Sunday, November 02, 2008

Even if Ayers didn't write Barry's book:

And from where I’m sitting, all of these charges, brought about by another
explanation for the similarities in the Ayers and Obama tomes, are every bit as
revealing: Obama may not have had his book ghostwritten. But it is possible, if
the science is to be believed, that Obama had so internalized Ayers’ style — and
was so taken by his method of argumentation and the force of his ideology — that
he wrote a derivative work that, in a number of passages, bordered on
Hardly what one would expect from someone who didn’t know of
Ayers’ past, and who considered him “just some guy from the neighborhood.”


Anonymous said...

The founder of Times Books -- publisher of President Barack Obama's autobiography Dreams From My Father -- Thomas Lipscomb recently dropped a huge bomb on the Obama White House. Now a senior fellow at the well-regarded Annenberg Center, Lipscomb contends that Obama's story was actually ghostwritten by former terrorist and cop-killer William Ayers.

During the presidential campaign if asked how close he was with the former bomb-maker for Weathermen, Obama would claim that Bill Ayers was merely "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and "not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis."

But according to Lipscomb's Accuracy in Media report: "Obama had to give up on a $150,000 Simon & Schuster contract because he couldn't complete the manuscript, his sources were telling him Obama finally had to bring in a ghostwriter to put together his highly praised Dreams From My Father for Times Books. He had a million pieces of tape, pictures, memos, notes, and no manuscript."

Unfortunately for Obama, he was caught at a July 10, 2008, meeting in Fairfax, Virginia proudly saying the following: "I've written two books. I actually wrote them myself."

While bloggers have posted stories alleging Obama's book is a ghostwritten product, a noted journalist and best selling author of 33 books Christopher Andersen published a fascinating new book, Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, a fawning diatribe about America's First Family, that alleges matter-of-factly that not only is Obama's book ghostwritten, but it was ghostwritten by the former terrorist Bill Ayers.

Andersen states in his book: "Everyone knew [Obama and Ayers] were friends and that they worked on various projects together. It was no secret. Why would it be? People liked them both."

"In the end, Ayers' contribution to Barack's Dreams From My Father would be significant -- so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers' own writing," according to Andersen's book.

The Accuracy in Media report and Anderson contend that these oral histories, along with a partial manuscript and a truckload of notes, were given to Ayers.

"Even the caveat at the beginning of Dreams, in which Barack points out that he uses invented dialogue, embellished facts, composite characters, inaccurate chronology, and pseudonyms to create an "approximation" of reality, resembles Ayers' defense of the inaccuracies in his own memoir Fugitive Days," wrote Lipscomb.

"In the foreword to his book, Ayers states that the book is merely a collection of his personal memories and "impressions." ... Thanks to help from the veteran writer Ayers, Barack would be able to submit a manuscript to his editors at Times Books," claims the AIM report.
"At the very least, Ayers should have been identified as a co-author. But that would have brought too much attention to their relationship. The truth must be made known," said Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media.

Anonymous said...

It's a damn shame I don't have a blog any more; otherwise I could be pointing out that I was right on ACORN, global warming, and Ayers writing for Barry...

Stephanie said...

I've offered to quit a gazillion times if that would bring you back. Fine, I'll just do it.

BTW, that thing above makes it sound like there's some new disclosure by Lipscomb, but no, he just regurgitates the nonsense that's already out there.

Anonymous said...

Goodness, I think you misread my comment. You can't quit, you're the only one keeping this thing going.

Stephanie said...

I think everyone will get back to it if I'm not here spewing boring Adam nonsense.

This was fun for me. Thanks to all of you for the opportunity.

Now post something.