Skip to comments.Barack Obama's missing year
Posted on 04/07/2011 6:18:18 AM PDT by RobinMasters
In his definitive 2010 biography of Barack Obama, "The Bridge," New Yorker editor David Remnick features a photograph of a dapper young Barack Obama sitting between his grandparents on a Central Park bench.
The bench is real. The grandparents are real. The wall behind them is real. Barack Obama is not. He has been conspicuously photoshopped in. Who did this and why remains as much a mystery as Obama's extended stay in New York.
In late October 2007, the New York Times ran a telling article on Barack Obama headlined, "Obama's Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say."
Given that he was an announced candidate for president, and an underdog at that, the Times expected Obama to welcome the chance to reconcile his account in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," with the accounts of those who knew him.
"Yet," lamented the newly neutered Times, "he declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years."
A campaign spokesman, Ben LaBolt, offered a painfully lame explanation for Obama's reticence, "He doesn't remember the names of a lot of people in his life."
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
obama is photoshopped in a LOT of the photos released, from elementary and high school and college
of course it is an amateurish job, since some of us amateurs can see it
It does a raise a HUGE question of who orchestrated and controlled and continues to control all this, and how, and why
No, Obama is real, the Grandparents were photoshopped in. There is another photo of Obama in Central Park the same day, and the errors in the photo are with the Grandparents.
Some say he was "created" by the CIA.
the photoshops are too amateur for this, imho
O might have been born here but there is something else he is trying to hide. How the hell did someone with so many ?’s in his background get elected?!?
How did the American public fall for it?!?
O’s rise to power is so scary. If anyone can bring him down the Donald can. How can anyone feel good about O facing off against Mitt, Huck, or Bachmann? He AND the media would destroy them.
My daughter is going to be attending a summer class at Stanford at which they will be using Photoshop. Neither she nor I know much about it. If I understand it correctly there are many different versions of Photoshop, some extremely complex. What should she know before attending?? If I bought some version for her now, which one??
What about B. Hussein Soetero’s missing presidency?
Why does the “original” photo of just his grandparents still have his knee in it? WND is not helping.
“The bench is real. The grandparents are real. The wall behind them is real. Barack Obama is not. He has been conspicuously photoshopped in. Who did this and why remains as much a mystery as Obama’s extended stay in New York.”
In late October 2007, the New York Times ran a telling article on Barack Obama headlined, “Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say.”
Given that he was an announced candidate for president, and an underdog at that, the Times expected Obama to welcome the chance to reconcile his account in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” with the accounts of those who knew him.
“Yet,” lamented the newly neutered Times, “he declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years.”
I don’t know how to do it, but I do know an amateur job when I see it
Have her do some homework and pull up all the obama past life photos she can find on the internet
Some that come to mind-
his basketball team shot at Punahou, his Harvard Law group photo, his “Columbia” picture with Granny and Gramps in NYC, almost any photo of his elementary school years
Her professor might want to take a look at Barry’s head size and shape in current and past photos, maybe also figure out when his zig zag scar appeared on the side of his head
The more your daughter knows going into the course the more she will learn when she’s there. It’s money well spent, IMO.
Check out the local library or check with friends if you don’t want to buy a copy now.
I find that video unconvincing. I’m not an expert, but to me the picture without Obama is the one that looks wrong: repeated patterns in the wall and tree behind it, missing leg of the bench, etc.
I believe Obama worked for New York PIRG. This is a Ralph Nader inspired student funnded and (fictitiously) student run political action group. The professional staff, like Obama, were radically left wing. Many today are powerful in the democrat party.
I never see this discussed or investigated. His time there and people he knew would be revealing.
Of course, he would not remember the names. The man is so self-centered that I doubt he ever heard their names when being introduced to them.
Only in the weird wacky world of WND, could an obviously Photoshopped picture be used as an "original" to prove that the original is Photoshopped.
Beam me up, Farah!
Missing year? Prison? Rehab?
The knee got me as well. I guess it is possible that in the original photo it is a conveniently shaped shadow, but that is unlikely. It appears more like he was removed from the photo, as opposed to added. This would raise a whole other series of questions. But, the knee?!? It looks like an amateurish grasp for something.
