Conservatives knew Barack Obama surrounded himself with shady characters.
But for years, the media covered up his associations with communists, terrorists, and racists.
Now one photograph just surfaced that could have changed everything.
For years, the media tried to bat away complaints that they were covering up negative stories about Barack Obama.
They insisted they were not his cheerleading section.
But that was all a lie.
It was just revealed that a journalist covered up a 2005 photograph that showed a smiling Obama standing next to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
The photographer hid the photo – which he captured during a Congressional Black Caucus event – because he feared it would ruin Obama’s career.
Talking Points Memo reports:
“A journalist announced last week that he will publish a photograph of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, but did not make public because he believed it would have “made a difference” to Obama’s political future.
The photographer, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he “gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy.”
“But 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,” Muhammad said.
Asked whether he thought the photo’s release would have affected Obama’s presidential campaign, Muhammad said, “I insist. It absolutely would have made a difference.”
Reached by TPM on Thursday, Muhammad said a “staff member” for the CBC contacted him “sort of in a panic” after he took the photo at a caucus meeting in 2005. TPM has published the photo above with Muhammad’s permission.
“I sort of understood what was going on,” Muhammad told TPM. “I promised and made arrangements to give the picture to Leonard Farrakhan,” the minister’s son-in-law and chief of staff.”
By standing next to and smiling with Farrakhan, Obama gives the impression he supports and respects a known racist and anti-Semite.
But this isn’t the first time the media covered up for Obama.
During the 2012 campaign, CBS hid footage from a 60 Minutes interview where Obama said he did not know if Benghazi was a terrorist attack.
They concealed the footage and it allowed Obama to attack Mitt Romney in a Presidential debate after Romney declared Obama was slow to label the attack an act of terrorism.
Do you believe media bias is what elected Barack Obama?
If he was fairly vetted, would he have never sniffed the White House?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.