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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

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To: barmag25

Lol, not too swift. And just what facts was this ‘fact checker’ checking? If Obama never said he was born in Kenya, then where did that idea even come from within that literary agency?

Well, maybe someone just dreamed it with no prior suggestion at all. Or maybe some palm reader told them about it.


51 posted on 05/17/2012 3:20:03 PM PDT by Will88
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To: GeronL

Meanwhile, all handwringers in the Republican media refuse to acknowledge the existence of the Breitbart story, or continue to put their hands over their ears and repeat, “he was born in Hawaii, he was born in Hawaii, he was born in Hawaii, la, la, la,”


52 posted on 05/17/2012 3:20:14 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: barmag25
...This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me...

Yes, it should have read, "Jamhuri ya Kenya, (Republic of Kenya).

53 posted on 05/17/2012 3:20:24 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: barmag25

Absolute and utter BS. Every literary agency checks and rechecks basic facts about its authors. If they made a mistake on the first run, it gets corrected on the second. It doesn’t lay around for 17 years without being checked or revised.


54 posted on 05/17/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: rockinqsranch
I’d say they were prepared knowing that was out there.

I would love to get the talking heads from the Administration on camera answering that question. It would be great theater.

Did you advise the literary agent or have any communication with him after this went public?

55 posted on 05/17/2012 3:21:08 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: barmag25

Who would’ve guessed Obama’s publicist was a “birther”?


56 posted on 05/17/2012 3:21:24 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: biggredd1

http://www.newsmax.com/KenTimmerman/brennan-passport-breach/2009/01/12/id/337482

Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, heads a firm that was cited in March for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released this past July.

The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of Brennan’s firm, The Analysis Corp., which has earned millions of dollars providing intelligence-related consulting services to federal agencies and private companies.

During a State Department briefing on March 21, 2008, McCormack confirmed that the contractor had accessed the passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John McCain, and that the inspector general had launched an investigation.

Sources who tracked the investigation tell Newsmax that the main target of the breach was the Obama passport file, and that the contractor accessed the file in order to “cauterize” the records of potentially embarrassing information.

“They looked at the McCain and Clinton files as well to create confusion,” one knowledgeable source told Newsmax. “But this was basically an attempt to cauterize the Obama file.”

At the time of the breach, Brennan was working as an unpaid adviser to the Obama campaign.

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The passport files include “personally identifiable information such as the applicant’s name, gender, social security number, date and place of birth, and passport number,” according to the inspector general report.

The files may contain additional information including “original copies of the associated documents,” the report added. Such documents include birth certificates, naturalization certificates, or oaths of allegiance for U.S.-born persons who adopted the citizenship of a foreign country as minors.

The Obama campaign acknowledged at its “Fight the Smears” Web site that Obama was a foreign national until the age of 18, by virtue of his father’s British then Kenyan citizenship.

“Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4,1982,” the Web site stated.

“Fight the Smears” attempted to debunk rumors that Obama was not a U.S. citizen by producing a 2007 computer-generated copy of his certification of live birth.

“The truth is, Barack Obama was born in the state of Hawaii in 1961, a native citizen of the United States of America,” the Web site states.

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The State Department chalked up the passport file snooping discovered in March 2008 to “imprudent curiosity” by contract employees hired to help process passport applications.

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Following the breach, State Department managers met with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, whose committee has oversight over the Foreign Service and the passport office. Biden will be sworn in as Obama’s vice president on Jan. 20.


57 posted on 05/17/2012 3:22:27 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: DouglasKC
Take that to its logical conclusion. How does one come to the conclusion in 1991, that a relatively unknown politician was born in Kenya, [not Hawaii, when Kenya is the focus on much of the current investigation into his genealogy, and the claim simple "develops" out of a factual error, when the present focus often leads back to Kenya]?
58 posted on 05/17/2012 3:24:19 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Norm Lenhart

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

Big difference.

News agencies don’t have reporters because they report. Journalists however say what they think or are told to think. Now that Warren Buffett friend of Obama owns 63 newspapers, guess what the journalists are going to say?


59 posted on 05/17/2012 3:26:08 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: barmag25
A "simple fact checking error" doesn't sit there for 16 YEARS, as a simple statement of fact. You would presume that an author would at least glance at his publisher's bio. Only in 2007, when his cleanup crew is erasing his past, is it "corrected".

The truth will only be known when he is arrested and/or tried.

60 posted on 05/17/2012 3:27:19 PM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat = Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: barmag25
Nothing to see here. Kenya, Hawaii, whatever.
61 posted on 05/17/2012 3:29:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: barmag25
OK, I'm trying to wrap my head around this. I'm trying to put myself in Obama's place back in 1991. I'm a young man with a promising future in politics and I'm having somebody ghostwriting my first book. A glowing "autobiography" of me!

So my literary agent puts out a promotional booklet on me describing me as being born in some foreign African country when I was actually born in the USA. But I don't even bother to correct it. Why worry about some trivial detail! I just want to sell my books and run for president someday...

