HAHAHA this is too funny. Too bad it's not the kind of funny OP and the rest of the posters in this thread think it is!
1. Brietbart.com is continuing to prove how irrelevant it is becoming by finding increasingly hyper-partisan nitpicky things to complain about.
2. NO WHERE in ANY of the president biographies does Obama "insert" himself! The biographies, which were started BTW in 2009, appear well written (*).
It's only at the bottom of the page in a "did you know"-style PSA (public service announcement) that Obama says anything like "Obama administration
held a 50-year commemoration for the start of the Peace Corps (under the JFK page) or some such for other pages. This portion of the site appears to
be fluid, unlike the Presidential biographies which appear static. I imagine the intent is that as future events are held they'll continue to be
added, as older events are removed after a period of time.
I checked the Wayback Machine and confirmed that several of these "did you knows" have in fact changed over time, or were added to pages that didn't
have them earlier. Again, all these biographies have only been added to the WH site since 2009. Chances are good that future presidents will continue
to add their own names to these as they hold commemorations or other honorary events for a particular past president.
So the question is, what's the big fat hairy deal and why is Brietbart showing us just how inconsequential their site is becoming now that Andrew
Brietbart is dead? Seriously, this is what they have to waste internet bandwidth on? i remember Andrew Breitbart's jumping on Arianna Huffington over
partisan attacks that weren't real journalism and now we get Brietbart.com doing the same, maybe even worse. We get it, they don't like the current
POTUS, but attacks like this really turn people off and only show how petty and demeaning Brietbart.com is becoming.
BTW I was a peace corps member for several years so that's why I pointed out that one, having a current admin recognize your organization for a
50-year commemoration is a big deal, no matter who is sitting in the Oval Office chair. I saw nothing wrong with that "did you know" addition to JFK's
page. It didn't detract from his biography at all.
I stand by the challenge that Obama did not "insert" his name into any of those biographies. As the site states (*) :
The Presidential biographies on WhiteHouse.gov are from “The Presidents of the United States of America,” by Michael Beschloss and Hugh Sidey.
Copyright 2009 by the White House Historical Association.
Only where Obama held an event/commemoration or other honorary function did he mention
those as a "did you know" - AFTER the biography in a separate part of the page.
Now please, return to your Obama-bash fest in celebration of Brietbart.com turning into the very thing he once decried.
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