Obama Made At Least 9 False Claims About His Bio That The Media Ignored

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The media firestorm that erupted this past week over alleged inconsistencies in Dr. Ben Carsons life story has been breathtakingly hypocritical. Not only is there little evidence that Carson embellished his personal biography, this kind of scrutiny was never even remotely applied to President Obama when he was a candidate.

Here is a list of just some of the many inaccuracies in Barack Obamas personal bio that the media never bothered to investigate.

From IJ Review:

1. Obamas Staff Corrects WWII Story (New York Times)

In response to a question at a Memorial Day appearance in New Mexico, Mr. Obama said an uncle helped liberate the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz during World War II. The problem? That story didnt track with history, considering Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet forces.

2. Selma Birth Connection (Independent Journal)

[W]hen the president spoke before an audience in Selma back in 2007, Obama credited the civil rights march as the inspiration for his conception. The only problem with that, as conservative punditMichelle Malkin points out, is that the president was already three years old when the march occurred in 1965.

3. Obama Overstates Kennedys Role in Helping His Father (Washington Post)

Addressing civil rights activists in Selma, Ala., a year ago, Sen. Barack Obama traced his very existence to the generosity of the Kennedy family, which he said paid for his Kenyan father to travel to America on a student scholarship and thus meet his Kansan mother.

The Camelot connection has become part of the mythology surrounding Obamas bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. […]

It is a touching story but the key details are either untrue or grossly oversimplified.

4. Tale of British brutality toward Barack Obamas grandfather probably untrue, book claims (The Telegraph)

It is a harrowing tale of torture in a colonial prison in Kenya that is said to explain the Presidents coolness towards Britain and even his removal of Winston Churchills bust from the Oval Office.

David Maraniss, the author of Mr Obamas most comprehensive biography so far, said five associates of Hussein Onyango Obama doubt he was even jailed. One told him: People make up stories. […]

… Maraniss claims that while incidents of that sort certainly happened, it seems unlikely that Mr Obamas grandfather was one such victim. Five people who had close connections to Hussein Onyango said they doubted the story or were certain it did not happen, he wrote in Barack Obama The Making of the Man.

5. The heroic story of Obamas step-grandfather dying while fighting the Dutch is untrue (New York Times)

Mr. Maraniss attributes some of the differences to the kind of family lore that is often exaggerated. He notes that the story about the death of Mr. Obamas step-grandfather allegedly killed while fighting Dutch troops in Indonesia was a concocted myth in almost all respects. Mr. Maraniss writes that he died trying to hang drapes.

6. Obama Lied About Mothers Health Insurance Problem (Commentary)

During the 2008 campaign and throughout the subsequent debate over his health care legislation, President Obama used his mothers experience as a cancer patient fighting to get coverage to pay for treatment for what her insurer said was a pre-existing condition as an emotional argument to sway skeptics. However, a new book by New York Times reporter Janny Scott has revealed this story appears to be a fabrication.

The Times reports today (in a story buried on page 14 rather than on the front page) that during the course of researching her book, A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obamas Mother, Scott uncovered correspondence showing the 1995 dispute concerned a Cigna disability insurance policy and that her actual health insurer had apparently reimbursed most of her medical expenses without argument. In response to inquiries, a White House spokesman chose not to dispute either Ms. Scotts account or Mr. Obamas memory, while arguing that Mr. Obamas broader point remained salient.

7. Obama makes white Occidental College classmate Regina into African-American aka composite girlfriend (Washington Times)

During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir was a compression of girlfriends, including one who followed Genevieve [Cook] when he lived in Chicago, Mr. Maraniss wrote in the new biography.

In Dreams from My Father, Obama chose to emphasize a racial chasm that unavoidably separated him from the woman he described as his New York girlfriend, wrote the author, who interviewed the woman. None of this happened with Genevieve. She remembered going to the theater only once with Barack, and it was not to see a work by a black playwright.

Mr. Maraniss said the president acknowledged this scene did not happen with Ms. Cook.

8. President Obamas improbable love narrative (Jack Cashill)

In all the talk about David Maraniss new book, Barack Obama: The Story, the chattering classes seem to have overlooked the most significant of Maraniss revelations, namely that the story on which Obama based his 2008 candidacy is received myth, not the truth.

My parents shared not only an improbable love, said Obama famously in his 2004 Democratic Convention keynote, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. This concept of multicultural romance shaped his persona and his campaigns. […]

As Maraniss concedes, these two young people shared very close to nothing. In the college life of Barack Obama in 1961 and 1962, writes Maraniss, as recounted by his friends and acquaintances in Honolulu, there was no Ann; there was no baby.

Although Maraniss talked to many of Obama Sr.s friends, none of the credible ones ever so much as saw him with Obamas mother, Ann Dunham.

9. Obama and his mother not abandoned by father in 1963 (Buzzfeed)

Its in that context that Maraniss corrects a central element of Obamas own biography, debunking a story that Obamas mother may well have invented: That she and her son were abandoned in Hawaii in 1963.

It was his mother who left Hawaii first, a year earlier than his father, Maraniss writes, confirming a story that had first surfaced in the conservative blogosphere. He suggests that spousal abuse prompted her flight back to Seattle.

Obamas own fairy-tales, meanwhile, run toward Amercan [sic] racial cliche.

At least 38 false accounts of President Obamas life story were documented in just the Maraniss biography, as counted by Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.

Additional falsehoods have been detected in Obamas biographies, many of them apparently designed tofurther a narrative of overcoming racial adversity and an underprivileged life.

Thats weird. I dont remember reading a story in Politico with the title OBAMA LIED ABOUT FAMILYS MILITARY SERVICE or OBAMA FABRICATES SELMA STORY.

The double standard that the media engaged in here is stunning.

If Ben Carson enhanced his life story, that is wrong, and he should be held accountable for it so the argument here is not two wrongs make a right.

However, the media has a responsibility to search for the truth in all situations regardless of political affiliation and they failed miserably during the two times that Barack Obama ran for president.

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