Article Questions Obama's Patriotism

See the trick is, find some lunatic who'll do the dirty work for you. AP's Nedra Pickler does dumpster-diving for the following:

Obama's comments led conservatives and media commentators to question his patriotism.

"First he kicked his American flag pin to the curb. Now Barack Obama has a new round of patriotism problems. Wait until you hear what the White House hopeful didn't do during the singing of the national anthem," said Steve Doocy, co-host of "Fox and Friends" on the Fox News Channel. [Nedra Pickler, "Obama May Face Grilling on Patriotism", 2/23/08]

"Fox and Friends"? How's that for a source! Pickler's other sources include a swift-boater from DC and a "dirty-trickster" from New York. Apparently when you want to impugn the patriotism of a Democrat running for President, the threshold isn't very high. [h/t Josh Marshall]

UPDATE: New links on the Chain of Scum: CNN & the New York Times. Bingo -- the mighty Wurlitzer works!

UPDATE II: Obama responds:

Asked how he would fight the image of being unpatriotic, Obama said, "There's always some nonsense going on in general elections. Right? If it wasn't this, it would be something else. If you recall, first it was my name. Right? That was a problem. And then there was the Muslim e-mail thing and that hasn't worked out so well, and now it's the patriotism thing.

"The way I will respond to it is with the truth: that I owe everything I am to this country," he said.

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