Thunderpig’s Mirror

Obama’s Prayer Approved For Publication

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 29, 2008

A Ma’ariv spokesman was quoted in the Jerusalem Post as saying that “Barack Obama’s note was approved for publication in the international media even before he put in the Kotel, a short time after he wrote it at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.” The paper added that is was “pleased” with its “journalistic accomplishment.”

The campaign might be less pleased with another pronouncement by Maariv: “In any case,” the spokesman said, “since Obama is not a Jew, publishing the note does not constitute an infringement on his right to privacy.

Source: Israel Insider

Related: Belief Net
Related: Atlas Shrugs

Commentary

The prayer should not have been published. I know I would not have allowed my prayer to be published, and the very fact that Obama’s Campaign had copies of the prayer to hand out to media outlets mocks the nature of man’s relationship to God:


[Update as to Maariv’s statement as published in Haaretz on July 28: “Obama’s note was published in Maariv and other international publications following his authorization to make the content of the note public. Obama submitted a copy of the note to media outlets when he left his hotel in Jerusalem.”]

This stinks of a cynical manipulation of the media on a scale that reminds of one other:

It’s something to think about.

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