Accuracy in Media

Bill Ayers’ recent appearance on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News program appears to be part of a systematic campaign to whitewash the activities of the communist terrorists who were murdering policemen and FBI agents during the 1960s and 70s, and to set the stage for their release and rehabilitation.

Kelly was unprepared for the interview and failed to consult prominent experts on the case, such as former FBI agent Max Noel. “I’m extremely disappointed, as are a number of us who actually worked the WUO [Weather Underground Organization] case on a daily basis, in your attempt to ‘confront him’ without availing yourself of the knowledge that those of us who actually worked the case could have given you,” Noel said in a message to Kelly. The former FBI agent, who arrested the UNABOMBER and has co-authored a sensational new book about that case, was a member of the Weatherman Task Force in San Francisco, where Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, were operating.

Noel has sensational details about how the Weather Underground constructed its bombs in order to kill people, not just damage property. This information, if publicized on “The Kelly File,” would have exposed Ayers as the crazed and committed communist he truly is. As a result of this glaring omission, Ayers succeeded in coming across as simply an aging “anti-war activist” or “radical” who carried things a little too far with bombings that caused  some property damage but killed no one.

This is as big a lie as Ayers’ claim made to Kelly that he didn’t know Barack Obama very well, even though he helped him launch his political career in Chicago. “I knew him as well as he knew 10,000 other people,” Ayers said. “Today, I wish I knew him much better and I wish he’d listen to me.”

But the evidence indicates that President Obama, or at least his Attorney General Eric Holder, is listening.

Left unsaid on “The Kelly File” show was the critical fact that many of Ayers’ comrades are still in jail or prison, waiting for Democratic politicians such as President Obama and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to grant pardons or clemency. Some have already been released, with no significant press attention devoted to the pattern that is developing.

Ayers and Dohrn could themselves be charged in the Park Police Station case, in which Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell was killed. But apparently they are quite confident that this will never happen as long as President Obama and Eric Holder are running the Justice Department.

The insidious campaign of releasing and/or rehabilitating these terrorists has been underway for some time.

It began in 2003 when Kathy Boudin, one of Ayers’ more notorious associates, was granted parole from New York state prison. Boudin had gone to prison for her involvement in an October 20, 1981 armed terrorist assault that left Nyack, New York Police Sgt. Edward O’Grady, Patrolman Waverly Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige dead.

Taking a cue from the rehabilitation of Ayers himself, who had become a “professor” of education at the University of Illinois, Boudin is now an associate professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.

Another Ayers associate, Marilyn Buck, was given early release from federal prison by Attorney General Holder, who was deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration and involved in pardons for members of the Weather Underground at that time. Those released by President Clinton included Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg, as well as members of the Cuban-supported terrorist group, the FALN. The Obama/Holder Justice Department falsely claimed that Buck had repented for her terrorist ways and called her release medically justified.

The Justice Department intervened last year to release terrorist lawyer Lynne Stewart from a federal prison. She had been sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the law against supporting terrorism. She had provided illegal support to her client, the “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel-Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Stewart was given a “compassionate release” because it was said that she was suffering from a life-threatening disease. Her “Justice for Lynne Stewart” web page is agitating for the release of more revolutionaries from behind bars.

One of Ayers’ associates released during the Clinton years, Weather Underground terrorist Linda Evans, recently spoke at a function hosted by the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C., where she called on the assembled activists to urge Obama to release not only identified Cuban intelligence operatives in prison—members of the so-called “Cuban Five”—but also Puerto Rican terrorists like Oscar Lopez Rivera.

“We have some opportunities coming up for our federal prisoners, I believe, because of Obama and the fact that it’s going to be his second and last term,” she has said. “And we need to create campaigns and participate in existing campaigns that can really take advantage of that. Some of our political prisoners are in federal custody.”

This is the most open and honest admission of what they are doing on a national level.

