The Obama campaign responds to the story about Obama’s bio which states he was born in Kenya, sort of
Earlier today an extension of the Obama campaign, Attack Watch, responded to the story about Barack Obama’s literary agency bio which stated that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. In its response Attack Watch reiterated Acton & Dystel’s official story that this was simply a “fact checking error,” and also cited the New York Times and other media outlets previous stories on Barack Obama’s Hawaii birth as proof that the president was indeed born in Hawaii.
According to Attack Watch the mainstream media has already reported that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii therefore it must be true and it can no longer be questioned, and because Acton & Dystel already admitted to a fact checking error the story should be dropped. To all of us who do not trust the main stream media in the first place this is not considered to be a very reliable defense.
But here is the rub with this defense: while Attack Watch claims this is another false attack on the president’s history Breitbart has never claimed that Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii and in fact as the conservative website continues to report on this issue it goes out of its way to state their belief that the president was born in Hawaii and the bio contained an error. Barack Obama’s birthplace has never been in question with Breitbart so Attack Watch is responding to a question not yet asked by the website without ever answering the real question at hand:
How in the in the world does someone mistakenly assume an American citizen was born in Africa? This may well be a “fact checking error,” but it’s an awfully bizarre one with an origin that deserves an explanation.
What a great question! Why would anyone in a public relations field just assume that Barack Obama was born in Kenya? This is not a mistake any responsible agency would make so it seems quite likely that this information was given to them from somebody, and with the revelation that Acton & Dystel asks their clients to submit their own bios written in the third person I think we can safely assume where this information came from.
Breitbart wants an answer to the question of where the information came from and they want to know if Barack Obama knew he was listed as having been born in Kenya in his bio, but Attack Watch has done what the left does best by attacking the website reporting on this issue and deflecting the question in an attempt to turn this into a personal attack on Barack Obama.
It seems quite likely that Barack Obama embellished his personal story when he felt it was to his benefit, but then had his bio corrected shortly after he announced his presidential bid because he knew it would harm him. And does it really get more dishonest than that?