liberties with the truth?The Audacity of Myth: How the Media Ignored Obama's Lies About His Own Biography and Memoir
The media's sneakiest dirty trick in the book is BIAS BY OMISSION, because is is so hard to find, when journalists decide "what the people don't know won't hurt them," or more precisely, "what the people don't know won't hurt our candidate."
In Barack Obama's case this omission emerged in 2012 over his biographical narrative: his 1995 memoir Dreams From My Father, which became a huge bestseller as he prepared to run for president, and enriched him with an estimated $1.3 million in royalties (not to mention almost $4 million for his campaign book The Audacity of Hope), and that's just through 2007.
Reporters loved this book. In an October 23, 2006, cover story in Time magazine, Joe Klein oozed about Obama's parentage: "He told the story in brilliant, painful detail in his first book, Dreams from My Father, which may be the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician."
Chris Matthews was even more effusive, to the point of slobbery, on MSNBC, which is to say, typical. The book was "unique because he's a politician and not since U.S. Grant has a politician written his own book, and that is refreshing." It was great literature. "It's almost like Mark Twain. It's so American, it's so textured. It's so, almost sounding like great fiction because it reads like us. It's picturesque. Is that the right word,'picturesque'? I think it's got that quality."
Matthews was exactly right. It sounded like great fiction because SO MUCH OF IT WAS FICTIONALIZED.
The warning was right there in the preface to his 1995 memoir, where Barack Obama admitted the chapters to come were taking liberties with the truth: "Although much of this book is based on contemporaneous journals or the oral histories of my family, the dialogue is necessarily an approximation of what was actually said or relayed to me." EVEN THE PEOPLE WEREN'T ENTIRELY REAL: "For the sake of compression, some of the characters that appear are composites of people, I've known, and some events appear out of precise chronology."
Ask a journalist if he supports the notion of a president whose life story is one part mythology, like George Washington and the cherry tree.
Some media people have been stunned when they are told of this paragraph, as if they never read this book, or skipped the preface. But that has never nicked the larger legend that's been created.
THE NATION'S SO-CALLED GUARDIANS OF FACTUAL ACCURACY DON'T EVEN EXPECT HONESTY FROM OBAMA ON HIS OWN LIFE STORY.
excerpted from Collusion
have you ever watched FOX talking about Obama? or listened to Rush?
liars calling Obama a liar. see it everyday on this thread.