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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Times Smears McCain, Silent on Obama Rumours

Now that he's the nominee, despite having endorsed him, the New York Times have let loose a hilariously inept attempt to smear Senator McCain.

In summary: In 1999, Senator McCain's aides felt that a lobbyist was being seen IN PUBLIC with the Senator too much.  They told her to back off.  McCain admitted, in private, that this was the right thing to do.

This is the sum total of the allegation, in fact.  However, the Times has tried to sex up the thing by lacing it with innuendo.  For example, they claim that McCain admitted to now-disgruntled aides that he behaved "inappropriately."  Notice the weasel-word.  The Times could have described their actual response, but instead they used a word which could have countless meanings in the hopes that people will grasp onto the worst possible interpretation.

The story is absurd on its face.  If a candidate for President was really having an affair, do you really think that people would notice because his mistress was showing up at TOO MANY FUNDRAISERS?  Ha.

And, apparently, the Times has been working on this story for months.  This is all they've got?  A good sign.

Hell, Larry Sinclair's allegations against Obama (warning: questionable content) that he did drugs with and had gay sex with Obama) are more credible than this nonsense.  Sinclair's even apparently agreed to take a polygraph.

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This just sickens me. Obama is getting a free pass from the press and McCain gets slammed with an attack that isn't supported with cites/sources, and leaves too much to the reader to infer. I hope that somewhere, somehow, the mainstream media picks up on the Obama/Sinclair story. Our country has been high-jacked and the media is facilitating this disgraceful and unfortunate episode in history.

Posted by: Leroy | 2008-02-20 7:33:31 PM


Jah get your play station all set up there Yoyo?


Posted by: John West | 2008-02-20 8:17:52 PM


There is no "Sinclair story." It's just some nutjob on youtube making absurd accusations without a shred of substantiation. Why the hell should the MSM give that any attention? Anybody can accuse anybody of anything. Since when is an unsubstantiated accusation a "story?"

Polygraphs mean nothing, by the way. They are total BS. That's why they're not admissable in court. Until there is some kind of actual evidence linking this youtube whackjob to Obama there is nothing to report.

Incidentally, isn't in intersting that John McCain has not yet denied that he was porking that lobbyist?

Posted by: Ken S. | 2008-02-20 8:40:26 PM


I couldn't care less what Obama or McCain do with their johnsons. I couldn't stand Bill Clinton, but what the GOP did to him was absolutely wrong, and I find it abhorrent to do the same thing to either Obama or McCain. Oh, and Hillary can have a three way with Dick and Lynn Cheney, for all I care. My visceral dislike of her comes from watching her in the Senate, as she has constantly proven she's more of a right-wing extremist than most conservative Republicans. Now, as for that goat f#@ker Huckabee...

Posted by: Thomas Mc | 2008-02-20 8:52:55 PM


The way Larry acts is his personality. But Larry is a registered Democrat telling the truth. His personality could not tolerate someone lying like Obama. That is why Larry is telling his story/

Posted by: kenny rogers | 2008-02-20 8:55:02 PM


Ken- that's my point. These are totally unsubstantiated allegations, not even worthy of the National Inquirer, being printed in the supposed newspaper of record.

My point wasn't to claim that I believe Sinclair, it's merely to say that his allegations are at least as credible, if not moreso, than these.

On the other hand, if you're into believing baseless innuendo, then there's no reason to believe this and not believe Sinclair, since these allegations have a broadly similar level of credibility.

Posted by: Adam Yoshida | 2008-02-20 9:17:23 PM


Which lie is more believable?

1. 71-year old senator porks HOT female lobbyist 30 years his junior.

2. 40-something movie-star senator has affair with pudgy, creepy-looking mental case AND smokes CRACK! AND then returns for more pudgy creepy action.

Sinclair should have kept it simple, like "I pulled out a bag of blow and we did a few lines," not this racially-tinged powder v. crack nonsense.

A woman might have been a better choice. I wouldn't be surprised if Sinclair is actually an Obama operative.

