Janet M. LaRue

Barack Hussein Obama’s half-brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, 26, was found living in a “two metre by three metre shack” in the ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi, Africa, according to The New York Post and The UK Telegraph. Apparently, The Washington Post and The New York Times decided it wasn’t news that’s fit to print.

The mesmerized media show no sign of stopping the margin of victory they’ve given Obama in the presidential race as reported recently by the Media Research Center.

But, the following day Barack blasted John McCain for having too many houses. Both papers devoted liberal space to it (pun intended) including flattering photos of Obama—the one with the $1.6 million Chicago mansion—not the one with the shack, lest you’re confused about which Hussein.

And once again, neither paper mentioned Obama’s homeless brother. Nor was there any mention that McCain doesn’t have a brother living in a shack, or that the McCains acquired their houses without the help of a convicted felon.

The Post’s column, “Obama Jumps on McCain House Comment,” opens with Obama mocking McCain for not knowing “how many houses he owns.” According to Obama, “John McCain has seven homes.” The Post actually calls McCain’s response “damning.” “Damning”? You’d think it’s McCain’s brother who’s living in the shack. But there’s no “damning” shack attack at Barack.


Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.