Skip to comments.Time and Again, Maraniss Conceals Obama's Socialist Roots
Posted on 06/26/2012 4:08:26 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
"I'm not writing it as a fact-checker. I'm writing it as an historian," griped David Maraniss on CNN about the first volume of his new book, Barack Obama: The Story. "Other people for ideological reasons are pouncing on that part of what my book is, but in fact I'm trying to tell the truth."
In fact, Maraniss is less an historian than a predictably liberal Beltway journalist, one whose own ideology consistently subverts the truth. The distortions are many and significant. In his account of each phase of Obama's early life -- Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago -- Maraniss repeatedly conceals the evidence of Obama's socialist roots to make him appear more of a centrist than he actually was or is.
The sleight-of-hand begins with Maraniss's discussion of Obama's Hawaii mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. Predictably, Maraniss introduces Davis as "a black journalist, poet, civil rights activist, political leftist, jazz expert." True, Maraniss adds, Davis "had been under surveillance by the Honolulu bureau of the FBI because of his past associations with the Communist Party," but in progressive circles this qualifier would be read like a tribute.
Given the depth of his research, Maraniss had to know what he was hiding. "Here are the facts and they are indisputable," writes historian Paul Kengor in his soon-to-be released book, The Communist -- Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor: "Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro-Red China, card-carrying member of Communist Party (CPUSA). His Communist Party card number was 47544."
The reason the Davis story has remained "untold" until now is because Maraniss and his peers consciously chose not to tell it. As Kengor points out, Maraniss wrote a 10,000-word piece for the Washington Post on Obama's early years in August 2008, and yet "there was...
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
What does this statement mean? Is it supposed to mean anything?
"I'm not writing it as a fact-checker. I'm writing it as an
historian, Obozo suck-up sycophant griped grinned David Maraniss on CNN
Lower than pond scum.
Only idiots or power-seekers still dream of a Marxist paradise. And of course, Obama is a power-seeker with a lot of dopes following him. After the total failure of the Marxist states of the twentieth century to propel anybody but the party bosses and flacks to the top of the socialist economic heap, you’d think nobody by total morons would still believe in that commie crap. Well, I guess that’s why there’s DummyUnderground.
This looks VERY interesting........
I want to know how Savannah guthrie got a birth certificate with a seal that said “Huwaii” was the state Obama was born in.
“What does this statement mean? Is it supposed to mean anything?”
It means they intend to pretty much write whatever the hell they want to.
Maraniss is a mere propaganda oprgan for the Obama machine. He is on the Joseph Goebels team of the leftist press.
Yes, looks like the fog is starting to burn off.
1. The Kenyan was a beard.
2. Lost his citizenship when adopted in Indonesia.
3. Tutored daily by a Marxist father with ties to Russia.
“Tell Vlad to give me more time ....”
Russians have the goods on this SOB. He is their puppet.
He’s red to the bone.