Thursday, October 30, 2008

API's Bizarre Michelle Obama Tapes Story Finally to be Resolved Tonight?

Update: Well, it's 9:20 PM Eastern and the first returns are in. No mention of any API tape at Hannity& Colmes. Bye -bye API - rg

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.

A note from Radarsite: Could it be possible that this bizarre API story is finally going to be resolved within a matter of hours? Well, not according to Greta Van Susteren. On her blog Greta has vehemently denied any knowledge of this story or even of API itself. Reporting on this ongoing mystery has proven to be a real challenge. Could it possibly be true, or is it just another wild hoax? We are supposed to have the answers to all of our questions tonight. Now, why do I tend to doubt that it will be that easy? We shall see.
Both Maggie Thornton of Maggie's Notebook and myself have been following this story since it first came out. But, speaking just for myself, if we are put off again this evening, I will not be spending much more time on this musty tale of the mystery tape. - rg


Posted by africanpress on October 30, 2008

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


  1. Roger

    I have devoted some time on this as well. For now I call hoax.
    But still harbor a slight wait and see attitude.
    At the risk of sounding cynical, it sounds like something she would say.
    But would MO contact API...shrug...that part I have found hard to swallow.

    BTW Thanks for the link in your Wright Debate post the other day!
    Much appreciated.

  2. Moment of irony: Obama needs to produce the damn birth certificate already, and Berg needs to get API to produce the Michelle Obama tape.

    You would think he'd be a little more forthcoming, all things considered.

    I'm with you - either it pops up tonight or stick a fork in it

  3. I'll believe it when I see it and not before.

  4. Would someone like to explain why African Press International is headquartered in Norway? And maybe you could also explain why, out of all the news agencies that have been after Michelle Obama to talk to them, she called this little unknown "news outlet" to go on a rant?

  5. And maybe someone could also explain why Greta Van Susteren is saying on her blog that "This is JUST A LIE. IT IS THAT SIMPLE." about this whole API thing.

  6. Don't you just love it when people comment on your articles without reading them? I posted Greta's denial in the very first part of the Radarsite note.
    This article is not about supporting this bizarre story, it is about finally resolving it. Somehow these points seem to go unnoticed with people who have their own agendas.

  7. It would be nice if something could blow Obama's campaign out of the water, but I'm not that great at holding my breath under water, so I won't.

    If you want a bit of comic relief roger, head over to churchill's parrot blog and view his 'Whatever' video on YouTube - quite funny.

  8. UPDATED: API’s Chief Editor Sammy Korir’s shady past and present, scams and hoaxes


    They're talking about it over here...

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