18 Jun 2008

New Obama Allegation/Rumor/Smear

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An unsavory individual named Larry Sinclair posted a video on YouTube last January (which has been since removed), accusing Senator Barack Obama of illegal and indecent acts in the back of a limousine in November 1999 while a serving Illinois State Senator. Sinclair alleges that Obama did cocaine with him and also accepted oral sex from Sinclair.


January 18, 2008 YouTube 1:42 video


Sinclair is reported to have volunteered to take a polygraph test last year to confirm his veracity, and to have failed the test.


Today, Larry Sinclair appeared at the National Press Club to repeat his story, presenting a journalistic quandary about whether to report another quite unsubstantiated rumor about Barack Obama.

Larry Sinclair web-site

Ben Smith (who won’t even mention the substance of the Sinclair allegations) exposes Larry Sinclair as a criminal and all-around low life.


I had decided to give this one a miss, but coverage broke out widely today, after police arrived at the Press Club to arrest Larry Sinclair at the conclusion of his National Press Club news conference. Apparently, the arrest warrant was from Delaware.


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