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 ...
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.
Is the presidency less important that the coaching position at Notre Dame?
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.....
Maybe, he thought saying he was from Kenya was a good way to pick up guys.
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.
“I was born a poor white child.”
The man in the second picture is Paul Johnson (Tech’s current coach), not O’Leary.
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.
“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.
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.
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
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.
Right. It was probably just his iPhone autocorrect messing up. Who hasn't had that happen? In 1991...
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.