They’re careful to distance themselves from the “Birther” movement, but the intention is clear. The mainstream media did its best to construct whatever story about Obama fit the need at the time, and looked the other way when necessary.
The promotional booklet, produced by Obama’s then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, touts Obama as “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”
The booklet, which was distributed to “business colleagues,” includes a brief bio of Obama among the biographies of 89 other authors represented by Acton & Dystel.
It also promotes Obama’s anticipated first book, “Journeys in Black and White.” Obama abandoned that effort, later publishing “Dreams from My Father” instead.
Obama’s camp reportedly used this bio to promote the future president until about 2007, when it was abandoned (go figure).
Obama’s biography in the booklet is as follows:
Barack 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’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.
You can read the full story at Breitbart.com here.