Won't Release Video of Obama-Khalidi
"Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine."
Remember when the LA Times circulated a memo telling its reporters not to write about John Edwards being caught with his mistress--in LA? [John Edwards-Rielle Hunter Love Child: LA Times Censors Reporters on Story]. The Times refused to inform its readers of the news until Edwards gave the struggling paper his okay by confessing on ABC's Nightline.
The LA Times is continuing its tradition of censoring news which doesn't fit its editorial room political views.
However, Doug Ross has a RED ALERT: Two Quotes from the Obama-Khalidi Video the LA Times won't release.
From a usually-reliable LA source:
Saw a clip from the tape. Reason we can't release it is because statements Obama said to rile audience up during toast. He congratulates Khalidi for his work saying "Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine" plus there's been "genocide against the Palestinian people by Israelis."
It would be really controversial if it got out. That's why they will not even let a transcript get out.
To which Ross replies: "Yep, I guess that would do it"
The LA Times can look no further than this latest episode of political censorship for reasons it's in a death spiral.
Who wants to spend hard-earned cash on a newspaper that won't print inconvenient poltical news?
At least LA sales of the National Enquirer should continue to climb at the expense of the LA Times.
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