Archive for October, 2008

Sister Rosetta Tharpe — My Journey to the Sky

October 31, 2008

africanpress Says:
November 1, 2008 at 6:45 am

To southerngirlsrights POST 19

Yes I will answer your questions. I will not ignore them.

Michelle Obama came to me because she knows Raila (Odinga) and was connected to me because I lived with Raila in Norway when he was a refuge, before h went back to Kenya.

I do not know Mrs Obama and I have never met her or the husband.

The wife told me where he waas born. I did not know until she told me.

I moved from Kenya to Norway, yes that is correct.

I will sleep now. I hope I have answered your questions.

Chief editor Korir

API Update:

Michelle Obama tape: The negotiations that led to API/ Fox News Network agreement Started in London, UK Fox N.N. Offices on orders from New York office

“Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss”











See also:

Update on the Michelle Obama tape: The is a written agreement between API and Fox News Network on the airing of the tape before November 4th.

Michelle Obama Chief Editor Korir African Press International API

“I can see it all in your eyes” – Music for Waiting

October 30, 2008

If you like what you hear, check back.

I will add to this periodically until high noon, so to speak.

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 …

“When The Angels Make Contact”

A fool like you is a freak to me

It’s unique to me, what you seek to see

John Martyn – “I’d Rather be the Devil”


UB40 – “It’s A Long Long Way”

Stevie Wonder – “It’s Wrong” (Apartheid)

Too much of a girl!

“Mucha Muchacha: Esquivel vs. Animaniacs”

elvis presley “polk salad annie”

Elvis Presley – Trouble

Okay! I’m going here now.

This is perfection itself!

Michelle Obama Chief Editor Korir African Press International API

Is Cindy McCain’s attorney, John Dowd, also representing API Chief Editor Korir?

October 30, 2008

meinla Says:
October 30, 2008 at 8:56 pm

I am the Stacy from New Mexico who asked Berg the question in that tape AND his answer is the ONLY reason I am here supporting this.

juliezzz Says:
October 30, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Beth go to this site

and click on the streaming audio of

Collective Consciousness
Conference Call #75

Around 27 – 31 min (somewhere in there) you will hear Philip Berg acknowledge that he has heard portions of the tape

MommaE conveys her communication with API Chief Editor Korir regarding Attorney John M. Dowd.

audrees Says:
October 30, 2008 at 7:46 am

MommaE said on her show today that she knows that Editor Korir was in negotiations with Fox News and Attorney Dowd on Friday.

about 30 minutes in

Greta admits that she is ignorant.

Greta is actually referring to what cinie wrote about her.

That’s all.

Greta admits she just doesn’t know.




by Greta Van Susteren




(Note that I lifted only part of the quote below because I just wanted to correct the lie about me..the website goes on and on.)

John M. Dowd, Partner

Dowd is a Washington attorney at Akin Gump. He represented John McCain when the senator was investigated for his involvement in the “Keating Five” scandal in the 1980s. Initially a top fundraiser for McCain at the start of this campaign, Dowd defected to Fred Thompson last year when the Arizonan’s campaign nearly ran aground. He’s since come back into the fold, deployed to represent Cindy McCain to news organizations running investigative pieces.



ON the question of legal representation, the Cable TV Network decided against having Attorney Berg as API lead legal adviser.

They state that Mr Berg may not handle the situation in a neutral manner. Changes had to be agreed upon in the last minute of discussions a few minutes ago.

Due to the sensitive nature of the tapes, API will now have a total of 3 active legal representatives. A Canadian born Lawyer has been appointed to head the API legal team.

Two US born lawyers (Attorney Berg) and (Attorney Dowd of Washington) will be assisting the Canadian born Attorney.

See also:


John McCain’s campaign is expressing outrage over a New York Times story that focuses on Cindy McCain’s marriage to the Arizona senator, including her miscarriages, her past addiction to painkillers and her failure in Washington to fit in.

The campaign’s outrage comes on the heels of a letter Cindy McCain’s attorney, John Dowd, wrote earlier this month to New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller accusing him of biased coverage for not pursuing more information about Obama’s personal life.

“It is worth noting that you have not employed your investigative assets looking into Michelle Obama,” Dowd wrote in the letter, which the campaign has made public now in response to the latest report by the Times.

“You have not tried to find Barack Obama’s drug dealer that he wrote about in his book, ‘Dreams of My Father,'” he continued. “Nor have you interviewed his poor relatives in Kenya and determined why Barack Obama has not rescued them. Thus there is a terrific lack of balance here.”

