The Sinclair Allegations: Sometimes The Desire To Discredit Discredits The Wannabe Discreditors
The scene: the National Press Club. The Guest: Larry Sinclair with some sensationalistic allegations about Democratic presumptive nominee Barack Obama that have been largely (and correctly) discounted by the mainstream news media, most of the “new media” and all but some determined Barack Obama haters in the Republican and Democratic parties.
The result: something that from The Politico description sounds like the equivalent of the bar scene in Star Wars — adjusted to 2008 politics. Ending in Sinclair’s arrest. READ THIS.
Weird. Not conducive to building credibility. And when you read the link it is clear that some folks had political axes to grind..which included some (apparent) Democrats. The problem for them: their thirst to try and get anything on Obama emerges stronger than any allegations against the Senator. This is a risk those who try to take out someone with an allegation take: not all journalists are stenographers, some ask tough questions — and some things can wither when they emerge from under the rock of less covered allegations and are put under the stronger light of mainstream media scrutiny.
Here’s a MUST READ account of this latest example of how people try to discredit those with whom they believe — and are propped up by people who have a political agenda to defeat a candidate.
In this case, it sounds like it backfired where the discreditors and those who supported the discreditors wound up being seemingly… discredited.
One of the nicer developments in American politics…