The Obama campaign is in full panic mode over the fact that his close personal association with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers is starting to become public knowledge. They are so jumpy that they inadvertently drew MORE attention to his ties to terrorists by running an ad scolding McCain for running an ad that he wasn't running and tonight have launched a full-scale assault against the reporter exposing the truth. They are scared to death because it's hard to sell a false Messiah who is bosom buddies with people who are proud to have bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and police stations, and sent out a detailed packet of talking points which they ordered their minions to inundate the station with calls and emails.
The author, Stanley Kurtz, was on Chicago's WGN radio tonight and after suffering thru the evening's Nuremberg rallies at the DNC, I tuned in to the webcast and listened to caller after caller demanding that Kurtz be taken off the air for daring to oppose their Lord and Savior. When asked for what he was supposedly lying about, they regurgitated a talking point and demanded that the heretic be silenced. This is the same thing you hear from these disciples when pressed for details: they repeat their programmed shibboleths and act as if that's enough. Ask a conservative to detail what they believe and they'll drown you in details; liberals can only repeat short phrases like, "It was much better than Cats. I'd see it again and again. It was much better than Cats. I'd see it again and again."
The last caller of the show accurately called out the scary attribute of the callers demanding silence: They sounded fascist. In a day where we see the Treason Media's own people arrested for daring to cross the Dems, there are plenty of disciples of the Obamessiah who are willing to do anything to silence dissent. I hope Kurtz has a bodyguard because fanatics like this can easily cross into murderous pathologies.
UPDATE: Just as soon as I posted this, I clicked over to the Corner and saw that Andy McCarthy had been listening too:
The pro-Obama callers on the Milt Rosenberg show are a riot.The woman in the 3rd graf is what I was referring to when I wrote about the mindless parroting of liberals. It's not my imagination.
In the last few minutes, two called to scald Milt for having Stanley on without having an Obama rep on to give the counterpoint. Milt explains, repeatedly, that he contacted the Obama campaign (he gave the name of the campaign official his producer spoke with) and the campaign — the HQ of which is about a quarter mile from the studio where the show airs — declined to come on. They were offered the opportunity to have someone there with Stanley for the entire two hours, and they said no.
Another pro-Obama woman called and, after accusing Stanley of slander but of course not citing anything he said that was slanderous, stated, "We want it to stop." Milt asked what she wanted stopped, and she replied, "It's just not what we believe as Americans." Milt tried again, asking what she didn't believe. She responded that it was someone saying bad things about Barack Obama and, again, we just want it to stop.
Earth to Obama supporters: no one is claiming guilt by association — though willful association with an admitted terrorist would be worthy of noting in a presidential candidate. Obama and Bill Ayers had a working relationship. Yet, Obama claimed Ayers was just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and has otherwise minimized the relationship. Aside from the fact that Obama is not telling the truth, which itself is important, the details of the relationship are important. If the press was doing its job, we'd have those details already. Finally, the media's job is being done ... by Stanley. He should be saluted, not smeared. If the Obama campaign has a substantive response, let's hear it. If all they can do is smear a good faith critic, they are strictly bush league ... and it comes as no surprise that their guy thought Bill Ayers was someone worth cultivating.
UPDATE AGAIN! Jeez, I'd just updated when Andy wrote more and more:
More idiocy from Obama callers. They call with their talking points, do not refute a single fact Stanley has written or otherwise publicized, and they ask, "How can you possibly expect the Obama campaign to send someone to be on your show on short notice in the middle of the Democratic Convention?"I was bemused by the protests that the convention was preventing someone from coming on. If that's the case, what the f*ck is going to happen if jihadists nuke Chicago when Obama's staff is at lunch? How can you claim to be ready to lead when you can't provide an answer to the question, "Why are you lying about knowing a terrorist?", in a timely manner. They had time to send out the marching orders and talking points to their Brownshirts, but they couldn't go on the show and rebut the charges?!?
Is there a single television or radio news program that you can turn on without being harangued by an Obama adviser, campaign official, strategist, etc., etc.? They can't trip over themselves fast enough to get to a microphone, no matter where or when. They were implored to come on this show, and they declined. Not because it's the middle of the convention — the convention hasn't stopped them from being everyplace else. They didn't want to come on because they don't have an answer, and it's easier for them to have their legions smear Stanley than deal with facts.
