Fox News Headline (August 26, 2008)
Newly Released Documents Highlight Obama’s Relationship With Ayers
Documents released Tuesday by the University of Illinois at Chicago shed some light on Barack Obama’s relationship with William Ayers, a founding member of the 1960s and 1970s radical group the Weather Underground.
First things first, for a news organization the (laughingly) claims to be fair and balanced, the seem to have forgotten to mention that Ayers is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Indiana. You never see John McCain referred to as “an adulterer who abandoned his mutilated wife”, or “who exercised poor judgment” in the Keating Five scandal.
Makes it sound like they found a Hallmark card from Obama to Ayers reading “Keep on bombing!”
The truth is the exact opposite. After reviewing 140(!) boxes of agendas and other documents that “…clearly put Obama and Ayers in the same room for meetings of Chicago Annenberg Challenge, an educational initiative that Ayers was instrumental in starting and that Obama chaired in the 1990s.”
Wow! Shocking! Stop the presses! Two men, who happened to be on the board of the same anti-poverty foundation at the same time were in the same room at the same time. If that’s not uncontrivertable proof then nothing is. Actually, nothing is.
But I guess when you own your own news organization you can write as many misleading headlines as you like.