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Boston Globe Reporter Hid Information on Obama’s Father From the Public For 2 Years
GatewayPundit ^ | 5/1/11 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/01/2011 6:46:21 AM PDT by SanFranDan

This was a big catch by Brian Wedemeyer from the Arizona Independent. A Boston Globe reporter hid information on Barack Obama’s father for at least two years as she worked on a novel about the man’s life.

I posted the story on our web site and then watched to see what kind of reaction, if any, there would be. A small part of me wondered if The Independent — something we have worked so hard to establish as a credible and reliable community news source — would be written off as a bunch of crackpots. After all, we’re not even members of the Associated Press. We’re not even the third largest newspaper in mostly rural Mohave County.

Then, a day later, the Boston Globe published its story, written by reporter Sally Jacobs, which included the following:

”The INS documents, released to this reporter through a Freedom Of Information Act request in 2009 in the course of research on a biography of the elder Obama to be released in July, reveal Harvard’s crucial role in the tumultuous course of the president’s father’s life. The documents were made public Wednesday by the weekly newspaper, The Arizona Independent.”

Sally Jacobs is later identified as a member of the Globe staff and the author of “The Other Barack, The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s Father,’’ to be published in July. This revelation — that the Boston Globe had these documents since 2009 — could be the biggest story of all, and it certainly has me rethinking the role of journalism in rural America.

I can’t help but wonder how many other reporters at the Boston Globe — and other major news outlets for that matter — are working on novels while they are withholding information from their readers?

It’s not the first time the state-run media concealed information on Obama from the public. It’s probably more common than we realize.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; bostonglobe; certifigate; eligibility; enoughalready; journalists; msm; naturalborncitizen; obama; reporters

1 posted on 05/01/2011 6:46:25 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

The Globe story:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2712386/posts


2 posted on 05/01/2011 6:54:41 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: SanFranDan

More scumbag dhim fellow travellers doing what they do best, hiding, obfusticating and covering up.


3 posted on 05/01/2011 6:55:53 AM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: SanFranDan

We don’t have a true journalism in this country except some online media and a few independents. The rest are
Lockstep with the ruling class libs.


4 posted on 05/01/2011 6:57:42 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SanFranDan

***I can’t help but wonder how many other reporters at the Boston Globe — and other major news outlets for that matter — are working on novels while they are withholding information from their readers?***


5 posted on 05/01/2011 6:59:33 AM PDT by kitkat ( I sure HOPE that it's time for a CHANGE from Obama.)
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To: SanFranDan

Oh come on they would have done the same thing if they had information on Sarah Palin’s father prior to the election...yep...uh....well......maybe not.

I suspect that some day stories like this will be legion. I think that right now we have no idea of the extent the media went to in hoisting that sack of turd over the castle walls and into national respectability — however brief it lasted.


6 posted on 05/01/2011 7:01:09 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

The American public are having their say by record number of people tuning the MSM out.


7 posted on 05/01/2011 7:05:15 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SanFranDan

Barack Obama -The first made for television media creation to occupy the White House


8 posted on 05/01/2011 7:08:01 AM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Jonty30

No kidding.
Check the circulation of every newspaper in the US (except the WSJ) over the past decade.


9 posted on 05/01/2011 7:08:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: SanFranDan

Why have so many SF rags been ragging on Ubama lately?


10 posted on 05/01/2011 7:18:07 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SanFranDan

This story certainly explains how a poor student with crap grades could get into Harvard. Imagine how terrified the school was of being exposed as xenophobic toward the father of the poster child for affirmative action.


11 posted on 05/01/2011 7:20:51 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I saw in an interview, about this subject, that left-wing journalists used to consider it a point of pride if somebody became so angry about what was written that they’d phone up and cancel their subscription.


12 posted on 05/01/2011 7:22:56 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: raccoonradio

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13 posted on 05/01/2011 7:24:35 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SanFranDan

Lots of fake reporters from lots of MSM propaganda outlets are hiding lots of amazing information about Obama and the Chicago Mob.


