Obama Campaign Responsible for Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Misogyny at my.barackobama.com
Every page at my.barackobama.com carries the disclaimer, “Content on blogs in My.BarackObama represents the opinions of community members and in no way should be interpreted as endorsed or approved by the campaign.” Exercise of editorial control, however, makes the owner of an Internet discussion forum responsible for the content. It is now a matter of proven record that my.barackobama.com has exercised such control and is therefore responsible for sanctioning (tolerating) hate speech against Jews, pro-Clinton African-Americans, and even women (noting that numerous postings called Clinton a “bitch,” with one adding that Clinton’s candidacy shows women are not fit to hold public office).
Noting that my.barackobama.com claims to welcome open discussion of campaign issues, we created our own blog with factual material from “Dreams From My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope” (with page numbers, unlike the urban legends that have been circulating), the positive reaction of Obama’s church to Michael Pfleger’s racist tirade against Hillary Clinton, and Obama’s endorsement and promotion of Al Sharpton.
We received, in fairly quick succession, the following E-mails from a site administrator. (We have changed @ in the sender’s address to “at” to prevent harvesting by spam software). It may be noted that Emily does not follow the first basic rule of any recognizable disciplinary process, which is to cite exactly what the person did and also the specific rule the action violated. This is because she is unable to do so, and her obvious motive is to remove hostile material from my.barackobama.com. The Obama campaign, of course, has every right to do so but this “exercise of editorial control” makes it 100 percent accountable for what it chooses to let stand.
From: mybarackobama “at” gmail.com on behalf of mybarackobama “at” barackobama.com (mybarackobama “at” barackobama.com) Sent: Fri 6/27/08 5:36 PM To: [my address]
Thank you so much for your involvement in the My.BarackObama.com online community. Your voice is valued here; however, your recent comments on the HQ Blog were disrespectful to our other users and detract from a welcoming community where all people can engage in positive discourse.
This is your first and only warning. Unfortunately, if you choose to disregard this warning your account will be deactivated resulting in a complete termination of your My.BarackObama account, points, blogs, and other past activities on the site. I encourage you to review our Terms of Service: http://origin.barackobama.com/terms/
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation in maintaining a respectful dialogue on our website.
Obama for America
From: mybarackobama “at” gmail.com on behalf of mybarackobama “at” barackobama.com (mybarackobama “at” barackobama.com) Sent: Fri 6/27/08 5:41 PM To: [my E-mail address]
Thank you for your involvement on My.BarackObama and the countless hours you have dedicated to this campaign. Unfortunately, we were forced to deactivate your account after you abused our blog tool. We regret having had to resort to this action.
Thank you for your understanding.
Obama for America
We might add that Emily was very diligent in finding and removing our blog and account within 36 hours of their creation. Now let us examine the kind of material that she and her fellow administrators allowed to stand, at least until its citation on other blogs like this one compelled them to act on it. We leave it to our readers to decide whether the following is “disrespectful” or even worse.
Misogynist Hate Speech (this is but one of many postings that call Hillary Clinton the B word)
During this race, not once did I see Barack Obama play the race card. Sure, he has addressed that other people played it for him, but no one has played their cards better than Mrs. Clinton. Crying, playing victim, and being a villianous bitch all showed that women are not ready to take office yet.
Suppose someone said that Barack Obama’s actions show that Negroes are not ready to take office yet. It would be obvious that the writer’s problem with Obama is not the content of his character but the color of his skin, and that he/she might even wear a sheet and hood. In this case, the site’s administrators are perfectly comfortable with misogynist hate speech. The administrators also find it acceptable to call Black Clinton supporters “House Negroes,” and “Negro” is not the word that was used.
Racist Hate Speech against Black Clinton supporters
There is an excellent parody of a dual viewpoint of the perspective of descendents of Africans, on another group blog. it is of supposed black slaves, speaking in the language (Pidgin as it may be) of the antebellum period and further – unfortunately. to sum it up for those of you not on that group list, it tells of a Field [Negro] grateful for Obama’s leading people out of bondage. And the other ‘voice’ was that of a House [Negro], who didn’t want to leave the friendly confines of the Big House for some unknown place.
Anti-Semitic Hate Speech (this is but one of many examples)
Note the date it was posted (September 16 2007); we downloaded the page on June 9, 2008. Compare to the administrator’s ability to find and delete our “objectionable” blog within 36 hours of its creation.
