The McCain-Palin Presidential Campaign accused the LA Times of "Intentionally suppressing" a damning Barack Obama videotape.
The tape is of 2003 banquet when then state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of being pals with Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian scholar and activist.
The LA Times first reported on the tape back in April about Obama ties with Jews and Palestinians as "he navigated the politics of Chicago."
"A major news organization is intentionally suppressing information that could provide a clearer link between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi," McCain campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb charged. "It’s unfortunate that the press so obviously favors Barack Obama that this campaign must publicly request that the Los Angeles Times do its job — make information public."
The Times then issued a statement by the newspaper’s editor Russ Stanton. "Times did not publish the videotape because it was provided to us by a confidential source who did so on the condition that we not release it. The Times keeps its promises to sources."
In reporting on Obama’s presence at the dinner for Khalidi, the article noted that some speakers expressed anger at Israel and at U.S. foreign policy, but that Obama in his comments called for finding common ground.
The Times reported today "Khalidi in the 1970s often spoke to reporters on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Khalidi later lived near Obama while teaching at the University of Chicago. He is now a professor of Arab studies at Columbia University in New York."
The McCain-Palin Campaign which sees terrorists behind every Bush and Obama is mounting the offensive in an attempt to get the big MO going in the final days.
Of course for every William Ayers in Obama’s past, there’s George W. Bush — in Sen. McCain’s.
POP FYI: Back in July, the LA Times suppressed a staff writer’s blog on the National Enquirer‘s ongoing coverage of The John Edwards Affair. They only recanted after Edwards admitted the affair on national TV.