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Reporters Kicked Off Obama Press Plane

From Fox News:

Report: Journalists From Three Newspapers Booted From Obama’s Plane

Reporters from three newspapers that endorsed John McCain have reportedly been told that they can’t travel aboard Barack Obama’s plane in the final days leading before Election Day.

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Journalists from three major newspapers that endorsed John McCain have reportedly been booted from Barack Obama’s campaign plane for the final leg of the presidential race.

The Washington Times reported Friday that it was notified of the Obama campaign’s decision Thursday evening — even though the paper has covered Obama from the start.

Executive Editor John Solomon told FOXNews.com that the Obama campaign said it didn’t have enough seats on the plane, but “I don’t think the explanation makes sense to us.”

“We’ve been traveling since 2007 with him. … We’re a relevant newspaper — every day we break news,” Solomon said. “And to suddenly be kicked off the plane for people who haven’t covered it as aggressively or thoroughly as we are … it sort of feels unfair.”

He said the newspaper protested but was turned down again by the campaign.

“I can only hope that the candidate who describes himself as wanting to unite the nation doesn’t have some sort of litmus test for who he decides gets to cover the campaign,” Solomon said, noting that the Obama campaign’s decision came just two days after the paper endorsed McCain.

The New York Post and Dallas Morning News also have been kicked off Obama’s plane, according to the Web site The Drudge Report. It said the three reporters were told to find alternative transportation by Sunday so that the plane could accommodate “network bigwigs” and reporters from two black magazines, Essence and Jet…

We are looking into our future under an Obama regime.

No criticism — no differing views — no opposition will be tolerated.

It’s the Messiah’s way or the highway.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 31st, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Reporters Kicked Off Obama Press Plane”

  1. Icarus says:

    They already have their own Gestapo in place (see what’s happening to Plumber Joe)

    And maybe his very own storm troopers to insure that his orders are carried out!

    The following quote from an audio clip of an Obama speech played on Levin…

    “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we set, we got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded”

    Who can stop him then?

  2. BigOil says:

    Obama doing what he does best – clear the playing field of opposition.

    Practically, however, it doesn’t mean much. Barry hasn’t had a press conference in 6 weeks, and all of his ‘associates’ are underground. How many different ways can a reporter work hope and change into a story anyways?

  3. Anonymoose says:

    This is a very bad thing. I think anyone who saw the Hillary/Obama fracas in the primaries with an open mind would have questioned if the Democrats were still ready for prime time, and now this.

    If the man is truly open and has ideas that are right, then he should encourage the opposition to listen and report, especially since they’ve been there the whole time. And yes, the “civilian national security force” concerns me, since the whole reason the Posse Comitatus act was passed was to prevent this from happening. Is America suddenly falling apart, with riots in the street? And if he’s not going to use this force in the U.S., then where?

    But also kicking the reporters off shows an inner side to Obama’s psyche. Some people have admired/wondered how he’s kept his cool so much in the debates and when challenged other times, but that’s actually his defense. Keep calm and let the other guy get madder and madder. However, actions like these and his ever grayer hair shows things do get to him, and probably worse than his fans think. I hope some miracle happens and he’s kept out of office, but despite the polls tightening it’s still looking grim out there.

  4. thetimeisright says:

    Wow i just wonder what kind of dictatorship he will follow if elected. He shows his true colors now more an more. He is truly more muslim than anybody has thought.

    When i have watched is little clips on his speeches he looks so damn smug an self centered he really thinks he is a great person. An the more i see that i cant believe how many people that are duped by this clown..

    If he is elected he will tear this country apart. I can only hope the American people That have jobs an pay taxes votes McCain.

  5. Colonel1961 says:

    I have had it with that stupid loser – no experience, no questions, no differing opinions. What a pathetic ‘human being’. Let him go smoke a big turd.

  6. Icarus says:

    Just watched live on Fox, Obi campaigning in Iowa …
    Circuitously mocking Joe the plumber; Obi said “99.9” of plumbers don’t make 250K. Deceiving people once again! The 250K is for a plumbing business that Joe wanted to buy Obi!
    B.O believes people are really stupid, (maybe he’s right) Obi knows very well that there are national plumbing outfits that make millions, never mind $250K! Joe wanted to buy a plumbing business; not work for one as a plumber and make $250K…what doesn’t Obi get about that!

    Obi also promised to give students some of that top 5% cash that he’s stealing from people that earned it honestly and above board. That’s right he’ll dupe students for votes!
    I wonder if any of these wanna-be college graduates consider that they’ll have to make sure they don’t make more than $250 with that degree they earn.

