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America’s media critic Andy Martin slams the New York Times for anti-McCain bias

July 11, 2008

Martin asks, “Why is the New York Times covering questions about Senator John McCain’s citizenship, and ignoring glaring gaps in the record concerning Senator Barack Obama’s citizenship and eligibility to be president?” Is there a double standard? Adam Liptak, are you working on a companion article about Obama’s “family secrets?” Or will the American people, once again, have to rely exclusively on the investigative journalism of ContrarianCommentary.com for the truth during the 2008 campaign?

Andy Martin asks: is there anti-McCain media bias at the New York Times?
ANDY MARTIN
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OBAMA AUTHOR ANDY MARTIN ASKS WHETHER THERE IS ANTI-MCCAIN MEDIA BIAS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES

IS BARACK OBAMA ELIGIBLE TO BE ELECTED PRESIDENT? THE NEW YORK TIMES IGNORES SERIOUS QUESTIONS

MARTIN CHARGES LIBERAL MEDIA CONTINUE TO SLANT THEIR NEWS COVERAGE AGAINST JOHN MCCAIN
(NEW YORK)[July 11, 2008] We have planned to hold a blockbuster series of news conference in New York City next week. The “hard left” accuses me of being the mastermind of an operation to undermine Barack Obama’s campaign; I have pleaded guilty to having a clandestine command-and-control bunker deep beneath midtown Manhattan, where I manipulate the mainstream media and cause agita to liberals.
A story in Friday’s New York Times, however, has forced me to respond earlier than scheduled to anti-Senator John McCain media bias in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/us/politics/11mccain.html?hp
The Times gives national prominence to the ruminations of a quack law professor (I am an adjunct professor of law myself) who suggests Senator John McCain is not eligible to be president because his father was serving in the U. S. Navy in the Panama Canal Zone when the senator was born. Professor Gabriel Chin’s legal theories are loopy. But they trigged a different response with me. I immediately had questions about unbalanced coverage and media bias.
Why is the Times writing about McCain’s citizenship, which seems clear, and not writing about Obama’s citizenship, which appears opaque?
As long scheduled, I am going to be taking action next week on the topic of Obama’s eligibility to serve as president. In the meantime, in response to Adam Liptak of the New York Times, here is an advance peek at my concerns.
Barack Obama was born to a married, itinerant huckster from Kenya. Obama, unlike McCain, has not been forthcoming about his heritage. Once again, ContrarianCommentary.com has been the leading force behind raising questions about Obama’s citizenship and parentage. The “hard left” media may hate me, but the American people are paying extreme attention to my writings. We call ourselves “#1” without exaggeration.
I am incorrectly identified as a New York Times writer in a very entertaining video about Obama’s status:

One of the unusual aspects of the Internet, and my dual role as America’s only national media critic and political columnist, is that I often get written into the story without having any role in that writing. Someone has produced a video. I had no role in the video, have no idea who produced it, and am misidentified as a N.Y. Times employee. Nevertheless, the video relies heavily on my prior writing and my earlier columns which raised questions about Obama’s citizenship.
(My new book, coming out next week, also deals with the citizenship topic; a tip of the hat to Mr. Liptak for giving me a bona fide opening to plug my original research and the book itself.)
Obama’s attack-lady-in-chief, Danielle Allen, wants to outlaw internet anonymity. I have no problem with anonymity. The anonymous YouTube video is entertaining, Ms. Allen’s antipathy notwithstanding.
The video tries to raise serious questions about Obama’s citizenship and eligibility to serve as president.
With my customary thoroughness, I have conducted extensive research on the claims in the video and I will be announcing some of my findings at a series of New York news conferences next week. I will also be taking legal action to pry open the vault of Obama’s “family secrets.”
But it is sufficient for today to raise my questions as a media critic: why is the Times obsessed with stale questions about McCain’s citizenship and eligibility to serve as president, when the Times is ignoring the much more serious questions which are apparent about Obama’s citizenship and eligibility? Why the liberal media bias? Why the one-sided news coverage? Is Adam Liptak working on a companion piece delving into Obama’s hidden “family secrets” about his citizenship and nationality? I doubt it.
In closing, a word about my new book. http//:orangestatepress.com. I did not write the book. The liberal mainstream media wrote it for me. What I found and find shocking is the way that initially the Chicago media, and eventually the media establishments in New York and Washington, have sought to cover-up the truth abut Barack Obama.
The Times runs a front-page story about McCain’s citizenship, when his family history is clear and open, while ignoring the massively complex and concealed facts about Obama’s bizarre family history and potential questions about his citizenship. There is a total lack of any analysis of what Obama’s tortured family history reflects about his character and psyche. Do the liberal media have an agenda? You bet.
How can Americans continue to have confidence in mainstream media if these media are, as Rush Limbaugh suggests, on a mission from God to anoint Obama as a political messiah?
Now you know why ContrarianCommentary.com is #1, and why my book has become a pre-publication international bestseller. And now you also know why Obama keeps his white grandmother under lock and key in Hawai’i. She knows some of the family secrets.
Watch for the New York news conferences next week. All of us “in the bunker” have just one goal: “Just the facts, ma’am.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin covers regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. His columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. Andy is the author of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, being published in July 2008, see http://www.OrangeStatePress.com. MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com [NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

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