Skip to comments.Great "Get" -- But Breitbart Doth Protest Too Much
Posted on 05/17/2012 3:48:35 PM PDT by kreitzer
Great "Get" -- But Breitbart Doth Protest Too Much May 17
Written by: Diana West Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:54 AM
Don't get me wrong -- kudos to Breitbart for publishing its report on a 1991 promotional booklet from a literary agency that describes client Barack Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii," emphasis on "born in Kenya."
But what a strange apologetic the Breitbart team has produced in presenting this hot story.
The story, now the lead report at Drudge, opens with an explanatory note, kind of an how-to-read-this-story guide which is almost as notable as the story itself.
Note from Senior Management:
Andrew Breitbart was never a "Birther," and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of "Birtherism." In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961.
Why is this necessary? What is "Birtherism" anyway? It seems clear that Breitbart News believes it is about to commit heresy by reporting a new set of facts that contradicts the agreed-upon narrative. They are about to say something they believe they shouldn't. They are about to report a fact about a document that has emerged which directly contradicts the president's, the media's, the elite's, narrative, and they are offering a pre-emptive mea culpa for their sin against the mainstream. This is indicative of the struggle within -- the Breitbart people want to be journalists, but they have so dutifully observed the restrictions of that Narrative of Authority and for so long that it hurts to color outside the lines.
Yet Andrew also believed that the complicit mainstream media had refused to examine President Obama's ideological past, or the carefully crafted persona he and his advisers had constructed for him.
It is for that reason that we launched "The Vetting," an ongoing series in which we explore the ideological background of President Obama (and other presidential candidates)--not to re-litigate 2008, but because ideas and actions have consequences.
It is also in that spirit that we discovered, and now present, the booklet described below--one that includes a marketing pitch for a forthcoming book by a then-young, otherwise unknown former president of the Harvard Law Review.
In other words, there we were, just doing our job, minding our own ideologically-related beat, when, bam, this document dropped on our heads. What could we do, folks? Well, they could have ignored it, so, again, kudos to the Breitbart organization.
This next comment isn't worthy of them, however.
It is evidence--not of the President's foreign origin, but that Barack Obama's public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.
Slippery talk. The document is what it is. It might be evidence of the President's foreign origin, or it might be evidence of a PR person's idea of selling his client, or it might be evidence of Obama's youthful fantasy, or it might be evidence of a mistaken reading of his CV. It is what it is. But we don't know what it is not.
Now the story proper begins:
Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."
It goes from there, describing the booklet. Then:
According to the booklet itself, the text was edited by Miriam Goderich, who has since become Dystel's partner at Dystel & Goderich, an agency founded in 1994. Breitbart News attempted to reach Goderich by telephone several times over several days. Her calls are screened by an automated service that requires callers to state their name and company, which we did. She never answered. ...
More story. Then:
The errant Obama biography in the Acton & Dystel booklet does not contradict the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate.
Errant? I suppose they mean earrant "errant" as in deviating, not roving (as to Kenya). But what do they mean "does not contradict the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate"? Do they mean that a PR handout apparently created in 1991 is less authentic than the online computer imagery we know and love? How do they know that? We would have to compare the documents side by side to determine that.
Moreover, several contemporaneous accounts of Obamas background describe Obama as having been born in Hawaii.
What contemporaneous accounts? The contemporaneous newspaper announcements of Obama's birth? Arpaio posse lead investigator Mike Zullo reveals that these are meaningless as markers because the posse discovered that these same newspapers printed Hawaiian "birth" announcements of adopted toddlers and even foreign babies.
The biography does, however, fit a pattern in which Obama--or the people representing and supporting him--manipulate his public persona.
"Manipulate his public persona" -- a fancy phrase. The crux of this story is much, much simpler. It may not be conclusive, but this 1991 agency ad copy Breitbart has presented us with appears to be another piece of evidence that Obama a fraud who must be investigated -- by Congress, by a special prosecutor -- to determine whether he is eligible to run for re-election this November. If he is, fine. If he is not, he is a fraud who should be prosecuted, along with those who participated in the cover-up.
Perhaps the Breitbart editors are worried what happened to Andrew could happen to them.
