What the Media Choose Not to Know About Barack Obama (And Why They Choose Not to Know It)
Report by Howard Myers
Jack Cashill spoke to over well over 300 people Tuesday night about what the mainstream media doesn’t know, and why they don’t want to know.
This was summed up nicely in a story about Jack’s discussion with a neighbor that was in the media. The discussion was about the death of Vince Foster in 1993. When the neighbor asked what he thought about it, Jack said he had been to Ft. Marcy Park and believed Foster died somewhere else. The neighbor actual put his hands over his ears and walked quickly away saying, “I don’t want to hear this…I don’t want to hear this…” It sums up the media’s attitude when it comes to news that is not beneficial to the left.
When the Republicans took over both houses of congress in 1994, and with the advent of alternative sources of information such as talk radio and the internet, the mainstream media went over to the dark side. Now, instead of having a more passive bias, they were actively ignoring stories that would be harmful to liberal causes.
An example of media cover-up is that if you ask most people who died in WACO, they think of white “red necks.” In fact, of the 74 people who died, over half were minorities. The 39 racial minorities included 26 black, 6 Asians and 7 Hispanics. If the media had let that get out there would have been an uproar. (Not that the value changes based on color, but this would still have been a powder keg. Editor)
Another example of media cover-up is Flight 800, the airline that was shot down by a missile in 1996. This was finally reported as a fuel tank explosion despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
And then there is the death of Ron Brown, the Secretary of Commerce who died in a plane crash in Croatia with 34 others. There were many odd, conflicting details that were later changed. The military issued a 22 page report. Later Jack Cashill was the first person to ask for a copy of this report, TEN YEARS AFTER the crash.
Another catastrophe, the Oklahoma City bombing was also vastly underreported.
During a trip in the summer of 2008, Jack was not paying very close attention to the election but decided to read Obama’s book, “Dreams From my Father”(hereafter referred to as ‘Dreams’) . Having ghost written many books himself, he realized after the first chapter that Obama did not write this book. He was disturbed that no one questioned the authorship of this book. Time magazine said this was the best written book by any American politician. Later, Bill Ayers, during various interviews admitted having written the book but the media does not pick it up. If a Republican claimed to have written a book and the media found out about it, they would not let it go.
Jack Cashill wrote a 3500 word article about the book’s questionable authorship, which didn’t get much notice until Rush Limbaugh talked about it. As soon as Rush mentioned it his phone and email went crazy. Still, the conservative establishment ray away from it.
Not only did Obama not write the book, but it is full of inaccuracies. But did the media do any fact checking? When Sarah Palin published her book “Going Rogue,” the AP alone sent 11 reporters to fact check the book. How many reporters, from all media, fact checked “Dreams?” Zero, zilch, nada. Obviously they didn’t want to know.
David Maraniss published a book “Barack Obama: The Story.” This book is an evaluation of “Dreams” where he documents many of the inaccuracies of “Dreams.” It had a huge publicity advantage but still the book languishes at number 1,696 at Amazon’s Best Sellers list. The problem is who will buy it? It is too honest for the left and too dishonest for the right.
As far as where Obama was born, Jack does not claim to know. Obama’s publisher said he was born in Kenya. And where was Ann Dunham between January 1981 and Obama’s birth? There are no pictures of a pregnant Ann Dunham or a baby Barack. Maraniss does not write anything about who knew Obama when he was very young.
Some people speculate Obama is a secret Muslim. Who knows? But we do know his Christian religion is a sham, what with his choice of churches and Reverend Wright. Maraniss does not talk at all about Obama’s conversion experience.
And a major omission on the part of Maraniss was to almost completely ignore Frank Marshall Davis. Frank, as Obama calls him, was a major factor in Obama’s life while he was growing up. He was a card-carrying Communist and the FBI had a sizeable file on him. Maraniss refers to him as a civil rights activist. Obama claims to have written three poems, two of them were about Frank.
Another example of the media not publishing news as it happens but instead as it effects the political fortunes of the liberals, is that a week after the Colorado shootings there as a case in Goliad, Texas that involved 13 murders. Thirteen Mexican illegals were killed by a “coyote” smuggling them in. It was deaths in the commission of a crime; so 13 murders and the death of the driver. But no press coverage.
Overall Jack gave us many examples what the press is doing and not doing in a way that made us want more. An excellent presentation and he sold all of the books he brought, and could have sold more.
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