Regarding your support for our immmient assault on Iran:
By blu – Sep 16th, 2007 at 8:48 pm EDTRegarding your support for our immmient illegal assault on Iran:Do you realize what utterly horrific price we pay that our Congress has been bought by AIPAC and the right wing Israeli nazi party (yeah – that’s you Bibi) and the war crimes we have in the works for Iran? What do you think about that, Sen Obama? How about you, Barack? How about Sen Dodd? – what would his old man say about both of yours cowardice and complicity (including your warmonger Lieberman vote back in July blowing open the doors for W and Cheney to assault Iran)?
These Judeofacists and their Neocon comrades have already destroyed America – we will need a new constitution to redress the crimes these Neocons (Israeli-firsters) have brought upon us. The entire Congress should be overthrown by revolution for having sold America to the Israelis – for $165K a year our Congress has sold or cowered before AIPAC, the American Enterprise Institute , and Israel. There is no longer an America – there is a slavish, blackmailed, cowardly group of trash – land of the slaves, home of the cowards. Those are our ‘American values’ – that is who we are. Our attack on Iran will be the END of America – we deserve everything we get – for the centuries it takes – to avenge the war crimes that have been committed in our names, with our tax dollars, with the perverts we have elected. fini America – we never faced down Krystol and Dershowitz and called them the Judeofacist semites they are until it was too late. How cute. How cowardly. How pathetic
It might have destroyed our political or academic careers if we had. haha
Post from Ejike Ofoemezie’s Blog:Old McCain the Dinasaur Misbehaving.
By Ejike from Canton, GA – Feb 20th, 2008 at 4:41 pm EST
…America should put a scare-crow hat on McCain for he is indeed a “SCARE-CROW” McCain should not disturb us with his so-called service because a lot of our patriots paid the ultimate price and they are not here to claim all the glory McCain is now claiming. McCain should be lucky he is alive. Moreover, he has not told us what exactly he told the Viet Con when he was under their care.
It is unbecoming of an old man who is a part of the problem America has today to tell us not to hope. What a deaf man? If Mccain has given up on hope and life, the rest of America has not. He should pay a deserved visit to the undertaker. So, someone should please remind McCain there is a place called a zoo where the likes of him should take abode while the rest of America moves on.
And here is another one, who apparently thinks there is something funny about dementia (or “dimentia” as he calls it):
Talk about your senior moments
By Obama4US.A – Mar 26th, 2008 at 5:38 am EDT
McCain has had several senior moments but he is after all very OLD.Now Hillary who is only 60 is having “senior moments” as she “recalls” her harrowing trip to Bosnia as sniper bullets were whizzing overhead,but such a gracefull lady that she is she stopped in the midst of this with daughter Chelsea by her side to give time to a 8 year old Bosnian girl.Wow what courage!
The films show otherwise yet this is how you recall it.If you are already having a problem with dimentia at 60…will you know where the phone is at 3 a.m. if I need to call?
Are you a conservative liberal democrat as well?
The following user’s (Moses’) account was not terminated; he is still at my.barackobama.com as of June 29 2008. (Again, my.barackobama.com found and terminated our account, which merely stated inconvenient facts with references, within 36 hours). “Exercise of editorial control” means that the Obama campaign is in fact responsible for the publication of this kind of material.
Post from Moses’s Blog:
Bankrupted Hillary Took Off Her Last Mask Showed Us That She Was Running On Behalf Of The Jewish Lobby. She Is Willing To Become A Jewish Terrorist If She Was Paid Enough .
By Moses – Jun 4th, 2008 at 11:58 am EDT
Also listed in: 10 groups
In her speech in the AIPAC Hillary took off her last mask, revealed that she was well paid by Jewish lobbyists in Washington and not only will support the Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in the Palestinian lands. She showed us that if the Jewish lobbyists pay her enough not only she will become an advocate for the Jewish terrorism in Palestine, but also she is ready to become a terrorist herself, ignoring Americans security and interests home and abroad. Putting the interest of her employer, the Jewish lobby, ahead of the interests of America and the American people. She better wear a dress marked Hillary for hire. Please contact my butler for my price.
The material from Juan Carlos from Knoxville TN was not sufficiently “disrespectful” to merit termination of his account either: his account is active as of June 29 2008. The following blog entry was admittedly removed after being online for two or so months, but only after it was attacked in external blogs like this one. This is from a site whose administrators have demonstrated a 36 hour reaction time in getting rid of material the Obama campaign finds truly objectionable.
15 NEGATIVE THINGS THAT THE CORPORATE ZIONIST CANDIDATES, MCCAIN OR HILLARY WILL DO IF THEY GET SELECTED BY THE OLIGARCHIC POWERS !!
15 negative things that the corporate candidates will do if they get selected 15 NEGATIVE THINGS THAT THE CORPORATE ZIONIST CANDIDATES, MCCAIN OR HILLARY WILL DO IF THEY GET SELECTED BY THE OLIGARCHIC POWERS !!
