MAY 17, 2012 2:45 PM
Breitbart News has obtained photographs of Barack Obama‚Äôs biography printed in a promotional booklet for a literary agency that say he was born in Kenya before being raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.
Before we go further into detail, Breitbart‚Äôs Senior Management wanted to let readers know that Andrew Breitbart and Breitbart News have never advocated any of the rumors surrounding Barack Obama‚Äôs location of birth, and they believe he was born in Hawaii. They do, however, say that they want to further research the president who appears to have a ‚Äúcarefully crafted persona he and his advisers had constructed for him.‚ÄĚ They go on to say that the photographs are evidence, ‚Äúnot of the President‚Äôs foreign origin, but that Barack Obama‚Äôs public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.‚ÄĚ
The promotional booklet printed in 1991 by Acton & Dystel, Obama‚Äôs literary agency at the time, was printed to be distributed around the publishing industry. Barack Obama‚Äôs biography reads as the following:
‚ÄúBarack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. ¬†The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago‚Äôs South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book,¬†Journeys in Black and White.‚ÄĚ
Others represented in the book include Tip O‚ÄôNeill, Joe Montana, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ralph Nader, and many others.
Jay Acton, the partial namesake of Acton & Dystel, told Breitbart that ‚Äúalmost nobody‚ÄĚ wrote their own biography, but believed that the non-athletes in the book were ‚Äúprobably‚ÄĚ asked to verify the writings.
The report contends that ‚Äúthe biography does, however, fit a pattern in which Obama‚ÄĒor the people representing and supporting him‚ÄĒmaniupulate his public persona.‚ÄĚ
The article points out a couple examples:
David Maraniss‚Äôs forthcoming biography of Obama has reportedly¬†confirmed, for example, that a girlfriend Obama described in¬†Dreams from My Father¬†was, in fact, an amalgam of several separate individuals.¬†In addition, Obama and his handlers have a history of redefining his identity when expedient. In March 2008, for example, he famously¬†declared: ‚ÄúI can no more disown [Jeremiah Wright] than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother.‚ÄĚ
Several weeks later, Obama¬†left¬†Wright‚Äôs church‚Äďand, according to Edward Klein‚Äôs new biography,¬†The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House,¬†allegedly attempted to persuade Wright not to ‚Äúdo any more public speaking until after the November  election.‚ÄĚ
Larry O‚ÄôConnor wrote that ‚Äúregardless of the reason for Obama‚Äôs odd biography, the Acton & Dystel booklet raises new questions as part of ongoing efforts to understand Barack Obama‚ÄĒwho, despite four years in office remains a mystery to many Americans, thanks to the mainstream media.‚ÄĚ