The MSM just doesn’t get it, at all. Since Barack Obama announced he was running for president he has been lying to the American public almost as often as he tells the truth, he lies about never hearing Wright give one of his awful sermons, about his relationship with Ayers, he lied about NAFTA, about his relationship with Palestinians in Chicago, there was that phony story about the army captain he used as part of his stump speech, he lied about taking lobby money, and taking money from big oil, he lied about wearing the American flag, he lied about his grandfather being in combat, he took credit for creating a bill that he didn’t even vote for, he even lied about returning the donations from the Hamas supporters in Gaza.
This is a partial list, but here he goes again. Now we find out that he lied about his days working at Business international. Of course this is another lie that will not be covered by the MSM:
More Obama Resume Inflation: His Days at Business International By Tom Blumer
It is also yet another example of something an inquisitive media has failed to discover in the 21 months since an Obama presidential run became likely. It’s too bad. It’s clear, from an underlying 2005 post at Analyze This, and other information S&L gathered, that had anyone in the media undertaken an effort to speak to Obama’s co-workers at Business International, the firm where he worked after earning his bachelor’s degree from Columbia, they would have found that the reality of that job differed sharply from how Obama described it in his best-selling Dreams from My Father. Here are just three of many examples from S&L, comparing how Obama characterized his job and the reality described at Analyze This:
Another commenter at the Analyze This post corroborated the post’s content. A “bill millar,” who in part wrote (bold is mine):
Funny thing… A journalism/political science major… Writing about finance… Pretending in his book to be an expert on interest rate swaps. I remember trying to explain the nuance of these instruments to him in the cramped three Wang terminal space we called the bull pen. In contrast to his his liberal arts background, I had a degree in finance and Wall Street experience, so I knew what I was talking about. But rather than learn from a City College kid, the Ivy Leaguer just sort of rolled his eyes. Condescendingly. I’ll never forget it. God forbid he leave the impression that a mere editor like myself knew more about something than did Barack. He was like that… But know what? I can forgive him for being immature–which is probably all that was at the time. Don’t we all believe we know everything at just around that age? That said…he was a lot older when he wrote his book. Mature enough by this time to realize that his account of his time at Business International could be described as embellishment…
Apparently not; or, he didn’t care, as long as it would help him get to where he wanted to go. Also, go figure: The Analyze This author nonetheless describes himself as an Obama fan. Speaking of embellishment: When is Oprah Winfrey, who famously dressed down James Frey in early 2006 for the fabrications in his book, “A Million Little Pieces,” going to go after Barack Obama for:
As to traditional media outlets, Tom Maguire at Just One Minute, writing on another matter (Obama, Bill Ayers, and the Annenberg Challenge has a good prediction as to when they’ll get around to questioning the accuracy of Obama’s books: “after they resolve open issues about Ms. Palin’s 4-H dues from 1971.”