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White House Attacks, Publisher Counters
Human Events ^ | September 24, 2010 | Human Events

Posted on 09/25/2010 9:20:27 AM PDT by opentalk

"What are they so afraid of?”

Buffeted by a series of attacks by White House spokesmen and left-leaning media, conservative publisher Regnery (sister company to HE.com) has decided to come out swinging. Long slated for an October release, Regnery moved up the release date for bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza’s controversial new book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, to this coming Monday, September 27. The new date will be just in time to respond to the front-page hit piece rumored to be coming in (where else?) the New York Times this weekend.

The White House has been “generous” with its attention – vilifying not only D’Souza, but also Forbes (which ran a preview of the book as the cover story in their September 27 issue) and former speaker Newt Gingrich (who praised the Forbes article), all for having the temerity to suggest that President Obama’s motivation might not be what he claims. After lambasting both the magazine and the Speaker on national TV, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs then called Forbes's Washington bureau chief Brian Wingfield into the White House to read him the riot act.

The reason the White House is so upset about my argument,” says D’Souza, “is because it finally offers an explanation of what President Obama is doing that makes sense of both his foreign and his domestic policy. Unlike those who describe Obama’s worldview as pro-socialist or racially-motivated, much less those who claim Obama is a secret Muslim or born outside the U.S., my thesis is far more straightforward and much more frightening.”

“Anyone who says this thesis is not backed up by research simply hasn’t bothered to read my book,” continues D’Souza. “My thesis is completely substantiated, often drawing from Obama’s own words and writings, and those of his virulently anti-colonialist father.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; anticolonialist; dineshdsouza; dsouza; enemywithin; forbes; foreignpolicy; kenya; obama; obamasrage; oilpolicy; regnery; spreadthewealth; taxdollars

1 posted on 09/25/2010 9:20:28 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
"My thesis is completely substantiated, often drawing from Obama’s own words and writings, and those of his virulently anti-colonialist father.” "

'Nuf said.

yitbos

2 posted on 09/25/2010 9:28:09 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bruinbirdman

Well what are the roots of his rage? His kenyan old man’s hate for the British?


3 posted on 09/25/2010 9:37:32 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: opentalk
"Unlike those who describe Obama’s worldview as pro-socialist or racially-motivated, much less those who claim Obama is a secret Muslim or born outside the U.S., my thesis is far more straightforward and much more frightening.”

No offense, Mr. D'Souza, but it's my opinion that Obama's worldview has been shaped by all those things, including your theory.

Obama (like all modern cultural leftists) has signed on to every crackpot left-wing belief on the market.

4 posted on 09/25/2010 9:39:22 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Obama doesnt like any sunlight on his background.


5 posted on 09/25/2010 9:46:08 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: bruinbirdman
"My thesis is completely substantiated, often drawing from Obama’s own words and writings, and those of his virulently anti-colonialist father.”

The O's best defense will be that he actually had a ghostwriter and didnt really monitor what the guy claimed he said.

6 posted on 09/25/2010 9:50:50 AM PDT by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: opentalk
Hmmm, Ministry of Love bookmark, or Ministry of Truth?
Decisions, decisions.
7 posted on 09/25/2010 9:54:40 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: opentalk
After lambasting both the magazine and the Speaker on national TV, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs then called Forbes's Washington bureau chief Brian Wingfield into the White House to read him the riot act.

Does anyone know the results of that meeting? (I can't type in my thoughts on how the Forbes guy should have dealt with it.)

8 posted on 09/25/2010 9:59:59 AM PDT by zzeeman (Existence exists.)
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To: opentalk; RED SOUTH

My, my, my, the NYT’s is a busy little beaver. They have a hit peice coming out on Boehner. They are trying to decide exactly when to publish it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2595468/posts

Red South: courtesy ping.


9 posted on 09/25/2010 10:03:33 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: opentalk

If you’re taking flack, you know you’re over the target.


10 posted on 09/25/2010 10:05:16 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: bruinbirdman

Dsouza made a direct hit on the ss obama.


11 posted on 09/25/2010 10:08:41 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: opentalk
The Obama administration's respect for the First Amendment is heartwarming (especially freedom of the press and freedom of assembly).

Of course, they are big on the "freedom of religion" part but are under the impression that it applies only to Muslims.

12 posted on 09/25/2010 10:11:47 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: synbad600

You are right. They didnt give this response to David Limbaugh’s book, which exposed their power grabs. This has hit a nerve.


13 posted on 09/25/2010 10:16:16 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
"My, my, my, the NYT’s is a busy little beaver. They have a hit peice coming out on Boehner. They are trying to decide exactly when to publish it."

The NYSlimes may have a problem. Boehner may not be elected the Speaker and the writers of the article will look ridiculous.

14 posted on 09/25/2010 10:17:16 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: Mmogamer

“Well what are the roots of his rage? His kenyan old man’s hate for the British?”

“Anti Colonialism”.

It’s doesn’t have to be British.


15 posted on 09/25/2010 10:17:49 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: opentalk
Obama doesnt like any sunlight on his background.

Sunlight has failed to reach even the outer perimeter wall of the vault that holds his secrets.

Never has so little been known about any American president, yet a substantial portion of the American people seem to have no curiosity or concern about it, whatsoever.

Too bad for Obama that an equally substantial portion of the public is very curious and concerned about his past.

16 posted on 09/25/2010 10:19:31 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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In my lifetime I have never seen an administration attack individual americans, and individual companies to this magnitude. Correct me if I’m wrong.


17 posted on 09/25/2010 10:20:54 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: dsrtsage
agree, I think there is so much spin and dishonesty, that they need to control the message as long as they can in order to buy time to advance their agenda.
18 posted on 09/25/2010 10:27:12 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
“Anyone who says this thesis is not backed up by research simply hasn’t bothered to read my book,” continues D’Souza.

It don't come out until Monday.

19 posted on 09/25/2010 10:43:55 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: opentalk

Americans are getting closer to finding out who Barack Hussein Obama really is.


20 posted on 09/25/2010 11:00:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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To: dsrtsage
In my lifetime I have never seen an administration attack individual americans, and individual companies to this magnitude. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Depends on how old you are... IMO, the FDR administration was the last time this level of attack was seen.

21 posted on 09/25/2010 11:04:01 AM PDT by zzeeman (Existence exists.)
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To: opentalk

BUMP


22 posted on 09/25/2010 11:08:06 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: dsrtsage

It’s Congress. Congress could put a stop to this nonsense in a second. They allow what is happening like they want it this way. Obuma is just misdirection used as a whipping boy.


23 posted on 09/25/2010 12:25:41 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: opentalk

How did Mr. D’Souza ever get such a deal for all that publicity?


24 posted on 09/25/2010 12:47:29 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: dsrtsage

Administrations, especially Democrat but also some Republican, have often made personal attacks, just not so publicly. Normally they sic IRS on to offending individuals and companies and put them into Perpetual Audit mode and sue them for all sorts of invented reasons.


25 posted on 09/25/2010 12:51:06 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: opentalk

Robert Gibbs then called Forbes’s Washington bureau chief Brian Wingfield into the White House to read him the riot act.

What is protocol? When one is called into the White House, can one simply ignore that call?


26 posted on 09/25/2010 3:46:56 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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