Obama smear campaigner Larry Sinclair arrested after press conference

My first plunge into the frothy cesspool of US politics the other day resulted in a rude reminder of just what lurks out there, so at the risk of once again having my entire post swallowed up and regurgitated with my name changed on the right-wing drivel and splog site Free Republic, it’s time to take a look at what happened yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

That’s where Larry Sinclair, perpetrator of one of the most vile smear campaigns ever thrown at a US presidential candidate, got his chance to blow 3000 bucks and state his case before an invited press.

Well, turns out the man with the long criminal record and outstanding warrant was arrested shortly after and is now in custody.

So far the mainstream press has ignored his claims, including this recent development.  Even Fox SpewsFare for the Unbalanced – has ignored the guy.

Granted, the Globe – no not the Boston Globe, the Alien Headhunters Kidnapped Pam Anderson’s Unborn Teenage Love Child supermarket checkout Globe – ran something on him a few months back, but from the wires, the mainstream newspapers, tv stations, websites?  Nada.

Given that there is nothing to substantiate his claims, is there any other reaction more appropriate?

I think there is.  Publish!  Get him on Larry King!  Get him on Jon Stewart!  Tell the world!  Let everyone get a good, long look at the level to which the enemies of a good man are willing to sink in order to draw attention to themselves and maybe even make a few bucks in the process.

It’s like Scientology.  The more you read about it, the more you realise not only how crazy the inventor must have been, but how deluded his followers are.


8 Responses to “Obama smear campaigner Larry Sinclair arrested after press conference”

  1. 1 Lee
    June 20, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks for updating your readers! I saw the news item earlier today, Friday. Sadly this kind of info (the REAL story) never gets into the press. AND people who read the first never know (or seek) the truth. Ruins lives a-plenty.

  2. 2 goldfearsnofire
    June 20, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for the tip!

  3. June 20, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Bring it on I say. Get it out in the open. Some of my worse enemies are future ex-cons!

  4. June 21, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    We need angry young journalists like this in America. Well, there are some, but they are never the ones working for the mainstream corporate media.

  5. 5 sunkissed
    June 22, 2008 at 6:16 am

    i don’t know why it’s being ignored all over the mainstream media, that is something i can’t understand. but i also don’t think it’s a good idea to publicize it and give it any more legs than it already has. the fact that it’s been so ignored is peculiar in itself and really makes me wonder how come. but in all seriousness why should it get publicized?

  6. June 22, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    sunkissed – I know it might give some sort of aura of legitimacy to give this guy a soapbox he doesn’t deserve, but then again, if the Obama campaigners are fighting the rumors on the internet via fight the smears.com http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/fightthesmearshome/
    and that site is being played up in the mainstream media as a story of how he is fighting back against internet rumor, but at the same time the site fails to address this Larry Sinclair rumor which is all over the internet, isn’t that kind of a disconnect? Shouldn’t there be some sort of way to address the issue? Now after the address everyone is all going into conspiracy theory mode, saying Sinclair was muzzled by the forces of Obama, etc etc…

    Indie:that’s what’s happened to news reporting over the past 20 or 25 years. If you dig too deeply, if you ask too many pointed questions, you get refused access to the top people.

    Beave: names! we want names!

  7. 7 americanhistoryy
    June 22, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Ian, glad I could bring you some good news about Obama being ahead. I’ll try to keep the map updated every time there’s a change, so stay tuned to http://americanhistoryy.wordpress.com/

    Ich vermisse auch Deutschland. Bitte gib Europa meine schöne Grüße.

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