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|How Reliable Is FactCheck.org?
|As we all know by now, it is FactCheck.org that has
"certified" Barack Obama as being eligible
to serve as POTUS.
Judges, politicians, journalists and Obots
point to the bogus document posted on their site by a couple of
progressive operatives as
"proof" that Obama is eligible.
But, how reliable is
FactCheck.org? I say, not very.
In an old article on
FactCheck.org, entitled, "'He Lied' About Bill Ayers?," FactCheck.org
goes after John McCain for daring to draw attention to the Obama-Bill
Ayers relationship, and blames any relationship that they did have on
The article begins: "In a TV ad, McCain says Obama 'lied' about his
association with William Ayers, a former bomb-setting, anti-war radical
from the 1960s and '70s. We find McCain's claim to be groundless.
New details have recently come to light, but nothing Obama said
previously has been shown to be false."
In this article, FactCheck.org
makes the following false or misleading statements:
"...so far as is known, their relationship was never very close. An
Obama spokesman says they last saw each other in a chance encounter
on the street more than a year ago."
Bill Ayers' "The Woods Fund, in many ways, is responsible
for helping start Obama as an organizer and shaping his political
identity. In 1985 the foundation gave a $25,000 grant to the
Developing Communities Project (aka the "DCP"), which hired Obama, at
24, as an organizer on Chicago's economically depressed South Side."
The Woods Fund was founded by the Woods family which owned the
Illinois-based Sahara Coal Company, a major supplier of coal from its
mines to major Illinois power companies.
Commonwealth Edison, the giant
Chicago-based electric power company was headed by Thomas Ayers, father
of Bill Ayers.
In 1989, Obama was a summer intern at Michelle
Obama's law firm. One of Michelle's co-workers was Bernadine
In 1995, Obama's political career was launched in
Bill Ayers' living room -- some of the socialists and commies
present were the socialist
Dr. Quentin Young, Obama's political ribbi, Alice Palmer, a
member of the CPUSA, and of course self-described communists Bill
Ayers and bernadine Dohrn.
Barack also was essentially an
employee of Bill Ayers for eight years, starting in 1995.
Ayers, co-creator of the Challenge, help select
as the new director of the board for this program? Why, Barack
Obama, of course. Obama was the first Chairman of the Board of the
Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
Obama served on the board for eight years, from 1995 until the Challenge ended in
2003. Bill Ayers was intimately involved in the Challenge over
this same time period, raising and spending at least $110 million in an
effort to bolster a "radical" (Ayers'
word) reform program in the Chicago Public Schools from 1994 to
Ayers was the Board Chairman of the nonprofit
Woods Fund of Chicago and Obama was also a Board member. Obama
was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002,
according to the Fund's website.
In November 1997, Ayers and Obama participated in a panel at the
University of Chicago entitled "Should a child ever be called a 'super
predator?'" to debate "the merits of the juvenile justice system."
In April 2002, Ayers, Dohrn, and Obama, then an Illinois State Senator,
participated together at a conference entitled "Intellectuals: Who Needs
Them?" sponsored by The
Center for Public Intellectuals and the
University of Illinois-Chicago. Ayers and Obama were two of the
six members of the "Intellectuals in Times of Crisis" panel.
Here is the
"I know they are friends,"
said Dr. Young of Obama and Ayers.
education project described in the Web ad, far from being 'radical'"
Here's a Wall Street Journal article, entitled "Obama and Ayers
Pushed Radicalism On Schools," but who you gonna believe?
"Even the description of Ayers as a 'terrorist' is a matter of
interpretation. Setting off bombs can fairly be described as
terrorism even when they are intended to cause only property damage,
which is what Ayers has admitted doing in his youth. But for nearly
three decades since, Ayers has lived the relatively quiet life of an
educator. It would be correct to call him a 'former terrorist,' and
an 'unapologetic' one at that. But if McCain means the word
'terrorist' to invoke images of 9/11, he's being misleading; Ayers
is no Osama bin Laden now, and never was."
I suppose it was a mis-booking that
resulted in Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn being two of the
"peace activists" aboard the Gaza "Freedom Flotilla" -- just last
"Obama never said Ayers was 'just' a guy in the neighborhood"
Here is a transcript from ABC News, of an Obama/Clinton debate,
where Barack Obama says, referring to Bill Ayers, "This is a guy who
lives in my neighborhood." I suppose putting the word
"just" in quotes rationalize the lie.
"We (FactCheck.org) wrote back then that Clinton had gone too far by
suggesting that 'people died' as a result of Ayers' actions."
A San Francisco police union has
accused former domestic terrorist William Ayers, co-founder of the
Weather Underground, and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, in a 1970 bombing that killed one
sergeant, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
On Feb. 16, 1970, a bomb placed on a window ledge of
Park Station killed Sgt. Brian McDonnell and injured eight other
officers, the Chronicle reported.
There are many more lies, distortions,
misrepresentation on this page, but if I keep this up, I'll never get
anything else done today. However, I believe there's enough stuff
above to clearly demonstrate that FactCheck.org is nothing more than a
partisan, Chicago-based propaganda mill -- and just not meant to be
And these are the guys responsible for putting Obama in
the White House.
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