14 posted on 05/01/2011 7:30:44 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: SanFranDan

It’s not just the Boston Globe that hid this...Harvard has been keeping silent on it also.


15 posted on 05/01/2011 7:33:39 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SanFranDan

Apparently, the only “dreams” his father had were wet ones!


16 posted on 05/01/2011 7:34:39 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Texas Eagle

“Why have so many SF rags been ragging on Ubama lately?”

It’s San Francisco. Maybe they take offense to him hiding his homsexuality and trying to pass as straight. Just a thought...


17 posted on 05/01/2011 7:36:04 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam
It’s San Francisco. Maybe they take offense to him hiding his homsexuality and trying to pass as straight. Just a thought...

Maybe so.

Something just seems......I don't know......strange.....odd.......queer.

18 posted on 05/01/2011 7:37:57 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SanFranDan

So interesting....it looks like there will be many more facts coming out. I hope the Corsi book includes at least some of this, his creibility may suffer if he comes to any conclusions that are not supported in this data dump.

Drip....drip....drip


19 posted on 05/01/2011 7:56:15 AM PDT by Hillary'sMoralVoid
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To: Yaelle

I would agree. Journalism for the most part ended by the late 1960s. I think the 1970s and the arrival of TV nightly news in America shifted the concept of journalism around to being just a guy who could package twelve crisp sentences into two minutes of video back-drop. By the 1980s...along came think-tank experts to make you “smart”. By the 1990s, along came fancy graphics and week-by-week polls which was to convince you that public reaction mattered. On any given day, I would imagine at least three hundred journalists across the US are handed something worthy of being reported, and they hold back instead (a state senator arrested for DWI, a bank audit on a future failed-bank, etc). The blunt truth is that we haven’t had journalism of a five-star nature in thirty years.


20 posted on 05/01/2011 8:14:53 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Way, way before that, we had Walter Duranty of the NY Times denying the Ukrainuan famine that caused 5 million deaths, and then we had Herbert Matthews, also of NYT, doing the three days of front page stories that helped put Fidel Castro into power.


21 posted on 05/01/2011 8:37:18 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: SanFranDan
What do we expect from communists/liberal press. The MSM is all part of the conspiracy to destroy America and turn it into a dictatorship.
22 posted on 05/01/2011 8:46:25 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: SanFranDan

Obama releases a “long form” birth certificate, and at the same time INS documents and various memos are made public that mention “a wife and son in Honolulu”. One such note even mentions obama the infant by name. Coincidence, of course.

obama Sr. never made note of his son (Jr.or II or whatever he is)in the forms he filled out, Jr. is only mentioned in two notes handwritten by someone else.

Strange.


23 posted on 05/01/2011 8:46:59 AM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: chickadee

The atmosphere at the time had nothing to do with his race. It was his Marxist, bigamist, sleezy lifestyle that got him booted.


24 posted on 05/01/2011 9:24:09 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Oh come on they would have done the same thing if they had information on Sarah Palin’s father prior to the election...yep...uh....well......maybe not.

The election was in 2008. This information was obtained in 2009.

25 posted on 05/01/2011 9:24:37 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: kabumpo

And the NYT’s Harrison Salisbury . . .


26 posted on 05/01/2011 9:52:37 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: SanFranDan

What students learn in reporter school isn’t good for the public.
1.Filter
2.Hide
3.Alter
4.Lie your a$$ of
5.Blame
6.Suck up to hacks class costs extra


27 posted on 05/01/2011 10:05:03 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Doe Eyes

It was rhetorical.


28 posted on 05/01/2011 10:19:06 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: kabumpo

"I got my job through the New York Times."

29 posted on 05/01/2011 10:26:37 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam

Thanks.


30 posted on 05/01/2011 12:28:01 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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So which is it?

“We don’t need the existing news media? Pajamas are all we need.”
or
“Waah! It’s not fair! They’re using competition and capitalism to make money, not just releasing all they have!”

This is why we have the free press—so anyone else can investigate and report. And it seems that happened.


31 posted on 05/01/2011 5:14:10 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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