The McCain camp provided the letter to FOX News on Saturday, the same day the piece was published. In addition to the missive, the McCain released a scathing critique of the story, calling it “gutter journalism at its worst — an unprecedented attack on a presidential candidate’s spouse.”

Michelle Obama Chief Editor Korir African Press International API

“Obama and the Politics of Crowds” “The masses greeting the candidate on the trail are a sign of great unease.”

October 30, 2008

Fouad Ajami has been one of my guiding lights all these years.

Mr. Ajami is professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and an adjunct research fellow at Stanford University‘s Hoover Institution.

There is something odd — and dare I say novel — in American politics about the crowds that have been greeting Barack Obama on his campaign trail. Hitherto, crowds have not been a prominent feature of American politics. We associate them with the temper of Third World societies. We think of places like Argentina and Egypt and Iran, of multitudes brought together by their zeal for a Peron or a Nasser or a Khomeini. In these kinds of societies, the crowd comes forth to affirm its faith in a redeemer: a man who would set the world right.

As the late Nobel laureate Elias Canetti observes in his great book, “Crowds and Power” (first published in 1960), the crowd is based on an illusion of equality: Its quest is for that moment when “distinctions are thrown off and all become equal. It is for the sake of this blessed moment, when no one is greater or better than another, that people become a crowd.” These crowds, in the tens of thousands, who have been turning out for the Democratic standard-bearer in St. Louis and Denver and Portland, are a measure of American distress.

On the face of it, there is nothing overwhelmingly stirring about Sen. Obama. There is a cerebral quality to him, and an air of detachment. He has eloquence, but within bounds. After nearly two years on the trail, the audience can pretty much anticipate and recite his lines. The political genius of the man is that he is a blank slate. The devotees can project onto him what they wish. The coalition that has propelled his quest — African-Americans and affluent white liberals — has no economic coherence. But for the moment, there is the illusion of a common undertaking — Canetti’s feeling of equality within the crowd. The day after, the crowd will of course discover its own fissures. The affluent will have to pay for the programs promised the poor. The redistribution agenda that runs through Mr. Obama’s vision is anathema to the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and the hedge-fund managers now smitten with him. Their ethos is one of competition and the justice of the rewards that come with risk and effort. All this is shelved, as the devotees sustain the candidacy of a man whose public career has been a steady advocacy of reining in the market and organizing those who believe in entitlement and redistribution.

A creature of universities and churches and nonprofit institutions, the Illinois senator, with the blessing and acquiescence of his upscale supporters, has glided past these hard distinctions. On the face of it, it must be surmised that his affluent devotees are ready to foot the bill for the new order, or are convinced that after victory the old ways will endure, and that Mr. Obama will govern from the center. Ambiguity has been a powerful weapon of this gifted candidate: He has been different things to different people, and he was under no obligation to tell this coalition of a thousand discontents, and a thousand visions, the details of his political programs: redistribution for the poor, postracial absolution and “modernity” for the upper end of the scale.

It was no accident that the white working class was the last segment of the population to sign up for the Obama journey. Their hesitancy was not about race. They were men and women of practicality; they distrusted oratory, they could see through the falseness of the solidarity offered by this campaign. They did not have much, but believed in the legitimacy of what little they had acquired. They valued work and its rewards. They knew and heard of staggering wealth made by the Masters of the Universe, but held onto their faith in the outcomes that economic life decreed. The economic hurricane that struck America some weeks ago shook them to the core. They now seek protection, the shelter of the state, and the promise of social repair. The bonuses of the wizards who ran the great corporate entities had not bothered them. It was the spectacle of the work of the wizards melting before our eyes that unsettled them.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the late Democratic senator from New York, once set the difference between American capitalism and the older European version by observing that America was the party of liberty, whereas Europe was the party of equality. Just in the nick of time for the Obama candidacy, the American faith in liberty began to crack. The preachers of America’s decline in the global pecking order had added to the panic. Our best days were behind us, the declinists prophesied. The sun was setting on our imperium, and rising in other lands.

A younger man, “cool” and collected, carrying within his own biography the strands of the world beyond America’s shores, was put forth as a herald of the change upon us. The crowd would risk the experiment. There was grudge and a desire for retribution in the crowd to begin with. Akin to the passions that have shaped and driven highly polarized societies, this election has at its core a desire to settle the unfinished account of the presidential election eight years ago. George W. Bush’s presidency remained, for his countless critics and detractors, a tale of usurpation. He had gotten what was not his due; more galling still, he had been bold and unabashed, and taken his time at the helm as an opportunity to assert an ambitious doctrine of American power abroad. He had waged a war of choice in Iraq.

