How about 'Drugs, Islam and Racism'?

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When Sarah Palin jumped into the election, I expected she would get attacked for some reason, but I was truly surprised that they went after her teenage daughter.

The media continue to show that there is no principle or long-held tradition that they will not violate when it can work toward their advantage in their holy crusade to elect Barack Obama.

US Weekly recently ran an issue that featured Barack and Michelle Obama, with the title "Why Barack loves her." How cute. Then they ran an issue with Sarah Palin and her new baby on the cover with the headline "Babies, Lies and Scandal."

When questioned in an interview on Fox News, Bradley Jacobs, a Senior Editor of US Weekly explained that the "lies" mentioned on the cover were actually the lies told by the liberal bloggers (about Palin). With the so called trooper-gate scandal, he "didn't have time to get into everything that was mentioned."

Sure, I understand that, and buzz words sell. I could live with that if the Obama cover had read "Drugs, Islam and Racism." That would be just as factually accurate. Obama did admit to abusing cocaine, there are bloggers that suggest Obama is a Muslim, and he did attend a church with a racist ideology for 20 years plus.

Michael D. Buchanan II, Augusta

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mgroothand
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mgroothand 09/10/08 - 01:46 am
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Mr. Buchanan: Bloggers are a

Mr. Buchanan: Bloggers are a dime a dozen however learned men with PhD's such as Pipes and Spencer have PROVEN that Obama is or possibly was a Muslim. If he has changed to Christianity, he is a marked man, an apostate, or murtadd and must be killed. Should there be no such threats emanating from the Muslim world then a whole new strategy may be at play. One that has been predicted some time ago. I also find it impossible to believe that in his twenty plus years of attending Wright's church he never once heard the "Reverend" make racist's remarks. How gullible does he think we Americans are?

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 09/10/08 - 04:36 am
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Why do you spread the lie? He

Why do you spread the lie? He was never a Muslim, nor did he go to a radical Muslim school. He went for two years to an Indonesian public school. He also went to a Catholic parochial school for two years, God forbid! To you fundamentalists that's just as BAD. Check the facts before you spread the lies. Education doesn't mean you're telling the truth. All the lies reek of fear.

DeborahElliott2
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DeborahElliott2 09/10/08 - 05:15 am
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GA, I would agree, and if

GA, I would agree, and if only the politicians would stop spreading those lies, we would all wonder if truth would thrive more in this country. Fact is, everyone wants to get ahead and when you need to lie to get there, then you reap the problems it entails. Both political parties are not exactly telling truths about each other cause each want to get the seat in which they would control. The good news is, some really ARE telling the truth (not necessarily about Obama or his background mind you), about other issues that most people are complaining about. The ideas and solutions to those particular problems are what the people see right now so they can make hasty decisions of who to vote for. Instead of race, beliefs or whatever that a politician tells you, most people I know will vote based on their own beliefs. For example, the only thing stopping me from voting for Obama is that he seems to think abortions are "ok". I don't because of what I know God says to be true, and that is why I still live today. I don't always agree with McCain either but his VP choice may win my vote due to what the VP believes. Color and Race, or gender have nothing to do with this.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 09/10/08 - 06:03 am
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Ms. Elliot, you're correct,

Ms. Elliot, you're correct, but I will vote for Obama, in SPITE of his being pro-abortion. I will let God handle the abortion issue, as HE is the on;y One who can change peoples' hearts, or judge those who refuse to change. I believe that our founders intended this to be a SECULAR government, as in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, they only mention Nature and Nature's God, and Creator, no religious qualifications anywhere in it. The God reference in the Pledge was added in the fifties. Religion is a personal belief and has no place in the schools or government. If parents lived up to their responsibilities and taught their children correctly by example at home and quit abdicating those responsibilities in the name of equality or the quest for wealth those children wouldn't end up PREGNANT like Palin's daughter or LESBIAN like Cheney's.

CH
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CH 09/10/08 - 06:05 am
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GACopperhead, try reading the

GACopperhead, try reading the letter again. Mr. Buchanan never said Owbama was a Muslim, only that some bloggers have suggested it. He's right in how the liberal media has treated the Owbamas with kiss butt politeness. Its funny how these so called impartial journalists always seem to lean toward Owbama. That's what got Matthews and Olberman canned. Owbama's in the big leagues now, so get used to him having to actually answer hard questions, not just vote "present."

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 09/10/08 - 06:07 am
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GaCopperhead, you are

GaCopperhead, you are correct. They should stop spreading lies such as Obama is muslim, Bush lied, and no WMD's were found in Iraq.

christian134
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christian134 09/10/08 - 06:07 am
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If this same "yellow"

If this same "yellow" journalism was applied to one of Obama's family members I assure you it would quickly have a racially turning of the coin...The media has attacked the family of Palin and in do so has hoped to divert attention from the Obama family and his complete lack of decent behavior and ineptitude...This is racism at its finest...

