LA Times:
Won’t Release Video of Obama-Khalidi


UPDATES to follow at end of story.
UPDATE #1 -0921 EDT
UPDATE #2 – 0930 EDT

“Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine.”

Remember when the LA Times circulated a memo telling its reporters not to write about John Edwards being caught with his mistress–in LA? [John Edwards-Rielle Hunter Love Child: LA Times Censors Reporters on Story]. The Times refused to inform its readers of the news until Edwards gave the struggling paper his okay by confessing on ABC’s Nightline.

The LA Times is continuing this recent tradition of deciding which news which doesn’t fit its editorial room political views it will allow its readers to see.

However, highly-reliable blogger, Doug Ross has a RED ALERT: Two Quotes from the Obama-Khalidi Video the LA Times won’t release. DBKP worked with Ross on the John Edwards scandal story and he’s proved careful and reliable in the past–both in his use of sources and in his reporting.

From Ross’ usually-reliable LA source:

Saw a clip from the tape. Reason we can’t release it is because statements Obama said to rile audience up during toast. He congratulates Khalidi for his work saying “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” plus there’s been “genocide against the Palestinian people by Israelis.”

It would be really controversial if it got out. That’s why they will not even let a transcript get out.

To which Ross replies: “Yep, I guess that would do it”

The McCain campaign and conservative websites have called upon the Times to release the video.

The Times has given four different reasons–thus far–for keeping the video hidden from its readers.

Why is the video important? Why might the LA Times be refusing to release it? Why is it politically-inconvenient for the Obama campaign?

Continue reading/UPDATES: Obama-Khalidi Tape: Blogger Obtains Quotes from Hidden Video UPDATED

by Mondo Frazier
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