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    Quote Originally Posted by SafetyBlitz View Post
    You seem to think it's more believable that there's a massive conspiracy, including the US government and the state of Hawaii, to cover up Obama's illegitimacy as President than for the inside of a book jacket to be untrue.
    And you seem to be ignoring the fact that an author invariably sees what is written about him by his agent -- and frankly often pens his bio himself -- and that two completely different literary agencies, both contracted by Barack Obama, stated that he was born in Kenya. One did so in 1991, one did so in 2007. One single instance could arguably (albeit laughably) be categorized as a "mistake." The fact that there are two discrete instances leaves you with two -- and only two -- choices:

    1) Obama is a liar
    2) Obama was born in Kenya

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    And you seem to be ignoring the fact that an author invariably sees what is written about him by his agent -- and frankly often pens his bio himself -- and that two completely different literary agencies, both contracted by Barack Obama, stated that he was born in Kenya. One did so in 1991, one did so in 2007. One single instance could arguably (albeit laughably) be categorized as a "mistake." The fact that there are two discrete instances leaves you with two -- and only two -- choices:

    1) Obama is a liar
    2) Obama was born in Kenya
    First off, it's the same publisher that made the same mistake - it's Dyster & Goderich both times, Shakin.

    Secondly, they took responsibility for it.

    Lastly, there is a big difference between calling the President a liar - which is common - and calling him the perpetrator of a massive conspiracy to conceal his ineligibility for executive office.

    If you're just saying he's a liar, by all means, have fun. If you're saying he wasn't born in America, then you're batsh*t insane.

    So which is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SafetyBlitz View Post
    First off, it's the same publisher that made the same mistake - it's Dyster & Goderich both times, Shakin.

    Secondly, they took responsibility for it.

    Lastly, there is a big difference between calling the President a liar - which is common - and calling him the perpetrator of a massive conspiracy to conceal his ineligibility for executive office.

    If you're just saying he's a liar, by all means, have fun. If you're saying he wasn't born in America, then you're batsh*t insane.

    So which is it?
    The book is Acton & Dyster actually, but whatever. It's common in the publishing industry to have a major factual error about one of your authors go unaddressed for 16 years. As someone who's familiar with the industry, I can say without hesitation that if you believe that, you are absolutely batsh:t crazy.

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