By Dylan StablefordMay 18, 2012
A possible source of the so-called “birther” issue–or at least a potential cause of the rumors that have dogged President Barack Obama–has been identified.
Obama’s former literary agency misidentified his birthplace as Kenya while trying to promote the then-Harvard Law grad as an author in 1991.
Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its current clients.
“This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me–an agency assistant at the time,” Goderich wrote in an emailed statement to Yahoo News. “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.”
Complete BS. Sixteen years later, Goderich still listed him as born in Kenya. It isn’t credible that the error was made in the first place, and it certainly isn’t credible that it wasn’t corrected for 16 years.
“Fact checking error” What does that mean? She was supposed to check if Obama was lying about being born in Kenya? Where else could that piece of information have come from, other than Obama himself?