Defending his widely condemned comments about Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), conservative radio host Bill Cunningham contradicted himself within a matter of minutes yesterday on Fox News’s Hannity and Colmes about whether he refers to Obama as a “Manchurian candidate”:
CUNNINGHAM: And the Daley — the Daley political machine gave us this — this stealth candidate, this Manchurian candidate. We don’t know who in the heck he is. I’d like to know more about Obama.
CUNNINGHAM: No, I did not concur with any caller. I do not believe Barack Hussein Obama is a terrorist or a Manchurian candidate. I do believe we know nothing about this guy from the Daley political machine.
The “Manchurian candidate” label is part of the false chain e-mail claim that Obama “is actually a stealth Muslim” who “would take the presidential oath with his hand on the Koran.”