Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Star Tribune Omitting Important News?

A regular reader of the Minneapolis Star Tribune might believe no one cares about Joe Biden’s strange, frightening comments about Barack Obama. They’ve hardly been mentioned.

During speeches last weekend, Biden said, “Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama …” “Remember I said it standing here, if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.” “We’re going to face a major international challenge. Because they’re going to want to test him…”

Yet when congressional candidate Michelle Bachmann commented that Obama might have “un-American” tendencies, people acted as if it were the most important thing on earth and flooded the media with outrage.

Wednesday’s Letter of the Day was concerned with comments by Rush Limbaugh, who isn’t running for office, and who makes idiotic statements daily.

Oh, and did you catch Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live last weekend? Everyone’s talking about that.

But when vice presidential candidate Biden—in very strong language—predicts calamity if presidential candidate Obama is elected, people ignore it.

Is it because it’s easier to focus on these petty things instead of important things, like Obama’s own running mate expecting a “generated” international crisis if this unqualified man is elected? Or is it because it’s easier than admitting how Biden’s comments show why we should vote for John McCain, whose “mettle” has already been tested?

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