Skip to comments.Oct 17 update - Recordings & info on recent API story on Michelle Obama’s call being cleared
Posted on 10/16/2008 3:43:30 PM PDT by BP2
API is disturbed by the way many have reacted to the story on Mrs Obama’s call. Many have shown us by the way they have behaved towards API that they only think of their own interests because they have demanded that the audio recordings should be released immediately. We understand that the tapes should be released, but those who have demanded the release of the tapes seem not take into account that API may become a suing target.
API has recordings of the conversation between API and Mrs Obama (Shocking development: Mrs Obama decides enough is enough: “My husband was born in Hawaii and adopted by his step father, does that make him unpatriotic; she asks”, on a direct telephone to API., and we confirm that the audio will be released to the public. In the last 24 hours, API has been consulting legal advisers on the way forward in order to avoid being sued by the Obama camp. API has realised that the contents of the tapes if made public may change the political atmosphere in America for ever, especially in the next few days.
Due to enormous reactions received, API now understands the impact of the statements made by Mrs Obama. The American people have reacted in a way we in API would never have expected.
Many have question why Mrs Obama would choose a little known online media group instead of the American media. API was chosen because of a Nairobi contact that did not like the way API was covering Barack Obama using information collected from American media outlets. The Nairobi contact prevailed upon Mrs Obama to talk to API.
The only thing API may have done wrong is not informing Mrs Obama that the conversation was being recorded. This is why it is taking time to release the recording while consulting a legal team because API wants to be legally safe from any Obama camp law suit.
The US Media Outlets:
Since the release of Mrs Obama story, many US media outlets have insisted that API should release the recordings made when Mrs Obama spoke with API. We understand the importance of the recordings in our possession and yet the first thing we are thinking of is not simply to make them public because groups are pressurising API to do so. The release of the information will be done, because we know we have Mrs Obama on tape, but API must do it in a way that does not put API in an embarrassing legal situation.
Die-hard Obama supporters:
A number of Americans who are die-hard Obama followers have tried their best to intimidate API using all kinds of threatening methods when they call in and when they email us. They are implying that API is planning to destroy Obama’s chances to become the next US President. API does not have a direct interest in the US Presidential elections and we want Obama supporters to understand that. However, when someone who may become the next first lady makes such comments as in the story we have published, the public have the right to know. Intimidation directed to the publishers of the story is not the answer.
The delay to make public the recordings is expected to give time to Mrs Obama to come clean and tell the American people that her comments were not meant to harm anyone but that she was reacting to the media pressure on her husband. She should also come out and tell the American people that she will not discriminate those who are not Obama fanatics if she becomes the first lady.
Die-hard Mcain supporters:
Those who do not support Obama are actively pushing for the release of the recordings also, and we understand them very well. In many telephone conversations with them we, however, get disturbed when we realise that most of them want the recordings to be released because they want to use it to stop Senator Obama from being elected President. They state clearly that if the story is true and released now, the contents will safe America from a constitutional crisis that may come if things come out after the elections that proves Obama was adopted by a foreigner, thus, disqualifying him from the Presidency.
Some have questioned why API has its base in Norway. Online News Media can be based anywhere in the world. With the Internet age, a news network can have people anywhere in the world. API’s news correspondents - 19 of them are real and based in the African Continent. API is a solid Daily Online News Channel and this Obama story will not change that.
Questioning API on being based in Norway:
There is nothing wrong having African Press International based in Norway and the channel run by Africans from the African Continent. Even Kenya’s present Prime Minister Raila Odinga lived in Norway for some time before joining the Kenya government.
API has also been accused because of the timing to release Mrs Obama story. Some even discus small issues as to why API telephone number starts with 00, and spellings in the article. This to us in API sounds ridiculous.
The important thing to be concerned about is how API obtained the story and how genuine it is. The second thing is to exercise understanding and to respect why there is a delay in releasing the recordings. API is not saying there are no recordings, but it is important to take serious API’s concerns on a possible suit if the tapes are not handled carefully.