One of those prisoners is convicted killer Leonard Peltier, who is serving two consecutive life sentences for the execution-style murders of FBI Special Agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams in 1975. Former FBI agent Max Noel told me that he is concerned that Peltier might get a pardon from Obama because of the pressure campaign mounted by Hollywood and the far left on his behalf.

A big push is also underway for clemency for Joanne Chesimard, a convicted cop-killer now living in Cuba under the protection of the Castro regime. A member of the Black Liberation Army, she had worked closely with Marilyn Buck and the Weather Underground.

Judith Clark, a member of the Weather Underground and its spin-off, the May 19 Communist Organization, has a dedicated group of supporters with important media connections, and they are working feverishly on her behalf. Clark was sentenced to three consecutive terms of 25-years-to-life, totaling 75 years in prison, for her role in the Brinks robbery and murders near Nyack, New York. The New York Times Magazine ran a story urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to release her from state prison. The “Friends of Judith Clark” have set up a web page and Facebook page in her honor, featuring the Times story.

David Gilbert of the Weather Underground is another cold-blooded killer and Ayers associate waiting for a pardon from either Cuomo or Obama. He also went to prison for his role in the Nyack assault. His book, No Surrender: Writings from an anti-imperialist political prisoner, includes an endorsement on the back cover from Ward Churchill, the disgraced college professor who achieved notoriety for comparing 9/11 victims to Nazis.

In another strange twist to this ongoing story of how Obama and Holder are perverting the legal system in order to benefit crooks and criminals, it has been disclosed that charges against Elizabeth Ann Duke, a fugitive from justice considered “armed and dangerous” by the FBI, have been dismissed. Duke is yet another associate of Bill Ayers, notorious for her involvement with the May 19th Communist Organization and charged in the bombing of the U.S. Capitol, among other crimes.

Legal activist Montgomery Blair Sibley has filed several motions in the case, attempting to determine the details of how the improper and illegal order of dismissal of the indictment of Elizabeth Ann Duke was arranged. He believes that the Obama administration got a judge to dismiss the charges in return for lenient treatment for the judge’s son in a federal drug case.

Donna Joan Borup is another fugitive anticipating leniency. In a radio broadcast about the case in 2013, the FBI noted that Borup, also considered armed and dangerous, became violent during a demonstration at JFK International Airport in Queens in September 1981 and tossed a caustic substance into the eyes of a Port Authority police officer who was on duty at the time. The officer was left partially blinded.

The FBI notes that “Borup was a member of the May 19th Communist Organization—a Marxist-Leninist group advocating the armed revolution and overthrow of the United States government.” This group served as a public support apparatus for the Weather Underground. Neither of them was an “anti-war” organization.

It’s likely that Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn know the locations of Borup and other fugitives. But it’s just as likely that Ayers would not have divulged the information even if asked about it on “The Kelly File.”

One of the biggest flaws in “The Kelly File” show was the claim that the FBI botched the investigations and prosecutions of Ayers and Dohrn, when the evidence shows that the terrorists managed to avoid responsibility for most of their crimes because the Jimmy Carter Justice Department indicted and charged FBI officials with violating the civil rights of the terrorists and their associates. Recognizing the political prosecution of the FBI officials as a terrible miscarriage of justice, President Reagan would later pardon them.

The Obama/Holder Justice Department is picking up where Jimmy Carter left off. And now the terrorists who did go to jail—or who face jail time—are looking for pardons.

A pattern is clearly developing whereby associates of Ayers and Dohrn are getting sympathetic attention from the White House and the Justice Department as they seek to escape justice for their crimes. The campaign is paying off because the media refuse to pay attention to the motive behind the madness of such appearances of Bill Ayers on Fox News.

On Wednesday, I will be participating in a press conference in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club to provide details about the effort to get the Obama administration to issue pardons for a series of so-called “political prisoners.”

In this context, the purpose of the Ayers appearance on Fox News was clearly to add impetus to this campaign, creating the impression that these “radicals” may have gone too far, but that it was long ago and the country should let bygones be bygones. One can easily envision an Obama pardon statement to that effect for Ayers’ comrades. Ayers himself may be angling for a Nixon-like pardon, giving him immunity from crimes that may have been committed.