See how ridiculous that sounds? That Obama never apparently corrected this "mistake" back in 1991 speaks volumes.

62 posted on 05/17/2012 3:29:26 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: barmag25

A simple answer: Ms Miriam was racist then, but is not now!


63 posted on 05/17/2012 3:29:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JoeA

Absolute and utter BS. Every literary agency checks and rechecks basic facts about its authors. If they made a mistake on the first run, it gets corrected on the second. It doesn’t lay around for 17 years without being checked or revised.

the facts came right from the horses mouth


64 posted on 05/17/2012 3:31:42 PM PDT by molson209
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To: smoothsailing
LOL! She just pulled Kenya out of a hat full of country names

The first card they pulled out of the hat was Kyrgyzstan, but since no one knew if it was spelled correctly, they went with Kenya.

65 posted on 05/17/2012 3:32:28 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: barmag25

Goderich:..”he looks Kenyan”...”smiles”


66 posted on 05/17/2012 3:32:42 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: roses of sharon

Hmmm.


67 posted on 05/17/2012 3:33:55 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Eva
"The article on Drudge says that the bio was used by Obama until 2007. If it was an error, wouldn’t he have corrected before 2007?"

I guess it only took him 16 years to realize the mistake.

68 posted on 05/17/2012 3:35:08 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: barmag25

BS they didnt change it until 2007

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/17/Obama-pamphlet-in-use-2007


69 posted on 05/17/2012 3:36:03 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: barmag25

Well, Well. How about that Selective Service document now? While your at it, put that fake BC back into one piece.

Obama, Your Chickens are in Kenya Roosting!


70 posted on 05/17/2012 3:36:05 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: molson209

If I did business with such a careless agency, I’d pull my business from them ASAP.


71 posted on 05/17/2012 3:37:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: barmag25

A reader from the UK on the ‘Mail Online’ made this interesting comment:

“Well,this means that according to the British Nationality Act of 1948,he was a subject of the Crown at the time...and probably still is for that matter....isn’t there somebody in the Crown Prosecution Service who is sharp enough to find some way to extradite him to London to stand trial in Queen’s Bench for conspiracy to defraud the entire bloody world or something?”

Maybe Winston Churchill will get ultimate revenge after all.


72 posted on 05/17/2012 3:37:19 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: ConservativeDude

“and undoubtedly checks it many times over before it is final!!!”

I self promote some books, and you are correct. I have to go over the bio information quite closely.


73 posted on 05/17/2012 3:37:49 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: SamAdams76

Maybe it’s time for HaaaVaaad to come clean and explain that funding.


74 posted on 05/17/2012 3:37:56 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: A'elian' nation

And sweet revenge for the Queen too for having to listen to all those Obama speeches on the ipod He gave her.


75 posted on 05/17/2012 3:39:01 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: barmag25

They have to reign this one in fast. Hehehe. Too damaging.

But if it was a simple fact chech error...why did they use it until after 2006 or so?

Hmm...seems like a huge CYA by this agent instead, covering Obama.

Too late. Cat’s out of the bag.

Arizona to Hawaii: Show verification of Obama’s Birth
http://www.jeffhead.com/verifybirth.htm

“If Hawaii cannot or will not show verification, I will not place Barack Obama’s name on the ballot.” - Arizona secretary of State.


76 posted on 05/17/2012 3:39:09 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: barmag25

OK, NOW I really Believe it!

(I sortof always did)

Her prose reminds me of Elizabeth Warren.


77 posted on 05/17/2012 3:41:35 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: barmag25

Listening to Hannity and the two guys from Breitbart saying “Hey WE’RE not BIRTHERS - BIRTHERS are toothless Willie Nelson- like Hill Billies” while introducing evidence that a brither would introduce. BUT REMEMBER “We’re not birthers!” What a pile of crap! Hannity is a worm. All he has to do is say I’m still looking at the evidence” or something like that - don’t P%% on our leg and say it’s raining!


78 posted on 05/17/2012 3:42:08 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Terry Mross
According to Robert Klein's schtick back when all this was happening, he recreated a little of the hearings.

Rosemary Woods: "I was typing the transcript from the tape when I got a phone call and, ummm, my FOOT went over HERE, my LEFT HAND went over HERE, and my RIGHT HAND must have gone over HERE and hit the record button."

"What's that, Senator? Oh, well, this is not widely known, but I do come from a circus family."

79 posted on 05/17/2012 3:42:20 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: barmag25

16 years is a long time to let a lie like that go on. So in 1991, it was considered a good marketing scheme to claim to be from Kenya in order to sell an autobiography of a young black man?


80 posted on 05/17/2012 3:42:29 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: barmag25

There are 196 countries in the world. Twenty-one years ago, when Obama was just an unknown Harvard grad, a literary agent mistakes his place of birth as Kenya? Quite a coincidence if you ask me....


