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  • The Mystery of the Kenyan Birth

    05/18/2012 6:03:06 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 146 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-18-2012 | Roger L. Simon
    May 18, 2012 The Mystery of the Kenyan Birth Roger L. Simon Reading the extraordinary revelation about Barack Obama’s youthful literary career on [1] — that his agents published a promotional book in 1991 with a bio of Obama saying he was born in Kenya — set my old mystery writer mind ablaze.How could that be? Why would they think such a thing?There are only two forks in this road — either he was born in Kenya or he wasn’t.I have never been a conspiracy theorist and will assume the latter, although I have to confess that for the...
  • Born in Kenya': Obama's Literary Agent Misidentified His Birthplace in 1991(Utter BS!)

    05/18/2012 5:42:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 17, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    A possible source of the so-called "birther" issue--or at least a potential cause of the rumors that have dogged President Barack Obama--has been identified. Obama's former literary agency misidentified his birthplace as Kenya while trying to promote the then-Harvard Law grad as an author in 1991. According to a promotional booklet produced by the agency, Acton & Dystel, to showcase its roster of writers, Obama was "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of...
  • Mark Steyn: Eternally shifting sands of Obama's biography

    05/18/2012 2:28:19 PM PDT · by radioone · 60 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5-18-12 | Mark Steyn
    It used to be a lot simpler. As E.C. Bentley deftly summarized it in 1905: "Geography is about maps, But Biography is about chaps." But that was then, and now Biography is also about maps. For example, have you ever thought it would be way cooler to have been born in colonial Kenya? Whoa, that sounds like crazy Birther talk; don't go there! But Breitbart News did, and it turns out that the earliest recorded example of Birtherism is from the president's own literary agent, way back in 1991, in the official bio of her exciting new author: "Barack Obama,...
  • Shocker! Obama was still Kenyan-born in 2007

    05/18/2012 9:16:19 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 68 replies
    WND ^ | MAY 18, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    Screenshot of Dystel & Goderich's author bios page from 2003, from Wayback MachineWhile some quickly dismissed as an anomaly yesterdays explosive revelation that Barack Obamas former literary agency billed him as born in Kenya back in 1991 in connection with a book he never wrote, WND has discovered much later published references some dated as recently as 2007 used to promote his highly touted book Dreams from My Father. As WND reported, Breitbart News originally found a brochure from two decades ago in which literary agency Acton & Dystel promoted Obama as the author of the never-produced Journeys...

    05/17/2012 2:59:13 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 174 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/17/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The text editor of the 1991 literary agency booklet that described Barack Obama as born in Kenya said Thursday the line in question was nothing more than a fact checking error. Miriam Goderich issued a statement to the Political Wire saying the future president never suggested in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii: Youre undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more...
  • Obama's Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: 'Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii'

    05/17/2012 11:10:42 AM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies ^ | 5/17/2012 | Joel Pollak
    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. 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...
  • Obamas Lit Agency Used 'Born in Kenya' Bio Until 2007 [New article - not a duplicate]

    05/17/2012 2:38:23 PM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies ^ | May 17, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    According to, a website that caches websites on a regular basis, the website the official website for Dystel & Goderich, Obamas literary agents was using the Barack Obama born in Kenya language until April 2007, just two months after then-Senator Obama declared his campaign for the presidency. shows that the Dystel website used the following biography for Obama as of April 3, 2007: "BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law...
  • Was Obama Himself the First Birther?

    05/17/2012 2:14:50 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-17-2012 | Ed Driscoll
    May 17, 2012 Was Obama Himself the First Birther? Ed Driscoll In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a screencap of the top of the Drudge Report as of the time of this post. The link on the headline takes you to a post at written by Joel B. Pollack and titled “The Vetting — Exclusive — Obama’s Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: ‘Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.’” The article itself begins with a “Note from Senior Management” that cautions the reader, “Andrew Breitbart was never a ‘Birther,’ and Breitbart News is a site that...
  • 'Obama was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii': President claims he WAS born in Africa

    05/17/2012 1:43:58 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 147 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 17 May 2012 | Beth Stebner
    In the cover for a 1991 booklet, President Obama is billed as the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, (who) was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. It is evidence not of the Presidents foreign origin, but that Barack Obamas public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times. President Obama released his birth certificate to the public last April. He said during a press briefing at the time that he was puzzled at the degree to which this thing just keeps going on. He said: Weve had every official in Hawaii, Democrat...
  • Obama's Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: 'Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii'

    05/17/2012 10:58:09 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 899 replies
    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."