You’ve heard that in 1991, literary agency Acton & Dystel typo’d the part of client Barack Obama’s bio that mentioned his place of birth. (They said it was Kenya).
If a story from WND can be believed, successor firm Dystel & Gooderich kept the mistake in their client’s profile up through April 2007, when it was then corrected.
I don’t have any reason to doubt that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. At some point or another, however, Barack Obama seems to have sanctioned the belief that he was born in Kenya, or allowed it to linger. What started as a mistake at Acton & Dystel in 1991 was allowed to remain in the narrative until after Obama started running for president.
It’s hard to believe that a Obama was unaware of the error for 16 years. For a young writer trying to sell a first book, “born in Kenya, successful in America,” was a much better hook than the truth.
Does it bother you that Obama seems to have let this error persist for so long? Not “bother” in the sense that it has you questioning his eligibility, bother in the sense that it has you questioning his character?