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The Obama Thesis Hoax & the “hidden” records of his past

As Grande Conservative Blogress Diva Pamela Geller reports today:

the tittering hyenas on the left are howling at the moon over the satire that was taken for the real thing by Denis Keohane over at The American Thinker and Michael Ledeen at PJM, where he reported on President Obama’s Columbia alleged college thesis

You see, one conservative talk show host (who should have known better given how quickly lefties were to make much hay out of statements falsely attributed to him) and a handful of conservative bloggers were taken in by the first ten pages of the president’s purported undergraduate thesis.  The thing is, unlike the lefties taken in by the comments making Rush Limbaugh (the aforementioned talk show host), these conservaives were quite to retract their commentary and apologize for their rush to judgment.

They should have known better and were quickly to admit it, with Michael Ledeen saying that he “should have picked up some hint [of the satirical nature of the post] but I didn’t.  Shame on me.”  Hardly a grudging apology like that one left-wing broadcaster offered Rush.  (And fewer than four months after she first reported the inaccurate statement.)

Pamela gets at something which primarily conservative bloggers (and media critics) have addressed.  The reason some conservatives were taken in, is that Obama’s campaign promises of transparency notwithstanding, he has not been forthcoming with records related to his own past, in stark contrast to most national politicians:

We’ll never know what is in Obama’s thesis, because Obama will not release it — nor will he release any of his school papers, transcripts, crossword puzzles …nothing. What other politician ever got away with that? Obama had Jack Ryan’s divorce child custody records papers unsealed (the Chicago way), which led to Ryan’s resignation and Obama’s first election win — minutes before he decided to run for President.

Everything from Ryan unsealed but nothing, none of Obama’s paperwork.

By contrast, those claiming Limbaugh made the racist statements had ready access to the talk show hosts voluminous public statements.  Obama keeps his thesis, like his college records, like his long-form birth certificate under lock and key.

Those conservatives who ran with the story about the first ten pages of Obama’s thesis were wrong to do so.  And the most prominent among them admitted as much.  But, you’ve got to wonder why so many refuse to cover the other side of the story–the failure of the President to be open about his past.

The media made much about his predecessor’s alleged cocaine use, but are indifferent to the words he actually wrote in a college thesis.  Guess your thesis is only relevant if you’re a Republican.  Given the Washington Post‘s grandstanding on this issue in the Virginia gubernatorial race, you gotta wonder why they don’t demand the president release his.

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16 Comments

  1. Meanwhile, Obama has said virtually the same thing much more recently.

    Comment by American Elephant — October 24, 2009 @ 4:14 pm - October 24, 2009

  2. Wow. Pam Geller, slime from Ann Coulter, and the “long form birth certificate”. A hat trick of total insanity. What a joke of a blog.

    Comment by Tano — October 24, 2009 @ 5:27 pm - October 24, 2009

  3. Actually, the joke’s on you, silly boy Tano, because your coming here to comment indicates how frightened and desperate you are to cover up for your Obama.

    Then again, I can see why; your Barack Obama is making a complete fool out of himself by trying to deny that he tried to ban Fox News from interviewing his pay czar — after every other network had made it clear that he had. In a case like that, the Chicago thug, rather than being a man and apologizing, simply shrieks and tries to attack others.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 24, 2009 @ 5:48 pm - October 24, 2009

  4. Um, Tano, insulting of insulting the person I quote, why don’t you address the point she (and I) made. And please tell us why this is insanity?

    What’s wrong with asking the President of the United States to release his records? And if this blog is such a joke, why do you spend so much time here?

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — October 24, 2009 @ 5:58 pm - October 24, 2009

  5. Cus nobody else wants him?

    Comment by American Elephant — October 24, 2009 @ 6:08 pm - October 24, 2009

  6. I’ll go one step further, NDT: Chairman Obama’s making a fool out of the left and mindless tools like Tardo.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — October 24, 2009 @ 7:17 pm - October 24, 2009

  7. The thing that made that believable was everything in the fake thesis is something 0bama has said. It is all on record as being his beliefs.

    Comment by JP — October 24, 2009 @ 7:26 pm - October 24, 2009

  8. #7
    Ah, I see. Fake, but accurate.
    you can’t make this stuff up….

    Comment by Tano — October 24, 2009 @ 9:18 pm - October 24, 2009

  9. Tardo needs to click on the link that was provided. Obummer has stated very similar things.

    If anything this should be a lesson to the libtards of the left because they are the ones who refused to apologize for making false statements against Rush Limbaugh and shrugged it off by saying that he could have said it… or similar wording…. in this case, the people who released that information were very quick with the retraction of the claim, even though Obummer has in fact almost stated the very thing that was allegedly in the “thesis”.

    I listened to about 2 seconds of the tape on the link but could not stomach any more of the umming and the aaghing from a no-nothing part time lecturer in community organizing.

    Comment by straightAussie — October 25, 2009 @ 1:31 am - October 25, 2009

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  11. Tano’s just upset that he was taken in by the hoax President Obama made in calling the legal removal of the president of Honduras ‘a coup’.

    Comment by The_Livewire — October 25, 2009 @ 6:48 pm - October 25, 2009

  12. Did Rush Limbaugh apologize for his stupid thesis blunder?

    Comment by John Doe — October 26, 2009 @ 9:43 am - October 26, 2009

  13. If Obama would just release his college records along with his birth certificate, this would never have been able to even happen!
    Everyone needs to ask this question with boldness: why does Obama spend a million bucks to hire attorneys to hide all his vital records/documents? See how everyone is asking:
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/20917727/WHOARETHEBIRTHERS4-0

    Comment by njre — October 26, 2009 @ 2:28 pm - October 26, 2009

  14. Actually John, he did, as soon as he was informed, on air no less.

    Try again.

    Comment by The_Livewire — October 26, 2009 @ 3:35 pm - October 26, 2009

  15. Tano:
    Fake yes and as Rush admitted, while fake, It Is Based On Things 0bama Has Stated As His Beliefs. So If it contained 0bama’s actual beliefs, and you can find those statements with him actually stating them, in context, and someone writes them all down and claims they are his Thesis, it makes it quite believable. Why it was believable was because it didn’t go so far outside what he has openly said before that it showed some new radical line to his already radical thinking.
    Unlike the Fake But (in)Accurate lies put forward by Rather’s hit piece, this wasn’t about things we would like to think Obama has said (or in the case of Rather’s bit, what they wished GWB had done), but actually never did, it is things we KNOW he has said, so it is almost a case of Fake But True. That is why some who also fell for the hoax, were saying it held nothing we didn’t already know. So what was his reason for hiding it? Well, it turned out to be a hoax.
    The thing turned out to be like writing a fake thesis for Sarah Palin on the benefits of hunting for game management or something.

    Comment by JP — October 27, 2009 @ 4:19 am - October 27, 2009

  16. People that hide things about themselves,are hideing thE truths about themselves that would hurt them.Nobody hide LIES. Obama pays millions to hide his past.WHY? I think he past would put him in jail.Sooner or later the truth will be known. I hope it is sooner.How could anyone trust or believe in him,knowing he hides his past?

    Comment by gaetano — October 29, 2009 @ 7:03 am - October 29, 2009

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