Middle East studies in the News
Halloween Election Special: Scare Stories [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
by Marc Fisher
Random scary bits on All Hallow's Eve and the eve of the last weekend before the last weekdays before, oh yes, it's really coming, the actual end of the long, long campaign:
From my email inbox: "Attached you will find a $150,000.00 USD reward letter applicable to any individual or company that releases the video of Senator Barack Obama held by the Los Angeles Times."
The story, from the L.A. Times: "John McCain's presidential campaign Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Times of 'intentionally suppressing' a videotape it obtained of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian scholar and activist. The Times first reported on the videotape in an April 2008 story about Obama's ties with Palestinians and Jews as he navigated the politics of Chicago. The report included a detailed description of the tape, but the newspaper did not make the video public."
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