Posted by: Master Snorky | 2008-02-20 9:32:28 PM


Master - you left out the part about the world's foremost newspaper investigating the first for at least three months, to produce nothing more than two admittedly disgruntled former aides, who won't even anonymously allege an affair.

When you take that into consideration...

As well, we're talking a decade ago. Who knows what Sinclair was like then.

Posted by: Adam Yoshida | 2008-02-20 9:41:15 PM


Sinclair is so full of shit it's not even funny. If you believe him, as Lewis Black would say, please wear a tin hat---so we can identify you in public and stay away from you.

Posted by: jb | 2008-02-20 10:39:07 PM


Fcuk Canada!

Posted by: afs | 2008-02-20 10:45:53 PM


In a related story, rumors are now surfacing of an affair between Hillary Clinton and a long time campaign aide from early 2000. Watch this space!

Posted by: John Piscopo | 2008-02-21 9:07:15 AM


IF these allegations were regarding Hillary - you can BET the MSM would have been all over it. Like hungry piranhas. And hey, lets not forget Marion Barry the crack smoking mayor of Washington DC. I could care less who blows Obama, but smoking crack as late as 1999? That ain't a troubled youth going through a phase... if it's true, he's screwed.

Posted by: Trent | 2008-02-22 11:40:47 AM


The Obama supporters can do nothing but slam Larry Sinclair by calling him names like "trailer trash," "nut job" etc. based on their own interpretation of surface details and your own desire to see him become president. Come ON people! Our leaders must be scrutinized below the surface and Larry Sinclair isn't running for office - Obama is. If this story has any credibility, the truth will come out... and a crack smoking president ain't what this country needs - not even if he's a gifted motivational speaker, which he is. But, I am not one of the sheeple who really believes that the sun shines out of his ass.

Posted by: Joe | 2008-02-22 11:54:47 AM


The Sinclair nonsense has already been debunked you toothless rubes..

Posted by: HumanityCritic | 2008-02-22 12:10:21 PM


Debunked where? In your limited capacity to understand that the golden boy may be tarnished? Another irritated Obama cult member who drank the kool aid.

Posted by: BasicallyLeft | 2008-02-22 12:15:04 PM


To all the whining that the NY Times, as well as the MSM isn't carrying the Sinclair story, neither is Limbaugh, FOX, nor the NY Post, all of which hate Obama. The story isn't being carried because, as a blogger named Mau put it: All this guy ( Sinclair ) proves is that he's a drug addicted cock sucker in search of an easy buck'

Add to this that Sinclair is a Ron Paul operative:
http://dearmurray.com/why-are-ron-paul-supporters-working-so-hard-to-defame-obama/

Posted by: John Bryans Fontaine | 2008-02-22 12:31:17 PM


Sinclair isn't taking the money. It's going to charity. Duh.

Posted by: Sam | 2008-02-22 12:35:38 PM


Obama supporters want to blame everyone else for this story because oh, it can't be true. Good Lord people. Get a grip.

Posted by: Jerry Z | 2008-02-22 12:41:11 PM


A further note: Adam T. Yoshida would therefore trust the word of a 'drug addicted cock sucker in search of an easy buck', as opposed to that of the New York Times. Yoshida's column is therfore Orwellian DoubleThink BS.

Posted by: John Bryans Fontaine | 2008-02-22 12:46:33 PM


Breaking News:

World Net Daily removes sleaze story about Obama and Larry Sinclair.

Posted by: John Bryans Fontaine | 2008-02-22 1:57:51 PM


World Net Daily did not remove anything. Type in SINCLAIR in the WND search box.

Posted by: Gene | 2008-02-22 2:11:49 PM


Obama supporters here are akin to Desperate Housewives... frantically trying to protect the perceived sugar daddy.

Posted by: JBG | 2008-02-22 2:19:25 PM


Obama isn't the Messiah. Even though he allegedly went back for a second coming.

Posted by: Jake | 2008-02-22 3:12:55 PM



Austin, TX is considered one of the most liberal cities in Texas. It is also home to the University of Texas. I always thought it was purely Obama country.

