Skip to comments.Paper, rapped for outing Obama note, claims campaign pre-approved leak
Posted on 07/29/2008 9:23:44 AM PDT by bethtopaz
What initially seemed to be a journalistic scoop of dubious moral propriety now seems to be a case of an Israeli paper being played by the Barack Obama campaign. Maariv, the second most popular newspaper in Israel, was roundly criticized for publishing the note Obama left in the Kotel. But now a Maariv spokesperson says that publication of the note was pre-approved for international publication by the Obama campaign, leading to the conclusion that the "private" prayer was intentionally leaked for public consumption.
At around 5am last Thursday, Obama arrived at the Kotel, or Western Wall, abutting the holiest site in Judaism, the Temple Mount. Accompanied by the Rabbi in charge of the site, Shmuel Rabinovich, he reportedly heard Psalm 122, which contains a prayer for the peace of Jerusalem, touched the wall briefly and then deposited a note of prayer into a crack between the ancient stones, in keeping with the tradition of visitors to the site. On his way out, he was briefly heckled, with one man calling out that "Jerusalem is not for sale" and "Remember what you see here." Trying to drown out the critics, a few supporters chanted his name.
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Obamassiah uses private prayer for politics.
Rush, guessed that this might be the case yesterday.
LOL...next he’ll be photographed by the lapdogs in the msm making a cross with white pebbles on a beach somewhere, a la Clintoon. We’ve been through all these charades with Bill and Hill, so nothing should surprise us. The publicity flacks for Barry Hussein will have to do better in the creativity department. In a range of 1-10, this one is a 2.
The moment I read this “leaked” prayer I KNEW, I KNEW it was a sham!! It perfectly fit with the building of the empty suits image.
Who woulda thunk it.
As soon as I read “the prayer”, I knew it was a campaign scheme.
” But now a Maariv spokesperson says that publication of the note was pre-approved for international publication by the Obama campaign, leading to the conclusion that the “private” prayer was intentionally leaked for public consumption.”
This is too funny.
Not just that he wanted it published, but that he actually thought the reporter would take the heat afterwards?
Without letting on what really happened?
I suppose he was counting on the MSM, once again, to not report on that.
“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”
It was clear from the beginning that he wanted this out there...to make him look pious and God-seeking. When you pray, pray in a closet, Obama.
“Obamassiah uses private prayer for politics.”
Seems he must take his faith quite seriously eh.
Of course the Obama campaign leaked the prayer. It was crafted as a public relations stunt.
I love how the Messiah used the the most sacred place in Judaism as a backdrop for his electioneering. And nobody on the Obama team had any qualms with that.
Of course, McCain had a campaign event at the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe while he was in Mexico a few weeks ago. However, since our media is not interested in the McCain campaign, this passed unnoticed.
I am certain that GOD does not appreciate being used like some political operative!
“Update as to Maariv’s statement as published in Haaretz on July 28]: “Obama’s note was published in Maariv and other international publications following his authorization to make the content of the note public. Obama submitted a copy of the note to media outlets when he left his hotel in Jerusalem.”]
If correct, It appears that Obama made Maariv and other media an instrument of his will. The media, of course, was a most willing tool”
“If the Maariv statement about pre-approval of publication of the note is true, it would mean that the Obama campaign had managed the event brilliantly, if deceptively, getting the double benefit of appearing to be victimized by the invasive Israeli press and prayer-thieving Jew while at the same time leaking out his humble Christian plea to the Lord.
Already by the weekend, a (relatively) slick video appeared on YouTube that blended Obama’s Western Wall prayer with various church scenes, crosses aplenty, a dove of peace, and a soundtrack based on Amazing Grace. The video closes with a “vote” button and an invitation to visit the official campaign website”
Be sure to watch the new Obama Campaign video that’s in this article. He keeps flashing the words to his “private” prayer to God at the Wailing Wall, along with pictures of him at the Wall interspersed with pictures of Obama in a church with a lighted cross behind him. It’s unbelievable and quite funny! This guy is UNREAL!!
What did you say about this yesterday? “Wag the God”, LOL
Be sure to watch the new Obama Campaign video thats in this article. He keeps flashing the words to his private prayer to God at the Wailing Wall, along with pictures of him at the Wall interspersed with pictures of Obama in a church with a lighted cross behind him. Its unbelievable and quite funny! This guy is UNREAL!!
I forgot to ad that “Amazing Grace” is being played as background music to Obama’s new ad.
Yea... I guess he hasn't seen this yet on FR, or we'd already have a "SEE, I TOLD you SO!"
Rush just mentioned this article, but he didn’t mention the video. I just e-mailed him about it, but I don’t think he’s aware of it yet.
The video is just plain tacky.
Yeah, he certainly took a page out of the Clinton charadebook.
Pathetic, the whole lot of them.
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