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Wall Street Journal Reporter Does McCain's Bidding

The corporate hand-lickers at the Wall Street Journal have found a new way to support their favorite candidate, John McCain... they're writing articles suggesting that Barack Obama is just too healthy, suggesting Obama's thin physique puts him at odds with us everyday American chubbies.

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick warns Barack Obama of another potentially elitist personal trait -- he's too thin:

Speaking to donors at a San Diego fund-raiser last month, Barack Obama reassured the crowd that he wouldn't give in to Republican tactics to throw his candidacy off track.

"Listen, I'm skinny but I'm tough," Sen. Obama said.

But in a nation in which 66% of the voting-age population is overweight and 32% is obese, could Sen. Obama's skinniness be a liability? Despite his visits to waffle houses, ice-cream parlors and greasy-spoon diners around the country, his slim physique just might have some Americans wondering whether he is truly like them.

Way to go, Amy -- what a good little stooge you are. And if you think I'm being too tough on Amy, take a look at how quickly she gets on her knees for her man John McCain.

Sadly, No! did some checking, revealing the "research" Amy did in writing this blatant, childish attempt to swing votes away from Obama:

Um, wow. You know that Amy Chozick piece in the Wall Street Journal that asks whether Barack Obama might not be fat enough to be President?

Here's the on-the-ground research that enabled Ms. Chozick to pose such a bold and allusive query:

Welcome to Yahoo! Message Boards

Amy Chozick starts a thread:

Is Obama too skinny to be president?
15-Jul-08 06:04 pm

Does anyone out there think Barack Obama is too thin to be president? Anyone having a hard time relating to him and his "no excess body fat"? Please let me know. Thanks!

A reply is posted:

Re: Is Obama too skinny to be president?
15-Jul-08 10:21 pm

Yes I think He is to skinny to be President.Hillary has a potbelly and chuckybutt I'd of Voted for Her.I won't vote for any beanpole guy.

Amy responds:

Re: Is Obama too skinny to be president? 16-Jul-08 09:12 am

Love your response and your username (onlinebeerbellygirl). Would you mind shooting me an email so I can ask you a few more questions? My email is [redacted] Thanks so much!


The entire rest of the brief thread consists of people saying that the question is stupid, and/or making fun of Chozick.

...Actually, try this Google-cached copy, because Ms. Chozick seems to have deleted her messages from the thread literally as I was typing this.*

No More Mister Nice Blog has more on Amy's stunning display of journalistic stupidity, revealing that Amy's inspiration was a John McCain campaign press release.

It's all part of their campaign to frame Barack Obama as not one of us, a celebrity, an elitist.

Update: If you check out the Yahoo! profile for onlinebeerbellygirl you can see that this Yahoo ID was created on the same day that Amy posted her question.

What a stunning coincidence. That someone would just happen across Amy's question on the first day of their Yahoo! experience, and that they'd have a username that fit so well into Amy's "research." I hope her bosses at the Wall Street Journal do some further checking to see if Amy and "onlinebeerbellygirl" are the same person. Wouldn't that be a surprise....

Update II: Let's not forget who bought the Wall Street Journal last year -- none other than Rupert Murdock, owner of the journalistic toilet known as "Fox News."

After running the Fox News brand into the ground, and seeing the rating decline over the last year as more and more people tired of their racism and bias, Murdoch purchased a shiny new brand, the once-respected Wall Street Journal, to hide behind.

Update III: A commenter over at Crooks and Liars nails it:

I guess "onlinebeerbellygirl" wouldn't have voted for Lincoln either.

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