This election is the rematch that John Kerry had not delivered on. In the fashion of the crowd that seeks and sees the justice of retribution, Mr. Obama’s supporters have been willing to overlook his means. So a candidate pledged to good government and to ending the role of money in our political life opts out of public financing of presidential campaigns. What of it? The end justifies the means.

Save in times of national peril, Americans have been sober, really minimalist, in what they expected out of national elections, out of politics itself. The outcomes that mattered were decided in the push and pull of daily life, by the inventors and the entrepreneurs, and the captains of industry and finance. To be sure, there was a measure of willfulness in this national vision, for politics and wars guided the destiny of this republic. But that American sobriety and skepticism about politics — and leaders — set this republic apart from political cultures that saw redemption lurking around every corner.

My boyhood, and the Arab political culture I have been chronicling for well over three decades, are anchored in the Arab world. And the tragedy of Arab political culture has been the unending expectation of the crowd — the street, we call it — in the redeemer who will put an end to the decline, who will restore faded splendor and greatness. When I came into my own, in the late 1950s and ’60s, those hopes were invested in the Egyptian Gamal Abdul Nasser. He faltered, and broke the hearts of generations of Arabs. But the faith in the Awaited One lives on, and it would forever circle the Arab world looking for the next redeemer.

America is a different land, for me exceptional in all the ways that matter. In recent days, those vast Obama crowds, though, have recalled for me the politics of charisma that wrecked Arab and Muslim societies. A leader does not have to say much, or be much. The crowd is left to its most powerful possession — its imagination.

From Elias Canetti again: “But the crowd, as such, disintegrates. It has a presentiment of this and fears it. . . . Only the growth of the crowd prevents those who belong to it from creeping back under their private burdens.”

The morning after the election, the disappointment will begin to settle upon the Obama crowd. Defeat — by now unthinkable to the devotees — will bring heartbreak. Victory will steadily deliver the sobering verdict that our troubles won’t be solved by a leader’s magic.

API/Fox News deal: Sean Hannity show and Greta Van Susteren’s show “On the Record” to air the Michelle Obama tape in less than 24 hours.

October 30, 2008

Mr Korir

You should be aware what is being written about you.

An FNC spokesman tells TVNewser: “API’s dubious claim that FOX News has purchased a supposed audio tape to be aired prior to Election Day is absolutely false.”

BTW, I found no other source for this supposed exclusive.

But some are copying it anyway.

Many have been wondering about what will happen to the Michelle Obama tape, now that API has received death threats for planning to have the tape aired. Death threats mounted after API refused an offer of 3 million US dollars by Senator Obama’s Campaign manager.

There has been speculations that Fox News may deny that there is an agreement already reached that gives the them permission to air the tape. The public who are aware of the existence of a tape should be aware that some elements in our society would not like the message in the tape to come out.

The agreement stipulates that any information on the day and hour the tape will be aired will only be announce 15 minutes to the airing time. This was agreed upon to avoid any pressure being directed to Fox News Network by individuals who would want to get the details about the tape in question.

The airing of the tape can take place any time from this day and due to its sensitivity, people who will inquire from Fox News and API for details will either get a no comment answer or that there is no agreement on the table.

We are aware of the fact that some people made inquiries today by emailing or telephoning Fox News and may have been disappointed with the answers they got. API is not here to mislead anyone and takes the responsibility to inform its loyal readers that the tape will be aired unless pressure wins over any of the parties involved, of which case that will amount to a breach of contract. Such a thing is unacceptable because API is committed to let the American people get the information in the tape and judge for themselves what value it may have in their political lives.

Although the parties had agreed that the particular shows going to air the tapes should not be made public before 15 minutes to airing of the tapes, public pressure has forced us to make this revelation earlier than we should. Both parties, API and Fox are in agreement that no further details will be released on the subject.

While we struggle to have the Michelle Obama tape, the McCain camp is struggling to have another tape that has information relevant to the campaign. The taped conversation has Mr obama when he was dining with friends considered radicals and supporters of terrorism.

By Chief Editor Korir

Greta + Hannity + API + Michelle Obama = Oh, Boy!

