According to the Associated Press, mentioning Senator Obama's longstanding connection to terrorist William Ayers is racist.
The true racism, as far as I'm concerned, is the notion that a substantive critique of Senator Obama -- which has nothing whatsoever to do with skin color -- cannot take place without someone crying wolf over nonexistent racism.
Quin Hillyer of The American Spectator says the article "might be the single most irresponsible piece the Associated Press has EVER run...irresponsible and outrageously slanderous."
Power Line terms the article "bizarre journalistic malpractice."
More analysis from Hot Air.
Update: Patterico has an extensive rundown of incidents in this Presidential campaign where the media or the left screamed "racism."
He concludes: "There is literally no argument you can make against this man that will not be countered by cries of racism."
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