Back in 2008, Obama had said, “This guy [Ayers] is not part of my inner circle, he doesn’t advise my campaign, he’s not going to advise me as president.” Obama also said about Ayers, “…I assumed that he had been rehabilitated,” a statement at odds with the fact that cold cases such as Park Station are still open and that a federal grand jury can be called to solve the crime.

Tragically, Megyn Kelly permitted Ayers to lie about the late Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant and Vietnam veteran who had testified about how the Weather Underground killed San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell in 1970 in the Park Police Station case. Grathwohl, who testified under oath about Ayers’ admission that his wife Bernardine Dohrn had planted the bomb that killed McDonnell, had also documented the ties between the “domestic terrorists” in the Weather Underground and the Cuban intelligence service, the DGI. But Ayers, on the Kelly show, dismissed Grathwohl as a liar who had never infiltrated his group. In fact, the Weather Underground put out a “Wanted” poster on Grathwohl after they found out he was exposing their crimes to the FBI.

“What Bill Ayers said about my father was untrue,” his daughter, Lindsay Grathwohl, told me. “I was very disgusted.” She said that she was “never contacted” by Fox News about the show and that when she reached out to them, she “never received a response.”

It’s time for some serious-minded coverage of these terrorists, who are eager to go on television and present communist disinformation about what they did and who they are. The process of releasing and rehabilitating these terrorists must be exposed and stopped before Obama pulls a Clinton and lets more of these killers back on the streets.



Comments

  • GoodNews

    I knew when I heard her saying Fox consults with her on legal matters: she was playing the fool.

  • Steve Dietrich

    I am totally against pardons for these people, however I must take exception for Mr. Leonard Peltier. I personally looked into this. His entire case presented by the Government was a complete sham. If his case was reopened today I am sure the judge would throw it out based on the lack of credible evidence and unreliable witnesses. If you have the time check into it and see what you come up with.

  • pekin

    Nice article, Cliff Kincaid 😉 Constance

  • Crazylegs_CarloCruz

    Silly racists, will they never learn?

  • Mackie

    Overall I think Megyn Kelly did a good job hammering Ayers on his Weather underground terrorist past which he continued to deny all the way threw the interview. Kelly also interviewed former and retired FBI agents who dealt with the case some 40 years ago.

  • OdinsAcolyte

    The people who have been wronged do not pardon. May the guilty receive their just dues.

  • Rebecca

    The Leonard Peltier and Bill Ayers connection. Interesting. Have you looked into Grathwohl’s book “Bringing Down America,” and have you read any of the Ayers books? Did you know the educator Ayers thinks African puberty rights in public schools in Chicago would be a great idea?

  • mickeymat

    Kelly also failed to prove the intimate association of Ayers and Obama. She was a real disappointment.

  • Pocho Basura

    ……..what’s next obamma, what foul smelling depth have you not explored?

  • James Smith

    That foul depth will be the neutron nuke and complete annihilation of 8.5 billion lives?

  • stringman

    Why do you say that? And where did the number 8.5 billion come from?

  • abqblondie2

    She is an attorney, as are several Fox presenters.

  • abqblondie2

    Obama started his political career in Bill Ayres living room.

  • abqblondie2

    The race card has been overplayed, this has nothing to do with race. Ayres is a domestic terrorist, who helped Obama launch his political career. Nothing racial about that at all. If you think we (conservatives) despise Obama because he’s black, then you are wrong. Obama has done enough unconstitutional actions to despise him for.

  • Charlotta Jones

    Did you know Cathy Boudin’s brother is a Massachussetts judge? Now Eric Holder worked at Covington & Burling. So did MICHAEL BOUDIN, KATHY BOUDIN’s brother, now a Massachussetts judge. Kathy Boudin was released from 30 yrs jail. She is now agitating for the release of David Gilbert her lover and father of her child.

