Do you really want the Rashid Khalidi videotape that the Los Angeles Times refuses to release?
OK, then here's how to either get the videotape, or at least make Obama look bad: ask Obama to help get the tape released.
No, really: go to an Obama appearance and ask him this question:
When will you be calling on anyone who has a copy of the Khalidi videotape to make it publicly available? If you won't be issuing that call, why not?
Get his answer on video, and then upload that to Youtube. Then, contact Drudge.
At the very least, asking this question will make Obama look bad and will get the story out there even more.
It's easy to just agree with this post and move on. But, this plan isn't going to work unless you help push it.
I know it's not going to be easy to get anyone to do this because I've been trying to get people to ask Obama questions on video for almost two years. No one wants to "get involved", or there's a game on, or you might get tased, or you might get Joe the Plumber'ed.
And, as a result, Obama is still the favorite.
If you want to either get the tape or at the least make Obama look bad, help push this plan.
The way you can do that is to contact every major blogger you can find and urge them to promote this plan on their sites. And, post the plan to forums, send it to your friends via email, post it on Facebook, and so on. Once enough people are promoting it on the web, it will jump to the MSM and cable.
If hundreds of thousands of people see the plan, eventually someone is going to get around to asking Obama a real question.
Hopefully it won't be too late.
* Don't waste time contacting the MSM, talk radio, etc. about this right now. This is something that has to build up momentum on the internet first before it can jump to those sources.
* If you just ask Obama to call on the Los Angeles Times to release the tape, he'll simply use one of their dodges and this will go nowhere. The question is designed to avoid that dodge and make sure that he either issues a general call, or looks bad by not issuing such a call.
* No doubt someone will point out how difficult it is to ask Obama a question. That's correct, but it's not impossible. Obama will be making plenty of appearances and he'll be available at rope lines, when entering or leaving an event, or even when taking questions from the audience. If you go to one of his events, try to blend in to increase the possibility of being called on.
* In the worst case, make up a large sign with something like, "Obama: tell the LAT to release the tape!" or similar. And, make sure and print up a large number of fliers to pass out to passersby so they understand what the sign means.
* If you can't ask Obama the question, get video of you asking one of those in the press pool - preferably a nationally known reporter - whether they'll be asking Obama the question. Shaming members of the media into doing their jobs is one way to get someone to ask the question.
Politics · Thu, 10/30/2008 - 17:27 · Importance: 1