Journalistic Malpractice

by Sal on October 20, 2008

in Election 2008,Media Bias,Politics

Barack Obama apparently has some explaining to do.  On his 2000 and 2002 tax returns, he listed $16,500 and $34,491 in speaking fees.  Yet, under Illinois State Ethics law, as a State Senator from 1997 to 2004, he was prohibited from receiving any speaking fees. 

The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act provides:

(5 ILCS 420/2-110)

Sec. 2-110. Honoraria.

(a) No member of the General Assembly shall accept any honorarium.

(b) As used in this Section:

“Honorarium” means a payment of money to a member of the General Assembly for an appearance or speech . . . .

Where is the investigation?  Where is the Drive-By Media and why aren’t they doing their job.  The most frustrating part of this election has been to watch all of the potential problems with Barack Obama’s past not get investigated or reported at all by the Drive-By Media, yet the most minute details of Sarah Palin’s life, or even Joe the Plumber’s life (who isn’t even running for anything) is held under a microscope. 

For anyone who says that there isn’t any media bias, consider the following: 

Campaign Funding:  Obama, as we know, declined public financing of his campaign after promising to accept public financing.  As a result, he has obtained an unprecedented amount of donations.  Among his smaller, unreported donations, there is evidence of fraud.  What the extent of the fraud is, we don’t know.  The Drive-By Media has not demanded it. 

ACORN:  While there has been some obligatory news reporting lately regarding ACORN, there has been little investigation by the press into Obama’s ties to ACORN or whether there is a coordinated effort between ACORN and the Obama Campaign. 

Obama’s Relationship with Raila Odinga:  Barack Obama campaigned for and financed Raila Odinga in Kenya in 2005 (while visiting Kenya on the taxpayer’s dime).  Odinga is a radical Islamofascist, who pushed for the implementation of Sharia Law who, after losing an election, incited riots throughout Kenya.  No investigation in the main stream press.  I don’t know how much truth there is to this, but the fact that it hasn’t been discussed in the Drive-By Press, while lies about Sarah Palin are.

Obama’s link to Socialist Party:  While the press poured over Palin’s links to the Independence Party, Obama’s links to the Illinois New Party have been virtually ignored. 

That’s to say nothing of the ties to Ayers, Rezko, and Jeremiah Wright.  So while they attempt to destroy poor Joe the Plumber and Gov. Sarah Palin, the Drive-By’s are giving Obama a complete free pass.  THAT is the most infuriating part about this election cycle.

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Chris October 20, 2008 at 7:40 am

To quote Sean Hannity, “Journalism has died in 2008!”

And on Odinga, it is heavily documented in Jerome Corsi’s book The Obama Nation.

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