Frankly, I’m not sure what to make of this:

Posted by africanpress on October 29, 2008

A final agreement has been reached between African Press International (API) and Fox News Network (USA) on the dates to air the Michelle Obama tape arising from a discussion Mrs Obama had with the API two weeks ago. The show will take place any day/time from now, with a 15 minutes alert on when it is to take place. Other programmes will be interrupted. This is a precaution taken to avoid interference from any quarter.

In the agreement, Fox News Network will broadcast 39 minutes of the 54 minutes long tape. The whole tape cannot be aired unedited due to security reasons and especially due to the explosive political temperature in the country because of US Presidential elections that is just around the corner.

The tape will be aired in two portions by two separate units in the Network. API’s representative will appear live in one of the shows.

The parties have agreed that the information to be released to the public on the agreement will not include the naming of the units at Fox News Network that will air the tapes in order to avoid outside pressure and influence of any kind before the show has taken place. Nondisclosure of the name of the shows that will air the tapes has become necessary due to pressure from groups interested to block the release of the contents to the public.

Due to a huge interest in the tapes shown by some private individuals, groups belonging to some political camp(s) and persons connection to a section of intelligence network, it has been decided that the 54 minutes long unedited tape is to be kept outside the United States in safe custody of one of API’s Lawyers based in Ontario, Canada.

The day and time schedules of the broadcast will only be announced 15 minutes before the Show begins in order to avoid attempts to block the Show from airing the tapes.

Any pressure from any outside forces that may want to know the day and time schedules of the Show before-hand or any other details in the agreement will get no answers to their requests either from API or Fox News Network.

Chief Editor Korir/ African Press International

FWIW, Fox is denying the negotiations ever took place.

(Shrug) I dunno.

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2 Responses to “Michelle Obama Tape to Air?”

  1. I don’t get what this hoax was all about (if indeed it is a hoax).  Who was it supposed to help and who was it supposed to hurt?  If it was meant to help Obama I think they missed the mark, it just made the people who question him already more leery of him, it certainly didn’t hurt McCain.  If it was a hoax to hurt Obama it didn’t really work either, without proof the people who are supporting Obama will continue to support him.  So what exactly was this all about?
    One explanation I read was that API did this same sort of thing during the Kenyan elections at the behest of Obama, and the press there ran with the story and then looked like fools, but the press here is in Obama’s pocket so of course they weren’t going to run with a story like this.  Maybe they thought FOX really wasn’t fair and balanced and would run with this story without checking it out?  Even most Americans won’t believe it without proof, we are all like Missouri, the ‘SHOW ME’ State, we need hard evidence.  That’s why so many people are not believing these other Ayers, Edward Said, Kalidi, Farrakhan, etc. stories, they need more proof. And with very few journalist willing to investigate these stories, they fall by the wayside.
    So if API is trying the same thing they tried with getting Odinga in, it won’t work here, they shouldn’t have wasted their time.

  2. @Eileen
    If in fact the idea that the same thing happened with Odinga, it would seem to be part of a pattern that is generated by Obama’s people. Mud in the water, is the best thing I can think of at the moment.  Why?

    Well, I think it was Truman, (Irony abounds) who said:

    “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”

    Obama is remarkable in his inability to convince the unconvinced… to close the deal.  Perhaps confusion was required to help things along.
    And yet, he’s a little under 50% yet.