2008 The Story (Some of) You All Have Been Waiting For
posted by October 30 at 16:20 PMon
In the last issue of The Stranger, I attempted to evaluate the worthiness of some of your darkest fears about how the election will go. You know, things like: Will the October surprise turn out to be that Obama faked his U.S. citizenship? Will martial law be declared so Bush can have a third term? Will the Bradley effect dash the Democrats’ dreams?
Today, overlapping slightly with what I wrote, but providing a far more detailed debunking of fears and rumors, is a new Politico piece by Ben Smith. In it, he takes on all the nastiest alleged stories that emailers have been demanding reporters write about so that the public can know THE TRUTH before Election Day.
It’s a pretty great list, and a very interesting read, covering such topics as: Obama’s citizenship (also explored here), “the C-word,” that Whitey Tape from way back when, and some other things you may not have known you needed to worry about—the Forrestal incident, Raila Odinga, and a sexy holiday in Fiji for example.
If you’re sending or receiving impassioned emails about political cover-ups that the press is ignoring, defintely read this before you do any more fretting.