We’ve all heard about the hard decisions that editors are forced to make about stories; to print or not to print . . . you know. I have been facing a similar dilemma since my daily stroll on the Internet, two days ago. Trust me; I wasn’t looking for this one. Since reading it, I feel like I’ve been splattered with all kinds of pigeon muck from above. Be gone, damn spot!
There is a story that has been going around (apparently for some time) about Barack Obama’s past that if true, would make the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky mess pale in comparison. Part of the internal fight has arisen because on a scale of 1 to 10, the “Yuk factor” associated with this story is easily a 37 or a 38; not pretty to say the least. On the other side of the equation, the “what if” questions is, “will this turn out to be an Internet jackalope?”
For those of you who don’t know what a jackalope is, it’s a jackrabbit with tiny antlers sticking out of its head. You can find them in small towns throughout the west, their tiny heads mounted on plaques and displayed for sale. Jackalopes are also a joke perpetrated by locals on tourists who buy these amazing little critters and bring them home to show the folks. (If you own one of these, now you can say you knew about the joke, all the time!)
I finally decided that not blogging about this would be a mistake. I also decided to give you, the reader, the opportunity to look the story up (it won’t be hard to find this one) and decide for yourself, rather than give the person who is making these accusations free access to pollute, if the story is false.
What has this have to do with the media? Well, it appears that mainstream media has had this story for some time and has been reluctant to pursue it, although more than one of the supermarket journalistic rags have published the story. The MSM is in a tough position, which I fully understand. If MSM releases the story too late (how could you hold the story, knowing its significance?) they’re screwed. If they release the story and it turns out to be false, they’re screwed.
If the story is true, Obama’s run for the presidency is over and whatever Reverend Wright has said will be a blip on the radar screen. The larger problem is, should Obama ultimately win the Democratic Party’s nomination for president and the charges fully emerge into the daylight, while he is running against McCain, the 2008 race for president is over.
BTW, don’t think the conservatives don’t already have this story. They do. There are numerous conservative sites where you can download your free “The Real Barack Obama” report for $39.95. While you are nosing around, you’ll find lots on Michelle, as well. If you liked Hillary as First Lady, you’ll love Michelle. As I write this, I keep wondering if the Republican conservatives are keeping their powder dry on this until … you get to fill in the blanks. Yep, just wait in the woods and spring this baby when Dem’s least except it.
This may be the story that Robert Novak alluded to a few months ago, essentially saying the Clinton campaign had “the goods” on Obama and decided not to use them. If that supposition is true, clearly the Clinton campaign has proved they are not interested in winning at all costs. I don’t know. What I do know is that no one can be happy about this.
The MSM needs to do its job prove these accusations are false. They have the tools to prove or disprove the claims of this man. This country doesn’t need another sitting president hampered by lawsuits while trying to handle the people’s business.