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April 23, 2008


I'm concerned that today's top few stories happens to include the exact same story, which I consider unfair to Obama, twice, and with Obama's photo associated, although there is more detail about McCain in that particular story.

I hope that people will pay attention to Steve Weissman's Truthout editorial, Baiting Obama, which discusses some of the techniques being used to attempt to discredit him.

Thanks, Pat, for your comment. The story to which you refer, "Baiting Obama" makes an interesting parallel with earlier redbaiting, although Clinton has received her share of the same accusations. She, however, can be criticized for encouraging this frenzy. I had to laugh at the Lieberman quote that he would "hesitate to say" Obama is a Marxist. "But he's got some positions that are far to the left of me and I think mainstream America." Lieberman has moved ever further to right since running as an independent against the winner of the Democratic Party primary CT.'s Senate race. I'd be interested in some sort of political poll which indeed indentified the relative position on the spectrum of Obama, Lieberman and the American public. In looking online, I see that journalist David Sirota made a stab at looking at the polls on several issues back in 2006 here: http://davidsirota.com/index.php/2006/05/30/joe-lieberman-the-hostile-takeover-of-centrism/

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