It appears that Ayers took a keen interest in Obama at a time when Obama was nothing more than, as Stanley puts it, "a young and inexperienced lawyer." Why? There are tens of thousands of young and inexperienced lawyers in Chicago. What did Ayers see in (or hear from) Obama that caused the former to take such an interest in him?But just because Obama was the protoge of a communist terrorist, that's no reason to question his patriotism.
So here's a thought experiment for you. Suppose that the national news industry got wind of a story about how Sarah Palin was mentored by a former domestic terrorist or someone equally controversial. How many TV networks and major papers and news magazines do you think would be dedicating teams to research the story?
My answer: pretty much all of them. And how many of these groups do you think have dedicated teams to investigating Obama's times to a former terrorist? My guess: pretty much none of them. But that doesn't mean the press is in the tank for Obama.