Photographer Admits Burying Picture He Took of Obama With Farrakhan for Fear of Hurting Obama’s Political Career

A journalist admitted last week to keeping a picture he took of then-Sen. Barack Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in 2005 under wraps for fear of hurting the former’s political career.

Askia Muhammad took the photo of Obama and the controversial activist while the future president met with the Congressional Black Caucus. Muhammad told Talking Points Memo that a CBC staffer contacted him in a “panic” at the time over what the photo could do to Obama’s political ambitions.

Asked if he felt the picture would have made a difference in Obama’s 2008 run for the presidency, Muhammad said, “It absolutely would have made a difference.”

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One Response to Photographer Admits Burying Picture He Took of Obama With Farrakhan for Fear of Hurting Obama’s Political Career

  1. chulai1968 says:

    Seems like the LA Times buried a story or tape that would have torpedoed The Illegal One, too. It’s still buried. What a scam, from start to finish….. and the USA will probably never recover from it.

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