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Old 05-04-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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Default Barrack Obama's Alleged 2004 Affair...

Okay, first things first. Obviously the source is a little dubious. But the question I have is, why is there no pop (read: mainstream media) media investigation of this? The Inquirer HAS broken a few legitimate affair stories over the years, and there's definitely some smoke here. Why doesn't a legit news at least take a look-see?

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Okay, first things first. Obviously the source is a little dubious. But the question I have is, why is there no pop (read: mainstream media) media investigation of this? The Inquirer HAS broken a few legitimate affair stories over the years, and there's definitely some smoke here. Why doesn't a legit news at least take a look-see?

http://www.examiner.com/x-22153-Cleveland-Pop-Culture-Examiner~y2010m5d1-Obama-cheating-scandal-affair-alleged-with-Vera-Baker--Photos-of-Baker-vary-across-the-web?cid=exrss-Cleveland-Pop-Culture-Examiner
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:38 AM   #3
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Why doesn't a legit news at least take a look-see?
First, if the Inquirer or any of the "supermarket tabloids" are suspect in their "reportage", then what we refer to as "the mainstream media" is no less suspect for the same reasons. The MSM are little more than political tabloids at this point. Any notion of "journalism" has long since been abdicated to what they were taught in the "hallowed halls" of "higher education" - "advocacy journalism".

Second, all media are businesses. They exist to make the almighty buck. Period. They "report" what they think will draw interest so that they can sell their product and, more importantly, advertising.

Their silence on a bho affair would seem to be in conflict with the "second". It would be a bonanza. This is where they really betray themselves as what they are. The first trumps the second in all things "obama". There are numerous things the MSM, including Fox, will not touch. One was any thought of linkage between Iraq and 9/11. Another is the whole WMD thing. bho's birth certificate? Howbout the "administration's" attention to the disaster in the Gulf? A bho affair? Anybody that would entertain such thoughts for even a second is a barking loon, despite the mountains of evidence to the contrary.



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I don't know...it seems to me that the honeymoon is over and even the most adoring news agencies are starting to take at least a slighter harder line with Barry. If you are the journalist to break this story, it smells like Pulitzer to me.

Not to mention the fact that it is a reporters journalistic responsibility to investigate the news...even if it turns out negatively for a guy they might have personally liked and elected....
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If you are the journalist to break this story, it smells like Pulitzer to me.
It smells like a cement kamona to me.

Here's a "story" that would certainly gain "Bob Woodward" status - the bho political career. Start with Frank Marshall Davis in Chicago.

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Default Re: Barrack Obama's Alleged 2004 Affair...

It also occurs to me that perhaps there ARE some people on this, and they are just playing CYA until they have properly vetted their information and sources. Bush took a lot of flack and just ate it, but Barry seems the type to sue for libel...
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...until they have properly vetted their information..
I'd like to see the, er, "relationship" between these two vetted.

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Okay, first things first. Obviously the source is a little dubious. But the question I have is, why is there no pop (read: mainstream media) media investigation of this? The Inquirer HAS broken a few legitimate affair stories over the years, and there's definitely some smoke here. Why doesn't a legit news at least take a look-see?

http://www.examiner.com/x-22153-Clev...lture-Examiner
I'm no fan of President Obama,but all the same I'm ok if the major media outlets are ignoring this rumor. Going through store checkout lines I've seen plenty of tabloids headlines that had G.W.B and Laura Bush getting a divorce or one of them hopelessly addicted to coke etc... and I didn't see the major news outlets running with those rumors either.

And regardless, even if it's true, it happened before he took office, and I don't concern myself with the goings on of consenting adults.
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Default Re: Barrack Obama's Alleged 2004 Affair...

Believe it or not, there is a hierarchy of dubiousness...The Globe is at the very bottom, right next to the now-defunct World Weekly News.

The Inquirer is the original source of this story, which is several rungs up the ladder....but, considering some of the sources that are cited around here on a daily basis, I'd say the Inquirer is about par for the course. It's at least as credible as the Huffington Post....
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