Some folks just don’t like broken kneecaps. Sigh.
“The crux of this story is much, much simpler. It may not be conclusive, but this 1991 agency ad copy Breitbart has presented us with appears to be another piece of evidence that Obama a fraud who must be investigated — by Congress, by a special prosecutor — to determine whether he is eligible to run for re-election this November. If he is, fine. If he is not, he is a fraud who should be prosecuted, along with those who participated in the cover-up.”
Amen. Which is exactly, IMHO, what the State of Arizona is moving towards.
Arizona to Hawaii: Provide verification of Obama’s birth
If Hawaii cant or wont provide verification of the presidents birth certificate, I will not put his name on the ballot.”- Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett
The fact remains, Obama is a fraud. 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/could 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.
Wasn’t the copy only changed in 2007? That means it isn’t a 1991 copy (the information, not the physical print), but instead a 16 year continuing disinformation campaign.
I’m not a birther, but Obama’s a chameleon who’s anyone you want him to be.
Obama’s the Man Who Never Was.
Q: Have you ever been known by any other name.
Obama = Jonathan S Tuttle, “There’s a little Tuttle left in all of us, in fact you might say that all of us together made up Tuttle.”
Barry is a con man and a liar oh isn’t that redundant? “He Lied!”
1991 promotional booklet from a literary agency that describes client Barack Obama as “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii,” emphasis on “born in Kenya.”
Ah, another one of those “mistakes” by several people who didn’t know one another, across decades, in different locations, describing Obama as born in Kenya, an immigrant, etc., etc., etc.
Sure are a lot of “mistakes” and “coincidences” and bizarre things surrounding him.
Right on the button and I wasn’t certain if anyone read that book. It might be time for a reissue by some enterprising person.
Why are they all so worried? Has the regime sent out a blast fax through the FBI and IRS that any scintilla of questioning will be met with extreme prejudice?
The “birthers” might be right and the after birthers might be all wet.
Michelle said he was born in Kenya in a speech before he ran. His grandmother said he was born in Kenya. A man from the embassy said he was born in Kenya in a radio interview. Sherrif Joe says the birth cert from Hawaii and selective service registration are fake. His investigation is ongoing. Rev. Wright says he might be a Muslim. They did not attend the church; just used it for political purposes.
The afterbirthers, on the other hand, release false documents to muddy the waters and tell everyone to shut up because they are ‘stupid”.
I was gonna say lol but I think that’s an accurate description.
He is definitely a Tuttle.
A foreign born child of US parent(s) is not automatically granted US citizenship. A Certificate of US Citizenship must be applied for. Meanwhile, the parent(s) requests an entry Visa to the US for the foreign born child.
In Obama’s case, he was a foreigner legally residing in the US (Green Card Holder) until 1983 when he applied for and received his US Certificate of Naturalization to become a US Citizen.
And what, pray tell, what achievement warranted Obama needing a "literary agent" in 1991? Of course they have since back-tracked and claim a 'fact checking error' with regard to the "Kenyan-born" claim.
Who did this literary agent consider the target audience to be for material authored by/about Obama without the exotic "Kenyan-born" characterization in 1991?
It's mind blowing to witness BHO's bio unravelling and taking note of how many people are involved in perpetuating this fraud since 1991 and beyond.
Their useful days are numbered then.
Knee-caps? I wonder why this subject is off limits. Why do conservative commentators shun this subject like the plague? Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, O’Reilly,...everyone treats this like it is Kryptonite to Superman. Have they been threatened? Are they afraid they will be marginalized by an unrelenting MSM attack? Why is this subject out-of-bounds? I have never understood. Are we afraid Chris Matthews will call us birther? Are they afraid to reveal the truth about a black president being disqualified will result in race riots? Why?
“But what a strange apologetic the Breitbart team has produced in presenting this hot story.”
I think so too. I know Breitbart wasn’t into the so called Birther deal, but I think he would have come around eventually especially after what Arapaio and posse came up with. Shapiro and Pollack are admirable in some respects, but I do believe they lack the gonads to investigate.
