Middle East studies in the News
Politico: We Would Have Released Video Of Obama Toasting PLO Operatives [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
Say Anything (Blog of KXMC, Minot, ND)
As many of you know by now, the LA Times has video of Barack Obama toasting and praising Jew-hating PLO operative (and Yasser Arafat henchman) Rashid Khalidi at a 2003 event. As many of you also know, the LA Times is refusing to release the video.
Ben Smith at The Politico is puzzled by the Times' decision, saying that Politico would have made it public.
The Times is now claiming that they can't release the Khalidi tape because they promised their source they wouldn't. Which just raises more questions. What's on that tape that the Times' source doesn't want the public at large to see?
And on top of all of this, who could imagine the Times sitting on a similarly inconvenient video for John McCain? Can anyone imagine the Times letting the wishes of some source get in the way of releasing a video that could damage John McCain? Or Sarah Palin?
Of course not.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
Campus Watch contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org