McCain Camp: LA Times Is Suppressing Obama Video

Paper accused of concealing candidate's links to Palestinian scholar
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2008 3:14 AM CDT
Palestinian-American historian Rashid Khalidi speaks during a press conference at the Geneva press club in Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 24, 2003.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron, File)
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(Newser) – The McCain campaign is accusing the Los Angeles Times of shirking its journalistic duty by sitting on a tape of Barack Obama speaking at a 2003 dinner in honor of a Palestinian-American scholar and activist. The Times—which wrote about the tape in an April article on Obama's ties to Chicago-area Jews and Palestinians—says it is merely keeping its promise to its confidential source.