You think there’s a reason why a picture taken in 2005 is only coming out now and not when it would have been more relevant?
Of course, it had NOTHING to do with politics, right?
Journalist Askia Muhammad snapped the pair at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005 – but “gave up” the picture after pressure from the political organisation. He has now admitted he “basically swore secrecy” out of concerns it could ruin Obama’s chances of becoming president.
Muhammad said a “staff member” for the Congressional Black Caucus contacted him “sort of in a panic” after he took the photo. Releasing the photo at the time could have whipped up a storm of controversy – because the Nation of Islam has been accused of being a hate group.
Muhammad said: “After the nomination was secured and all the way up until the inauguration; then for eight years after he was president, it was kept under cover. It absolutely would have made a difference.”
— The UK Sun, 1/26/18
Yes, this picture was released in late January and still hasn’t garnered much attention. For example, while the Southern Poverty Law Center declared the Nation of Islam a hate group, they’ve yet to make any mention of Obama’s ties to them. Even CNN posed a rather insulting posture when it came to their brief commentary.
The left has long since defined what they consider “radical” when black people are involved and suits and ties are not part of the uniform, but let’s not solely blame this on the Congressional Black Caucus because they did what they were paid to do.
Sorry to repeat the old analogy, but had we been talking about a Republican candidate with photographic evidence damaging to his candidacy, do you really think an ethical professional journalist would have agreed to hold back such evidence from public awareness during a presidential campaign, let alone through eight years of his term?
I think not.