API is not out to convince the American public of anything. We do not want to influence the outcome of the US Presidential elections. API got a true story and published it. The fact that the story has caused a stir was unexpected, but that does not mean API must rush in a manner that will cause problems to itself, just to satisfy those who want the audio tapes so badly.
When the legal concerns are cleared, which is happening in a short while, API will make public all the recordings available. This will also include comments, not yet published, which will most certainly put the Obama Campaign spokesperson who had dismissed the story off balance.
Even if our recordings or any other recordings had surfaced after the elections and if the contents were damaging to the elected person that still could have caused any elected president to vacate the White House. We all know that the tapes released in the US in 1974 forced President Richard Nixon out of office. The truth is the truth. The tapes during Nixon time did not lie.
The same here. The recordings that API will release soon will not lie to the American people. Most probably, it will change the political landscape, something the Americans should start getting prepared to face.
There must be a pony in this story because it stinks like horseshit.
Give it a rest.
Has anyone even seen this women anywhere since she said she was finally proud of her country? Didn’t think so. Let’s keep it that way.
Jerome Corsi is talking about this now!
Maybe Michelle wants to be Queen of Kenya.
API just sent me an e-mail!
They are friends with Prince Andinga Sezo-Seko, Oil Minister of Nigeria, who because of recent difficulty, can not access $30 million in his account in Liechtenstein
If I only provide my bank details and social security number, API will happily provide me half of the funds for immediate dispersement.
Oh, and they have the goods on Michelle Obama too
How many AREN'T real?
Anyway, it might be giving this organization too much credit to say they've made all of this up for publicity, but it sure is working out that way.
” The recordings that API will release soon will not lie to the American people. Most probably, it will change the political landscape, something the Americans should start getting prepared to face.”
HMmmmm, would be nice if this is real!!
As I stated on the earlier thread, I really find it hard to believe that Michelle Obama would be so stupid to say any of these things... Also, Obama has already issued a flat out denial that the call took place.
Nobody would be that stupid...unless they were so smug and arrogant to think that their words weren’t being recorded that they could just issue a flat-out lie of a denial...I’m just sayin’
It’s just too bizzare.
You’re right though- he’s not backing down.
I guess in his mind- the ball is now in Michelle’s court.
I think we should give Kiror the benefit of the doubt. Trust but verify. Let him get his legal ducks in a row.
Wouldn’t it be a hoot if this was true?
She’s doing the Oprah, The View, Ellen, etc circuit. Nice fluffy, softball stuff.
Considering the length and continuance of email contact by the API organization and editor, I am starting to believe this most likely happened. Only time will tell but if true, I expect release in the next week. Obie and his angry bride better hope this story is not true.
kind of stupid, she called a news media so she had no expectation of privacy. If they don’t release the tapes they will be sued by the Obama camp for libel. It’s in their best intrest to pony up the tapes or retact the story.
Do you think Obama would have been stupid enough to say, “spread the wealth” during an interview???
She’s out there. The media is covering for her.
Heard that she had a snarky look on her face last night at the debate and the camera quickly moved on.
Obama thought he owned the press. Wrong, just the American press.
International press will still report stuff on him.
Well from taking a look at their site, whether or not the recording is true, they certainly look like a completely legitimate online African daily.
Let’s face it no one is going to make up a website with 1000’s of articles just to perpetuate one fraud.
Let me give you an example.
If you go to http://africanpress.wordpress.com/2008/02/
You will see a byline by Leo Odera Omolo in Kisumu. (I picked this totally at random)
A google news search that name pointed me to an article in the Boston globe about Obama’s father which reads in part:
“Although Obama had always enjoyed his beer, he was developing a taste for Johnnie Walker Black that earned him the nickname ‘Mr. Double Double.’ After Obama ordered his customary double Scotch, “He would shout in that big deep voice, ‘Waiter, another double!’ said Leo Odera Omolo, a journalist and drinking buddy of Obama’s, who lives in Kisumu, a port city in Kenya.”
