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Director Makes Obama Blue

21 May 2012 @ 14:21

The ever-intrepid Doug Ross has done the grunt work and, well…I’ll let Zombie explain:

Doug Ross has put the “Wayback Machine Internet Archive” to good use and discovered that the Dystel agency is almost certainly lying about the origins of the section in Barack Obama’s author bio claiming that he was “born in Kenya.”

When the bizarre fact was uncovered earlier this week, agent Miriam Goderich furiously backpedaled and stated that the Kenyan birth claim was simply a “fact-checking error.” Luckily, such an error could be corrected in the next edition. Whew!

Except, well, it wasn’t. As Doug Ross carefully documents, Obama (or at least his ghostwriters) repeatedly edited the biographical sketch for 17 years, altering many significant details, and in all that time, the line “born in Kenya” remained intact. That is, until, by sheer coincidence, in the spring of 2007 when Obama declared his run for the presidency, at which point the entry was suddenly changed to read that he was born in Hawaii.

Please do take the time to click here and read all of Doug’s report [tip of the fedora to Smitty].

Bravo, Doug, and thank you.

And do click here to read the rest of Zombie’s post.

The Memeorandum thread is here.

2 Comments
  1. theebl permalink
    21 May 2012 @ 19:08 19:08

    I liked Doug’s work very much. I posted it at Raw Story, but they tend to delete information that they do not like. Still, some may have seen it.

  2. theebl permalink
    21 May 2012 @ 19:09 19:09

    I should give Raw Story credit for not banning me. If I posted it at Daily Kos, I would face immediate trip to the slaughter house. Then those vegans would roast and eat me.

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