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Originally posted by Evil_Santa
Moving down the article, the 2nd half of the article brings into question differences in facts between Obama's book, and these transcripts. Frankly - if his book is incorrect, can you blame him for not remembering all of his lifes details when he was less than a year old? Perhaps his parents told him a different story than the events that happened, so he didn't have to find out about fighting, adultry, or any other list of the ailments that befall married couples.
And now for the real reason WND is following this topic at the bottom of the article... "Buy our Crap". Seriously? A news organization is peddling DVDs, Bumper stickers, petition signs, and whatever else.
Originally posted by earlywatcher
I think it is not unreasonable to make sure your autobiography is correct in regards to facts. a few years ago there was an author of a memoir that was featured by Oprah, his book became a best seller, but when it came out that he'd rearranged some facts to make it a better story there was real outrage. I wouldn't expect that reaction toward Obama. People like him so much they indulge his spinning. I wouldn't expect grandpa's tales to be totally accurate as he tells them to the kiddies at the family picnic but a published autobiography by a young man should be fact checked by the author and the publisher.
I'm well aware the fact that sites need to generate money to pay for servers, admins, bandwidth, journalists, etc. The difference though, is that WND is providing their readers with highly sensationalized "news" (see: propaganda) and then offering you the "full story" via a DVD. That's not something that most reputable news outlets partake in, and i don't think that people always look at the big picture and ask "why is information being presented to me, in this fashion?"
When was the last time you watched a news broadcast without commercials? or went to a website without ads? these places have to make a living somehow. they aren't government funded. including this site. it has to generate funds. grow up.
as for the article you mention, I think it's very interesting that obama's mother apparently never lived with his father. strange marriage if it ever was a marriage. young barry had a strange childhood, shuttled between hawaii, seattle, and indonesia. adopted by a stepfather and raised mostly by grandparents. i think this confusion is relevant to the eligibility issue, not so much because of where he was born but because he might well have taken citizenship in another country.
Originally posted by THX-1138
I don't think he is aware that he is being used by an outside force that is probably not thinking of the best for America.