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Obama went to a madrasah--Fox was right! But don't hold your breath for a retraction from the Fox-bashers
Written By mista sense on Thursday, March 15, 2007 | 6:45 AM
Remember the kerfluffle a couple of months ago, when Fox News got pounded for reporting that Barack Obama had attended a Muslim madrasah school in Indonesia? Liberal outfits such as Media Matters blasted Fox for alleged inaccuracy. (Even as those same "watchdogs" of ethics were curiously uncurious about Hillary Clinton's role in all this anti-Obama material finding its way into the mediastream.)
Well, now Paul Watson of The Los Angeles Times has
something remarkable: He has traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, and tracked down many of "Barry" Obama's friends and teachers from the 60s, and found documents and photographs as well. All of which "say Obama was registered by his family as a Muslim at both of the schools he attended."
And what does that mean? "That registration meant that during the third and fourth grades, Obama learned about Islam for two hours each week in religion class." In other words, according to the Times, Fox was right--Obama attended a madrasah.
A few reporters, such as Philip Weiss in The New York Observer, have already gotten the Obama-madrasah story right, and noted that Fox got it right, but now, finally, we see more confirmation.
But TCG doesn't expect Media Matters and the Center for American Progress and all the rest to apologize to Fox. The Cable Criticism Game just doesn't work that way.