Saturday, March 10, 2007

Obama Needs to Change his Name or Quit

We all knew it would start with Fox News:
Fox chairman, Roger Ailes, made a remark about Mr. Obama on Thursday night at an awards banquet here. In a series of jokes about various public officials as part of a speech, Mr. Ailes said, “It is true that Barack Obama is on the move. I don’t know if it’s true that President Bush called Musharraf and said, ‘Why can’t we catch this guy?’ ”

As the comparison, however made in jest, traveled around the Internet on Friday, the calls for Nevada Democrats to sever ties with Fox News intensified. Activists and bloggers also cited Fox’s broadcasting last month of inaccurate statements that Mr. Obama had attended a radical Muslim school while a child in Indonesia.

Did Fox News really broadcast that Obama attended a radical Muslim School? If so, why wasn't this made into a bigger deal? If it were true, it would be remarkable, but if it's false, which I'd imagine it is, shouldn't they "get in trouble"? I guess they're probably not broadcasting to anyone on the margin, so it doesn't really matter...

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