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Internet editor/columnist Andy Martin “terrorizes” Obama campaign with facts about Obama’s Muslim “roots”

December 18, 2007

ANDY MARTIN
Executive Editor
ContrarianCommentary.com

“Factually Correct, Not
Politically Correct”

INTERNET EDITOR/COLUMNIST ANDY MARTIN “TERRORIZES” OBAMA CAMPAIGN WITH FACTS ABOUT OBAMA’S MUSLIM “ROOTS”

ANDY MARTIN BECOMES THE MOST INFLUENTIAL INTERNET JOURNALIST IN THE WORLD, AND THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND NEWS COVERAGE OF OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

“TAKEDOWN” OF SENATOR DICK DURBIN IS NEXT, SAYS MARTIN

(CHICAGO)(December 18, 2007) Senator Barack Obama sees a face; in Oprah-speak, “Is it him?” Yes it is. Andy Martin, the crusading Chicago journalist that has driven the Obama campaign to the point of distraction, forced Obama to make his current religion an issue, and eclipsed Internet stars from earlier campaigns.

Martin is preparing to focus on a new target on February 6th: Illinois Senator Dick Durbin. Martin is a Republican candidate for Durbin’s seat.

Monday’s national coverage (December 17th) of Obama’s campaign was all driven by Martin’s original research and commentary on Obama’s religious roots in Islam. In the New York Times, Katherine Q. Seelye wrote that Obama’s campaign “worked to dispel false rumors spread on the internet that he was a Muslim and had ulterior motives for running.” http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/17/us/politics/17campaign-1.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin

Both the Chicago Tribune and New York Post carried extensive stories on former Senator Bob Kerrey’s “endorsement” of Hillary Clinton while stating he likes “the fact that his name is Barack Hussein Obama, and that his father was a Muslim…” http://www.nypost.com/seven/12172007/news/nationalnews/kerreys_praise_of_barack_a_big_o_bombo_445748.htm

http://www.chicagotribune.com/services/newspaper/printedition/monday/chi-obama_17dec17,0,2144595.story

Obama’s campaign has been driven to distraction by Martin’s columns and original research, which began in 2004 and have been continually updated. In the process, Martin’s impact on the presidential race has eclipsed that of former Internet stars from earlier presidential races such as Matt Drudge.

In order to dilute and dispel the impact of Martin’s continuing reporting Obama has been forced to make his church attendance a public event, with TV cameras and reporters in attendance, all because of Martin’s seminal research on Obama’s religious roots and Obama’s attempts to evade accurate reporting on that Muslim history. The Nation magazine recently credited Martin with devastating Obama’s campaign and orchestrating a “Right-Wing Smear Machine.” Martin denies the accusation.

“While the national media always use the term ‘rumors’ to describe confusion about his religious roots, the ‘rumors’ largely flow from Obama’s evasive responses and his refusal to engage in a Mitt Romney moment of full disclosure,” says Martin. “Most of my columns are on the Internet. I have never dealt in rumors, false facts or innuendoes. I have generated hard facts for hard news. And I am no more responsible for the misuse of my information than if someone exaggerates based on a New York Times editorial. Both my reporting and my opinions have been and continue to be rock solid.

“I kept the story alive on the Internet when earlier this year the mainstream media tried to cover up Obama’s own cover-up. Now the N. Y. Times and others are having to play catch-up ball with my editorial writing. Obama is having to play catch-up ball with my reporting. And from the looks of the national coverage, I’m winning and Barack is losing. I have pursued what we call the ‘Joe Friday approach,’ ‘just the facts, ma’am.’ That’s how we will continue to play the story.”

Martin is planning to target Illinois’ Senator Dick Durbin on February 6th, says a senate campaign volunteer. “His high-impact journalism is going to be devastating when Durbin is the target. Andy has become the most influential Internet journalist in the world though his reporting on Obama. Mainstream reporters may dislike his commentary but they respect Andy’s impact on national coverage and, more importantly, on the actions and reactions of voters across America.

“We like to pass around an old Chicago Tribune editorial which called Andy ‘an absolutely brilliant campaigner’ whose ‘public relations skills are masterly.’ That sounds like a description of what he has done to Obama, and what he plans to do to Durbin once he wins the Republican nomination. When Andy is the nominee against Durbin we expect the Martin/Durbin race to be the most exciting senate campaign in the nation, here in Illinois.

“It’s an improbable story, but right now Andy’s reporting out of Chicago is driving the national political agenda in the 2008 election cycle. The nation is hungry for a tough opponent to confront Durbin. Andy has shown he can do the job on Obama, and he will do the job on Durbin. And, as he says, it will be a ‘just the facts, ma’am’ campaign. Honest. And tough.”
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Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Martin covers regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. He is currently a candidate for U. S. Senator from Illinois. AndyforUSSenator.com. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. Comments? E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639. Web sites: ContrarianCommentary.com.

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