WASHINGTON, October 14, 2008—Don Feder, the editor of AIM’s new Boycott The New York Times website boycottnyt.com, charges that The New York Times is doing everything
it can to downplay Barack Obama’s personal and professional relationship with
‘60’s radical William Ayers.
“The Times is once again running
interference for the Obama campaign, by trying to portray his association with
an unrepentant terrorist as casual and entirely innocent. It’s neither,” writes
Feder in an article posted October 10 at BoycottNYT.com.
adds that an October 10 Times story actually tried to legitimize the Weather
Underground Organization that Ayers led, by reporting that their bombings “were
meant to damage property only.” The
Weathermen carried out more than 30 high-profile bombings, one of which killed
a young San Francisco police officer and injured several others.
October 12, Times columnist Frank
Rich implied that by highlighting the Obama/Ayers connection, the McCain
campaign is inciting its supporters to violence. Feder responded to this in a commentary posted today at BoycottNYT.com.
declared in a September 11, 2001 article, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel
we didn’t do enough.”
chose Obama as the first chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a group
he founded to “teach against oppression.”
He served with Obama on the Woods Fund of Chicago, which funded a number
of radical causes. Ayers also hosted a
fundraising event at his Chicago home for Obama in 1995, where Obama launched
his campaign for the state senate.
About Don Feder:
Feder is the editor of Boycott The New
York Times. For 19 years, Feder was a Boston Herald editorial writer and syndicated
political columnist. Feder has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity and
Colmes,” “Politically Incorrect,” “The 700 Club,” “Focus On The Family” and “Fox & Friends.”
His columns have been read on the air by Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura and Michael
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