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White House Tries to Discredit FORBES Over Obama Cover Story
Human Events ^ | September 23, 2010 | Human Events

Posted on 09/24/2010 8:48:38 AM PDT by opentalk

Human Events has learned that the White House raked Forbes magazine’s White House bureau chief over the coals yesterday for a story Forbes ran by respected conservative and New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza. Sources tell us the White House attempted to get the nation’s #1 business magazine to back away from its cover story titled, “How Obama Thinks.”

The Forbes article is derived from D’Souza’s upcoming book The Roots of Obama’s Rage (Regnery, a sister company to HE.com). Even though the book won’t be in stores until next week, left-leaning media and politicos have already joined forces in pointed attacks against it.

The Obama war room kicked into high gear after Forbes published a cover story by D’Souza, outlining why Obama is bad for business. The article includes some highlights from the new book, including D’Souza’s take that to understand how Obama thinks, one must first understand Obama’s philosophical roots. D’Souza asserts Obama’s philosophical roots aren’t racial, and they’re not socialist in the traditional sense, but anti-colonialist--a philosophy that demands weak countries be strengthened at the expense of the strong. D’Souza points out this philosophy was strongly asserted by Obama’s Harvard-educated, Kenyan father in papers and articles he authored.

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1 posted on 09/24/2010 8:48:40 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Struck a nerve that’s for certain.


2 posted on 09/24/2010 8:50:40 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: opentalk

When is Obama gonna learn, bad enough to pick a fight with a guy who buys ink by the barrel, but when electrons on a screen cost nothing?


3 posted on 09/24/2010 8:51:22 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: opentalk

If the suppositions of the article were wrong, and the article was about GW Bush, then Bush would have never even bothered to recognize the article at all.


4 posted on 09/24/2010 8:52:17 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: DallasDeb

In other words, Forbes hit a sore spot with Obama—one of truth.


5 posted on 09/24/2010 8:53:24 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: opentalk

Great strategy, Gibbels!

After all, the whole country hasn’t yet read D’Souza’s article. So, the White House must keep it in the news ...


6 posted on 09/24/2010 8:53:39 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: opentalk

The most thin-skinned president, ever.


7 posted on 09/24/2010 8:53:54 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: opentalk
Sorry White Party House...you can't UN-ring a bell.
8 posted on 09/24/2010 8:54:26 AM PDT by FrankR (obama can only be what WE allow him to be.)
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To: opentalk

What a thin-skinned crybaby.

Think of all the stuff that was printed and said about Bush, most of it FALSE, and Bush never uttered even one complaint.

For all his faults, at least Bush was a man.

0bama is such a baby.


9 posted on 09/24/2010 8:55:23 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: opentalk

Gee, what a surprise! Instead of meaningful discourse on the subject matter, we get 100% shoot-the-messenger ad hominem attacks. Like the beleaguered football coach who has called an unsuccessful draw play on third and long for the one millionth time, each time the libs trot out this tired approach, it becomes even less successful than the previous attempt.


10 posted on 09/24/2010 8:56:42 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: opentalk

You get the most flak when over the target.


11 posted on 09/24/2010 8:57:00 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Braak

Ding! Ding! Posting of the week, IMHO.


12 posted on 09/24/2010 8:58:35 AM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: Braak

I guess the modern version of the saying would be “Don’t pick a fight with a guy who buys ink by the barrel, or web servers by the rack.”


13 posted on 09/24/2010 9:04:09 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: opentalk
Obie doesn't really believe in the Free Press...or Free Speech...

Dictators are like that...

14 posted on 09/24/2010 9:09:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: opentalk
“How Obama Thinks.”

It's easy to discredit Forbes based on the title alone.

15 posted on 09/24/2010 9:13:06 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: opentalk

The article mentions, at the end, that “the White House called in Forbes Washington Bureau Chief to read him the riot act.”


16 posted on 09/24/2010 9:14:18 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: opentalk

I cancelled Forbes because their columnist John Rogers was Obama’s earliest financial supporter and got him elected. Forbes made Rogers very rich even though he ia a middling money manager. I have no use for Forbes.


17 posted on 09/24/2010 9:15:15 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: DCBryan1
Should be interesting if the book becomes a best seller.
18 posted on 09/24/2010 9:17:53 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Just for once, it might be nice to see the Obama War Room kick into “high gear” when America’s security interests were threatened, rather than when a conservative essayist wrote an article critical of the President’s priorities.


19 posted on 09/24/2010 9:20:08 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: opentalk
Jeez. You would have thought they said


20 posted on 09/24/2010 9:23:57 AM PDT by McGruff (Rebellion is Brewing! Just Vote the Bums Out!)
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To: opentalk

I am glad Zer0 is having a tantrum about it. Now those curious about the article will read it and say, ‘Yep! That’s Zer0 to a . . . Z!’


21 posted on 09/24/2010 9:24:37 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Frantzie

Do you have any use for Teeve Torbs?


22 posted on 09/24/2010 9:31:11 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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To: Frantzie
Forbes made Rogers very rich even though he ia a middling money manager.

Wrong. Rogers's clients made him very rich, causing Forbes to sign him on as a columnist. As for his abilities as a money manager, hotness of hands does vary, as Rogers's clients and Forbes have no doubt discovered.

23 posted on 09/24/2010 9:42:49 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Wrong. They hired him when he was a nobody. AA made him very rich along with Forbes.


24 posted on 09/24/2010 9:47:08 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: opentalk
Over at Amazon the libtards are adding tags like "wingnut", "racist", "offensive" to the book's description.

Needs a freep.

25 posted on 09/24/2010 9:48:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Pollster1

Roger that. An oxymoron about a moron.


26 posted on 09/24/2010 9:52:42 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: opentalk

Let’s see who has more credibility........

Forbes or the Won????????

hhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Can’t decide!!!!


27 posted on 09/24/2010 9:53:29 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: PapaBear3625

interesting. They cant defend the theory, just name calling. This must of hit on some truth.


28 posted on 09/24/2010 9:55:53 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
defend against the
29 posted on 09/24/2010 9:59:51 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Pollster1
“How Obama Thinks.”

It's easy to discredit Forbes based on the title alone.

Have you ever heard the old saying, "Figures don't lie, but liars figure."?

Never make the mistake of assuming libtards don't think. They think constantly. At any given time, the only question is whether they think wrongly or evilly or both at once.

With Obama, we have elected our first anti-American president. D'Souza has identified his deep-seated grievance against the United States, has figured out where he's coming from. That's why the White House is so annoyed — they're worried the country is catching on.

31 posted on 09/24/2010 10:09:41 AM PDT by cynwoody
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That's why the White House is so annoyed — they're worried the country is catching on.

They should be. People are waking up. They are using a false class warfare debate in the discussion of letting the Bush tax cuts expire. In essence any more tax money taken from us will be sent to other countries and not invested here.

Every time Hillary travels she promises more of our wealth to other countries.

32 posted on 09/24/2010 10:26:01 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
I hope all posters here take the time to read the article - it's awesome and rings true - Obama's book was not named "Dreams of my Father" it was "Dreams from my Father" was brought to my attention and those dreams appear to be playing out as he "leads" America down the drain.

How "ObamaNation" happened is still strange to me. On the other hand, it sure presents an example of how turning hard left can screw up a lot of people and possibly the entire nation.

33 posted on 09/24/2010 10:35:21 AM PDT by unique
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