Fox News is running a discussion panel this morning and one of the topics is the LA Times’ refusal to release the tape of Obama praising Rashid Khalidi at a going away party for Khalidi.
Khalidi was a former speaker for the Palestine Liberation Organization. Even more embarrassing for Obama is that the party appears to have been attended to by Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, both long time far left radicals.
The argument is over whether the LA Times should release the tape, if their refusal is to protect Obama, and if the same standard would be applied if it were a tape damaging to John McCain.
The discussion itself largely fell along ideological lines among the panel in patterns that one would expect.
What’s interesting though is that Julia Baird, Editor for Newsweek, led off the conversation with the media’s ace, journalistic ethics, as an excuse not to release it.
This is an argument that is beyond ridiculous in this campaign. Most of the media shred any remaining semblance of ethics in approximately April or May. Further, Ms Baird’s Newsweek was right there with the worst of the publications as far as journalistic ethics are concerned.
So, excuse me if I’m a little skeptical of this claim to ethics.