    What joke! What stupid people!

    A Democracy only works if 50.1% of the population are not depraved, slothful; live-for-the-moment fools, who only care about self… and can’t see past next week!

  7. RightWinger says:

    Trolls have been showing up at other blogs bringing up the fact that McCain had kicked Maureen Dowd and Joe Klein got kicked off the McCain / Palin planes.

    Of course the rebuttal to such nonsense is that Dowd and Klein are not reporters, but shrills and hacks running opinion columns.

    I have to wonder at this point what Obama thought of a guy like Jim Jones, because a lot of these Obama supporters make this campaign look like a giant cult. Of course everybody remembers what happened to that cult after drinking that “kool-aid” (Flavor aid if somebody really wants to be technical about it.)

  8. JohnMG says:

    Icarus; ……..”The 250K is for a plumbing business……”

    As a small construction businessman in East-Central Missouri (a proprietorship, not a corporation) I can attest to the fact that $250k is not a lot of money to cross a business’ desk. And ALL receipts must be reported as income and are subject to taxation. Two things are aparent in Obama’s oration. Either he is grossly ignorant of tax laws, in which case he is too stupid to occupy the office to which he aspires, OR, he is deliberately deceiving the electorate in an effort to scam them into voting for him, in which case he is too dishonnest to hold the office to which he aspires. Either way, he is unfit to lead.

    How many sheep will be led to the slaughter by this charlatin?

  9. DEZ says:

    “How many sheep will be led to the slaughter by this charlatan?”

    For the most part all of us, but it will be more like we are being dragged by despots thinking they can vote for free stuff.
    Some of us will not be dragged easily.;-}

  10. Retired Geek says:

    Obama’s Personal National Security Force

    “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set,” he said. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”
    Barack Obama Speech July 2, 2008 Colorado Springs CO
    Barack Obama said: ‘civilian national security force’.

    Civilian – Would MOT include military or other Law Enforcement agencies.
    National – Would NOT recognize State Boundaries.
    Security – Security for what?
    Force – This word usually denotes power and authority.

    Why does Barack Obama want a Civilian Security Force?
    1) Just as powerful as the Military.
    2) Just as strong as the Military.
    3) Just as well funded as the Military.

    What will Barack Obama have this ‘Civilian National Security Force’ do?

    Help in hurricanes or other disasters? – we already have the state National guard.

    Some have said ‘The National Guard is in Iraq and Afghanistan’ but Barack Obama plans to have them home less than halfway through the Obama administration.

    If you think that ‘Joe the Plumber’ is unduly investigated now wait until the ‘Big O’ force is in place.

    We will begin to hear about people like ‘Joe the Plumber’ disappearing.

  11. Retired Geek says:

    Barack Obama was mentored by Communist Frank Marshall Davis, Communist writer and poet (1905-1987).

    Frank Marshall Davis was identified unequivocally as a CPUSA member in a 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities.


    Barack Obama carefully chose William ‘Bill’ Ayers who said, “Kill all the rich people. … Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.”

    In the 1960s, Bernardine Dohrn and her husband Bill Ayers were leaders of the “Weatherman” faction, which in 1969 went underground to become America’s first terrorist cult.

    Barack Obama launched his political career in the home of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.


    Alice Palmer met Barack Obama during meetings at the home of Bill Ayers and hand picked Obama to fill her newly vacated ‘State Senate Seat’.

    Alice Palmer served as an executive board member of the U.S. Peace Council, which the FBI identified as a Communist front group.


    Michael Klonsky was chosen by Barack Obama as a blogger on the ‘Obama official Website’. Klonsky a former leader of ‘SDS’ – Students for a Democratic Society and a leader of the ‘New Communist Party’.


    Tim Wheeler is a National Board member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), and has been a key figure in the party’s Baltimore chapter since the early 1970s. He helped organize local canvassing and visibility events for Obama, and he chronicled his experiences on the campaign trail in a blog that appeared on the Obama campaign website.


    Jeremiah Wright was carefully chosen by Barack Obama to ‘Mentor’ him and be his spiritual guide.

    Mentor Wright became famous for screaming ‘God Damn America’ from the pulpit at TUCC.


  12. Liberals Demise says:

    Wanting a National Security Force means only one thing here kiddies……A gun grab by the Obammy SS Jackboots!! Bust up the Neighborhood Militias once they start their march and guard the gates of the Re-Education Camps like the one in the movie “Red Dawn”. I like the Jim Jones reference and comparison…….

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