Obama Autobiography: Fact or Fiction?

By | June 22, 2012

Generally when one in public office publishes an autobiography it is anticipated that intrepid investigative reporters will search through it for inaccuracies. Apparently, not so with Obama’s Dreams From My Father. This autobiography was praised and the history of Obama’s early life helped him relate to many Americans.

One might expect that an autobiography would contain embellished stories based on memory. But one would expect a certain amount of fact checking. In a new biography by David Maraniss Obama: The Story it appears more about Obama’s past is anecdotal rather than truth. Even the New York Times has had to acknowledge contradictions between those who knew Obama and his family and the Obama memoirs.

Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC interviewed Maraniss this week. The following clip will show two amazing inconsistencies in the Obama story:

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 You can watch the entire interview here.

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