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A quick note on that Politico apologist piece

Mike Allen writes a story that, I think, tries to make the Big Mac campaign sound like crazy whiners.

But…he blows the whole tone when he provides us with the list of ‘critical, probing’ articles that the Gray Lady has written about The One.

I mean, they (Obama campaign) provided 42 references!!! GOLY!

You will notice, if you take the time to read through the list, which I dont think Mr Allen did, that most of these stories are fluff pieces, very positive stories about The New Jesus (and Im not talking Sidney Crosby).

To whit:1. In Law School, Obama Found Political Voice [New York Times, 1/28/07] 2. So Far, Obama Can’t Take Black Vote For Granted [New York Times, 2/2/07] 3. Obama Had Slaveowning Kin [New York Times, 3/3/07] 4. Disinvitation by Obama Is Criticized [New York Times, 3/6/07] 5. Obama, in Brief Investing Foray In ’05, Took Same Path as Donors [New York Times, 3/7/07] 6. Obama Says His Investments Presented No Conflicts of Interest [New York Times, 3/8/07] 7. Charisma and a Search for Self In Obama’s Hawaii Childhood [New York Times, 3/17/07] 8. Clinton Camp Challenges Obama on Iraq. [New York Times, 3/22/07] 9. After 2000 Loss, Obama Built Donor Network From Roots Up [New York Times, 4/3/07] 10. A Candidate, His Minister and the Search for Faith [New York Times, 4/30/07] 11. An Obama Patron and Friend Until an Indictment in Illinois [New York Times, 6/14/07] 12. In Illinois, Obama Proved Pragmatic and Shrewd. [New York Times, 7/30/07] 13. In 2000, a Streetwise Veteran Schooled a Bold Young Obama. [New York Times, 9/9/07] 14. Loyal Network Backs Obama After His Help. [New York Times, 10/1/07] 15. Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say. [New York Times, 10/30/07] 16. It’s Not Just ‘Ayes’ and ‘Nays’: Obama’s Votes in Illinois Echo. [New York Times, 12/20/07] 17. Nuclear Leaks and Response Tested Obama in Senate [New York Times, 2/3/08] 18. Daschle Uses Senate Ties To Blaze Path for Obama [New York Times, 2/5/08] 19. Old Friends Say Drugs Played Bit Part in Obama’s Young Life [New York Times, 2/9/08] 20. Seeking Unity, Obama Feels Pull of Racial Divide [New York Times, 2/12/08] 21. Obama Walks a Difficult Path as He Courts Jewish Voters [New York Times, 3/1/08] Obama in Senate: Star Power, Minor Role [New York Times, 3/9/08] 22. A Free-Spirited Wanderer Who Set Obama’s Path [New York Times, 3/14/08] 23.cPastor Defends His Predecessor at Obama’s Chicago Church [New York Times, 3/17/08] 24. Obama’s Narrator [New York Times, 4/1/07] 25. Wright Remains a Concern for Some Democrats [New York Times, 5/1/08] 26. A Strained Wright-Obama Bond Finally Snaps [New York Times, 5/1/08] 27. A Pulpit-and-Pews Gulf on Obama’s Ex-Pastor [New York Times, 5/2/08] 28. A Fiery Theology Under Fire [New York Times, 5/4/08] 29. Obama Secret Service Agent Tied To Sex Joke [New York Times, 5/15/08] 30. The Story of Obama, Written by Obama [New York Times, 5/18/08] 31. Following Months of Criticism, Obama Quits His Church [New York Times, 6/1/08] 32. Many Blacks Find Joy in Unexpected Breakthrough [New York Times, 6/5/08] 33. Where Whites Draw The Line [New York Times, 6/8/08] 34. Obama’s Organizing Years, Guiding Others and Finding Himself [New York Times, 7/7/08] 35. As a Professor, Obama Enthralled Students and Puzzled Faculty [New York Times, 7/30/08] 36. Delicate Obama Path on Class and Race Preferences [New York Times, 8/3/08] 37. Big Donors, Too, Have Seats at Obama Fundraising Table [New York Times, 8/6/08] 38. Is Obama the End of Black Politics? [New York Times, 8/10/08] 39. Obama’s 2003 Stand on Abortion Draws New Criticism in 2008 [New York Times, 8/20/08] 40. Obama Aides Defend Bank’s Pay to Biden Son [New York Times, 8/25/08] 41. Once a Convention Outsider, Obama Navigated a Path to the Marquee [New York Times, 8/27/08] 42. Obama Looks to Lessons From Chicago in His National Education Plan [New York Times, 9/10/08]