    Guess who else in on the judge list for Mass. right under Boudin’s name? Judge MARIANNE BOWLER who mirandized Tsarnaev and now the latest 3 who were arrested, and who has Muslim ties.
    NOT A COINCIDENCE.
    The same judge who mirandized Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed up again to mirandize the latest 3 suspects in the Boston bombing. Either she’s a Mooslime convert or she’s on the take getting bribes from the Mooslimes or she’s thick with Holder, Obama, Boudin and all the radicals:

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/04/26/the-tsarnaev-miranda-who-exactly-is-judge-marianne-bowler-who-directed-her-and-why/

    and

    Judge Marianne Bowler is amongst the list of judges in Massachussets.

    http://www.lawdiary.com/docs/subscribers/MA_Judicial_Biographies.pdf

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Boudin

    From 1966 to 1987 Michael Boudin practiced regulatory law at Covington & Burling, a Washington D.C. law firm. He spent 21 years at Covington & Burling, primarily drafting appellate briefs in complex regulatory matters for corporate clients.ERIC HOLDER WORKED THERE TOO. There he defended terrorists.

  • wa2pu

    Yup I think Kelly did an awesome job with Ayers. Pieces like this have more to do with downplaying her and other Fox journalists rather than the tidbits of information about the Weather Underground that we already knew about yet the author tries to make look like stunning new revelations.

  • GoodNews

    She’s high-paid eye-candy for dissatisfied men.

  • Patricia

    WAS an atty

  • Patricia

    I have just become aware of the Leonard Peltier case within the last year and was totally appalled by the so-called proof they incarcerated him by. Indeed, a sham the government should be cringing over.

    MAYBE it could be overturned. But with the current INJUSTICE Dept. I have doubts.

  • Patricia

    Hi Rebecca – would you mind elaborating a little about ‘African puberty rights in public schools in Chicago would be a great idea’. I’m not sure what you are refering to. Thank you.

  • Rebecca

    In one of Bill Ayers education books he suggests African puberty rites for the male students, among other things.

  • Rebecca

    Bill Ayers is saying on the net that Peltier is not guilty. If you believe Ayers, an admitted communist who believes the ends justifies the means, well why not? It seems you would have to believe a whole slew of things which aren’t true to go along with it.

  • Patricia

    What ARE African puberty rites for the male students? Do you know? Just curious.

  • NonPCconservative

    Fox News is so replete with such poor preparation that I am starting to believe that they are an arm of the DNC put out there to lull conservatives into thinking that they have a real news organization on their side. Never mind the shrieks from outraged leftists who hate Fox news, let’s look at the meat in the sandwich.

    The sheer number of times that liberals are allowed to expound
    completely fallacious talking points without being challenged is a clear indication that there is a problem here. One glaring example of the lack of credibility is that liberals on Fox News can get away with saying that there is no evidence that the IRS targeted conservative groups when the interviewer should KNOW that the Inspector General of the IRS stated in his report that the IRS had IMPROPERLY targeted conservative groups.

    The fact that there is never anything approaching an in-depth interview with hard-hitting questions from a well prepared interviewer is also telling.

    The fluff piece on Ayers was a joke. Ayers got away with stonewalling and not answering questions as well as many bare faced lies.

    Fox News will have to lift their game if they want to be taken seriously as I am mostly left asking the question “Where is the beef?” after watching a Fox News “expose”.

  • Rebecca

    Western rites of passage are ceremonies at births, graduation, marriage, and Christian confirmation and Jewish bas or bar mitzvahs. You can probably google African puberty rites, otherwise, I will have to tell you later.

  • Guest

    Says the unattractive feminist.

  • GoodNews

    Me a feminist? LOL sheesh

  • GoodNews

    Also either out-of-her-league or a bimbo: with no net diff

  • GoodNews

    Let em just say to those of you who think Faux news posturing as serving the right, has no hidden agenda to take you to hell with them: You are a dupe: not much better than those drinking the HoffPost CNN, MSNBC, etc. koolaid. Love of money is the root of all evil, or don’t you believe the words of the Savior of mankind?

