BREAKING: “Jewish Lobby” Story Overinflated

(MAJOR hat tips go to Matttbastard for doing the leg work on this one)

There will probably be more coming on this story as things develop. There are still questions; who’s Juan Carlos? How long did the post stay active? But one thing that seems increasingly clear is that the right is working overtime to force fire into a plume of smoke regarding an anti-Semitic post that used to be on

In an incredibly misleading headline, Israel Matzav declares that, “Barack Obama Explains how the Jewish Lobby Works.” Doug Ross is only a little better off by advertising that it’s the “Official Obama Blog.” Of course, as anyone who visits MyBO knows, it is a “community blog.” That’s to say, it’s open to any who register.

It’s kind of like letting all of the commenters to your blog have accounts, and letting them bring as many friends as they want.

Does such a situation need constant clean up? Of course it does, that’s why the post has already been taken down, but that doesn’t keep Little Green Footballs from accusing all of the Obamabots from being big old anti-Semites:

There’s something deeply wrong with a presidential candidate who attracts so many of these hateful psychotics. Read the comments; you just won’t believe what is allowed to be posted at Barack Obama’s web site.

Now, one could accuse LGF of a lot of things, being itself disgusting and offensive at times not the least of which. But two things I don’t think I’ve ever heard them being accused of by anyone with more than two brain cells to knock together would be “smart” and “thorough”.

You see, had LGF done the homework, like our mattt did, they would have noticed that the offending post in question was actually copied and pasted from a far right anti-Semite site called Real Jew News. And when you compare the comments in the cached version of the MyBO page (google cache is the only way to see it now), you find something curious–all those anti-Semitic Obamabots posted their comments two months before the MyBO post was even published.

Those hateful comments were ported directly over from the Real Jew News site; the names and time stamps weren’t even changed to protect the innocent.

In fact, delving even FURTHER (yes mattt’s that awesome), when you find the full cached page, you learn something interesting, there were only TWO comments that ever actually made it from MyBO’ers onto the post, and both were complaints.

Like I said, there are still plenty of questions to be asked, but considering that posts on MyBO often go over a thousand, the fact that this had only two comments before it was filed in the circular filing cabinet points to the fact that it was scrubbed likely at a suitably rapid pace.

Again, MyBO is open. Anyone, say a rabid rightwing nutjob, or a radical commie, or anyone with a mental disorder and access to the internet can post on Obama’s page. Thus, trash is likely to spring up from time to time, just as it did now. And, as would be expected, it was rightfully binned.

But hey guys, you keep working on it, ‘kay? Don’t try to, you know, say anything nice about McCain, we know that’s a little tough for EVERYONE involved.

Again, huge thanks to Matttbastard, and there will likely be more follow-ups as we learn more.

7 Responses to “BREAKING: “Jewish Lobby” Story Overinflated”

  1. tas says:

    Michelle Malkin, and the rest of the right, has pulled this crap with Daily Kos before, too. The process then is the same as now — somebody makes an outrageous post or comment and the right bukkakes all over it, claiming that such must represent the community at large. Of course we all know this is bullshit because everybody can post to a community blog, but the larger dynamic here is the mainstream media. As we all know, the MSM is “objective”, therefore if this story breaks through to the mainstream, then they will report it as “some (rightwing) bloggers say that Obama is [insert any adjective denoting political evil here] because anti-semitic posts have appeared on his website” without noting that anything could appear on his website.

    In other words, these lying scumfucks know what they are doing. It’s a total ratfucking.

  2. bongo says:

    “ratfucking” now there’s a fun word.

    I’m going to crosspost the comment I originally posted in Matttbastard’s thread.

    Call it trolling all you want folks but this spells major trouble for Obama in November.

    If this were a single instance, I’d have to agree with Matttbastard, however, this seems to be just one of many data points.


    Friend of Rashid Khalidi? Check.

    Supported by Hamas? Check.

    Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger? Check.

    Samantha Powers and Zbigniew Brzezinski? Check.

    Trinity United Church, affinity to Lewis Farahkan? Check.

    Ayers and Dohrn? Check.

    Virulently anti-Semitic posters on his website as Mr. Johnson has factually pointed out? Check.

    Who’d a thunk it?

    Seems like more of the same.

    At what point is there enough smoke here to safely declare a fire has broken out?

    (I don’t accept the argument that Obama’s campaign has no control over these posting. It’s a presidential campaign , not Best Blogger. Twenty+ mill a month can surely pay the salaries of a couple of moderators.)


  3. Paddy Murphy says:

    But do you not think that posting on should be moderated before being released?

    Otherwise we are going to have this happen again and again until the site becomes full of this stuff.

  4. Chandler says:

    The right-wing hacker that copied and pasted the post entitled “How the Jewish Lobby Works” comes from a site called Real Jew News – Some titles from other posts at RJN include:

    “McCain Bought By Jews Via Rothschilds!”

    By Brother Nathanael Kapner – Copyright © 2008 ”

    “BIG BROTHER JEW is watching you my fellow Americans. And Big Brother Jew resides at US Homeland Security.”

    “JEWS DESPISE CHRISTIANS. Now that the Christian candidate, Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas, has won the Republican Iowa caucuses, the Jews have fired up their propaganda machine against him.”

    “THE JEWISH STRANGLEHOOD ON THE MEDIA HAS GOT TO STOP!” said Billy Graham in a 1972 conversation with President Nixon.

    “Will Hilary Clinton Be The Next Jewish President”

    Republican bloggers are flogging this story. Of course they are, the hacker is one of them.

    Hamas Un-‘Endorses’ Obama
    ABC News – Jun 4, 2008

    Obama’s AIPAC speech shocks Arabs- Middle East Times

    The former Republican congressman from Michigan, Mark Deli Siljander, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying about lobbying senators on behalf of an Islamic charity that authorities said was secretly sending funds to terrorists. – Jan. 16, 2008

  5. matttbastard says:

    Bongo, if it isn’t trolling (and I sure as shit would call it that), than it is certainly lazy and tedious. Your point doesn’t get any less ridiculous with repetition. There’s no fucking there there, but you and your ilk are determined to make bullshit mountains out of rabbit turd molehills (as is your collective wont).

  6. Guess what, Bongo the McCain Supporter? McCain doesn’t fine-tooth-comb HIS website either:

    So much for that bogus argument. But your concern is noted.

  7. CJ says:

    You wish, bongo. Ain’t no there, there. Too bad for the angry old man… watching Obama dismantle him is gonna be fun.


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