So low and behold. He is really a journalist and in Kisumu a port city of Kenya.
Since they have a lot of correspondants in Kenya, some of whom even KNEW the family she probably felt completely comfortable. Furthermore, to me it looks like they had the connections to be granted such an interview!
And since when do you take anything the Chosen One says as the Gospel Truth?
He only tells the truth when faced with incontrovertible evidence. Even then, he tries to spin his way out of it.
Where is API based? If they’re based out of Africa, why would they care whether Obama or anyone else would sue them?
Hey guys, I went to that Jerome Corsi webcast, got there late, but after it was over i clicked the player again to see if I could hear a recording from the beginning, but instead I am right now hearing Corsi talking on the phone...to his mom! They must not have disconnected the conference call! this is the link I am at using win media player:
They are based in Norway, but they have offices in the UK (or at least a phone number there) Furthermore, if what they are saying is true they could be a little worried because they have a lot of correspondents in African countries that could become targets.
Not sure what the libel laws are in Norway.
Would she do it as revenge for the affair story cropping up again?
It would be a hoot and more. It would end Obama’s chance for becoming president. It might not do his marriage much good either ;)
I’ve read the update again. It’s compelling I must say.
He (Corsi) is talking to his mom about getting through the election and all the interviews he has to do, he is saying that it has become a big international story and that his mom should be hearing about it where she is in Ohio...he is now talking about where his stuff is being reported, drufge, Fox News and World Net Daily. Now talking about his detention in Kenya. This is the link i am at—this is not the conference, it is his personal call to MOM:
Haha, someone just called him and told him that he is on the internet!!! He said, “oh, I will hang up and stay off the phone for a while”.
Someone called him and let him know we were listening!
Not sure either, but I would bet that... uhm... "non-judicial" law in Kenya under Odinga is not very pleasant.
Corsi hung up with mom because another call came in and now he is figuring out that he is being broadcast on the internet-—oh well, thought I could get an inside scoop, guess not...lol...he is talking to himself...and now is talking to some woman but i still hear him!!!
Lending more and more credence to Philip Berg’s lawsuit. How long will the courts ignore the Constitution and cover for Barama?
Corsi has not disconnected it, he is talking to a woman...I still hear him...
Ok, he finally figured how to disconnect...lol The fun is over. Well just hope that info he gathered will squash Obama. That was funny! I felt bad evesdropping but I was just trying to get a recording of the conference that i was late too.
“oh well, thought I could get an inside scoop, guess not...lol...he is talking to himself...and now is talking to some woman but i still hear him!!!”
Well, at least you didn’t here, “Mom, I’m gonna take these conservative suckers to the bank. They’ll believe anything...”
Who says they are afraid?
Wouldn’t you consult lawyers to figure out how best to sell it? How much is something like that worth? Thousands? A million or more? I have no idea. I think I would want to talk to a lawyer!
True, actually from what i heard, he is for real, he was tellimg his mom all about Kenya.
Hooray for API!
NO one should back down from the truth!
Can someone please tell me what this is all about?
Hope they come through.
But she is a public figure. She knows she’s being recorded all the time. If its her voice calling Norway then there won’t be a lawsuit.
is this the infamous “whitey” tape or something else?
Know your history
Makes Lady Macbeth look like your average husband supporting housewife.
This is allegedly the angry phone call from Michelle to this news group complaining about its coverage of BO’s birth certificate and relationship with Kenyan politics.
It now starts at the beginning of the WND advertising Corsi’s books and newsletters.
NO evidence and very little credibility.
MAKE NO MISTAKE - that was the launch of Obama impeachment.
Hmmmmm. The tone of this API update has the sound of someone who is either conscious of the fact that they’re being truthful, or someone who is very good at sounding that way.