Thursday, May 17, 2012

Facts Dripping Out About "Born In Kenya" pamphlet

Faucet dripping water.
Faucet dripping water. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
‘Born in Kenya': Obama's literary agent misidentified his birthplace in 1991 - ABC News

The explanation being offered for the Kenyan birth reference is explained here:

Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its current clients.
"This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me--an agency assistant at the time," Goderich wrote in an emailed statement to Yahoo 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."

Let's think this through. Dystel and Goderich was engaged by Barack Obama as his literary agent. Obama was writing a book they intended to promote and were preparing materials to do so. Part of the promotional material for the book is a biography of the author.

It seems reasonable that the author would provide the agency with biographical data for the summary. And clients generally review these bios in draft form for accuracy. Miriam Goderich says she made edits to his biography and "misidentified" his place of birth as Kenya. This "clerical error" stayed in print and on their website unchallenged until 2007.

But, as more information drips out, it looks like this same error happened more often than just this single incident. Maybe Dystel and Goderich could just release all the original documentation and extinguish this firestorm. 

There seems to be intrigue everywhere in President Obama's biography, regardless of where you believe he was born. This is far from over.

From listening to several of the Breitbart writers on the radio, it sounded like they have additional information that will be released as they deem most effective.

The real grist in this story may end up being less about where Barack Obama was born, and more about where he represented himself being born as a young man and more importantly, why? 

Drip, drip, drip.

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