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Even When Attacking Obama, Buzzfeed's Ben Smith Protects Him--and the Mainstream Media
| June 18, 2012
| Joel B. Pollack
Posted on 06/19/2012 8:31:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
Buzzfeed's Ben Smith criticizes President Barack Obama for falsifying a significant portion of his first autobiography, Dreams from My Father. Smith builds his case on the research in David Maraniss's new book, Barack Obama: The Story. But even when joining Obama's critics, Smith tries to protect him--and the media that allowed Obama to get away with his lies for years, with no small amount of help from Smith himself.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; 2012electionbias; obamatruthfile; obamawasntvetted; zogbyism
I have always said anything from Politico should be taken with a grain of salt. So does Buzzfed and any postings should come with a warning
posted on 06/19/2012 8:31:18 AM PDT
That the core narrative of Dreams could have survived this long into Obamas public life is the product in part of an inadvertent conspiracy between the president and his enemies. His memoir evokes an angry, misspent youth; a deep and lifelong obsession with race; foreign and strongly Muslim heritage; and roots in the 20th Centurys self-consciously leftist anti-colonial struggle. Obamas conservative critics have, since the beginnings of his time on the national scene, taken the self-portrait at face value, and sought to deepen it to portray him as a leftist and a foreigner.
So now the right is to be blamed for taking Obama's self-portrait at "face-value" and we're in some kind of "conspiracy" with Obama?
Wow...what a totally twisted paragraph.
posted on 06/19/2012 9:01:12 AM PDT
by what's up
BuZZCrap.. more POolitico BS masquerading as journalism.
posted on 06/19/2012 9:14:44 AM PDT
posted on 06/19/2012 9:32:52 AM PDT
(Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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