Friday, May 18, 2012

The Vetting - Obama's Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: 'Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii'

Breitbart broke this story yesterday and in their disclaimer, below, they say they still believe Obama was born in Hawaii. Why? This promotional booklet openly claims he was born in Kenya so why do people still cling to the Hawaii story after seeing this?

Honestly, I have never come down on either side of this issue because I believe there have been very relevant questions of whether he was born in Hawaii or Kenya. The problem is if he was born in Kenya, he should never have been able to run for President. I really don't know where he was born but have we ever had to question the birthplace of Presidents #1 - #43? The fact we have to question his birthplace is disturbing and with this story Breitbart proves that Barack Obama was the first "birther."

There is one more thing I have wondered about but never posted. It is widely reported that Obama has a Connecticut social security number. How do you obtain that if you have never lived in Connecticut? - Reggie

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 candidates)--not to re-litigate 2008, but because ideas and actions have consequences.

It is also in that spirit that we discovered, and now present, the booklet described below--one that includes a marketing pitch for a forthcoming book by a then-young, otherwise unknown former president of the Harvard Law Review.

It is evidence--not of the President's foreign origin, but that Barack Obama's public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.

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."

The booklet, which was distributed to "business colleagues" in the publishing industry, includes a brief biography of Obama among the biographies of eighty-nine other authors represented by Acton & Dystel.

It also promotes Obama's anticipated first book, Journeys in Black and White--which Obama abandoned, later publishing Dreams from My Father instead.

Obama’s biography in the booklet is as follows (image and text below):

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.

Read the full report

And there is this...

Breitbart: Obama’s Lit Agency Used 'Born in Kenya' Bio Until 2007

Breitbart: Media Works To Suppress Obama 'Born in Kenya' Bio

h/t The Right Scoop for the video below:

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