Skip to comments.Ayers and Obama crossed paths on boards, records show (CNN: Obama is a liar)
Posted on 10/09/2008 5:49:45 PM PDT by Chet 99
But the relationship between Obama and Ayers went deeper, ran longer and was more political than Obama -- and his surrogates -- have revealed, documents and interviews show.
A review of board minutes and records by CNN show Obama crossed paths repeatedly with Ayers at board meetings of the Annenberg Challenge Project.
The Annenberg Foundation gave the project a $50 million grant to match local private funds to improve schools, and Ayers fought to bring the grant to Chicago, according to participants and project records.
The project's organizing committee asked Obama to serve as the board chairman in 1995. Annenberg Project Executive Director Ken Rollings said Ayers was not a member of that ad hoc group when the decision was made.
For seven years, Ayers and Obama -- among many others -- worked on funding for education projects, including some projects advocated by Ayers.
"The specific job of the board of directors was to give out the money," said Stanley Kurtz, a conservative researcher for the Ethics and Public Policy Center and frequent Obama critic.
"Instead of giving money directly to schools, they gave money to what they call external partners and these partners were often pretty radical community organizer groups," said Kurtz, who also has been reviewing the Annenberg Challenge's recently released records.
The board, for example, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Bill Ayers' small schools project. The project promoted alternative education, including projects like the Peace School -- where the curriculum centered on a United Nations theme -- and another school where the focus was African-American studies.
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I am amazed CNN published this. Someone might lose their job over this.
You mean CNN actually is interested in this type of stuff? They actually looked past what they were fed from the Obama campaign?
Hey, there may be hope for America yet.
The American people are beginning to turn on the MSM human waste that continue to lie, distort, and campaign for the Muslim Messiah.
They didn't earn the Clinton News Network moniker for nothin... no doubt there's more than a couple puma hangin out there...
Either I’m missing the “next page” link or that article ends abruptly. Wonder what happened to the reporter?
What is going on at CNN?
Do they know something we don’t?
Are they hedging their bet on Obama because they think McCain might win?
There has been a BIG, BIG change in their overall commentary in just the last week.
John Gibson just interviewed a guy that is convinced that Ayers wrote Obama’s book (as a ghost writer). He did all kinds of technical comparisons to writing styles, etc and is convinced. I believe he is posting his report on WorldNetDaily.
All this stuff is really starting to hit the fan. I hope it is not too late.
I think there was a thread here today written by that guy but I can’t find it.
and michelle worked in the same office as dorn the bomber in 1988.
THIS THREAD needs a Hillary/Flying Monkeys pic asap
Obama voters do not give a turd about Ayers or the truth they just want Change and Hope.
Too bad only 17 people watch CNN.
Yup - that’s the guy.
The project’s organizing committee asked Obama to serve as the board chairman in 1995. Annenberg Project Executive Director Ken Rollings said Ayers was not a member of that ad hoc group when the decision was made.
That part is what caught my eye...that will be his defense. That Ayers did not hire him, and it was not his fault that they were both on the board. He couln’t help that there was an “association”.
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