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LITERARY AGENT RESPONDS TO ‘BORN IN KENYA’ OBAMA BIO: ‘NOTHING MORE THAN A FACT CHECKING ERROR’
The Blaze ^ | 05/17/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 05/17/2012 2:59:13 PM PDT by barmag25

The text editor of the 1991 literary agency booklet that described Barack Obama as “born in Kenya” said Thursday the line in question was “nothing more than a fact checking error.”

Miriam Goderich issued a statement to the Political Wire saying the future president never suggested “in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii”:

“You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me — an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”

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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a PING!

151 posted on 05/18/2012 12:19:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: a fool in paradise

I loved those records as a kid.


152 posted on 05/18/2012 12:20:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Daffynition
Get ready for more Obama = Joker posters...


153 posted on 05/18/2012 12:22:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: a fool in paradise

154 posted on 05/18/2012 12:26:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Some blogs are calling it a “typo”.

Someone must’ve tried to type KANSAS but it came out KENYA.

At that time he wasn’t even supposed to write an autobiography. This was the book BEFORE his publisher allowed him to shift course and tell the life story about someone nobody knew. “I ate dog, snorted cocaine, and had so many lady friends that I’ll have to combine them into one person since nobody would believe all my conquests otherwise!”


155 posted on 05/18/2012 12:32:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: barmag25

Obama was born in Hawaii.

Obama was always born in Hawaii.


156 posted on 05/18/2012 12:41:45 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Qbert
So the question remains: who submitted the text that was insufficiently fact-checked by Ms. Goderich? Who, in other words, first offered the assertion that Barack Obama was born in Kenya?”

SOP would be that the author drafts a bio. This would be a part of the initial book proposal or manuscript draft that was either prepared or edited by the author and/or his/her literary agent. The publisher would then "fact check" only after the book had been acquired and put on the next "list" for publication. These sales handouts, often referred to as BLADS [book layout and design], are prepared by the marketing/publicity departments. They receive headshot and bio information from the book's editor at the publishing house and the resulting handout is precirculated to the book store reps for pre pub orders.

I can tell you from direct experience it would be rare for the marketing/publicity departments to "fact check" a bio that was handed to them by the in-house editor, UNLESS they had no such bio to begin with and they were tasked with writing such a blurb. In that case, they would consult obviously with the author or the author's agent. They wouldn't go looking on Google, for heaven's sake.

157 posted on 05/18/2012 12:49:11 PM PDT by Rona_Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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To: barmag25

WOW... I wish when the CIA told BushII about the nuke labs in Iraq that the Democrates would have called it “fact checking error...”

You know a lying cop out of liberals from miles away...

A liberal is never wrong, even when his head is up his arse.


158 posted on 05/18/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Deo volente
Obama was always born in Hawaii.

Always? Oh, I get it. How many times then?

159 posted on 05/18/2012 12:51:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

It was a vague literary reference...Orwell’s “1984”.


160 posted on 05/18/2012 1:06:44 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Some blogs are calling it a “typo”.And it only took from 1991 to 2007 to fix. Just in time for Dick Obama to run for Prez. I guess during that time he never, ever read the thing. No one at the company ever, ever read the thing. No one in the book world ever, ever read the thing.
161 posted on 05/18/2012 2:22:45 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


162 posted on 05/18/2012 9:47:55 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: zeebee
LITERARY AGENT RESPONDS TO ‘BORN IN KENYA’ OBAMA BIO: ‘NOTHING MORE THAN A FACT CHECKING ERROR’

Yeah, when she first checked it, it was a fact. Later, President Barry and the rest decided it would no longer be a fact and, so, she declared it an error. Nothing has changed.
163 posted on 05/18/2012 9:55:41 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Norm Lenhart
WHO told you he was from Kenya to begin with?
WHAT is your process for fact checking things you publish?
WHERE did the information that led you to publish his Kenyan birthplace come from?
WHEN were you informed of such?
WHY do you believe now that this was an error and can you produce any prior retraction?


Perhaps you've since seen that that literary agent didn't write the bios. She had the writers supply their own bios written in the third person. Those went in as they were supplied. She did no fact checking. She received the bio from the hand of Barry--unless she took delivery of the finished mss and bio directly from Ayers.
164 posted on 05/18/2012 10:00:34 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: mcshot
He was still born in Kenya

If only.
165 posted on 05/18/2012 10:03:09 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: barmag25; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

Just a little sloppiness. /s


166 posted on 05/19/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik; barmag25; potlatch; bitt
Right. We haven't seen such sloppiness since Sandy Berger.
167 posted on 05/19/2012 12:44:10 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: barmag25

Pretty darn lame excuse.


168 posted on 05/20/2012 1:57:58 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus are here and there and everywhere.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Yuuuuup!

That's a typo, alright.

169 posted on 05/20/2012 2:03:40 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus are here and there and everywhere.)
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To: dandiegirl
“Something very sinister is going on with Barack Obama.”

You know, I've been kind of thinking the same thing.

Typos, yes.
Lies, yes.
Apologizing for America while in Egypt and Germany, yes.
Inability to speak without telepromter for darn near everything (he didn't write it - who writes these things for his telepromter).

It's 4 am, so I'll leave it at that. I've been having a feeling of foreboding lately.

170 posted on 05/20/2012 2:10:24 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus are here and there and everywhere.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Yes, the 5 w’s are basic journalism.

There is also a “h”.

How...so many “hows” to consider.

171 posted on 05/20/2012 2:14:17 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus are here and there and everywhere.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

” I’ll take Kenyan for $500 Alex.”

Ha, ha, ha....I love Alex!


172 posted on 05/20/2012 2:17:32 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus are here and there and everywhere.)
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To: Will88
“Well, maybe someone just dreamed it with no prior suggestion at all. Or maybe some palm reader told them about it.”

Maybe he used his Kenya voice and they took it to mean he was from Kenya. And, it was to his advantage at that time to be from Kenya wrt being an author AND from Kenya.

Think of the sales a Kenyan would get rather than someone from Hawaii or Chicago. So what. But, if he was from Kenya, maybe he would glean bigger book sales.

Obama does everything he does to make it seem like he is on top of everything. Maybe the lies are beginning to untangle.

That would be awesome to see the plot unravel.

173 posted on 05/20/2012 2:22:47 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus are here and there and everywhere.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

“There is a difference between a ‘journalist’ and a reporter.

Big difference.”

Indeed, there is. Thanks for the reminder, hedgetrimmer.

Journalists are given way too much credit for “reporting” the news.


174 posted on 05/20/2012 2:29:03 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus are here and there and everywhere.)
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To: hummingbird

My post was directed at the absurdity of the literary agents trying to cover for Obama by claiming it was their “fact checking” mistake. How does anyone make a mistake that involves coming up with a ‘fact’ about something that supposedly never happened, and they could have had no knowledge of since it never happened?

They got this biographical information just like practically any other entity would have: from their client, or prospective author, Barack Obama. They sure as heck didn’t go to the expense of doing a background investigation just to learn where Obama was born.

They make themselves look like complete fools trying to cover for Obama, but no one in the MSM will point that out.


175 posted on 05/20/2012 5:15:45 AM PDT by Will88
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