Today, The Daily Texan, the university's newspaper, made it clear that it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.

George W. Bush has made a mess of America, and we believe Hillary Clinton is the best person to clean it up. She is prepared and willing to be a leader who is "a lot less hat and a lot more cattle," as she stated during Thursday night's debate.

Clinton is a seasoned politician, and some argue that works against her. But Bush has been wildly successful in destroying every positive function of the machine that is Washington, D.C., and Clinton has the political tools and knowledge to fix it.

Posted by: Sam | 2008-02-22 5:18:02 PM


Gene

What I meant was that WND removed any mention of the Obama/Sinclair story from its current page.

Posted by: John Bryans Fontaine | 2008-02-22 7:12:39 PM


My bad. Actually, WND does mention the story, but sure seems like its less visible than before.

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56958

Then again, to restate an above post that I made:

In answer to all the whining that the NY Times, as well as the MSM aren't carrying the Sinclair story, neither are Limbaugh, FOX, nor the NY Post, all of which hate Obama. The story isn't being carried because, as a blogger named Mau put it: All this guy ( Sinclair ) proves is that he's a drug addicted cock sucker in search of an easy buck'

Add to this that Sinclair is a Ron Paul operative:
http://dearmurray.com/why-are-ron-paul-supporters-working-so-hard-to-defame-obama/

This also raises another issue, since so many believe Sinclair, how long before there's a Larry Sinclair for President movement?

Posted by: John Bryans Fontaine | 2008-02-22 7:29:25 PM


Oh PLEASE. Like Sinclair is a likely candidate.

The alleged story indicates that Obama loves his drugs and his cock sucked. So what!

IF this story has any merit, Obama can bend over and grab his ankles.

Posted by: Jake | 2008-02-23 6:50:16 AM


http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Is_Larry_Sinclair_Obama_s_dark_secret_2

tubesocktedd:

FYI#1: CNN, MSNBC & FOX all know about this, and others. They have researched this story and will not air it because it is libelous, inaccurate, and fraud based on the ranting of a very sick man with a self-admitted mental disorder and self-admitted criminal history where he says, "...I actually revealed some things about myself that could put me away for quite a bit of time..."

FYI#2: We are finding hints that Larry Sinclair was in a mental hospital during the time he says he was in Illinois. He was suffering from sever psychosis due to schizophrenia.(Maybe drug induced? He's a self admitted heavy user or was)

FYI#3: We have found some discrepancies about graduation dates and that there are multiple graduation dates, but none seem to coordinate with Mr. Sinclair's libelous statements.

FYI#4: In Larry's radio Interview he revealed that he has a past that could have him put behind bars. It's about 2/5 near 1/2 way into the interview, JUST before a break.

"...I actually revealed some things about myself that could put me away for quite a bit of time..."

FYI#5: Though RON PAUL did not do this, some of his supporters are really pushing this video in their blogs, chats and postings. Another even attachs posters of this rebuttal...The Ron Paul Fringe is pushing this more than Clinton. A Google search finds more Ron Paul supporters doing this than Clinton. RON PAUL is a Fine man with great intension for this nation, it is misguided followers as well as Clinton's.

Here are some posts for others that may sway your opinion. PLEASE RESEARCH for yourself. DON'T Blindly believe ANYTHING you read.

kujayhawklaw says, "I got really worked up about this. I insulted his methods to the point I got him to call me personally at home. He was friendly, but requested that I start sites against him because controversy helps him sell his message. Nice guy, but a fraud."

asdffd says, "I just asked this guy on his video if he had ever been convicted of fraud. Soon after he made a post saying he would be busy for a few days and not be able to post for awhile. When I tried to make a follow up comment my comment wasn't posted- I think he blocked me from posting. I think the truth is going to come out about Larry Sinclair and it ain't gonna be pretty. The first video he made- it looks like it was made in a hotel room. I wonder if someone put him up to it."