Cinie’s Selection:

Truth Hurts – Addictive feat. Rakim

Michelle Obama Chief Editor Korir African Press International API

When Chief Editor Korir Was A Newsman

October 29, 2008

Lois Lane in the 1950’s television program Superman

I was trying to find the first time ever I commented at Mr. Korir’s blog:

I was upset because I thought the author biased.

Imagine that!

sisterrosetta Says:
May 21, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Please see your own:

Kenya: Does Raila Odinga “hate the Kikuyu community?”
Posted by africanpress on November 19, 2006

There are many Kenyan voices. And some agree that Senator Obama should never have campaigned for Odinga. And he certainly should have distanced himself from Odinga when Odinga’s signing onto MOU became public knowledge.

Senator Obama would have us believe that his judgement is superior to Senators Clinton and McCain. But, in my opinion, here he showed his naivete and poor judgement.

This was the first I heard of this story, long before I knew of the Obama – Odinga connection. You can imagine my horror.

Survivors recall church inferno

A Kenyan mother escaped from Tuesday’s church arson attack in the town of Eldoret, only to see her young child tossed back into the flames.

BBC correspondent Karen Allen spoke to the woman who had managed to climb through the window of the burning church with her three children, the youngest, aged three, in her arms.

“As she climbed through the window, the attackers were on the other side – they grabbed her baby and threw it back in. The child died in the inferno,” our correspondent told BBC News 24.

Kenya church massacre

And when Mr Korir actually used to be a newsman, he was kind enough to publish this for me.

BTW, the talk show host is Mike Gallagher, who lost his wife recently.

I love the way he spoke of her before her passing and since.

From rose cupo

July 18, 2008)
May I share a story with you?

Dear Mike,

Last night I fell asleep with the radio on. And I woke up hearing you speak about the recent loss of your dear wife.

When I heard you conveying the story of flying into New York City for the first time since she died, I was so moved by your words.

You spoke of the pilot dipping the wing in order to view the wonderful Manhattan skyline. And how your wife loved the city. And how you were the passenger sitting there crying like a baby.

I could really relate to your words, as we share a similar story.

My brother died very suddenly in 1996. His immune system was so weakened by being HIV Positive, that his body was unable to fight off the infection that ended up killing him.

Shortly after his loss, I found myself walking alone around Manhattan waiting for an appointment to go and retrieve his things from his office. He was a film executive.

Well, there was a man sitting on the sidewalk with a sign stating that he had AIDS and to please help. He was so sick.

I gave him some money and asked him “How are you doing?”

He replied, “Well, I’m still alive.”

You can probably imagine what happened next.

When you lose someone so dear to you, you just never know when such a wave of emotion is going to well-up inside of you.

I found myself wishing I had remembered to bring my sunglasses.

The man looked at me with a puzzled look on his gaunt face. Maybe he thought I was crying for him. And I was.

Thank you, Mike, for sharing your story which must be so painful for you.

I’m sitting here crying as I write this. It does get easier but will always be a part of you.

It’s wonderful being human, isn’t it?!

– A Listener

Michelle Obama Chief Editor Korir African Press International API

“The intended release of Michelle Obama tapes stirs trouble in many circles”

October 29, 2008

rosettasister Says:
October 29, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Fae Says:
October 29, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I just cannot believe this anymore. It has gone on too long.


I don’t blame you, Fae.

If I hadn’t already had a relationship with Korir prior to all of this, I would have moved on a long time ago.

And may I say that, in my opinion, he hasn’t handled it well.

He needs a PR person.

The Obama camp is not saying anything publicly now, but have chosen to work behind the scenes in their efforts to influence the release of Michelle Obama tape. The impact the tape is expected to have on National Security when finally released will be huge.

Peaceful approach to have the tapes not to be released has now turned into direct threats directed against API.

API on the other hand does not want to surrender to the pressure being mounted, even though faced with danger for ignoring the warnings not to allow the release of the tape. API is being bombarded with death threats from people who say have been hired to silence API and those involved in the plan to have the tapes released.

The US embassy in Norway together with the Norwegian Security Service has been duly informed of the situation and has promised to give the matter the priority it deserves.

Due to the situation that has arisen, and security considerations, API reprentative’s trip to New York today to participate in a planned live interview will be temporarily delayed for some hours while the Embassy looks into the matter.

