Monday, October 13, 2008

Ayers excuse factory working overtime

Liberal columnist Eric Zorn at the Chicago Tribune is working around the clock to come up with excuses not to do any original reporting on the Barack Obama connection to unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

Zorn has debated whether Ayers was or still is a terrorist, cited fact checks that say the Obama-Ayers alliance is overstated when no journalist has seriously tried to answer that question, and, in a new twist, is suggesting that since the Tribune didn't note any critics of Ayers during the 1990s, the story now is invalid. So, when a newspaper ignores a story it goes down in history as a non-story? That's some circular logic you can believe in.

Zorn and his fellow Chicago journalists should put their Obama pom pons down for a few weeks and require Obama and Ayers to provide real answers to legitimate questions voters have outside the Hyde Park-Chicago journalism cabal.

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