Media, Affairs, and Deception:
News agencies are expected to report facts but, in 2008, the “news” was designed to influence public opinion against McCain/Palin and in support of Obama/Biden! The National Enquirer reported falsely that Governor Palin was involved in an extra-marital affair with one of her husband’s former business partners, over which the McCain campaign threatened to sue the Enquirer. The New York Times reported falsely, obviously without naming its source, that Senator McCain was involved in an affair with a lobbyist. However, the media did not fully investigate or report the threats to or intimidation of Larry Sinclair by the Obama campaign. Larry Sinclair, a registered Minnesota Democrat, claimed he and Obama had been involved in homosexual acts and used cocaine together in a limousine and hotel room in 1999.
On June 18, 2008, Sinclair elaborated on his allegations in a 2 1/2-hour press conference at the National Press Club. He provided details of the alleged homosexual encounter between himself and Obama while using cocaine. (Obama did admit his past use of cocaine in his book.) Sinclair elaborated on two separate encounters between himself and Obama between November 3 and November 8, 1999 in Gurnee, Illinois. Both Obama and Sinclair are documented to have been in the Chicago area during that time, as Obama was absent from the Illinois Senate on November 4, 1999 and had, in fact been in Chicago on November 8, 1999 for a speaking engagement. Sinclair further pointed out that Obama would not provide his cell phone number and telephone records during the alleged time period and actually provided the Chicago Police Department with an affidavit regarding Donald Young, who was a gay choir director at Obama’s Trinity Church.
Young was an openly gay man, who was shot and killed in his Chicago home on December 3, 2007. Two other openly gay men, Larry Bland and Nate Spencer, who also attended Trinity, also conveniently died within 60 days of each other – Bland on November 17, 2007 and Spencer on December 24, 2007. Quite curiously, neither Obama nor his campaign said anything regarding the murders, since Norma Jean Young, Donald Young’s mother, revealed that Obama and Donald were “close friends.” Nor were there ever any questioning of Obama or his staffers by the Chicago Police, which is Norma Young’s employer. Ms. Young stated, “There is more to the story,” adding, “I do believe they are shielding somebody or protecting someone.” While Obama may not have had any association with these murders, any other individual who had been publicly accused of being a closet homosexual during a time when gay men from his church were murdered, would have at least caused the police to respond. An investigation would have at least been launched with questioning to gain any and all knowledge, especially when there is a motive involved, such as Senator Obama’s desire to be president.
One month later, Sinclair went public about his own relationship with Obama. As a result, Sinclair received several death threats just before his June 18, 2008 statement to the National Press Club. After the press conference, Sinclair was arrested on a felony warrant from Delaware, which was issued by then-vice-presidential candidate Senator Biden’s son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. Interestingly, the Delaware charges against Sinclair were later dropped.
I am not personally convinced of Sinclair’s story. There are many holes in it, including his admission about being arrested in Colorado on November 8, 1999 and his failure to pass a polygraph test. He also loses much credibility due to his many previous arrests. However, this story is relevant to indicate in no uncertain terms the media’s willingness to investigate and entertain false stories regarding Governor Palin and Senator McCain while ignoring allegations made by an actual individual against Senator Obama. Further, Sinclair was correct about the actual facts that three gay men from Obama’s church were murdered; however, neither Senator Obama nor his staff were questioned or willingly provided any statements about the murders. Murder is a fact one cannot ignore, and it does raise an eyebrow of curiosity and suspicion.