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Obama's 'American story' faces fresh scrutiny
Fox News ^ | 7/5/2012 | By James Rosen

Posted on 07/05/2012 3:14:25 PM PDT by tobyhill

When he first took the national stage, with his electrifying keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in the summer of 2004, Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, briefly summarized his unusual life story, with its biracial themes and trans-continental setting. "I stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger American story," he said, adding: "In no other country on earth is my story even possible."

That story, of course, would become even more astonishing, and profoundly American, four years later, when its teller would be elected president of the United States. But the first time Obama related his life story -- and in the greatest detail -- was with the publication of his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

The book, which won wide critical acclaim and rose to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, recounted the complex tale that is by now familiar to most Americans: the young Obama's racial confusion as the son of a white mother from Kansas and a dark-skinned, absentee father from Kenya; his mother's remarriage to, and eventual split from, the boy's Indonesian stepfather, with a spell in a Muslim school in Jakarta; the boy's rearing by white grandparents in Hawaii, who sent him to a private school there; his journeys through Occidental College and Columbia University, marked by a shifting intellectual worldview and numerous romances, some of them inter-racial; his path-breaking stint as the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review; and his exploits as a community organizer and Chicago lawyer with a deepening interest in politics.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; 2012electionbias; coverup; dreams; lyingbastard; mythmaking; obamabio; obamalies; obamatruthfile; obamawasntvetted; revisionisthistory

1 posted on 07/05/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Does not matter. The corrupt media will black this all out. Obama could murder someone and it would not be covered on NBCCBSABCCNN.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: tobyhill

attention foxnews, jim rosen etc...Sheriff Arpaio press conference july 17th...be there or be commie.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 3:21:50 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: tobyhill

And he gets a pass....again


4 posted on 07/05/2012 3:22:13 PM PDT by Snow Eagle ("... Against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC")
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To: tobyhill

Malcolm X would be proud of his son Barrack!
(or whatever his real name is.)


5 posted on 07/05/2012 3:24:39 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Snow Eagle
Professor Early ..... "I don't think it much matters whether Barack Obama has told the absolute truth in Dreams From My Father. What's important is how he wanted to construct his life."

The 'truth' just doesn't matter one iota to these folks. You can also translate this to "I don't think it matters whether Barack Obama upholds the laws of the country or the Constitution. What's important is how he wants to re-construct the country."

6 posted on 07/05/2012 3:29:21 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: tobyhill
Imagine the outrage if Bush's "A Charge To Keep" or Palin's "Going Rogue" had this many lies, errors, and "composite characters".

But with King Obama everything's A-OK.

7 posted on 07/05/2012 3:33:15 PM PDT by what's up
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To: tobyhill

Professor Early ..... “I don’t think it much matters whether Barack Obama has told the absolute truth in Dreams From My Father. What’s important is how he wanted to construct his life.”


Yeah, they tried that crap with Lurch (John Kerry) but fortunately there were people (Corsi and the Swift Boat Vets) willing to stand up and speak out against stolen valor.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: tobyhill
his path-breaking stint as the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review

He wasn't the editor, he was given the figurehead title of "president" of the Review.

9 posted on 07/05/2012 3:36:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: tobyhill
his path-breaking stint as the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review

He wasn't the editor, he was given the figurehead title of "president" of the Review.

10 posted on 07/05/2012 3:36:48 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

“He wasn’t the editor, he was given the figurehead title of “president” of the Review.”

Yup, if Bozo was editor he would have actually had to submit some articles and do some, you know, editing! I am telling you there is a reason that this no nothing guy was picked for the fast track he was put on. I think it was because he is Malcolm X’s son!! He sure looks like him and it would explain a lot!


11 posted on 07/05/2012 3:47:00 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Batman11

How many time does the state media need to remind us of this? Seems like every week we are reminded of the virgin birth, the ascension, the holy agreement that the worlds most intelligent man (child) has acquiesced to rule over us poor forsaken souls. Ok, we get it. Can we just vote now?


12 posted on 07/05/2012 3:56:31 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: tobyhill

Of course he is a liar. He was born a liar, lived as a liar and will die as a liar. The lie is his nature, his essence, his very being. His love of the lie has been well documented.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 3:58:44 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

But the article quotes obvious supporters to enable the weak minded reader to conclude that well, “it’s not so bad, everyone lies about who they are, where they’ve been, what they’ve done” - to what purpose?

The media, and in this case Fox News, is saying, “ Hey, maybe, Obama should be scrutinized? - maybe he’s made some stuff up” they’re making an equivalence of the crank neighbor you had, the town lush and the former prom queen who spin tales while you nod and say “wow!” really!? - knowing theyre just harmless fools with someone who has the power to start nuclear war.

It’s just really quite unbelievable.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 4:15:01 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: tobyhill; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...


By some counts, The Story presents more than three-dozen instances of material discrepancy where Dreams fails to align with the facts as Maraniss reports them.
15 posted on 07/05/2012 4:37:45 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: tobyhill
Obama's a bald-faced liar!

Sure...and not to mention, a bold-faced liar!

16 posted on 07/05/2012 4:45:16 PM PDT by Ahithophel (Communication is an art form susceptible to sudden technical failure)
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To: Ahithophel

You are quite correct but it can be used both ways.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_the_correct_term_’bold_face_lie’_or_’bald_faced_lie’_or_another_variation


17 posted on 07/05/2012 4:58:59 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: tobyhill

I really cannot believe how a president can lie this much. Can you even begin to fathom what would be said about Bush if he pulled this kind of crap? I’m not sold on Romney, but, at this point, my vote goes to anyone running opposite of Hussein Obama.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 6:39:19 PM PDT by joelackey92
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To: tobyhill
Henry Ferris, the editor who helped Obama shape his rough and overly long manuscript nearly two decades ago, told Fox News he does not remember discussing with the author his use of literary license. "I was immediately struck by how talented the writer was and what an unusual story it was," said Ferris, now a vice president and executive editor at the New York publisher William Morrow. As for the departures from the facts, Ferris cautioned that it is "not uncommon" for memoirists. "I think there's the very good possibility...that what he intended to do is to protect the privacy of these people he writes about in his book."

Must be why he claimed he was born in Kenya.

19 posted on 07/05/2012 9:12:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: what's up

The emperor’s new clothes are MAGNIFICENT and who are we to say otherwise?!!


20 posted on 07/05/2012 9:14:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: Ahithophel

Obama is a lying bastard, he was conceived out of wedlock and his parents marriage was a sham/illegal because his daddy of record was a polygamist/bigamist.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 9:18:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: tobyhill

The article raises an interesting point. How does a lowly State Senator get a prime speaking gigmat the DNC when he had just got his handed to him by Bobby Rush in a Congressional. My guess is the fix was in a long time before 2004.


22 posted on 07/06/2012 3:45:47 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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