Obama, Ayers & Annenberg Challenge – Update #2

The Obama Campaign’s reaction to this recent TV ad questioning the Senator’s association with former Weather Underground Terrorist William Ayers has been, to say the least, alarmed.

A group called The American Issues Project created the ad, and has placed it for broadcast in several markets.  In response, the Obama Campaign has contacted the U.S. Justice Department demanding a criminal investigation of The American Issues Project.  No word yet on the Justice Department’s position.

As we noted yesterday, the Obama Campaign has come up with this response ad, which they hope will dupe voters into believing that William Ayers is a relic of the Sixties, when Obama was a child, and has nothing to do with Barack Obama’s political background or views.

The problem of course is William Ayers still believes that he was justified in bombing the Capital, the Pentagon, and several police stations.  As many others have said, he is an unrepentant terrorist and radical, anti-American leftist.  He was a political mentor to Obama for at least five years, during the nineties, when Obama was an adult in his thirties.

In our report yesterday, we described the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a school improvement project headed by Obama and Ayers during the nineties.  Dr. Stanley Kurtz, Social Anthropoligist and investigative researcher with the prestigious Ethics and Public Policy Center has been combing through the archives of the Annenberg Challenge project since they were first released for public scrutiny yesterday.

So far Dr. Kurtz has discovered and reported that some of the Annenberg Challenge cash grants went to ACORN, a radical-left pressure group known for fraudulent voter registration campaigns.  In the Eighties and Nineties ACORN employed Barack Obama as a “community organizer” and trainer.  Some of the Annenberg grant money went to so called “Peace Schools,” operated by William Ayers to indoctrinate children in radical leftist dogma.

Dr. Kurtz is scheduled for a radio interview this evening on WGN, Chicago, where he will report at length on evidence he has discovered in the Annenberg Challenge archives.  Again, the Obama campaign has signaled its deep anxiety about the public learning any more about Obama’s background by sending out a mass email exhorting supporters to try to prevent or disrupt the WGN interview.

Here is the text of the mass email to Obama Fans:

August 28, 2008

In the next few hours, we have a crucial opportunity to fight one of the most cynical and offensive smears ever launched against Barack.

Tonight, WGN radio is giving right-wing hatchet man Stanley Kurtz a forum to air his baseless, fear-mongering terrorist smears. He’s currently scheduled to spend a solid two-hour block from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. pushing lies, distortions, and manipulations about Barack and University of Illinois professor William Ayers.

Tell WGN that by providing Kurtz with airtime, they are legitimizing baseless attacks from a smear-merchant and lowering the standards of political discourse.

Call into the “Extension 720” show with Milt Rosenberg at (312) 591-7200

(Show airs from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. tonight)

Then report back on your call at http://my.barackobama.com/WGNstandards

Kurtz has been using his absurd TV appearances in an awkward and dishonest attempt to play the terrorism card. His current ploy is to embellish the relationship between Barack and Ayers.

Just last night on Fox News, Kurtz drastically exaggerated Barack’s connection with Ayers by claiming Ayers had recruited Barack to the board of the Annenberg Challenge. That is completely false and has been disproved in numerous press accounts.

It is absolutely unacceptable that WGN would give a slimy character assassin like Kurtz time for his divisive, destructive ranting on our public airwaves. At the very least, they should offer sane, honest rebuttal to every one of Kurtz’s lies.

Kurtz is scheduled to appear from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Chicago market.

Calling will only take a minute, and it will make a huge difference if we nip this smear in the bud. Confront Kurtz tonight before this goes any further:


Please forward this email to everyone you know who can make a call tonight.

Keep fighting the good fight,

Obama Action Wire

2 Comments so far

  1. theclassiclib on August 29th, 2008

    Will the talking heads on tv ever start digging into this? It seems impossible to ignore at this point!

    Obama has been directly working with this guy for at least 20 years! Working to turn the schools into authoritarian indoctrination camps.

  2. theclassiclib on August 29th, 2008

    The funny thing about calling the radio station is that the radio station knows it’s the campaign, and not disgruntled listeners.

    This is the type of “smart” thinking we can expect from Obama. LOL!