Skip to comments.Breitbart: A 'Fact Checking Error'? Dystel & Goderich Ask Writers to Submit Their Own Bios
Posted on 05/18/2012 12:00:53 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
Back in the mid-1990s, I lived in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. My wife was a medical student at the University of Chicago and I worked as a newspaper reporter.
I didn't know it, but also living in Hyde Park a few blocks away was a fellow just a couple years older than me named Barack Obama. At the time, he was a part-time lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, and I'm sure that at one time or another we crossed paths. I had no idea who he was, and unless he was a regular reader of the Chicago Daily Southtown, I'm pretty certain he had no idea who I was.
I can speak of what she was like to work with and how she generated material. In my dealings with Dystel, I found her exceptionally thorough and very professional. She had a template she wanted non-fiction writers to follow, and my writing partner and I followed her template closely. She was rather fastidious, going so far as to mail a personal "Season's Greetings" card in December.
All material she used in our proposals came directly from me and my writing partner. She edited our rough-draft proposals and gave us feedback, but the final versions were all ours. Our final versions, bio included, were then simply photo-copied, by us, and distributed to potential publishers. This was back in the pre-Google days, recall.
I was asked to write the bio in the third person.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
A steady stream of follow up articles on the original story. How many more artciles do they have in waiting?
Obama wrote and approved this Bio , is any of the Bio true
It’s actually a valid point made during the original story thread. Publishing companies obtain their biographical information for liner notes and such entirely from the author. Therefore “born in kenya” came directly from Obama. Ain’t rocket science.
Again- I say it is very important that people don’t jump on the “birthed” wagon due to Breitbart’s latest revelations.
It seems obvious to me that the Breitbart staff has a different motive. I believe they will prove that Obama had chosen to use “foreign student status” to his advantage to gain entrance into Harvard Law School. I also believe rotten grades at Columbia were the reason he could not get in on his own merits.
It seems likely to me that Breitbart has probably obtained proof of Obama lying to get into college and will dribble this information out over the next few months. The obvious result being, if Obama lied to get into Harvard, he will lie about anything.
I believe it is incumbent upon us at FR to not make wide, reckless statements about all recent laws being nullified, Hillary coming in to take over as the candidate, etc. Statements like this make us look foolish and ineffectual.
Let’s stick to the facts as they are released. Breitbart was adamant about not claiming Obama was actually born in Kenya. Let’s see what he has.
All of this, just the opinion of a Jew who doesn’t know anything.
Kind of like half-breed, and high cheek bone Warren
I think Breitbard made his statements to give hmiself cover that he wasn’t truly a “birther.” However, he was in constant contact with Sheriff Arpaio in the time leading up to the disclosure of the results from the Posse.
He certainly knew that several biographically-related documents were forged. He also was probably aware of the testimony from the Ayers’ postman about the foreign student which they sponsored. There’s probably more that Sheriff Joe has held in reserve.
I think that the most that Breitbart wasned to say was something like “there’s a lot of documents out there with different stories, some of which say he is a Kenyan, some not.” However, I have to believe that, at heart, Breitbart truly had a very strong suspicion that Obama was born in Kenya, he just wanted to avoid ridicule as much as possible.
Either BHO was born in Kenya, in which case he is a massive fraud, or he was born in Hawaii, and was just claiming to have been born in Kenya because he thought it gave him counterculture cred, in which case he is a massive fraud.
“I’m Barack Obama and I approved this bio.”
The “fact-checking error” remained on their website for 16 years — until 2007 when, I’m sure just coincidentally, it disappeared.
Aw, he was just trying to spice it up a bit - it was rettrick, thats all.
On odd days, he is his father's son and born in Kenya.
On even days, he is his mother's son and born in Hawaii.
Just fantasizing......what if Breitbart got a copy of Barack’s original book “Lying Through Black & White” or whatever it’s called, to find that Obama had written in the book he was born in Kenya?
Wouldn’t that be rich? Whether he was or not, it would be awesome.
Shouldn’t that be “King Putz?”