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Daily Caller stirs up Obama book title controversy where there isn't one

Posted by on Nov. 30, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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Daily Caller stirs up Obama book title controversy where there isn't one

 

 

(Audacity of Hope)

 

The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson's conservative website, published what it labeled an "exclusive" on Tuesday: a 2006 video that shows Barack Obama, then an Illinois senator, at a campaign stop "praising Reverend Jeremiah Wright and telling an audience that he 'stole' the title of his book 'The Audacity of Hope' from Wright's sermon of the same name." Obama also called Wright "my pastor," the Daily Caller noted.

The problem with the site's "exclusive": Obama scooped them on the news in the book itself.

From page 356 of "Hope" (via Gawker):

It wasn't just the struggles of these men and women that had moved me. Rather, it was their determination, their self-reliance, a relentless optimism in the face of hardship. It brought to mind a phrase that my pastor, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., had once used in a sermon.

The audacity of hope.

That didn't stop Eric Bolling, co-host of Fox News' "The Five," from using the Daily Caller report as a talking point in its broadcast on Tuesday.

"Think about what we have now," Bolling said. "We have a president who admitted to smoking pot, admitted to doing lines of coke, admitted to stealing--what's left, a sex tape with Michael Moore or Oprah?"

Bolling has a history of slamming the president. In May, the Fox host was criticized for suggesting President Obama was "chugging 40's" during a trip to Europe. In June, he faced allegations of racism after referring to the White House as "the Hizzouse," "Hizzy" and "The Big Crib," and guests of the administration as "hoods" after Obama had welcomed Gabon President Ali Bongo on a state visit.

by on Nov. 30, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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by Ruby Member on Nov. 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM

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