Anderson Cooper 360, AC360, on CNN had an article on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, “In Search of Obama” and a blog for comments. I posted 2 comments which they moderated, accepted and retained. In between my comments, Larry Sinclair posted a short comment that was moderated, accepted and later removed. Here is Larry Sinclair’s comment:
“larrysinclair0926 April 15th, 2008 6:42 pm ET
There is another REAL Obama but AC 360 is scared to report it. Just ask Larry Sinclair”
The question is why did CNN and the Anderson Cooper blog staff remove Larry Sinclair’s comment after it was accepted? Other bloggers asking questions about MSM coverage of Obama and the Larry Sinclair allegations now claim that their comments have been removed. Sinclair and others claim that some of their comments were never accepted and that does not necessarily raise a red flag. However, a red flag is raised when a comment is moderated, accepted and then removed.
I am not generally a conspiracy theory person or one to jump to conclusions. However, I and many others have noticed a consistent effort by Obama supporters and the Obama campaign to attack personally and attempt to discredit anyone asking questions about Barack Obama. Many people believe that the main stream media has given Obama a free ride much of the time. Some believe that many in the media are afraid to ask serious questions about Obama for fear of being called racist. That is a real concern due to the fact that many Obama supporters and others in this country use the race card as a diversion.
So, CNN, Anderson Cooper, AC360, why did you remove the comment that was moderated and accepted? Are you part of the Obama campaign organized attempt to discredit those that question Obama’s past? Are you afraid of being called racist? Do you have a left wing liberal agenda?
In fairness to CNN, AC360, I must add that they allowed comments that questioned Obama’s past and referred to Larry Sinclair. What is it about the brief comment from Larry Sinclair that caused it to be removed? Some say that the MSM is watching the Sinclair story play out and waiting for the right moment to present it. Some say that Bill O’Reilly has made a reference to the Larry Sinclair allegations and has hinted he can present the story anytime.
For those of you unaware of the Larry Sinclair allegations, Sinclair alleges that he had multiple encounters with Barack Obama from November 3 to November 8, 1999. Sinclair alleges that Obama used drugs and engaged in oral sex with him in a rented limousine in the first encounter.
When I first heard this story I was very skeptical. I then went to the Illinois Senate records and discovered that Obama was absent from the senate on November 4 1999. I then began looking closely at Obama and his lack of records and evasive responses when asked about his records during the time frame when he was in the Illinois senate. When I considered Obama’s evasive attitude about his records and his past associations with racists, hate mongers, criminals and drug users, I began taking Sinclair’s allegations more seriously. I posted questions about Obama on my blog and other blogs. Many of the Obama supporters replied with personal attacks and attempts to discredit me. Some of these attacks were orchestrated, I believe, by the Obama campaign. The more that I visited the Larry Sinclair blog, the more I noticed he was being attacked. I also noticed that Larry was forthcoming about his past and always answered questions. Obama has not been cooperative when asked questions. Sinclair’s credibility has gone up with me and Obama’s credibility has gone down.
Here are the comments that were approved last night. Larry Sinclair’s comment is between my 2 comments.
“Gail Davern April 15th, 2008 6:21 pm ET
When will you have a similar piece on Hillary Clinton?
I’m getting so tired of the inequitous presentation of the 2 Democratic candidates. Because sexism is much more accepted and subtle in our society, not much is made of it in this election, only racism because it is easier to identify and talk about. Most of the male announcers take great pleasure in putting Hillary down but give Obama nothing but accolades. It’s discusting. Even if you don’t want her as president, her achievements, as a woman in this American society, are enormous and should be honored. And one day perhaps she will be respected as much as an African American man because, really, after all is said and done, a woman in the White House would be the only REAL change!
Teresa, Ohio April 15th, 2008 6:29 pm ET
I will look forward to watching this piece. Ever since Obama came into this race, I have noticed TWO of him. I hate to put it this way but: there is a side he shows to the blacks and “minorities” and a side he shows to the typical white folks. I think he is still confused about who he is. I get the impression EVEN he doesnt believe in himself. I would love a piece in the media to focus on his TONE OF SPEECH while he is talking to the two different groups. One is street slang and the other is for the white folk. While some might feel he is adjusting to the group he is talking to and that he can “fit” into any genre, it simply isn’t true. Actually, it’s downright insulting.
I truly hope people know WHO they are voting for in this election.
Best of luck to all candidates.
lb April 15th, 2008 6:31 pm ET
It is just great to know and see America in Obama. This is something that the Anderson Coopers can read and say ” I am Proud to be an American. This is because of all the Obama’s in it, that ’s what makes it so colorful and beautiful so “That boy’s finger does NEED to be on the button”
Ms Clinton’s kitchen sink has hit all of us especialy Black america, and a lots going to change when Obama faces that other guy.
Many have served this country. but why sshould we vote for someone simple because he was a soldier. many of voluntered. many of us came back and are in wheel chairs, he’s no special than the rest of us.
AND YES AMERICA IS BITTER, Bitter about people like the Clintons who cannot see the pain of lost jobs, lost homes, not house, food and gas prices etc,.
may the real BLACK PRESIDENT COME ON DOWN and press the button if he has to.
citizenwells April 15th, 2008 6:31 pm ET
The real Obama?
Well, a lot of us are searching for the real Obama.
It has been made more difficult due to Obama not complying
with Illinois FOIA and records access laws and by his evasive
What we know about Obama is scary enough.
Anyone with doubts should follow the Tony Rezko trial
and check out the Oprah site for her show in April
2004 about down low.
larrysinclair0926 April 15th, 2008 6:42 pm ET
There is another REAL Obama but AC 360 is scared to report it. Just ask Larry Sinclair
lb April 15th, 2008 6:45 pm ET
In search of Obama?? I am sure Mr B. Obama knows who he is, Where he came from and surely where he’s going. He is not mixed up. Those of you looking for him, look inside of yourselves. This Young man is what make us all proud to be American. I can understand his wife’s Comment about the fist time she felt proud to be an american. Not the twisted way in how the comment was used, but to understand how long it took for a black man to come to the point and make it this far in running for the presidency. Oh, many will never know what it means to be black. because you just cannot, and never will, America is getting a shake up and OBAMA has to be president or something is totally wrong with this USA. Your Polls don’t mean a thing and saying that Ms clinton have a higher averege of winning here and there makes no sence not a penny. she has lost this election and she knows it.
citizenwells April 15th, 2008 6:47 pm ET
I have been researching Obama extensively and have written
quite a few articles about him.
I was initially a huge skeptic of Larry Sinclair. The more
I researched Obama and the more Larry was attacked personally
and the more I was attacked for asking simple questions, the
more believable Larry’s allegations are.
Obama is hiding something.
Look for some big news to break soon.”
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