Posted: October 02, 20091:00 am Eastern
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Politico's Ben Smith found it newsworthy that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin chose a "partisan evangelical" Christian to co-author her upcoming instant best-seller, but somehow he and the mainstream media have decided that serious evidence suggesting an unrepentant Marxist terrorist had a primary role in President Obama's highly acclaimed literary memoir is of no interest.
Not a single mainstream reviewer or political editor has so much as mentioned the controversy over authorship of "Dreams from My Father" that was resurrected last week when a major new book reported Obama sought the literary assistance of William Ayers, founder of the radical Weather Underground group, points out WND columnist Jack Cashill.
Cashill observes, in a column yesterday, that scores of major media organs have reviewed Andersen's book, including CBS News, USA Today, the Chicago Sun Times, the Seattle Times, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Chicago Tribune and the Telegraph of London. Yet none have mentioned the author's detailed narrative about Ayers collaboration with Obama.
In a new column today, Cashill comment's on Smith's story yesterday in Politico about Palin's co-author, Lynn Vincent, a former editor for the evangelical World magazine.
Smith writes that Palin's "most consequential choice since leaving the Alaska governor's mansion may be her co-author – a staunch conservative, devoted evangelical Christian, and intensely partisan Republican from far, far outside the Beltway."
Vincent, Smith notes early in his piece, was co-writer of a memoir by controversial Gen. William Boykin and co-authored "Donkey Cons," a book that describes the Democratic Party since its inception as "pro-gangster" and the "party of treason and subversion."
Cashill comments: "It seems to me that having a collaborator who is a self-professed communist and unrepentant bomb thrower is more newsworthy than having a collaborator who is a Christian conservative with no known rap sheet."