…That’s the way I see it.__________________
“The Jewish owners and managers of CNN, FOX NEWS, mainstream media and the press determine which person, which facts, which version of the facts, and which ideas shall reach the public.” -Report by the Commission on Freedom of the Press.
The following was not sufficiently “disrespectful” to merit termination of this user’s account either:
How the jewish lobby works
By Juan Carlos from Knoxville, TN – Jun 7th, 2008 at 9:13 pm EDT Also listed in: Tennessee Action Team | Tennessee for Obama ’08Comments | Mail to a Friend | Report Objectionable Content
HOW THE JEWISH LOBBY WORKS
By Brother Nathanael Kapner – Copyright © 2008
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Sources: Jewish Power: Inside the Jewish Establishment, J.J. Goldberg; The Modern Jewish Experience, Dr. Jack Wertheimer; Imperial Designs, Gary Dorrien; The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, Mearscheimer & Walt Here.
NO LOBBY IS FEARED MORE or catered to by politicians than the Jewish Lobby. If a politician does not play ball with the Jewish Lobby, he will not get elected, or re-elected, and he will either be smeared or ignored by the Jewish-owned major media.
All Jewish lobbies and organizations are interconnected and there are hundreds upon hundreds of them. The leaders of the numerous Jewish Lobby Groups go to the same synagogues, country clubs, and share the same Jewish investment bankers. And this inter-connectedness extends to the Jews who run the Federal Reserve Bank, US Homeland Security, and the US State Department.
In other words, “Jews stick together.” Americans must know how extremely powerful the Jewish Lobby is and how it operates to undermine America’s interests both at home and abroad. At home – by corrupting America’s political system, and abroad – by dictating American Foreign Policy against America’s best interests.
Here is a list of the major Jewish Lobby Groups & how they work:
Again, the Obama campaign’s proven exercise of editorial control over my.barackobama.com makes it responsible for this entry, which also includes pictures of prominent Jews with the caption, “These Jews are corrupting U.S. politics.”
It is eminently clear that, no matter what Barack Obama might say to the public, his campaign sanctions and approves of hate speech against women, senior citizens, Black people who support Hillary Clinton, and especially Jews. This is entirely consistent with Barack Obama’s choice to surround himself with racists and/or anti-Semites like Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, Louis Farrakhan, and Otis Moss (who praised Pfleger’s “There were a whole lot of white people crying), and it underscores the character of the Obama campaign and of Obama himself.
Addendum: this is not a legal case but “Online Libel & Vicarious Liability,” © 1996 David G. Post. (Permission granted to redistribute freely, in whole or in part,with this notice attached) describes the impact of “exercise of editorial control.” We are not qualified to give legal advice, but it seems that the Obama campaign had better make sure that none of their users post libelous material at my.barackobama.com. It may also be noted that there is some controversy over this ruling
- The general rule regarding vicarious liability for the publication of defamatory material is that “publishers” are strictly liable for defamatory content in material they publish; mere “distributors,” on the other hand, cannot be liable for defamatory content unless they “knew or had reason to know” of that content. Thus, if defamatory material appears in one of my columns, for example, the American Lawyer will be held liable, on the grounds that its exercise of editorial control gives it both the opportunity to screen material prior to distribution and leads readers to conclude that it stands behind whatever it does choose to publish. No such liability will, however, be imposed on the newsstand vendor or bookseller from whom a reader may have bought his or her copy of the magazine; they are not expected to exercise the same degree of editorial control and judgment over the material in all of the magazines they distribute.
So when Stratton moved for summary judgment on the question of Prodigy’s liability, the question before Judge Stuart Ain of the New York State Supreme Court was: does Prodigy more closely resemble a bookseller, in which case Stratton’s claim against it must be dismissed, or a newspaper?
The latter, Judge Ain declared: Prodigy “exercise[d] sufficient editorial control over its computer bulletin boards to render it a publisher with the same responsibilities as a newspaper.” (Judge Ain’s opinion is available, for those interested, at 1995 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 229). As evidence of the kind of editorial control he had in mind, Judge Ain noted that Prodigy held itself out as a “family oriented computer network,” and had promulgated “content guidelines” in which users were advised that “notes that harass other members or are deemed to be in bad taste or grossly repugnant to community standards, or are deemed harmful to maintaining a harmonious online community, will be removed when brought to Prodigy’s attention.“
Again, the Obama campaign exercised exactly this kind of editorial control over the content of its pages, and is therefore morally responsible for the hate speech it allowed its users to publish.