Andy McCarthy Learns to Read
National Review’s conspiracy-minded legal writer is angry, furious, shocked at a weekend New York Times story on President Obama’s approach to nuclear disarmament:
[N]early six months into the Obama presidency, the mainstream media has finally done a bit of the candidate background reporting it declined to do during the campaign — other than in Wasilla — and whaddya know? The New York Times unearthed a 1983 article called, “Breaking the War Mentality,” that Columbia student Barack Obama wrote for a campus newspaper.
Cute, but the article was actually unearthed in January by the conservative magazine Human Events. It was even hyped by Jack Cashill, the author whose theory that Obama did not write his memoirs made a lot of sense to McCarthy. Cashill argues that the 22-year-old Obama’s bad prose in a student magazine proves that the 34-year-old Obama could not have become a good writer; McCarthy uses it to argue that Obama is going to get snookered by the Russians.