Skip to comments.Why Kenyan Birth Claim Was No 'Fact Checking Error'
Posted on 05/18/2012 11:33:25 PM PDT by RobinMasters
No sooner did the literary agency brochure in which Barack Obama was said to be Kenyan-born surface than the media went to work to deep-six it.
"This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me - an agency assistant at the time," Miriam Goderich, now a named partner in the literary agency, Dystel & Goderich, wrote in an emailed statement to Yahoo News, which was then picked up ABC News. "There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."
This confession rings false to the point of preposterous for any number of reasons. Let us start with the obvious. At the time, 1991, the Acton & Dystel agency listed 90 clients, Obama among its least significant. How likely is it that Goderich would have remembered enough about a 1991 "error" to know it was hers, especially since it went uncorrected through several revisions until changed in 2007? To make this claim credible, there would have to be an existing paper trail leading to an Obama submission in which he lists an Hawaiian birth. I am confident that there is no such submission.
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When's the last time anyone in the media mentioned the birther issue?
Perhaps the better question is...When's the last time anyone in the media didn't mention the birther issue?
Or perhaps you've missed how well watched/observed the latest story about the unearthed literary biography has been. It seems that everybody in "the media" had a comment, even if it was to paint it as "nothing to see here".
Despite the issue always being "on the sideline" it's also always been continually mentioned.
Perhaps it's you who hasn't been paying attention.
IF this was an isolatd incident she may have made a “mistake”,but there were MANY articles with the “born in Kenya” meme published before 2007, Many just disappeared as freepers found them. Some have been stashed in research files on these threads. Nowhere was there found a correction published to change the phrase to born in HI.
If you're hell bent on ignoring reality and the facts that I've laid out, then that's your problem. I'll be pointing directly at you if Obama gets re-elected. We'll have folks like you to thank. Fact.
By who? A bunch of bloggers that no one reads? Get real .....
Nahhhhhh...by the MSM! You know, the ones who paint it as "nothing to see here".
It happens every time something...troubling...comes out.
This is the freaky one...
Latest Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit persons who are not natural-born citizens of the United States, but who have been citizens of the United States for at least 20 years, to be eligible to hold the Office of President.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced 1/4/2005) Cosponsors (1)
Related Bills: H.J.RES.42
Latest Major Action: 3/2/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
First, I am Not a birther. (There, now the MSM will like me, or at least tolerate me and not try to marginalize me. So, I repeat, I AM NOT A BIRTHER!
Now, with that innoculation I will approach the subject of Obamas past, without delving into No-Mans-Land of Obamas past. I will speculate on his college records, his law school records....and I will speculate without having any record in hand. I will even speculate that Obama obtained federal money by lying on his application for those schools (in other words, I am not so far around the bend that I cannot put it out there that Obama committed felonies), but I will not take the words of:
His paternal grandmother who says she was there, on the ground, when Obama was born in Kenya,
His wife, Michelle, who we have seen in video say he was from Kenya, (prior to the apparent need to obfuscate that fact).
The words of Obama himself in the autobiography publicist promotional piece in 1991, which he either told the promotional people, or wrote himself.
These real-time, on the ground, contemporaries of Obama who made these statements now retrace their steps, some as many as 17 years, to tell us that they lied about where Obama was born. They are willing to take on the mantle of LIAR EXTRAORDINARE, to tow the line. Either they are lying now, or they lied then...either way, they are liars.
Now what makes these people call themselves liars. Fear of reprisals? Threats? Money? Ideology? It is inexplicable to me.
But, did I say, "Now, I am not a birther, but.......". There, I innoculated myself from criticism. I feel much better about myself. I am with all of the crowd in Washington and New York who willfully delude themselves in order to bring forth more lies. I am not a moonbat...I am just like the journalist, pundits, and politicians who avert their eyes from the evidendce which mounts daily. I am a good person.
when its that simple, the only remaining question is *why* is it being covered ???
either the kenyan submission was a lie to defraud high dollar universities, or it was the truth, and the US Constitution was defrauded later, when necessary ???
but i dont expect this to get much traction, as these were mentioned, and sh!tcanned quickly in the last race too...
i doubt any info that *proves* either case, can be rooted out today, after 4 yrs of executive cleaning and sealing...
