Skip to comments.Obama Campaign Confronts WGN Radio (Directs ObamaNazis to Target Stanley Kurtz Interview Tonight)
Posted on 08/27/2008 8:20:47 PM PDT by kristinn
Sen. Barack Obama's campaign is organizing its supporters tonight to confront Tribune-owned WGN radio in Chicago for having a critic of the Illinois Democrat on its air.
"WGN radio is giving right-wing hatchet man Stanley Kurtz a forum to air his baseless, fear-mongering terrorist smears," Obama's campaign wrote in an e-mail to supporters. "He's currently scheduled to spend a solid two-hour block from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. pushing lies, distortions, and manipulations about Barack and University of Illinois professor William Ayers."
Kurtz, a conservative writer, recently wrote an article for the National Review that looked at Obama's ties to former 1960s radical William Ayers.
The magazine had been blocked in its initial attempts to obtain records from the University of Illinois at Chicago regarding the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which Obama chaired and Ayers co-founded. The school later reserved its position and made the records available Tuesday.
Obama's campaign is urging supporters to call the radio station to complain.
"Tell WGN that by providing Kurtz with airtime, they are legitimizing baseless attacks from a smear-merchant and lowering the standards of political discourse," the note said.
"It is absolutely unacceptable that WGN would give a slimy character assassin like Kurtz time for his divisive, destructive ranting on our public airwaves," the note continued. "At the very least, they should offer sane, honest rebuttal to every one of Kurtz's lies."
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From a reader:
The WGN broadcast is absolutely fascinating and live on line at WGN.com
The host Milt Rosenberg, who is unquestionably an institution in Chicago talk radio, and has never ever been overtly partisan, is clearly stunned by the Obama-campaign-initiated email and phone attack on the Kurtz broadcast. He's brought his producer into the interview room TWICE to affirm that a) their phone lines and emails have been swamped with abuse, and b) that the Obama campaign was invited to participate. The producer is quoting talking points shared by the campaign.
As far as the content - there's significant evidence presented by Stanley Kurtz that Obama's been dissembling about his contact if not his relationship with Ayers. The toothpaste is out.
08/27 11:02 PM
frankjr posted this.
There is something they are really worried about, for them to go that far.
So it’s all supposed to be a whitewash,eh?
Wow, the Most High, Exulted, and Merciful Lord Obamessiah Almighty really has his tit in a wringer over this.
Can you say unhinged? Apparently any criticism of bambi is a baseless sleazy smear, despite boundless evidence supporting it. Bambi and his goons will make Stalin look like Little Lord Fauntleroy.
This blows my mind. If Bambi is elected where will free speech go?
Liberals don’t believe in the First Amendment.
Fascinating radio, I’ve been listening for about 20minutes.
They don't want speech, but free men will not be muzzled.
This is EXACTLY what you can expect from a radical socialist president like Obama. Pure Stalinism. Recall how Bill Clinton LIED tonight when he said Obama would “defend, protect and uphold the Constitution”??
Oh really Bill??? Here is a massive attack on free speech Billy?? Now where is your pro-Constitution Obama Billy??
What a pack of lying, radical, anti-American socialists.
Read it and weep for America if this commie fraud gets put in our White House.
Sounds like the natives are getting a bit restless.
mu God!! I am listening to it right now!! They have some deep sh** on osama
I keep hearing Roy Orbison singing “Just Running Scared” inside me widdle hedd.
It will go bi-bi.
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