MRC/NB's Bozell Comments - Demands that Media Report Sen. Obama's Radical Views

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Media Research Center Founder and President L. Brent Bozell, III today demanded the press report on damning new evidence of Illinois Democratic Senator and Presidential nominee Barack Obama's radical views on how we need to "break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution" because it "doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf."  In tearing away from the Constitution, Sen. Obama says he seeks to achieve "social justice" through "redistributive change."

In the 2001 Chicago Public Radio interview, the audio of which has just surfaced, Sen. Obama laments that "the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society."

The media have refused to report on or obfuscated what has now become a series of comments from Sen. Obama that indicate a radical outlook on America, wealth redistribution and the courts.  He famously told "Joe the Plumber" (Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher) that we need to "spread the wealth around."  On his nominees for the courts, he said "We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom.  The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges."

Brent Bozell:

"Is the liberal media finally going to put up, or will they continue to shut up on behalf of Sen. Barack Obama?  The evidence of his radical views keeps mounting, yet the press remains steadfastly silent.

"To the liberal media I say: if you're not totally in the tank for Sen. Obama, prove it.  Report this latest evidence of the Senator, in his own words, describing his radical view of and for America.  An outlook that has him standing in direct opposition to our founding fathers and the vast majority of Americans today. 

"The liberal media must end their willful silence on Sen. Obama's radical views.  The evidence is there, again, for the taking.  It's time the press did something with it.  We will monitor who does - and doesn't - cover this story, and we'll document it."

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