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 09/10/08 - 06:17 am
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I bet you guys consider Fox

I bet you guys consider Fox and Rupert and Rush all impartial journalists, don't you. If the Dems whined as much as you guys do it woould do no good, because you all are "justified" in your opinions.....until you check the facts.

cyou299
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cyou299 09/10/08 - 06:22 am
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Almost. They started the

Almost. They started the vetting process of a totally unknown candidate. In doing so, they played into the Repubs hands of diverting attention away from Palin's total inexperience, McCain's irresponsible pick for pander, and his candidacy's fear of dealing with issues instead of personalities. The only ones keep bringing up racism are the bloggers. Wonder when the media will start pressing the Repub ticket for answers to their real questions, instead of letting McCain imply the only thing they are asking is about her family. It's not.

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 09/10/08 - 06:25 am
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I didn't know Fox was a

I didn't know Fox was a journalist. Check your facts...like the fact that WMD's were found in Iraq.

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 09/10/08 - 06:27 am
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The diverted the attention of

The diverted the attention of Palin's total inexperience right to the to the less experience of Obama. It's truly amazing that people have the gall to even bring up her experience when their top candidate has less. Good move.

Reality
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Reality 09/10/08 - 06:36 am
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The facts are that just about

The facts are that just about every politician lies to get want they want. It is supposed to up to the impartial media to report the facts and for us to decide who agrees with our goals and agenda. For some reason Obama has been put on a golden pedestal and really gets no bad press. Instead of attacking each other, they should be telling me what they are going to do for the protection and well being of my family.

CH
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CH 09/10/08 - 06:39 am
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Good points, SisterA. Too bad

Good points, SisterA. Too bad it will go right through their ears!

christian134
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christian134 09/10/08 - 06:40 am
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I second that Reality....

I second that Reality....

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pofwe 09/10/08 - 06:40 am
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McCain is going to slam da'

McCain is going to slam da' hamma' on da' bama!! HEE-HAW!!!

CH
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CH 09/10/08 - 06:48 am
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Owbama 16!

Owbama 16!

1941
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1941 09/10/08 - 06:52 am
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Editor, why was you so

Editor, why was you so suprised about the media going after her teenage daughter?That is what your paper do,look at all the negitave things that your paper wrote about Oboma,what you must understand is, just because we read what you print, we take most of it with a grain of salt.Do you really think that what you print change the minds of thinking people? What you print most of it is negative when it comes to Oboma.We know who you want in the white house, anyone who is not african american.Well, I for one am tired of voting for the same old tired old white men. How much experience did George Washington have? You can only have experience at beign president, if you have been president!!!!!!

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sliique 09/10/08 - 06:55 am
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This segment IS IN the

This segment IS IN the letter, for YOUR clarification, "CH."

"have PROVEN that Obama is or possibly was a Muslim." Seems to me, ANYONE can be PROVEN "possibly was a Muslim," or "possibly was a Apple Picker," or "possibly was a Truck Driver," Ad Nausea um. That SHOULD help....

Reality
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Reality 09/10/08 - 06:56 am
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If you are going to be on his

If you are going to be on his cheer leading squad, at least spell it correctly...Obama

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 09/10/08 - 07:01 am
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Saywhat plans to vote for a

Saywhat plans to vote for a person and even can't spell his name. I'm amazed.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 09/10/08 - 07:11 am
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Abdullah, WHAT fact that WMDs

Abdullah, WHAT fact that WMDs were found?

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owensjef2 09/10/08 - 07:17 am
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How does this make the paper.

How does this make the paper. Shame on the chronicle!

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patriciathomas 09/10/08 - 07:19 am
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The left is totally freaked

The left is totally freaked by Palin. Wild stories and modified stories don't seem to stick to her. Her record seems to blast them to silliness. This is the best presidential season in the past 40 years. Only 55 more days of desperate insanity. Nobama Noway.

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 09/10/08 - 07:33 am
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We recently shipped several

We recently shipped several TONS of Uranium of various enrichments out of Iraq, and we found several hundred Sarin canisters. Plus they used long range missiles that were banned in UN resolutions. The list goes on.

Republicant
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Republicant 09/10/08 - 07:46 am
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The first time Palin has to

The first time Palin has to do a face to face debate, she will be eaten alive.

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 09/10/08 - 07:47 am
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Republicant, just hope she

Republicant, just hope she isn't eaten as badly as Obama was.

426Hemi
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426Hemi 09/10/08 - 07:48 am
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Bush had probable cause, even

Bush had probable cause, even if it were a "little white lie."

426Hemi
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426Hemi 09/10/08 - 07:50 am
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Palin simply doesn't stammer

Palin simply doesn't stammer and stutter as Obama bin nuthin'.

SisterAbdullahX_
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SisterAbdullahX_ 09/10/08 - 07:51 am
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426Hemi....thing is, it turns

426Hemi....thing is, it turns out he was right.

Republicant
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Republicant 09/10/08 - 07:58 am
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Bush was right about what?

Bush was right about what?

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