Mainstream Media Overlook Death Row Obama Endorsement
While overseas, Obama did receive an outright endorsement. John McCaslin yesterday reported in his "Inside the Beltway" Washington Times column:
Minutes after both Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and the U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals to spare his life and he was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening for his role in a 1998 claw hammer bludgeoning of a friend, 34-year-old Dale Leo Bishop urged Americans to vote for the Illinois senator for president.There doesn't appear to be much coverage of this Obama endorsement from the same mainstream media that breathlessly report on every advance Mr. Wonderful makes. No doubt Obama enjoys considerable popularity among inmates across the Nation. Why, maybe he's as admired in prisons as he is by Germans and Frenchmen and others who dislike the U.S. But it's unlikely he'd get as much love as he receives from the major media. That would be close to impossible.
According to the Natchez Democrat, after being strapped to a gurney Wednesday evening and apologizing for the crime, the goateed Bishop uttered these final words:
"For those who oppose the death penalty and want to see it end, our best bet is to vote for Barack Obama because his supporters have been working behind the scenes to end this practice. God bless America; it's been great living here. That's all."