Thursday, October 30, 2008

"People Demand The Media To Release Tape"

"This Is What Democracy Looks Like"

People demand LA Times to release the tapes of Obama, and Khalidi...

Rashid Khalidi was a well known former Palestinian Liberation Organization operative, and sympathiser...

L.A. Times spokeswoman Nancy Sullivan wouldn't discuss the decision not to release the tape in detail. "When we reported on the tape six months ago, that was our full report," she said, and asked, "Does Politico release unpublished information?" The answer to that question is yes — Politico and most news outlets constantly make available videos and documents, after describing them in part, which is why the Times' decision not to release the video is puzzling. My instinct, and many reporters', is to share as much source material as possible.

Brit Hume opened his Fox News show with this story today, and reported that the Times is now saying “No comment.”
LA Times excuses so far:
* “We did report on it. Why aren’t you happy with that?”
* “There are ethical problems with releasing the tape.”
* “No comment.”
(1) "We release the details by reporting what's in the tape"

(2) "We can't release the details because it's unethical"

(3) "We're not going to comment about how we're not releasing the details"

Los Angeles Times needs to release the video tape of Barack Obama toasting former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi, at a party attended by radical Palestinian activists and former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

Cindy Sheehan still does not get her debate?

I am sadden that I have not followed this more closely. I wish I knew we could have maybe created a media stir to get this debate on. I would like to also point out this is the problem with our nation at this time, even though she got the signatures to be on the ballot she was never consider a real contender by our media. Hence forth Congresswoman Pelosi never took the threat of Cindy Sheehan serious. I truly feel if people would rally the support for fair play then and only then would we get a Mr. or Ms. Smith goes to Washington. Try and look at this point of view, like this; if you cannot get the media to take your campaign as a legitimate campaign, and get our press to act neutral, as they should. Break it down like this, our media should be neutral, but we know this is not true any more. Also any candidate who follows all the requirements to be on a ballot, should get equal time and consideration, and we know this is not true. Also you would think those tree hugger in San Francisco ( this is humor part) would scream foul. Some how I see no true screamers for equal time...
Any suggestion how to obtain this objective?
Cindy Sheehan Challenges Nancy Pelosi to a Public Debate
Last update: 9:42 p.m. EDT Oct. 13, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cindy Sheehan, candidate for Congress, has gone public with her challenge to debate Nancy Pelosi in the race for San Francisco's 8th Congressional District.
"We've been asking for a debate with Pelosi for months now, and she's ignored us," said Sheehan. "I'm ready to debate her at any time and at any place. From the economy and the war to the environment and education, voters have a right to know how the candidates purporting to represent them will manage the crucial challenges facing our country today."
The campaign first formally invited Pelosi to a debate in September, but has yet to receive a response. Sheehan has also indicated her willingness to accommodate any date, format or location preferred by Pelosi. Sheehan's campaign has also sent a similar invitation to the remaining candidates in the race -- Dana Walsh(R) and Phillip Berg(L).
"Every day, my campaign receives inquiries from people about debates between the candidates," said Sheehan. "I demand that my opponent respect the electoral process and agree to at least one debate in a public forum. The people in this District deserve to know where she stands on the issues, and what she has been doing in Washington to represent their interests. The stakes are too high right now for her to do anything less."
Sheehan's campaign has further indicated that, if Pelosi fails to respond, they will hold a debate on October 26 in San Francisco using video footage of Pelosi and her published statements to represent her opinions.
Recent polls show that voters in California are growing increasingly disenchanted with Pelosi's performance in Washington. According to a May Field Poll, only 30% of California voters approved of Pelosi's performance, while 39% disapproved. A Zogby poll, conducted from September 24 through September 25, also shows that Pelosi has seen an 18% drop in voter support since California's June primary.
SOURCE Cindy Sheehan