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Pinch Yourself by Melanie Phillips-Opinion!

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Pinch Yourself by Melanie Phillips-Opinion!

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Melanie Phillips Commentary on Obama-Opinion!

Summary of eRumor:

A commentary by a British journalist about Senator Barack Obama that calls him a "Marxist radical" who is mentored by "unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters."

The Truth:

This opinion is called "Pinch Yourself" and appeared in the British blog Speculator on October 14, 2008.  It was written by Melanie Phillips, a British journalist and author who is best known for her controversial columns about political and social issues in British publications.   Although critical of Senators Obama and Biden she can be equally critical of the GOP competition.

This criticism is aimed that the American media for not addressing the radical associations of Barack Obama which have been covered by blogs and "a few brave newspapers."

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updated 11/3/08


A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

This from Britain ‘s “The Spectator”

“You have to pinch yourself – a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States.