Everyone says Ayers/Dohrn were terrorists in the 60’s when obama was a child- but they (and obama) were at Columbia in the late 70’s/80s when the Brinks robbery and other acts of terror and crime were occurring in NYC, related to the anti-apartheid movement of which obama claims to have been a member while at Columbia, also tied into the black panthers and militant black reparations movements (check out the December 4 Movement, D4M)
If you start tracking names of these D4M people like Dohrn, Eve Rosahn and others, who were part of the scene during the time when obama was at Columbia, you find a lot of interrelationships among these old radicals and agencies and “think tanks” and “foundations” and orgs that have lately crept into our govt policies like sewage
Also pay attention to the plethora of radicals who come out of the woodwork on or about December 4th
Exactly. That's why it's called "Wing Nut Daily".
exactly. There is enough about this guy that doesn’t add up without anyone inventing things.
(anti apartheid, black panthers/black reparations as “social justice”)- all causes dear to his black liberationist marxist hugging heart
If you were a 20-something yr old obama, would you sooner bust for poli sci exams? or mingle and flop in apartments all around the NYC Boston and CT Ivies with exotic petty Paki muslim druggies homos and criminals, flattered and raised up as a black man genius by rich liberal 30 yr old students (many anti-Jewish Jews) who hate Daddy but live off his money, go to rallies at which acid is sprayed into the faces of white cop pigs trying to stop antiapartheid protests, and plot Brinks and bank robberies with the awesome dudes from legendary weather underground, to take money from the white oppressor and give it to the brothers?
“Community Organizing”, thass what I'm talking about
Some say he was “created” by the CIA.
Could have been nurtured by the communists.
This is an interesting video on photoshopped obama photos
Donald is doing the other Republican candidates-to-be a great service. He’s allowing them to “rise above” the issues of Obama’s past knowing that Donald’s going to do the dirty work.
some interesting background and history,to pursue for further research and reading
looking at the images of shadows reflected in the eyes the program could prove conclusively if someone was Photo-shopped into a photo...
....anyone got a link..?
and very discouraging
It works every bit as well as photoshop.
That’s the same video that’s linked in the WND article. And there was a separate FR thread discussing the video/photos recently as well. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out WND mines FR for source material.
I just watched the “msNBC’ interview of Trump. I think there is more going on here then we think. Why would nbc, after ALWAYS attacking conservatives, let Trump, who WORKS for NBC hurt obama?
1. He's going to say he found the birth certificate and its genuine and it goes away for Obama.
2. As some have mentioned here, he's helping Hillary.
3. He's trying to split the party so obama wins.
I'm sure there are other things I have not thought of, but I think he's playing us.
Oops. I meant to post this on the “Trump sends investigators to Hawaii”. Sorry
Living with William Ayers, who most believe paid for his schooling and wrote his “autobiography.”
An informative video series of Photoshop tips that is hysterically funny...
The media was/is 1000% in the tank for him. To me, THAT is the "Why" question to be answered.
“The media was/is 1000% in the tank for him. To me, THAT is the “Why” question to be answered.”
The MSM is the greatest threat to the USA. Until it is fundamentally changed, our demise is just around the corner.
Yes, it was this thread:
The video was used as the basis for the thread, but it was quickly discovered that the video used an obviously Photoshopped image of the Grandparents together for its premise. Cashill would have benefited from perusing that thread before posting his article.
When I first saw that photo of Obama in the park with his grandparents many months ago, I wondered who took the picture?
Was it Obama's mother? An Obama friend? Was it Obama himself?
If Obama took the picture, maybe he couldn't figure how to set up the camera on delay so that he could be in the picture also.
If the picture is a fake, then I don't know why a person would make such a fake. Maybe Obama was indeed in the park with his grandparents, but there was no way to prove it unless he let someone use photoshop to put his image in the picture so that he could use the picture for political campaign purposes.
I just wish Obama would tell us who took the picture and be done with it.
White guilt and media accomplices.
Advanced Marxism 401, in a foreign location?
You 3 obviously did not watch the 8 1/2 min video that Jack posted in conjunction w/ the article/photo.
I did watch the video - there was no explanation for the knee. Also, the logic he utilized for the streak that appeared on the left side of the grandfather’s shoulder doesn’t hold much water with me. You don’t add an image to a portion of the photo you are editing and ‘drag’ it to the final location of the image - using transparency or layers during the edit would not produce such an effect.
yeah that would clear up all the controversy swirling around obumminy!!! /sarc