...Palin's description of the Obama-Ayers relationship... were criticized as exaggerated....
Evidence does exist which does show they were friends. As Ben Smith reported in February:
Dr. Young described Obama and Ayers as “friends,”....
At the end of the Ben Smith post, additional information is provided that shows the press and the Obama campaign are not being honest about the Obama-Ayers relationship:
Maria Warren, described [the 1995 meeting at Ayers house] as an introduction to Hyde Park liberals of the handpicked successor to Palmer, a well-regarded figure on the left. “When I first met Barack Obama, he was giving a standard, innocuous little talk in the living room of those two legends-in-their-own-minds, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn,” Warren wrote on her blog in 2005. “They were launching him — introducing him to the Hyde Park community as the best thing since sliced bread.”
More information on Obama's friend Dr Quentin Young:
Dr. Quentin Young had been accused of involvement and membership in the Communist Party, and he refused to answer as well when he was called before a committee to explain his financial support for radicals who were behind the riots in Chicago at the Democratic National Convention back in 1968.