Listen to Shapiro here and how weasely he sounds when the issue is brought up:
Breitbart Editor Ben Shapiro: We’re Going to Vet Obama Except His Forged Selective Service Card
But they weren’t touching this even before Breitbart’s death same with all the others: Coulter, Rush, Hannity, Levin, Beck. The only one that I know that consistently talks about the subject is local host here in Denver, Peter Boyles. Listen to 630 KHOW tomorrow morning 5 to 9 mountain time BTW. I hope he has on some great guests talking about this.
I would bet they have more....drip....drip....drip. They already know the narrative, but they’re being coy.
Planet Earth to Planet Kolob: Provide verification of Romney's claim to be "spirit born" on Kolob...
Doesn't that make Romney an alien "non-citizen" of this planet...sent to take over a human body here?
All: Ask Jeff: Be honest with all the posters here: Don't you believe you're one of these "spirit birth" aliens, too?
I hope states mount an effort to get Romney to publicly confess what he already privately believes...that his origin was NOT as a U.S. Citizen nor even as an earthling!
Soros, who has already laid out how he collapsed other countries economy by controlling the media early on, used his influence to threaten the pulling of FCC licenses on anyone and everyone on broadcast and radio.
This became obvious to me about 18 months back here in the Memphis market. I began to hear every talking head conservative, even my heroes such as Rush, oddly begin to not only separate themselves from the issue, but also use the same verbiage in doing so.
Much like we hear the dems and lame stream use the same talking points for each day to day issues that come up, conservative talk heads repeatedly replied to the birth certificate issue with "Let's go after him on his policy. This birth certificate issue is nonsense...we can beat him on his record". I heard this to the true meaning of ad nauseum".
Suspicious of each using the same line was just a curiosity really until a local Memphis talk radio guy made it obvious. Here in Memphis we have a conservative radio program, albeit it an AM station, but I listen daily in my car and at my desk every day (don't pay much attention while in the office and working, but it serves for great white noise and when a good topic comes up I do listen).
The day consists like many markets...a trio of local jocks talking debating national and local news until 8am, Beck until 11, Rush until 2, Hannity until 4 and then a single local at 4. For the longest time in Memphis, Ben Ferguson, who does cameos on CNN and other leftist media as a conservative floor mat, had the 4pm slot. He went national for a short time and was replaced with a local, black conservative Memphis cop, Andrew Clarksenior (yes - one word last name..."Clarksenior).
Ben won the slot back just as the birth certificate issue got hot, but stated the standard responses..."The BC issue is nonsense...let's beat him on the issues'" Well, Ben went away for whatever reasons and Andrew found himself back in the drive time slot. Immediately upon his return he began pounding Obamastan on the BC issue, calling him the great prevaricator, a lying Kenyan, a fake and a fraud, etc. He was taking calls from my fellow birthers for a few days and I was so pumped...Agreeing there was a major problem with the BC, the Kenyan was a fake, etc...until...
4pm on a Monday came and all of a sudden Andrew began exclaiming loudly how the BC issue was bunk. Anyone who though Obizmal was not an NBC was out of their mind. And then the clincher..."We need to fight him on his issues and not this BC nonsense".
If it was not obvious to me before this, I was sold now that old Andrew did not get the memo while he was sitting on his couch waiting for his next shot at the mic. And as soon as he opened his mouth on the BC issue, he was shut down hard and fast.
Rush, Sean and the others are effin' heroes to me...but now are cowards. I know they work for money but what happened to sacred honor to this country. They all know it - feel it, but have been threatened to not talk about it.
And today, Rush pointed us to Drudge just as he signed off...every conservative jock after that simply said the same frickin' thing "This is interesting...I am not a birther, mind you, but this shows the president was not vetted". Each of them said some version of this very same line. Like they were telling Soros, I am not calling Obizmal a Kenyan...just talking about whether he was fully vetted, thereby saying "I didn't violate our agreement...just reporting the news".
I get it, but our country is at stake...sacred honor and all.
One of Rush Limbaugh’s jokes today mentioned the word “birth certificate”
Of course, the Kenyan Aunt and Grandmother who said (on a taped interview) that they proudly witnessed Barry’s birth— in Kenya— ARE BOTH LIARS (?).