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NY Times – More Palin Smears – More Covering Up of Obama’s Record – UPDATE AP Calls Palin Racist!

Posted by iusbvision on October 4, 2008

UPDATE III: MSNBC asks Is this AP or the DailyKOS? comments HERE.

UPDATE II: Palin on Obama Palling Around With a Terrorist

I know what you are going to say… so what else is new right?

The same newspaper that ran three front page stories on BRISTOL Palin on the same day, the same newspaper that accused John McCain of having an affair with a lobbyist based on second hand innuendo right after he secured the nomination, the same media who went over Sarah Palin’s daily expense reports, found every bogus allegation and innuendo made by every one of her political enemies and presented it as fact. Now it’s those horrible Palin’s are millionaires…

Of course to the NYT those who have a combined family income over over $120k a year must be millionaires… when you include the value of their house, their family business AND their retirement fund. So small business owners if I took your home, business and retirement fund and added it all up and if it came close to a million in value, you too are “the rich” and need to be taxed up the wazoo. This is why Donald Trump said, when Democrats talk about taxing the rich, they end up taxing a lot of others people too.

The Palin’s released their tax returns and they show that they give more money to charity in one year than Biden gave in eight in spite of the fact that she makes far less money… so what does the NYT have to say

Financial Papers Show Palins’ Assets Top $1 Million

The McCain campaign released financial documents on Friday indicating that Gov. Darah Palin of Alaska had assets over $1 million, consisting largely of an ample retirement portfolio, real estate and her husband’s commercial fishing business.

Ms. Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, kept her tax rate low by putting all of her investments in tax-deferred accounts. In addition, she did not report as income the $17,000 that she received in per diem payments from the state while she remained at her home in Wasilla.

[further down in the story we find out that they aren’t really millionaires….]

Tax returns for 2007 and 2006 show that Ms. Palin and her husband, Todd, had diverse sources of income. In addition to her salary as governor, there were capital gains from the sale of a snowmobile and income from Mr. Palin’s winnings in the annual Iron Dog snow-machine race.

The Palins reported taxable income in 2007 of $166,080, consisting largely of Ms. Palin’s salary as governor. The couple paid $24,738 in taxes on this income, at a tax rate of around 15 percent. But in 2006, the couple reported taxable income of $127,869, which consisted mainly of Mr. Palin’s income from BP Exploration Alaska and an income of less than $5,000 for Ms. Palin from the State of Alaska before she was elected governor.

The article also states that Palin should have declared her Per Diem as governor. Per Diem is reimbursements for expenses and not income. The Per Diem she got was for travel & Food to Anchorage & back while she slept at her home in Wasilla at night. Palin did not even claim as much per Diem as she is allowed by law and her expenses have been 80% less than the previous governor…..but of course no reason for trhe NYT to mention those little details is there?  

This is the part that just kills me….

Yet for a couple with modest incomes, the Palins have amassed a sizable portfolio that consists mainly of retirement investments and real estate.

The disclosure form listed the portfolio’s value as from $300,000 to $850,000. … 

Amassed a SIZABLE… LOL – Folks this $300k to 850K number includes their home, the value of their business and their RETIREMENT funds. Anyone with a lick of sense knows if you have $300K in a retirement fund you need to start saving more because 300k wont last you 25 years after retirement and many say 850k might not last unless you live very frugally,

And Now FINALLY after 20 months on the campaign the New York TImes exposes Barack Obama’s relationship with unapologetic former terrorist William Ayers… ok not exposes… how about lies about and covers up..

The New York Times says that Obama and Ayres “crossed paths” a few times. They leave out that Obama’s career was started by a meet the candidate meeting in Ayres home. They totally whitewash the time Ayers and Obama worked together at the Woods Foundation and at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

Stenley Kurtz has been writing a series of articles on Obama and Ayers based on the records of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge that are stored at the University of Chicago and those records show that the NYT is spinning for Obama yet again. Obama shared the goals and values of Ayers while funneling charity funds to far left political groups. Part of what they did was to misuse Annenberg charity funds to teach radicalized teachers to radicalize students and the records state so clearly. This would explain why the Obama campaign has been trying to use dirty tricks to stop Stanley Kurtz and WGN radio from discussing this information.

We have written extensively on this story and the extraordinary efforts to silence it HERE, HEREHERE and     HERE. comments on the Ayres story HERE.


UPDATE I:  NoQuarters Blog obtained letters from Brown University showing that William Ayers picked who was to serve on the board of CAC. Thus even further demonstrating that Ayres handpicked Obama to chair it…as of the University of Chicago records werent enough. This is example number 285,973 of how the NYT is in the tank for the Democrats. Of course the Obama campaign said that Ayres had nothing to do with gatting Obama on the board of CAC….

UPDATE III: AP Calls Palin Racist

Her reference to Obama’s relationship with William Ayers, a member of the Vietnam-era Weather Underground, was exaggerated at best if not outright false. No evidence shows they were “pals” or even close when they worked on community boards years ago and Ayers hosted a political event for Obama early in his career.

Anyone who just looks at the record knows otherwise, and this info is easy to find even with an internet search engine. Republicans have got to come to terms with the fact that they are just not running against their opponents; they are running against the elite media as well. The only way to shock them into telling the truth is to humiliate them publicly and aggressively with the facts, calling them out as liars and aggressively debunking each wrong story and calling out the reporters by name at campaign stops. It is how FIRE gets corrupt college administrators to behave and Republicans should adopt the same strategy for the truth.

UPDATE IV: Makin comments HERE – Hotair comments HERE. Patterico has a brilliant commentary HERE.

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