Is there anyone in the Obama camp who stands by the candidate's claim that Ayers is just a guy who lives in Obama's neighborhood?
Stanley was grace under fire. Between trying to shout him down and trying to get the Justice Department to intimidate other critics (Michelle Malkin has more, here), the Obama campaign is giving us a frightening glimpse of how unfit they are to wield power.
The Truth will set this nation free. This is the last thing Obama can afford to happen.
ZOMG! ANOTHER UPDATE! Here's the podcast of the whole mess; check it out for yourself.
YET ANOTHER UPDATE: The Democrats have made reinstituting the ironically-name "Fairness Doctrine", as a means of silencing conservative dissent to their fascist schemes, a top priority. If elected, Emperor Obama and his Kremlin Congress (Kongress?) would shut down opposition media just like they do in the tyrannical dictator states Dems admire. A report from inside the studio of this debacle provides a chilling glimpse of what's to come and the Brownshirts ready to do the Obamessiah's bidding:
Stanley Kurtz's appearance on the Milt Rosenberg radio program in Chicago last night provided an unsettling look into the authoritarian tactics being employed by the Obama campaign to stifle and intimidate its critics.I cut a bit for space, but we're on the same wavelength. Liberals won't care because they support silencing dissent in the name of "free speech."
As I arrived at the downtown Chicago studios a few hours before show time, the phones began ringing off the hook with irate callers demanding Kurtz be axed from the program. It didn't take long to discover that the Obama campaign—which had declined invitations to join the show for its duration to offer rebuttals to Kurtz's points—had sent an "Obama Action Wire" e-mail to its supporters, encouraging them to deluge the station with complaints.
Evidently, much of Obama nation is comprised of obedient and persistent sheep. They jammed all five studio lines for nearly the entire show while firing off dozens of angry emails. Many vowed to kick their grievances up the food chain to station management. After 90 minutes of alleged smear peddling, Milt Rosenberg (a well-respected host whose long-form interview show has aired in Chicago for decades) opened the phone lines, and blind ignorance soon began to crackle across the AM airwaves. The overwhelming message was clear: The interview must be put to an end immediately, and the station management should prevent similar discussions from taking place.
One female caller, when pressed about what precisely she objected to, simply replied, "We just want it to stop!" Another angry caller was asked what "lies" Kurtz had told in any of his reporting on Barack Obama. The thoughtful response? "Everything he said is dishonest." The same caller later refused to get into "specifics." Another gentleman called Kurtz "the most un-American person" he'd ever heard. Several of the callers did not even know Stanley's name, most had obviously never read a sentence of his meticulous research, and more than simply read verbatim from the Obama talking points.
As Rosenberg repeatedly pointed out that Team Obama had been offered the opporunity to take part in the conversation, the agitated masses adopted their argument to suggest it was outrageous to request an interview from the Obama campaign in the thick of the DNC. Delivering the line of the night, Rosenberg countered, "The Obama national headquarters is just down the street from here. They obviously have the time to send out these angry emails, but they can't walk a few blocks to our studios?"
Throughout the open line segments, Rosenberg and Kurtz wore incredulous expressions. The hostile callers were so bereft of any legitimate argument, there was little to do but sit back and marvel at what was going on.
The experience was surreal, amusing, and chilling. In a matter of hours, a major national campaign had called on its legions to bully a radio show out of airing an interview with a legitimate scholar asking legitimate political questions. Coupled with the Obama campaign's recent attempts to sic the DOJ on the creators of a truthful political advertisement —which also happened to feature Obama's relationship with an unrepentant terrorist— last night's call to action represents an emerging pattern. Any criticism of Obama's unknown past is to be immediately denounced as a "smear," and the messenger is to be shut down at all costs.
Team Obama is fast becoming the campaign that cried "smear." They labeled the National Right to Life committee "liars" for providing evidence of some unpleasant facts about their candidate's record on a series of infanticide votes. This tendency to lash out and engage in baseless name-calling not only smacks of desperation; it also may foreshadow an Obama presidency's strategy in handling unfavorable media reports and sources.
If anyone still believes reinstating the fairness doctrine isn't a top priority for the American Left, last night's example offered a stark and alarming wake-up call.