Two weeks ago, I blogged about Ben Smith’s review of David Maraniss’s new biography of Barack Obama, Barack Obama: The Story. That left-of-center pundit found that the book punctures the falsehoods (AKA lies) Obama crafted in constructing his own autobiography.
Do wonder if our friends at the Washington Post and in the New York Times, the former journal which employs Mr. Maraniss as an associate editor, will devote as much consideration of Mr. Obama’s misrepresentations of his own life as they did to a haircut Mr. Romney supposedly gave a high school classmate and to the impressions of that presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s neighbors.
And do wonder if they’ve covered the numerous acts of kindness Mr. Romney since he married Ann.
ADDENDUM: Will editorialists at these papers ask what it says about a man who attempts to rewrite his life story? Will journalists consult psychiatrists/psychologists who have studied adults who misrepresent the details of their own childhood.
How do you think they would have reacted had they learned a Republican had created a false narrative about his own life?