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Racism! they projected – now the AP plays the race card

We noted it when the slimy Time magazine blog a couple of weeks ago accused the McCain campaign of racism when they showed Barack Obama in an ad next to crooked former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin “Heckuva Job, Frankie!” Raines who happens to be a black man.

We said then, “At this rate, pretty soon they’re going to accuse the McCain campaign of racism if they show Barack Obama by himself in an ad.”

The latest of this sort of slimy, slanderous attack from the DeMSM comes from the once venerable Associated Press, in an “analysis” piece by Douglass K. Daniel. This attack is as baseless as the one from Time. It doesn’t come in response to an ad, but it comes as close to suggesting that any criticism of Obama is racist as any we’ve seen to date.

Daniel accuses Sarah Palin, and by extension the McCain campaign, of racism for noting Obama’s long association with radical, unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, who by the way happens to be white.

By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is “palling around with terrorists” and doesn’t see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign.

And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret.

Daniel also proceeds to helpfully regurgitate Obama campaign talking points – “there’s no evidence Obama and Ayers were close” (false), “Obama … was a child when the Weathermen were planting bombs (irrelevant), “has denounced Ayers’ radical views…” (false).

One of the central themes of Obama’s campaign, at least in much of his rhetoric, has been that he will “bridge the divides” in America, and “bring us together” (of course, like most of his campaign, this is mostly just talk and no action). But it should be obvious that the sort of knee-jerk accusations of racism like those from Time and the AP will have the opposite effect.

Michelle Malkin
The Corner

posted by: The Editors @ 10:23 am October 5, 2008

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