Sunday, October 5, 2008

About the demosthenes weblog: from warblogger to Palin blogger

Governor Palin in Englwood, Colorado on Saturday, October 4, 2008On Saturday, Oct. 4 in Englewood, Colorado, Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin criticized Senator Barack Obama for 'palling around' with domestic terrorist Williams Ayers. Via Yahoo News (AP Photo/Pool, R. J. Sangosti).

On Saturday, October 4, 2008, Governor Sarah Palin rightly (and gently) criticized Senator Barack Obama for "palling around" with unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers. Yet Associated Press writer Douglass K. Daniel quickly wrote an article saying such (accurate) criticism of Barack Obama "was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext" - neither of which is true.

It is by no means racist - or unsubstantiated - to to criticize Obama's long, close personal and working relationship with domestic terrorist William Ayers.

So - apparently - the mainstream press is again acting as the public affairs department of the Obama campaign. Certainly Douglass K. Daniel's article - which forthrightly seeks to chill any criticism of Obama's relationship with Ayers - does not represent the objective, independent, fair role of the mainstream media (or the Associated Press) which they purport to serve.

So I feel compelled to blog again.

I am the warblogger formerly known as nikita demosthenes.

Many of us warbloggers left the battlefield of the blogosphere after the Iraq war had begun. Now many of us are returning due to our admiration for Governor Sarah Palin. And many of us are returning due to our distaste for the mainstream media's negative bias in coverage of Governor Palin (and positive bias in coverage of Senator Obama). Douglass K. Daniel's article from October 5, 2008 is a textbook, and particularly egregious, example of this phenomenon.

So call me - and the many like me who have returned to the fray based on the above - Palin bloggers.

For more on Douglass K. Daniel's dishonest article on Palin see Investor's Business Daily and Instapundit. Apparently, Douglass K. Daniel - who supposedly does objective reporting for the Associated Press - has a history of this kind of bias.

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