurtz to see the records of the most important post Obama ever held before becoming US Senator - i.e., chairman of the "Chicago Annenberg Challenge" committee. Obama was its chairman - handpicked by the person who started that committee, the same person who was responsible for the committee's endowment of $49.2 million which was earmarked for the schools of Chicago." (more here)
Stanley Kurtz's Fairness Doctrine Preview [Guy Benson] NRO hat tip Evan Sayet
One female caller, when pressed about what precisely she objected to, simply replied, "We just want it to stop!" Another angry caller was asked what "lies" Kurtz had told in any of his reporting on Barack Obama. The thoughtful response? "Everything he said is dishonest." The same caller later refused to get into "specifics." Another gentleman called Kurtz "the most un-American person" he'd ever heard. Several of the callers did not even know Stanley's name, most had obviously never read a sentence of his meticulous research, and more than simply read verbatim from the Obama talking points.
As Rosenberg repeatedly pointed out that Team Obama had been offered the opportunity to take part in the conversation, the agitated masses adapted their argument to suggest it was outrageous to request an interview from the Obama campaign in the thick of the DNC. Delivering the line of the night, Rosenberg countered, "The Obama national headquarters is just down the street from here. They obviously have the time to send out these angry emails, but they can't walk a few blocks to our studios?"
Throughout the open-line segments, Rosenberg and Kurtz wore incredulous expressions. The hostile callers were so bereft of any legitimate argument, there was little to do but sit back and marvel at what was going on.
The experience was surreal, amusing, and chilling. In a matter of hours, a major national campaign had called on its legions to bully a radio show out of airing an interview with a legitimate scholar asking legitimate political questions. Coupled with the Obama campaign's recent attempts to sic the DOJ on the creators of a truthful political advertisement —which also happened to feature Obama's relationship with an unrepentant terrorist— last night's call to action represents an emerging pattern. Any criticism of Obama's unknown past is to be immediately denounced as a "smear," and the messenger is to be shut down at all costs.
Stanley Kurtz is poring through mounds of documents (access to which was initially blocked) in a public university's library that (a) establish a deeper link between a major party presidential nominee and a man who is proud of bombing US government buildings, and (b) shed light on said candidate's brief, unexplored executive experience. It's entirely understandable why the Obama campaign would prefer that the files remain out of the public eye until at least November 5, but Kurtz's careful research is completely within the bounds of reasonable inquiry. One might even argue it's vital that a man who may be the next leader of the free world be thoroughly vetted.
UPDATE: Co-blogger Maggie provided an MP3 of the radio show exposing the Obama Ayers link that Obama tried to silence.
This is the podcast URL for Milt Rosenberg's Extension 720 last night with Stanly Kurtz (hat tip Tommy)