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News wire feeling ire over Palin (Fact checking the AP)
NY Post ^ | November 20, 2009 | ANDY SOLTIS

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 6:30:10 AM by maggief

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AP wouldn’t say how many reporters are typically assigned to fact-check. The agency has roughly 3,000 employees for news gathering. Palin supporters said she was being unfairly targeted for scrutiny.

(AP’s director of media relations, Paul)Colford said AP didn’t fact-check Obama’s two books, for example, because “neither of those books were published when he was a major player on the scene.”

His latest book was published in 2006, as he was being mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.

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Obama shrugs off hype - Spending most of his time on issues close to home, senator-elect says talk of him running for president is ‘silly’

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) -

Monday, November 15, 2004

Author: ASSOCIATED PRESS

ROCKFORD (AP) - In the days since he was elected to the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama has chatted by phone with President Bush, had his picture in People magazine and appeared several times on national television.

He’s also been quizzed by 17-year-old Abby Longbottom, who joined her senator-elect in the stuffy basement of the Rockford Public Library to hear him talk about after-school programs.

Such is the life of the nation’s only black senator, who comes to Washington wearing the label of the Democratic Party’s great hope but promising only to work for the folks back home.

“I have not taken the hype too seriously,” Obama said after bidding farewell to his colleagues in the Illinois Legislature last week.

But the limelight continues to seek out Obama , who became a political star after a rousing address at the Democratic National Convention.

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“The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Hardcover)”

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* Hardcover: 384 pages * Publisher: Crown; 1St Edition edition (October 17, 2006)

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Obama ‘s fame renews interest in his book - A new edition of ‘ Dreams From My Father ‘ is due out Aug. 10

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) -
Tuesday, August 3, 2004
Author: ASSOCIATED PRESS

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. ( AP ) - The surge of interest in Barack Obama after his speech to the Democratic National Convention is spilling over to the book he wrote a decade ago, with a first edition copy going for $255 on eBay and pre-release orders for a new edition already putting it on best-seller lists.

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” Dreams From My Father : A Story of Race and Inheritance” is Obama ‘s memoir of growing up in Hawaii the son of a black man and white woman. He discusses trying to come to grips with his racial identity, a period of rebellion that included drug use, traveling to Africa and becoming a community activist in Chicago.

It was published in 1995 to strong reviews but only modest sales. Obama said 15,000 copies were printed, and he still has several boxes of them.

Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, decided to reissue the book after Obama won the Illinois Democratic Senate primary in March. Then he delivered a keynote address that thrilled Democrats, and interest in the book took off.

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To: Milhous; conservatism_IS_compassion

of note.


33 posted on 11/21/2009 1:40:38 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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