Comments on: Obama Friend Whitaker Denies Wright Allegation of Bribe http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:39:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: NJ Mike http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26775891 NJ Mike Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:18:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26775891 Listen, considering the history of absolute integrity and the total lack of dishonesty on the part of the Uhhhbama admin, we have no choice but to beleive that paragon of honesty....... Listen, considering the history of absolute integrity and the total lack of dishonesty on the part of the Uhhhbama admin, we have no choice but to beleive that paragon of honesty…….

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By: Common _ Sense http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26750771 Common _ Sense Sun, 03 Jun 2012 22:57:57 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26750771 The question is what is the definition of a bribe! The question should have been were you involved in giving any money or other valuable to Reverent Wright or his church? The question is what is the definition of a bribe! The question should have been were you involved in giving any money or other valuable to Reverent Wright or his church?

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By: tork http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26722301 tork Sat, 02 Jun 2012 22:11:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26722301 Archie, you don't know what you are talking about. For instance, you say, "the publisher would let that type of allegation out into the public without being a fact or damn close to it". But, in fact, publishers publish books with nonsense in them all the time. Look on Amazon, you'll find books about how crystals can heal you, aliens live among us, the world is only 6000 years old, etc. Just because something appears in print does not make it true. And when you are talking about things Republicans publish about Democrats, you can be sure that a lot of it is even harder to believe than Art Bell's guests.... Archie, you don’t know what you are talking about.

For instance, you say, “the publisher would let that type of allegation out into the public without being a fact or damn close to it”.

But, in fact, publishers publish books with nonsense in them all the time. Look on Amazon, you’ll find books about how crystals can heal you, aliens live among us, the world is only 6000 years old, etc.

Just because something appears in print does not make it true. And when you are talking about things Republicans publish about Democrats, you can be sure that a lot of it is even harder to believe than Art Bell’s guests….

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By: Freedom http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26709371 Freedom Sat, 02 Jun 2012 14:07:20 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26709371 Whitaker, is he the friend that Obama just gave nearly $ 2 billion dollar grant too? Hmmmm Whitaker, is he the friend that Obama just gave nearly $ 2 billion dollar grant too? Hmmmm

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By: archie http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26709041 archie Sat, 02 Jun 2012 13:58:26 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26709041 So who is lying Jake? You are very quick to denouce Kliein and thereby absolving both Obama and Rev.[sic] Wright. And so, as the obedient and ever ready lap poodle that you have earnestly become, it is all about Klein. You make no mention of how the publisher would let that type of allegation out into the public without being a fact or damn close to it. Instead you, as usual, avoid any real jounalistic [sic] work to uncover the truth. Right on cue Jake. Tell me- do you wear your Forward button outside your home? So who is lying Jake? You are very quick to denouce Kliein and thereby absolving both Obama and Rev.[sic] Wright. And so, as the obedient and ever ready lap poodle that you have earnestly become, it is all about Klein. You make no mention of how the publisher would let that type of allegation out into the public without being a fact or damn close to it. Instead you, as usual, avoid any real jounalistic [sic] work to uncover the truth. Right on cue Jake. Tell me- do you wear your Forward button outside your home?

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By: Lizzie http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26707821 Lizzie Sat, 02 Jun 2012 13:24:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26707821 SILKPHOENIX, so your telling us Tapper better watch out or he'll be fired. TORK, you can't believe anything that's on tape or video, right, so the comment from Pres.Obama to the Russian PM " I will have more flexability after the election" was a lie to, or I am working hard to fix the economy and create jobs. SILKPHOENIX, so your telling us Tapper better watch out or he’ll be fired.
TORK, you can’t believe anything that’s on tape or video, right, so the comment from Pres.Obama to the Russian PM ” I will have more flexability after the election” was a lie to, or I am working hard to fix the economy and create jobs.

