by Scott Creighton
UPDATE 4: His bio from his agent in 2007 is pictured in the screenshot below. It also claims he was born in Kenya.
UPDATE: Dystel refused to comment directly to Breitbart prior to their publishing this booklet but they have now issued a statement claiming that it was a “fact checking error” on the part of the new partner of the firm that still represents Barack Obama and still makes tons of cash off his books.
Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its current clients.
“This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me–an agency assistant at the time,” Goderich wrote in an emailed statement to Yahoo News. ” ABC News
I’m not exactly sure someone who has a financial interest in this saying “oppsy” constitutes proof positive, but if the country believed in Super Secret Mountain Terrorist Fortresses as a reason to launch a war, who knows what the people of this country will believe now.
However, in a follow-up story, Breitbart points out that the Dystel & Goderich agency had Obama’s bio listing his place of birth as Kenya up until April 2007 and then they changed it around the time he decided to run for the office of the president. So it seems like Goderich’s little “oppsy” explanation doesn’t hold up to further scrutiny.
“Archive.org shows that the Dystel website used the following biography for Obama as of April 3, 2007:
BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Kenya to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.
You mean to tell me his own agent didn’t know where he was born for over 15 years and they just “figured it out” right before he runs for an office that required him to be a U.S. born citizen?
UPDATE 2: By admitting their “fact checking error”, Obama’s agent has admitted this document is authentic. Just thought I would point that out.
UPDATE 3: Anyone remember this little gem? From June 2004 when the Obama machine had to smear his republican opponent so he would achieve a seat in the senate prior to running for president.
“Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations” Sunday Standard
Breitbart News (yes… I know… I know…) has disclosed a booklet from young Barack Obama’s literary agent, Acton & Dystel, from way back in 1991 which seems to make the claim that their author, Barack Obama, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.
I myself have looked into the discrepancies of the document that Barack Obama’s people submitted as proof of his Hawaiian birth and some of the problems with the document do hold up to further scrutiny. Also remember, it was not the republicans who first brought up the issue of Obama’s place of birth but rather it was the Clinton camp during the Democratic Primary of 2008.