Monday, February 25, 2008

NYT: OMG! Is Barack Safe?

In a thinly veiled effort to drape Obama in the mantle of JFK, RFK, and MLK, New York Times writer Jeff Zeleny, uses a little fearmongering in a "noble" cause, of course:
DALLAS — There is a hushed worry on the minds of many supporters of Senator Barack Obama, echoing in conversations from state to state, rally to rally: Will he be safe?
RFK and MLK are mentioned early, but note the dateline (JFK is invoked later on). What a clever little bit of subliminal propaganda.

Message: "We don't know of any credible threats, but Barack might be targeted because he is John, Robert, and Martin all rolled up into one hopey-changey package and everyone knows that non-progressives are dangerous maniacs who play with guns."

I'm sure the Gray Lady was every bit as concerned for the safety of President Bush when the threats were much more overt. Like, when Craig Killborn, working for David Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company, ran a "Snipers Wanted" crawl over a Bush speech. And didn't some nutjob actually produce a movie depicting the assassination of the President?