Friday, October 31, 2008

Can you say "Enemies List"?

From Drudge:

Fri Oct 31 2008 08:39:55 ET



The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states -- and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs -- and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Despite pleas from top editors of the three newspapers that have covered the campaign for months at extraordinary cost, the Obama campaign says their reporters -- and possibly others -- will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black American president.


Some told the DRUDGE REPORT that the reporters are being ousted to bring on documentary film-makers to record the final days; others expect to see on board more sympathetic members of the media, including the NY TIMES' Maureen Dowd, who once complained that she was barred from McCain's Straight Talk Express airplane.

After a week of quiet but desperate behind-the-scenes negotiations, the reporters of the three papers heard last night that they were definitely off for the final swing. They are already planning how to cover the final days by flying commercial or driving from event to event.


This is only the latest example of Obama's totalitarian nature working itself out. I ask this again, if Obama will do this kind of thing when the election is still in doubt what will he do if he actually becomes president?

The truth is I believe that the reason for the only reporters who might have been expected to honestly cover the goings on in the Obama inner circle being kicked off the plane is that Obama and his string-pullers are worried. They see the polls tightening and they realize that the trend among the still undecided voters is away from Obama.

That plane is going to be filled with a lot of last minute brainstorming on how how to turn this situation around and if they lose on Nov. 4 how to succeed where Gore failed in 2000 and steal the election. And failing all of that they will be seeing just how many violent, bloody riots they can kick off in the big cities to show the stupid crackers what will happen if they don't do the right thing next time Obama is on the ticket.

None of this is the kind of thing a candidate who is hoping to coast in on the illusion of inevitability wants to see broadcast to the great bestial mass of ignorant sheep that he is counting on voting for him.