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Breitbart: A 'Fact Checking Error'? Dystel & Goderich Ask Writers to Submit Their Own Bios
Breitbart.com ^ | 18 May 2012 | Steve Boman

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.

[SNIP]

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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bc; bcgate; birthcertificate; birthers; british; certifigate; constitutionalists; eligibility; freethebc; imom; kenya; kenyan; manofmystery; mystery; naturalborncitizen; obama; whoishe
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To: Fractal Trader

The lesson boys and girls: if you lie then it is ok. We won’t do anything about it? See, even the President is a big fat lier and nothing bad will come of it.
You want to be an American citizen just cross the border and you are in.
You can even become President.
Rules really are for suckers boys and girls.
The sky, or should I say the lie, is the limit.


21 posted on 05/18/2012 12:31:53 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: CWSNTEXAS
Do any of you remember when this former Georgia Tech football coach (George O'Leary) "embellished" on his resume to get his job. He did ok at Tech and was hired to be Notre Dames coach when it came out about the lies. The promptly rescinded the offer. In 10 years, have we fallen so far as a nation that lying on your resume is now acceptable?

Is the presidency less important that the coaching position at Notre Dame?

22 posted on 05/18/2012 12:33:06 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: SpaceBar

Therefore “born in kenya” came directly from Obama.”

That is rock solid.

Now...the next question is this: Did he lie then?

Or is he lying now?

It’s one or the other. Honestly, at this stage, I actually think he was lying then in order to hang on to the “foreign student” mystique and narrative.

But either way, this is going to play out and hurt obama.....


23 posted on 05/18/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: fremont_steve
Al D'Amato called Chuck Schumer a "putz-head" when Schumer challenged D'Amato for his Senate seat, and look what happened.

-PJ

24 posted on 05/18/2012 12:37:15 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: ConservativeDude

Maybe, he thought saying he was from Kenya was a good way to pick up guys.


25 posted on 05/18/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Fractal Trader

it is possible they had the original bio submitted by obama until at least 2007. if they still have it now by some miracle they should be in fear for their lives.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 12:43:09 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: FreeAtlanta

We're from Kenya!

27 posted on 05/18/2012 12:47:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SpaceBar
Plus, a true “fact-checking error” begins with a fact, so where did the (supposedly unchecked) fact come from? it had to be from Obama. I mean, it's not as if the bio read, “Obama was born in Wales”.
28 posted on 05/18/2012 12:48:46 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Fractal Trader

             YOU LIE!!!

29 posted on 05/18/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Tea Party movement: more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats …)
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To: Fractal Trader

30 posted on 05/18/2012 12:50:21 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: utahagen

“I was born a poor white child.”


31 posted on 05/18/2012 12:51:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FreeAtlanta

The man in the second picture is Paul Johnson (Tech’s current coach), not O’Leary.


32 posted on 05/18/2012 12:52:13 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Don't mistake my vote for Romney as a vote FOR Romney, it's a vote against Obama.)
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To: utahagen

to anyone who remembers the pre-internet era, it is blatantly obvious this could only have come from obama himself. publisher doesn’t care who the guy is or wahtever, just write a bio and send it in.


33 posted on 05/18/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Fractal Trader

“However, he was in constant contact with Sheriff Arpaio in the time leading up to the disclosure of the results from the Posse.”

Where did you get that from? Sheriff Joe said they talked on the phone one time just before Andrew died, and Joe didn’t even realize exactly who Breitbart was at the time, even though he said he later remembered they had met previously. That doesn’t sound like “constant contact” to me.


34 posted on 05/18/2012 12:56:01 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SpaceBar

I AM a published author (St. Martin’s). The bio on my book was submitted to my agent. It then went on the book jacket word for word the way I had written it.


35 posted on 05/18/2012 1:00:57 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Fractal Trader

Look let keep in simple..he may or may not been born in Kenya...but he has been presented as being born in Kenya when it was seen as and advantage..so either way he or people representing him lie as needed ....and it also make the birth certificate legitimate to question and his school records (did he claim he was foreign born for advantage) because of this history of lies


36 posted on 05/18/2012 1:01:32 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: CWSNTEXAS
+1.

And who assumes for a second that the Narcissist in Chief didn't EVER google his own name and see his “Bio”? He no doubt wanted to be “Kenyan” when he thought there might be benefit in it for him.

That being said - the literary bio from his publisher says he was born in Kenya - but the books they published for him said different.

37 posted on 05/18/2012 1:07:12 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Reily
It was a typo, haven't you hit the key board where a word like Hawaii morphs accidentally into Kenya.<= Saracasm!

Right. It was probably just his iPhone autocorrect messing up. Who hasn't had that happen? In 1991...

38 posted on 05/18/2012 1:07:18 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Revolting cat!
Along similar lines:...

"Despite Wild Accusations By So-Called “Earthers,” New Evidence Corroborates Obama’s Claim That He Was Born On This Planet Somewhere | The Rumford Meteor"

http://rumfordmeteor.com/?p=6513
39 posted on 05/18/2012 1:11:15 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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If this were, say, Bobby Jindal, can you IMAGINE what the news cycles would be like? 24/7 breathless coverage, people camped out on the agent’s lawn.

Of course, it would have all happened in 2008 before the election.


40 posted on 05/18/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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