Head line at the Drudge Report under the link "Born in Kenya"
Channeling a Briebart Story:
The whole piece is, as one can imagine is a hit piece on the President WITH a disclaimer that while the Site's owners (and the deceased Andrew Brietbart) believe that the President was born in Hawaii... They are just informing us of this. Stating:
The errant Obama biography in the Acton & Dystel booklet does not contradict the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate. Moreover, several contemporaneous accounts of Obama’s background describe Obama as having been born in Hawaii.But Drudge of course, can't even print this nonsense and merely prints the headline on his page "BORN IN KENYA"
The biography does, however, fit a pattern in which Obama--or the people representing and supporting him--manipulate his public persona.
Here is supposedly what they dug up from an old press release:
Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.Welcome to the campaign of -2008- 2012. The Republicans are going to throw everything and anything at the President and they have the $$$ to back it up thanks to Citizens United.
This was one of my few trips to crazyland and looking at Drudge's website it seems a mixture of the "National Enquirer", "the Globe", Ron Paul's racist newsletter, and other supermarket/lunatic tabloids. I thought Fox News was bad but this.... this is like the prototype for crappy journalism. I wonder - is there no depth these folks won't go to get Republicans into the White House?
Anyway, I was blown away that this is still even out there. Are the Repubs. really going to go with this as a message for the upcoming election? UGH!
UPDATE: Hat tip to TexasAlien for this Link to a comment from Political Wire
Literary Agent Says 1991 Booklet was a Mistake
Breitbart News reports on a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency which describes the author as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."
Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:
"You're 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 than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time. 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."
Full disclosure: I am a client of the same literary agency.
Drudge STILL has this as a headline even after this came out. And people take him seriously????? What's next for Drudge... Obama is a time traveling chrononaut that visited Mars???