Watch me pull a wabbit out of my hat....LOL
Ha, should played the clip first, he does say rabbit...
Business International Corporation (BI) was a publishing and advisory firm dedicated to assisting American companies in operating abroad. In 1986, Business International was acquired by The Economist Group in London, and eventually merged with The Economist Intelligence Unit. BI has been known to be used as a CIA front company.
IIRC, there is another inconvenient error that was cleared up just as Obamugabe was looking like the Dhimmicrat nominee.
Some biographical website had he being born in the late 50’s but that was changed to match the “newspaper announcements” from Hawaii. I can’t recall how “official” it was.
If true, this would put to give some pause to the offering of “Stanley couldn’t have flown back with such a young child and so soon after birth.” It also begs to ask other questions about his origins and parental units.
In fact, it might make the missing INS incoming records even more suspicious.
Whoa - you can 'do' creepy - been staying at the bates motel recently?
Either Obama lied or the “editor” who didn’t fact check, which means she didn’t do her job lied.
Either way, someone should get fired.
Every so-called “fact” about his parentage is a lie.
I think usconservative could very likely be a troll for Axelrod, or any one of 0bama’s sockpuppets, outrageous you say?
If you read between the lines it is pretty clear to me that his family was involved with the Spooks.
It makes for a convoluted trail of stories.
The only way anything is going to come of any of this is if the powers that be on the throne decide that it is time for Obama to go.
Even then, you won’t learn much.
My conjecture is that Obama was a foreign student due to the “story” of Ann..or maybe even possibly Obama’s “story”. Not sure if he was involved with the spooks but he is certainly a byproduct.
Btw, why didn’t this info come out sooner about the publisher??? Just how did Breitbart come across this info and when???
I don't think there is a significant downside to both revealing Obama's dangerously flawed character as well as discussing his abysmal performance and how his policies have seriously hurt Americans. On the contrary, if all we do is focus on the economy what do we have when the regime and the media torture the data enough to show the economy is "improving" and the voters who don't follow this closely believe it?
I think we can and we should attack Obama in all ways possible.
Bear in mind that usconservative holds the same position as Limbaugh and Levin (and Medved and Bennett).
Just pointing it out, not opining.
But remember, because I want liberals to like me, I am not a birther.....
I wonder if all these early “supporters” of Obama did it because they knew he was Malcolm X’s son?
Always felt the so called birther issue was a red herring ... to deflect attention away from the real issue ... Barak Jr. was the son of Barak Hussein Obama Sr. a foreign national ... therefore doesn't qualify to hold the highest political office in the US.
That said the birthers in the past few days have gained much credibility because at one point in Obummers narrative he claimed to have been born in Kenya, then as circumstances changed (a result of his political ambition) now claims Hawaii his place of birth ... so birthers have a logical claim insisting the 'chosen one' prove irrefutably that he was born in Hawaii. That doesn't change the fact his father was a foreign national (see above) but does give credence to the birther crowd.
“I’ll tell you why. I think usconservative could very likely be a troll for Axelrod, or any one of 0bama’s sockpuppets.”
I think you have solved it. Usconservative must have also uncovered the white girlfriend and told Jeremiah Wright to reappear now. What a coincidence all this is happening just as the campaign is heating up.
Now what makes these people call themselves liars. Fear of reprisals? Threats? Money? Ideology? It is inexplicable to me.
Most of the above. This constitutes an offer you can't refuse. Do as you're told and the reward is that you, your family and making a living are secure. In addition, here's a good amount of tax-free money, say, tens or hundreds of thousands.
How many people would turn down the above offer AND prefer to go against 0b0z0/H0lder/thugs crooked government power?
People who doubt the power of "persuasion" of that kind of "offer" should try to put themselves in the threatened shoes and assess their own reaction. They will be scared to death and decide to go along rather than dangerous alternative.
First, I am Not a birther.
