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Politico Tries to Link Roman Polanski to Obama

Some truly bizarre guilt-by-association from the influential conservative rag.

Behold the wonder ofPolitico. Thisbeaut comes courtesy of Kenneth Vogel:

Headline:

Roman Polanski backers Gave $34K To Barack Obama, DNC

Lede:

Movie industry types calling for the release of director Roman Polanski last year gave $34,000 to Obama's presidential campaign and the Democratic Party, FEC records show.

BTW, it turns out that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is responsible for the biggest chunk of that $34,000. And oh yeah, Weinstein didn't directly give the Obama campaign one dime last year. So if you're keeping score at home and the "Barack Obama" reference caught your attention in the headline, in truth, Politico is suggesting that Polanski "backers" gave Obama $15,000 last year.

And Obama's campaign raised how much money for its White House run? Approximately $750 million. So, although Politico doesn't bother to spell it out, it's suggesting that Polanski "backers" were responsible for less than .002% of the Obama campaign's White House run.  

And any of this is news because...why? Is Politicosuggesting Obama and Democrats are somehow tied to the private causes of their donors? That Obama and Democrats need to return the money?  That they're supporting Polanski? Is Politico suggestinganything of substance?

Nope, Politico'sjust pushing Republicans talking points. Why? Because Politicois a GOP bulletin board.