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NYT Reporter Doesn't Read His Own Article

In the New York Times whitewash of Barack Obama’s ties to unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, the Times reporter quotes a Harvard classmate of Obama saying as follows:

Little Influence Seen

Mr. Obama’s friends said that history was utterly irrelevant to judging the candidate, because Mr. Ayers was never a significant influence on him. Even some conservatives who know Mr. Obama said that if he was drawn to Ayers-style radicalism, he hid it well.

Okay, so how do we know that Ayers was never a significant influence on Obama nor was he drawn to Ayers-style radicalism? Next paragraph:

“I saw no evidence of a radical streak, either overt or covert, when we were together at Harvard Law School,” said Bradford A. Berenson, who worked on the Harvard Law Review with Mr. Obama and who served as associate White House counsel under President Bush.

There’s just one problem: Obama first met Ayers in 1995, as the Times’ reporter himself mentions in the beginning of the article. *Obama left Harvard in 1991*. Mr. Berenson therefore would hardly see an Ayers influence on Obama at the time, would he?

The waters are muddy in the tank, hard to see straight.