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By: tork http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26698851 tork Sat, 02 Jun 2012 08:29:21 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26698851 "And if the quote about the bribe isn’t true, it is strange that Wright is not denouncing it as untrue…" Susan, you are lucky this story is even getting a blog posting at all. Klein is such a notorious liar that I'd quote a paranoid schizophrenic on PCP before giving this guy a micrometer of space in any legitimate venue. But that's the game. Make up a lie. And then try to turn the press cycle over to debating the lie. Insist that the coverage of the lie be represented by both sides, so the liar and the truth teller share the same platform, and then tell everyone that the Mainstream Media is covering the story. Pull juicy quotes out of context, pump it on blogs and hoax emails, and try to rehash the story AGAIN. That's the formula the birthers have used. I'd expect journalists to be smarter than this. Maybe some are. But don't cry foul just because one of your top 100 conspiracy theories isn't the leading story for the day. Think about it this way.... 2 or 3 other conspiracy theories ARE getting headlines (Solyndra and the Birth Certificate). “And if the quote about the bribe isn’t true, it is strange that Wright is not denouncing it as untrue…”

Susan, you are lucky this story is even getting a blog posting at all. Klein is such a notorious liar that I’d quote a paranoid schizophrenic on PCP before giving this guy a micrometer of space in any legitimate venue.

But that’s the game. Make up a lie. And then try to turn the press cycle over to debating the lie. Insist that the coverage of the lie be represented by both sides, so the liar and the truth teller share the same platform, and then tell everyone that the Mainstream Media is covering the story. Pull juicy quotes out of context, pump it on blogs and hoax emails, and try to rehash the story AGAIN.

That’s the formula the birthers have used.

I’d expect journalists to be smarter than this. Maybe some are. But don’t cry foul just because one of your top 100 conspiracy theories isn’t the leading story for the day. Think about it this way…. 2 or 3 other conspiracy theories ARE getting headlines (Solyndra and the Birth Certificate).

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By: Tim http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26691091 Tim Sat, 02 Jun 2012 02:52:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26691091 When ABC News asked the White House to comment about Wright’s allegations, press secretary Jay Carney pointed to Ed Klein’s oeuvre and said the author “lacks a certain amount of credibility.” He does. Some of Klein’s charges in previous books – many too outlandish to even repeat — have led his fellow conservatives such as Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, and John Podhoretz to disparage his journalism. _________________________ Thanks for shining the light on this fraud Jake. When ABC News asked the White House to comment about Wright’s allegations, press secretary Jay Carney pointed to Ed Klein’s oeuvre and said the author “lacks a certain amount of credibility.”

He does. Some of Klein’s charges in previous books – many too outlandish to even repeat — have led his fellow conservatives such as Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, and John Podhoretz to disparage his journalism.
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Thanks for shining the light on this fraud Jake.

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By: Susan http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26688281 Susan Sat, 02 Jun 2012 01:04:42 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26688281 Jake, Would you mind double checking with the publisher or Klein for another copy or checking with Sean Hannity? I've listened to Hannity's copy online and if my suspicions are correct, it's valid. If not, I would hope this could be straightened out. And if the quote about the bribe isn't true, it is strange that Wright is not denouncing it as untrue... Jake,

Would you mind double checking with the publisher or Klein for another copy or checking with Sean Hannity? I’ve listened to Hannity’s copy online and if my suspicions are correct, it’s valid. If not, I would hope this could be straightened out. And if the quote about the bribe isn’t true, it is strange that Wright is not denouncing it as untrue…

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By: Anthony Miller http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/obama-friend-whitaker-denies-wright-allegation-of-bribe/#comment-26687321 Anthony Miller Sat, 02 Jun 2012 00:31:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=686251#comment-26687321 I have never seen anything Tapper has reported or written that challenged or was negative regarding any Republican especially Mitt Romney, Boehner or McConnell. You call him neutral but he takes material from less than credible sources to disparage the President. If Tapper and others were so smart they would have caught Bush and his administration in a lot of things that have come since the Bush has left. Like so many so called journalists they are full of themselves. I have never seen anything Tapper has reported or written that challenged or was negative regarding any Republican especially Mitt Romney, Boehner or McConnell. You call him neutral but he takes material from less than credible sources to disparage the President. If Tapper and others were so smart they would have caught Bush and his administration in a lot of things that have come since the Bush has left.

Like so many so called journalists they are full of themselves.

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