Now that the situation has become so dangerous because some people are afraid to let the American people know the truth about Michelle Obama’s stand exhibited by her in the tape, API will thread carefully and will classify details on what is going on, especially details on when the API representative will fly to New York, which flight and where he will be housed while in the US. This will be done to avoid exposing him to any danger while on US soil

API will not rest until the tape is aired so that the American people may judge for themselves whether the contents of the tape is of relevance to the elections taking place November the 4th.

By African Press International – API Editorial

Michelle Obama Chief Editor Korir African Press International API

McCain 274 – Obama 264 McCain must win the following states and where things stand now

October 29, 2008

Election Eve Update:

47.5 Obama

43.0 McCain

9.5 Not Sure

OhioFOX News/RasmussenObama 49, McCain 49Tie

FloridaFOX News/RasmussenObama 49, McCain 50McCain +1

North CarolinaFOX News/RasmussenMcCain 50, Obama 49McCain +1

VirginiaFOX News/RasmussenObama 51, McCain 47Obama +4

ColoradoFOX News/RasmussenObama 51, McCain 47Obama +4

MissouriFOX News/RasmussenMcCain 49, Obama 49Tie

As of Monday morning. Updates Later.

46.7 Obama

44.6 McCain

8.7 Not Sure

PennsylvaniaRasmussenObama 52, McCain 46Obama +6

Saturday Update:

Obama 47.9

McCain 43.4

Not Sure 8.7

Don’t listen to Karl Rove; Listen to Rosetta!

Pennsylvania Update:

I never thought I would say this, but Pennsylvania is in play!

Okay, I am happily wrong!

PennsylvaniaRasmussenObama 51, McCain 47Obama +4

New Hampshire Update:

New HampshireRasmussenObama 51, McCain 44Obama +7

Friday Update:

As of Friday morning.

Updates Later

Most accurate poll in 2004:

Obama 48.2

McCain 43.8

Not Sure 8.0

Indiana 49 46 McCain

Missouri 48 47 Obama

Montana 50 46 McCain

North Carolina 50 48 Obama

Nevada 50 46 Obama

Ohio 49 45 Obama

Colorado 50 46 Obama

Florida 51 47 Obama

New Hampshire 50 46 Obama

Virginia 51 47 Obama

All of these states are in play.

I still maintain Rasmussen hasn’t taken into account all of the undecideds.

Thursday Update:

Wednesday Update:

Most Accurate 2004 Poll

The following is as of Tuesday.

Updates later.

State polls below are from Rasmussen.

I still maintain they cannot possibly account for all the undecideds.

Colorado Obama 50 McCain 46

Florida Obama 51 McCain 47

Virginia Obama 51 McCain 47

Missouri Obama 48 McCain 47

North Carolina McCain 49 Obama 48

Nevada Obama 50 McCain 46

Ohio Obama 49 McCain 45

I don’t consider NH a must-win for McCain, but it is in play.

New Hampshire Obama 50 McCain 46

I heard a pundit on radio this morning saying Obama polled approx. 5 pts higher than the actual votes he received in primaries.

Don’t know if that’s true or not.

Click on link below to see rosetta’s electoral map.|content=111101000110101011100000111110000111100011111010101


But the basic point, one week before Election Day, is that even if Obama clings to a four- or five-point lead over McCain in the polling, the election is not over. The question is not so much how large his lead is over the Republican, but whether or not he is topping 50 percent. As long as the polling leaves him below that mark, he is vulnerable and could well lose.

Clearly, in recent weeks, McCain has been able to cast Obama as a leftist. He has made the issue of income redistribution central to the campaign. With the aid of Joe the Plumber and the discovery of Obama’s Chicago PBS interview, in which he lamented the absence of redistribution of wealth, McCain has made the proposition seem central to Obama’s ideology. The unprecedented power the bailout has given government over the banking industry raises the real specter of socialism in America. The banks have, effectively, been nationalized. How will government use its power over them? This new reality, coupled with Obama’s professed pursuit of “social and political justice” through “redistribution of the wealth,” is enough to send a shiver down the spine of those who embrace the free market as the key to economic growth.

The audacity of Obama’s injection of a social democratic concept borrowed from Western Europe into American politics is stunning. And almost half the voters seem to be buying it.