PoliticalJunk says, "LARRY SINCLAIRE BLOCKED MY SCREEN NAME TO COMMENT ON HIS VIDEO: YOU can check out this website to know the Federal LAWSUIT: It shows his Address with is a HUD FACILITY for ELDERLY and DISABLE PEOPLE (Mentally disable people too!) In a radio interview he even said he had mental problems as a child."

Larry has accepted $10,000 to take a lie detector test via a tabloid website. He claims his intentions are selfless to expose Obama... They have promised another $90,000 if he passes for it for the exclusive. The price of ruining a man's life and robbing a nation of a great man, $100,000 and the loss of Larry's soul and hurting millions.

NEW:Larry Sinclair lives at 600 W Superior St. #604 Duluth MN 55802. That is what Larry filed in Court which is public record for anyone to see. This is available via a google search, we are not revealing anything not publically available. According to H.U.D. records which are also public, that address is a building with 154 units called Gateway Tower and is a complex for the elderly and disabled; a government subsidized home for the mentally ill and disabled.

Posted by: John Bryans Fontaine | 2008-02-23 8:24:35 AM


Mr. Fontaine -

What goes around comes around. Your posting of Mr. Sinclairs personal infomation is despicable. To rationalize it, you mention it's public record.

It appears to me that Mr. Sinclairs polygraph test will soon be public record as well. Should he pass that test, it will be interesting to see how your candidate responds. Assuming Mr. Obama has nothing to hide - his poly will soon follow... right?

Your candidate is on a slippery slope. A slope of his own creation. People who use "hard drugs" like heroin, meth or cocaine get involved in criminal or questionable situations everyday.

Progressives (code word for socialist) were elated to hear George W. Bush admit his liked his booze. They were eagar to point out that he was a lazy "frat boy" (with better grades than Kerry by the way). Democrats=liberals=Progressives were also overjoyed when Dan Rather conjured up some fairy tale about Bush's military background. They even wanted his dental records checked. This was all FRONT PAGE NEWS for weeks.

It's interesting that the news media could care less about Obama's past cocaine use. They're not the least bit curious about his "connection" or where he bought it. Who were the "rockheads" he hung around with?

Should this prove to be true, your humble response is highly anticipated.

Posted by: M. J. Bee | 2008-02-23 5:17:20 PM


Adam Yoshida is about as credible on things like this as Bill Clinton is on oral sex with interns.

To quote Adam on Obama:
"We have to run absolutely the dirtiest and the most vicious campaign possible. We need to destroy the man, totally and absolutely. We need to crush him."

And again:
"Use friendly stations - wait until five days before the election and pay some kid to claim that Obama molested him. Do whatever it takes. Nothing done to stop him is wrong or immoral, it's all in the service of the Lord.
Whatever it takes.
Use the Islam stuff. Use the communist stuff. Stir up the Latinos. Do whatever it takes. Anything that stops him is a blessing and a just act."

Or my favorite Yoshidaism:
"And if we can't find anything good, then we make it up or do whatever else it takes.
That awful man cannot be allowed to be the President.
God, I hate him so much and there's so little I can do. And definitely, there's no way I can honestly express the depth of the contempt and hate he inspires in me."

Adam Yoshida has no credibility when it comes to Barack Obama.

Posted by: BJ O'Rourke | 2008-02-24 12:19:18 AM


I found some info about Larry Sinclair which makes some sense out of something that makes no sense. I found this in a comments post to another slimy blog online:

LARRY WAS ALREADY CAUGHT LYING.

Larry was in a mental institution during 1999.

Larry claims: "I was in the Chicago area from November 3, 1999 thru November 8, 1999 to attend the graduation of my God son from the Great Lakes Navy Training Center outside Chicago."

So, after looking up the graduation for the Great Lakes Navy Training Center for 1999, and nutjob Larry's God son must have been pretty disappointed that he missed his graduation. The 1999 Great Lakes Navy Training Center graduation took place between October 17-18, as detailed in the travel diaryby these fine folks who actually attended that graduation: www.crabcoll.com/journal/seasons.html.

