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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Truth in advertising, or will the media report on the concert beforehand?

While Fridays are always welcomed by us, we have an equal amount of disdain for it because it's the worst day of the week for news. Not much comes out, and most of the news -- unless it's a bombshell -- will go down the memory hole. And speaking of memory holes, we noticed that no mainstream press outlet covering Obma's "magical mystery tour" took note of the bombshell NewsBusters reported on yesterday:

Remember back in May when media gushed and fawned over a huge crowd in Portland, Oregon -- supposedly gathered to hear the words of Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama -- but chose not to report the free concert given before his speech?

Well, it has been learned that before the presumptive Democrat nominee spoke to a crowd in Berlin Thursday, two popular German acts -- reggae artist Patrice and rock band Reamonn -- entertained the gathering audience.

Will media report this tonight, or just gush and fawn over the huge crowd again?

While you ponder, here's what was
reported by Spiegel Online moments ago (h/t Hot Air and Gateway):

++ Pop Concert for Obama Fans ++

6:33 p.m.: The tens of thousands of Obama fans are being entertained as they await the senator. The reggae musician Patrice kicked things off, followed by the rock band Reamonn.

The crowd in Portland numbered 75,000. Estimates in Berlin supposedly rounded out at 200,000. But these people were treated to a free concert, and there were concession stands out there for them. So, will the media even acknowledge this fact? Of course not. Will they acknowledge that this was, in fact, a campaign tour? There are a few images of what his people put up at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem complete with an image of Obama wearing a kippah while at the Wall. And, there are the flyers that were distributed that advertised his much-touted speech in Berlin.

We said this at the beginning of this tour, and we stand by it now. This tour was meant for one thing only: It was to show him as presidential, and nothing more. It's an attempt to influence voters here. "Look at how the world loves Barack." Yeah, yeah. But despite his "citizen of the world" throwaway line, he's missing an important point, and that is Germans, French, English, Iraqis, Jordanians, and Afghanis aren't going to vote in our election. And while they may be friendly to us, who we should choose to be the next president isn't an opinion we really care about coming from them. It should also be noted that the "bounce" that many outlets are talking about with relation to this trip is negligible, at best, and that more than just a few "bitter" people in America weren't pleased with his speech yesterday.

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