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L.A. Times protest - I was there

by Jay Firestone

October 30, 2008 | 8:18 pm

This morning I went to shoot a protest outside the Los Angeles Times in downtown L.A.  Enraged McCain supporters picketed the publication for withholding the release of a video tape showing Barack Obama at an event honoring harsh critic of Israel, Rashid Khalidi. 

It wasn’t a regular VideoJew special which so boldly engages YouTube viewers in the ongoing spread of VideoJudaism (fyi - volume 5 will be posted tomorrow), but it was nonetheless important for the community to witness.

This issue seemed to strike a nerve with staunch supporters of the Republican ticket who feel that Barack Obama has been hiding a secret identity.  An Obama supporter however, felt that the attack was part of an ongoing campaign to smear the senator from Illinois, just days before this important election. 

Now, I’ve covered several protests for JewishJournal.com, and this one was honestly nothing special, in part due to a poor showing by Obama supporters and zero response from the Times.  But, I imagine this issue will most likely consume the conservative presidential blogosphere for the next few days.

Remind me to set my Tivo.

For Brad Greenberg’s full article on the controversy, click here.

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