Larry Sinclair lives at 600 W Superior St. #604 Duluth MN 55802. According to H.U.D. records which are also public, that address is a building with 154 units called Gateway Tower and is a complex for the elderly and disabled; a government subsidized home for the mentally ill and disabled.

Posted by: autopt | 2008-02-24 12:19:59 AM


Larry Sinclair failed a lie-detector test set up to test the authenticity of his story. What a shock. Now we know why the media isn't covering it. He's a mentally ill liar.

Posted by: Michael | 2008-02-24 2:47:51 PM


Shame on the standard for engaging in junk journalism. You have shamed all Canadians and this is a sad day for this reputable website. Larry Sinclair just failed a polygraph test.

http://www.whitehouse.com

Posted by: Gary Matalin | 2008-02-24 4:56:25 PM


M. J. Bee:

Since your post, Larry Sinclair has a) failed the polygraph test, b) has been reported to be asking YouTube visiters for cash, as well as c) could very likely have admitted that his story about Obama was a Lie.

If you and the other members of the Cult of Larry Sinclair want to go on believing in the word of a man whose credibility is lower than the keel of the Titanic, so be it.

Stating that you still believe Sinclair is a neon sign flashing ‘Gullible Moron’ above your User ID. If Sinclair were to blog that the Sun will rise tomorrow, General Electric's stock would skyrocket.

As for the media ignoring Sinclair, the best known theory that the media were really one giant conspiracy is, of course, the one found in 'Mein Kampf'. I'm sure that Hitler would have loathed Obama just as much as the Sinclair Cultists do.
The far right hasn't changed much.


Posted by: John Bryans Fontaine | 2008-02-27 6:20:58 PM


PS

M.J.Bee:

If you had read my post more carefully, you might have noticed that I was referring to another website; the body of the post was by 'tubesocktedd'.

Posted by: John Bryans Fontaine | 2008-02-27 6:29:08 PM


"More credible than nonsense"?

You're kidding, right? That was a joke of some sort.

You wrote this post on 2/20. As of 2/28 Larry has provided no evidence that this ever happened. It took him 7 days to put up a (suspect) receipt putting him in Gurney, IL. However, showing a receipt that he was in Chicago does not put him in a limo with Obama.

Larry now spends his time trying to refute the results of his polygraph instead of bringing forth all of the mountain of damning evidence he supposedly has.

The fact is that you believe an admitted criminal and serial drug user who is on meds for some unnamed mental health issue over a man who has risen to the US Senate. You believe a man who claims that the entire DNC is out to get him. The court threw out his case.

Why hasn't Barack responded? Would you honestly waste your time with this kind of charge?

I'm at a loss to understand how this can't be seen as some .

Posted by: Paul | 2008-02-28 7:09:43 AM


"More credible than nonsense"?

You're kidding, right? That was a joke of some sort.

You wrote this post on 2/20. As of 2/28 Larry has provided no evidence that this ever happened. It took him 7 days to put up a (suspect) receipt putting him in Gurney, IL. However, showing a receipt that he was in Chicago does not put him in a limo with Obama.

Larry now spends his time trying to refute the results of his polygraph instead of bringing forth all of the mountain of damning evidence he supposedly has.

The fact is that you believe an admitted criminal and serial drug user who is on meds for some unnamed mental health issue over a man who has risen to the US Senate. You believe a man who claims that the entire DNC is out to get him. The court threw out his case.

Why hasn't Barack responded? Would you honestly waste your time with this kind of charge?

I'm at a loss to understand how this can't be seen as some delusional .

Posted by: Paul | 2008-02-28 7:09:48 AM


Dunno what happened there - probably Obama was behind it.

...some delusional crackpot looking for fifteen minutes and a tidy pay-off.

Posted by: Paul | 2008-02-28 7:51:44 AM


Can anyone tell me why whitehouse.com has pulled its website?

Posted by: Something smells fishy | 2008-03-08 7:47:01 PM


http://larrysinclair0926.wordpress.com/

Posted by: chlow | 2008-03-28 10:17:03 PM



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