81 posted on 05/17/2012 3:42:52 PM PDT by kevao
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To: barmag25
LITERARY AGENT RESPONDS TO ‘BORN IN KENYA’ OBAMA BIO: ‘NOTHING MORE THAN A FACT CHECKING ERROR’

Here is the problem with that explanation. This "error" seems to have popped up a LOT over the years. And it is remarkably consistent.

It never says he was born in Indonesia. It never says he was born in Pakistan, it never says he was born in Egypt, Ethiopia or Tanzania. It is always Kenya.

I have lived in Kenya, Tanzania, Japan, Costa Rica and a bunch of other countries. Yet nowhere did anyone ever say I was born anywhere but Ohio USA.

82 posted on 05/17/2012 3:43:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes and dry ice doesn't repel killer bees)
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To: barmag25

Maybe they have a copy of Obama’s bc.


83 posted on 05/17/2012 3:44:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“Why” is not part of journalism. Who, what, when,where, how. Objective. Example: Colonel Mustard (who) whacked (what) Mrs. Mustard ove(who) over the head (what) with a chair leg (what) yesterday evening (when) in their den (where)causing her to die (what). The How is implied, but the why cannot be objectively known. Maybe she was cheating on him, maybe she caught him cheating. If you want the why, present the facts and let the reader decide.


84 posted on 05/17/2012 3:45:08 PM PDT by webheart
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To: barmag25

Just as a previous poster said - you write your own bio. How else would anyone know what to say about you, especially where you were born. Who would care.


85 posted on 05/17/2012 3:48:22 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: DouglasKC
"Gee how does one come to the conclusion, in 1991, that a relatively unknown politician was born in Kenya?"

Maybe Zer0 has high cheekbones?

86 posted on 05/17/2012 3:49:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Ticonderoga34
According to Breitbart, Obama's literary agent didn't change the bio until 2007.

Someone needs to ask them why it was changed. Did someone internally finally catch the "error," after more than a decade? Was it someone from outside the agency? If so, who?

87 posted on 05/17/2012 3:50:28 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I’m starting to think that Ayers connected him with this agent, wrote his bio, and finagled his advance. This is Ayers’ work. He submitted it in 1991 and no one had a “holy sh*t” moment until Obama entered the race in 2007, probably Ayers himself.

After all, Ayers was probably involved in getting him into the Harvard Law Review and through college.


88 posted on 05/17/2012 3:50:32 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: barmag25
a fact checking error

uh-huh .. pull the other one !

89 posted on 05/17/2012 3:50:32 PM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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To: barmag25

NPR archive describes Obama as ‘Kenyan-born’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2489546/posts


Michelle Obama Saying That Barack Obama (Barry Soetoro) Was Born In Kenya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqrTsz1wQIM


90 posted on 05/17/2012 3:54:06 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on 2012 pick.)
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To: kevao

The scrubbing of Zero’s past started in 2007. Official from HI dispatched to Indonesia throwing cash around for “official records” of Zero’s record there, etc.


91 posted on 05/17/2012 3:56:51 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: GeronL

I got stoned and I missed it.

I got stoned and I missed it.


92 posted on 05/17/2012 3:59:20 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: GeronL

I got stoned and I missed it.

I got stoned and I missed it.


93 posted on 05/17/2012 3:59:20 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Charles Henrickson

ping! A DUFU is certainly coming for the moonbat left that gets sucked into every wormhole that exists.


94 posted on 05/17/2012 3:59:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: NoLibZone

Wasn’t the Chicago Sun-Times also printing this?


95 posted on 05/17/2012 4:01:08 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: NoLibZone

Wasn’t the Chicago Sun-Times also printing this?


96 posted on 05/17/2012 4:03:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: barmag25

According to factcheck.org—which is paid for by Obama’s own annenberg foundation— obama was a dual citizen until age 23
http://factcheck.org/2008/08/obamas-kenyan-citizenship/


97 posted on 05/17/2012 4:07:09 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Nachum

According to factcheck.org—which is paid for by Obama’s own annenberg foundation— obama was a dual citizen until age 23
http://factcheck.org/2008/08/obamas-kenyan-citizenship/


98 posted on 05/17/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: webheart

You mean “President Obama, why do you have the SSN of a dead man issued from a state you never lived in?” is not a question a journalist should ask in an article on that very subject?

Sorry. Why is very much a part. That is why it’s called “The 5W’s of Journalism”.


99 posted on 05/17/2012 4:09:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: kevao
Seems there has been a lot of fact checking avoided over the decades of Obama's ascendance.

Given his heavily staged/scripted (teleprompter ready) political performances in the Senate and then in the oval office, it's easy to recognize he would not have gained entry to elite universities like Columbia or Harvard on merit alone, certainly not without the benefit of an exaggerated exotic identity/affirmative action.

Pray tell, what audience could the books be aimed for without the exaggerated exotic identity?

Obama is a fraud, period.

100 posted on 05/17/2012 4:10:22 PM PDT by wtd
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