Obama’s literary agent made a big boo-boo in 1991 when she wrote that the current President was “born in Kenya.”
According to Breitbart News, the website was able to obtain a booklet, published in 1991 by Acton Dystel, Obama’s former literary agent. In the booklet, they claim that the President was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”
The Telegraph reports that the pamphlet states:
“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.”
The booklet, created by Obama’s literary agent, was distributed to the company’s “business colleagues” in the publishing industry. It includes biographies of 89 other authors represented by the publishing company, as well as Barack Obama’s.
The booklet, which is 36 pages long, also promoted Obama’s anticipated book at the time, called Journeys in Black and White, which the current president later abandoned. Later on, he published Dreams from My Father.
Yahoo News reports that Miriam Goderich edited the bio’s text. she is now a partner with the Dystel Goderich agency, which also lists the President as a client.
“This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me–an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”
Breitbart News, founded by the late conservative Andrew Breitbart, began the article by saying that the late columnist/activist believed, like the majority of Americans, that Barack Obama was born in 1961 in Hawaii. Thanks to Obama’s literary agent, more Americans may wonder if their president was actually born in the United States.
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