No conservative should call another a "birther," period. Calling conservative FReepers "birthers," is to use the Alinskyite communists tactic of "Ridicule" against their own. Well, the name-callers deserve the label "0b0ts" because they are doing the communists' bidding, pure and simple.
I always believed that the education records, i.e., applications, transcripts, etc., are the Achilles Heel of 0fag0t. The MSM's tailor-made story of the most brilliant ONE to occupy the BathHouse is being peeled like an onion and what's left is the ugly truth.
0b0z0 will be shown as the dumb, negative-IQ, Communist, uneducated fagg0t that he is! That will put him in a padded room the rest of his miserable life.
Yesterday on FNC's "Hannity," I heard the best concise explanation/description of what 0b0z0 wants to do America. "He wants to give America a lesson!" I know that destroying America is that lesson.
We will give 0h0m0 and his communist thugs the lesson of NOT DARE give us a lesson! Their dream of destroying the Republic, which they will never forgive for destroying their beloved world Communism, will be stopped dead by patriots who will always "cling" to their Republic and its Constitution.
On Hannity David Webb also made a very cogent point. There is a difference between someone who is a victim of circumstances and someone who makes choices.
The progs would have you believe that Obama was a victim of being abandoned by his parents to be raised by his white grandparents who didn’t understand his situation.
Webb states very clearly that Obama made choices in his life and sought out mentors (FMD, Bill Ayers, other radicals, J. Wright etc). This truly tells us who Obama is, someone comfortable associating with Marxists and black separatists!
Obama may have thought that he dodged a bullet in 2008, but in 2012 he will be confronted with the lies that he used to mollify independents and white voters leading them to believe this guy was a moderate, rational intellect.
Where did KENYA come from...why not Uganda or Ethiopa or Somalia or Congo? She didn’t make the country of origin up from thin air...
On a recent show, maybe Friday (but definitely after this claim of Kenyan birth was released), Rush stated in no uncertain terms that he believed that Obama was born in Hawaii.
Obama is a LIAR!LIAR!!LIAR!!!
Limbaugh has said on many occasions that this regime is doing things to destroy this country that many people can not get their heads wrapped around.
I am thinking that these otherwise very intuitive people Levine and Limbaugh are just having a really hard time even conceiving of such deception, it is even beyond what they think is possible, (which I feel is the case with many people).
Barack Hussein Obama II wrote that brief biography himself,
and everyone knows it.
And his college admissions applications will show him to have indicated that he was a foreign born student...
He's Barack Sr.'s other mixed race son. Notice that he doesn't look much like Barack Sr. either. Pronounced racial characteristics don't carry over when people of different races intermarry. If his mother had blond hair and blue eyes the child wouldn't have those either. I'm not saying that Sr. and Jr. are definitely father and son, but they could be.
Go to totallylookslike.com. You'll find plenty of pictures of celebrities who's pictures can be morphed or mashed or smoshed together to produce animated gifs or jifs that somebody will be sure proves that they are related.
To follow up on that, I don’t see a large portion of FReepers beating up on these conservative icons because they aren’t on board.
I, too, am in disagreement over usconservative’s position because it diminishes the import of the Constitution. Said and done. Leave it at that and let’s stop beating each other up over it. Such activity just causes more animosity and division in our ranks (and it’s the animosity I’m more concerned with).
IOW, he’s said his piece, we disagree. Stop including him in the “to” line and he’ll stop responding (which, I am certain is out of politeness).
B.O.A.C. to Vancouver and then crossing the border into Seattle makes complete sense, that’s why the feint on the false Hawaiian birth by Obamaites.
Prediction: Obama’s problems (and failures) bring on such an obvious inability to prevail in November that HRC comes in to save the day, gets nominated, and...
“On a recent show, maybe Friday (but definitely after this claim of Kenyan birth was released), Rush stated in no uncertain terms that he believed that Obama was born in Hawaii. “
Yeah! Why do Rush, Levin, Coulter, etc. defend Obama’s eligibility with such a passionate allegiance? For Rush to say that it was “conventional wisdom” that Obama was born in Hawaii and then spin some convoluted reason for the “born in Kenya” literary bio, was very strange to say the least.