Skip to comments.Boston Globe Reporter Hid Information on Obama’s Father From the Public For 2 Years
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 Obamas father for at least two years as she worked on a novel about the mans 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, were not even members of the Associated Press. Were 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 Harvards crucial role in the tumultuous course of the presidents fathers 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 Obamas 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 cant 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?
Its not the first time the state-run media concealed information on Obama from the public. Its probably more common than we realize.
The Globe story:
More scumbag dhim fellow travellers doing what they do best, hiding, obfusticating and covering up.
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.
***I cant 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?***
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.
The American public are having their say by record number of people tuning the MSM out.
Barack Obama -The first made for television media creation to occupy the White House
Check the circulation of every newspaper in the US (except the WSJ) over the past decade.
Why have so many SF rags been ragging on Ubama lately?
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.
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.
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Lots of fake reporters from lots of MSM propaganda outlets are hiding lots of amazing information about Obama and the Chicago Mob.
It’s not just the Boston Globe that hid this...Harvard has been keeping silent on it also.
Apparently, the only “dreams” his father had were wet ones!
“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...
Something just seems......I don't know......strange.....odd.......queer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The atmosphere at the time had nothing to do with his race. It was his Marxist, bigamist, sleezy lifestyle that got him booted.
The election was in 2008. This information was obtained in 2009.
And the NYT’s Harrison Salisbury . . .
What students learn in reporter school isn’t good for the public.
4.Lie your a$$ of
6.Suck up to hacks class costs extra
It was rhetorical.
"I got my job through the New York Times."
So which is it?
“We don’t need the existing news media? Pajamas are all we need.”
“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.
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