Thread at Hillary Clinton Forum:

Tarja Turunen – I Walk Alone (Subtitulado)

October 29, 2008

Put all your angels on the edge
Keep all the roses, I’m not dead
I left a thorn under your bed

I’m never gone

Go tell the world I’m still around
I didn’t fly, I’m coming down
you are the wind, the only sound

Whisper to my heart
when hope is torn apart
and no one can save you

I walk alone
Every step I take
I walk alone

My winter storm
Holding me awake
It’s never gone
When I walk alone

Go back to sleep forever more
Far from your fools and lock the door
They’re all around and they’ll make sure
Find More lyrics at

You don’t have to see
What I turned out to be
no one can help you

I walk alone
Every step I take
I walk alone

My winter storm
Holding me awake
It’s never gone
When I walk alone

Waiting up in heaven
I was never far from you
Spinning down I felt your every move

I walk alone

I walk alone
Every step I take
I walk alone

My winter storm
Holding me awake
It’s never gone
When I walk alone

The Michelle Obama tapes to be aired any day/time from now: API and Fox News Network (USA) in a final agreement on the airing days/time

October 28, 2008

See also:

“Obama Offers Bribe for Tape of Michelle; so alleges API”

Mr Korir is refreshingly naïve.

It wouldn’t surprise me if someone was pulling his chain.

I just don’t know.

rosettasister Says:
October 29, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Has anyone asked the obvious question?

Was this just someone posing as someone from the Obama campaign?

just asking

· africanpress Says:
October 29, 2008 at 8:59 am

Dear readers who care and also to those who think this is a game but have been on this site:

I love you all and i think it is time I tell you the following incase something was to happen to me:

1. The whole thing about the Michelle Obama tape is very true
2. The whole thing about the 3 million attempt bribe is true

I solemnly swear to the above and I do it now incase something was to happen to me.

Greetings and may God bless you all one way or another.

I will soon take some refuge somewhere

Chief Editor Korir

africanpress Says:
October 29, 2008 at 8:22 am

Now Iam angry, because they think I need money or Iam not rich then they want me to sell my soul?

That is not what my mother tought me after our dad died when we were very young. We were tought to be satisfied with the little we had.

One of the readers here knows that I had been offered a brand new mercedes and I found it tempting but I remembered what my mother taught me. Do not sell your soul to anyone.

I told some of you today on the phone that when this thing breaks out, hell may break lose and I will need your support.

I am not asking for money, BUT your prayers for me and my family.


God will always protect the truthful.

Chief Editor Korir

Chief editor

africanpress Says:
October 29, 2008 at 8:15 am

Do not take this light folks. I have a family that I love very much.

I am scared now. But at the same time, I am confident the lawyer wiill be of support immediately he arrives hers. thank God, I am telling myself what have I put myself into. I now wish she never called me!!!!!!

I am scared folks! It is not a joke. I know. and I feel it in my heart.

The money issue started with ED 10 days ago and I never understood it. I posted all the emails about the money on the site at the time. Now I see where we are heading to – bribe or intimidation.

Soon my Fox people must say something in support of me. This is what i need now.

Chief Editor Korir

Obama’s campaign manager offers 3 million dollars to API in connection with Michelle Obama tape to be aired by Fox News Network

Six hours after the release of information by API on the planned broadcast by Fox News Network of the Michelle Obama tape, in accordance with an agreement that has been reached between API and Fox News Network, API was contacted by Obama’s Campaign Manager.

Those who are close to the democratic presidential candidate must be desperate to win the elections no matter what, otherwise they would not have taken such bold step to contact API with an offer of a bribe in order to stop the airing of the tape.

Obama’s campaign manager contacted API by telephone and email offering 3 million US dollars followed with a request to API to cancel the deal with Fox News Network.

Ten days ago API received the first request to accept 2 million US dollars by Mr Ed Hale, President of Plains Radio, TexasUSA, in an effort to suppress the information from reaching the public before the coming US Presidential elections.

API has now taken a decision to contact the American Embassy in Oslo, Norway as soon as possible in order to report the matter and hand over the evidence for investigative purposes.

API’s Canadian lawyer is expected to fly to Oslo shortly in order to assist in the legal matters that arise from the bribery attempt.

API’s Chief editor is expected to travel to New York, together with the Canadian lawyer, where he will appear live in one of the shows that will air the Michelle Obama tape.

By Chief Editor Korir

africanpress Says:
October 29, 2008 at 2:54 am

I am glad it is all over. Now I can relax and wait to listen to the news just like all of you.

I will fly to New York soon in connection with the last portion of the tape because of the interview.

Can anybody there tell me what time it is in New york now. Here in Norway it is 02.55 in the morning.

Chief Editor Korir

Music for Waiting:

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 – API

See also:

Michelle Obama Chief Editor Korir African Press International API