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Obama Biographer Says Book Is Being Misused by the Right
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 June 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/23/2012 2:30:16 PM PDT by John Semmens

Barack Obama biographer David Maraniss says right-wing political opportunists are misusing his book. The book in question is Barack Obama: The Story. In this book, Maraniss cited dozens of instances in which Obama’s autobiography—Dreams from My Father—presented a false picture of the President’s early life.

“First of all, the idea that these people would bother to read my book is a bit of a stunner for me,” Maraniss admitted. “I mean, I’m for Obama all the way. I can’t fathom why anybody on the right would read me.”

“Second, they’re being completely unfair to the President,” Maraniss complained. “He wrote Dreams from My Father long before he decided to run for president. He had no way of knowing that he would become so famous that people might want to look more closely at his life story. He was just trying to spice up an otherwise dull narrative by adding a few tall tales—all of which would’ve been forgotten if he hadn’t been elected president.”

Maraniss contended that those harping on Obama’s propensity for lying were “missing the bigger picture. What some are calling lies could just as easily be seen as evidence of a fertile, creative mind. Take those bits about his grandfather being tortured by the British. That was pure dramatic genius. What other American politician could credibly claim to have had a relative that was tortured? This and other fictitious incidents added zest to a book that desperately needed it. Who’s to say that this kind of creativity isn’t what this country needs?”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://constitutionclub.org/2012/06/22/semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-24/


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: craptire; creativity; lies; notworthreading; obama; satire; stupid; wasteoftime

1 posted on 06/23/2012 2:30:22 PM PDT by John Semmens
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2 posted on 06/23/2012 2:35:12 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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Readers:

Remember this is semi-news (i.e. satire). Keep that in mind before getting too spun up like I almost did.

John:

Congratulations, you got me.

Best Regards.


3 posted on 06/23/2012 2:37:31 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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Readers:

Remember this is semi-news (i.e. satire). Keep that in mind before getting too spun up like I almost did.

John:

Congratulations, you got me.

Best Regards.


4 posted on 06/23/2012 2:37:48 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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“What other American politician could credibly claim to have had a relative that was tortured?”

Ummm perhaps John McCain has a thing or two to say about being tortured


5 posted on 06/23/2012 2:38:01 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Captain Rhino

Pardon the double post; slow link today.


6 posted on 06/23/2012 2:38:57 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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admitted. “I mean, I’m for Obama all the way. I can’t fathom why anybody on the right would read me.”

know your opposition. Same reason many have read the Manifesto, Rules etc.

7 posted on 06/23/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT by Kudsman
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I guess he didn’t realize how dangerous the truth is to The Won.


8 posted on 06/23/2012 2:49:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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evidence of a fertile, creative mind

A polite way of saying he has shiite for brains.....

9 posted on 06/23/2012 2:53:21 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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So, telling tall tales makes him a liar. Thanks for the confirmation of what we already knew. Obama is a liar and that fact has just been confirmed by the folks on his side.
10 posted on 06/23/2012 3:05:22 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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There is more truth in a John Semmens semi-satire than there is in Obama’s autobiography.


11 posted on 06/23/2012 3:05:55 PM PDT by pnut22
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How can the author not think that and say that among friends...

Another good one John!
But I think you are drifting into the Great Karnak territory:>)


12 posted on 06/23/2012 3:06:30 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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Obama Biographer Says Book Is Being Misused by the Right

AWWWWW!
Poor Baby!

Maybe he ought to ask for valid ID (including long form birth certificate) from everybody who wants to buy his book.
Confirmed communists, socialists, progressives, MSM doofuses and radicals only!

13 posted on 06/23/2012 3:07:52 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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Straight out of The Mikado

Pooh-Bah. Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.

14 posted on 06/23/2012 3:29:23 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: doorgunner69

Truth Hurts , hey there’s a song there


15 posted on 06/23/2012 3:36:55 PM PDT by molson209
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He was just trying to spice up an otherwise dull narrative by adding a few tall tales—all of which would’ve been forgotten if he hadn’t been elected president.

That's all reality seems to be to Marxists: a dull narrative in need of spice.

16 posted on 06/23/2012 4:07:01 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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Dear Mr. Maraniss,in which section of a bookstore are “autobiographies”?Are they in”Fiction”??


17 posted on 06/23/2012 4:34:21 PM PDT by bandleader
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Dear Mr. Maraniss,in which section of a bookstore are you likely to find”Auto-Biographies”?Would that be”Fiction”??


18 posted on 06/23/2012 4:37:27 PM PDT by bandleader
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Aw GEEZ! Good one John. Got some head shakin’ chuckles going here with Mrs. RQSR, and myself.


19 posted on 06/23/2012 5:20:38 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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Excellent!


20 posted on 06/23/2012 5:36:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Almost. Yuh dawg. Almost....


21 posted on 06/23/2012 7:18:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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Almost. Yuh dawg. Almost....


22 posted on 06/23/2012 7:19:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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