  • Rebecca

    Look up South Shore African Village Collaborative. AAAS, the African one, Obama/Ayers African studies, and see http://www.theafrican.com/

  • CaptainCurmudgeon

    Elizabeth Ann Duke is purported to be Obama’s real mother…her pardon is a supporting fact– one of many

  • CaptainCurmudgeon

    Kelly needs to do another show with FBI ..and devote that entire show to telling the horrors of who these people are

  • Galwegianlassy

    Assuming that (a) a chief executive and an attorney general conspire to avoid prosecution of McDonnell’s killers during most of chief executive’s eight year tenure and (b) chief executive then pardons killers pkus AG, can former chief executive be tried as accessory after the fact of McDonnell murder ?

  • OIC THRU U Corp Media

    The Trojan Horse has ridden. The Rubicon has been crossed. I can only hope that the likes of M.Kelly and other talking millionaire heads see what they’ve done. But since they are communist, they will never see it. Ayers is a cold blooded killer and he slithered into the anti-war movement for cover. It was a charade and anyone too dense to see it needs to shut up their ignorant mouth. Ayers is a poor little rich communist killer as are all his ilk – notice the communist always seek out the poor and how they’re going to help them? That’s the KKK Democrat/Liberal/Leftist/Progressive Chicago way. Seems to me that Chicago must have man-holes straight to hell. Look at the putrid filth that erupts from there. Black Panthers (Hillary’s boys and friends), Angela Davis (another rich beech riding the slave train propaganda)…God! I could go on but these idiots who weren’t alive in ’65 don’t know shi* from shinola!
    God bless Larry and his family. I wish people would see that THEIR general is in charge of OUR troops. The unending war – see if Ayers was anti-war, why isn’t he showing it today? Because he’s enjoying the blood and carnage. Why don’t you ask M. Kelly why would an anti-war person dedicate his book to the assassin of the peace candidate (Bobby Kennedy ‘ 68). I’ve never heard anyone ask the communist murder that question – which is because they are complicit!
    Larry Grathwald is a hero to more people than you know.

  • Seeing

    And Thomas Ayers assisted the Usurper’s rise. Frank Marshall Davis’s communist network (including Ayers) in Chicago is why he organizer went there. He has no license to practice law, Saudi 20 million to Harvard for his paper – all goooming this Islamic Marxist!

  • Sleep On – Ussurper Loves U

    The Kool-Aid doesn’t discriminate across political potty lines! O’Reilly is so full of manure his stench radiates from the TV screen. Sometimes you do get something worth considering/researching from Judge Perrio.
    Know your friends! The Rubicon has been crossed…Ottoman Islamic Empire is at your door! So much for such a M. Kelly – useful idiots, all. The fact that one has a law degree is per se irrelevant! Just look at the unfits – Affirmative Action POS’s in the WH! Ole drunkard Joe – what a mess. It is one huge cesspool of Communist! Period. The communist and islamist will fight it out. America is gone….has been infested with filthy atheistic murdering communist since WWII ended. Senator McCarthy has been vindicated! Imagine today had he’ve been listened to! Also the story of missionary and Army Captain John Birch – go read what communist can do – straight from Moscow – KGB slander, John Birch and to this day most people don’t know the truth about him. He was the first to die fighting communism (MAO) after WWII had officially ended! All Muslims obey the Koran – it dictates via the idol moon god to Murder the Jews on Saturday and the Christians on Sunday! All you God haters, I hope you enjoy the Satanic enslavement that’s descending on you – Left Coast is one putrid infestation!

  • GoodNews

    At least in the social sense. Most amazing spot on God’s creation, natch it must be usurped by the Satan crowd.

  • If the love of money is the root of all evil, why do they ask for it in church?

  • GoodNews

    Very good question brother. My Cantonese wife noted they actually passed the plate multiple times per service.