Obama Autobiography: Inconsistency or Purposeful Exaggeration?

Much was made about Barrack Obama’s autobiography. A heralded tale of one who was influenced by the trials of his ancestors making him the most eligible man for president in 2008. Now it turns out that much of what was written in the autobiography was inconsistent and possible made up…or both. Last month we shared an interview with biographer David Maraniss and Andrea Mitchell in which several ‘inconsistencies’ were pointed out.

Today’s report from FNC sheds a little more light on not only the discrepancies but also the reaction by some Obama supporters. Gerald Early from Washington University in St. Louis states, “It really doesn’t matter if he made up stuff.” It’s hard to imagine professors and reporters would react with the same nonchalance if this was an autobiography by George Bush.