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What's Behind Hatred of Obama?

Kent147 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 7:05 AM
Jonah, to say Maraniss is a "great reporter" means you are either being completely insincere or you don't know great. A great reporter would have been aggressive in uncovering the truth about Obama's early years. Maraniss wasn't, uncovering a few inconvenient facts, then letting much of the absurd story stand without even bothering to check the available facts. Your statement is like the oft heard one about Obama being a very nice person, just not a good President. These statements reflect on the person making them - indicating a fear of stating the hard truth. Such as Maraniss is a cowardly reporter, who found much deception in the Obama story, but did not have the courage or desire to chase the truth. Jonah, quit sucking up.
Seawolf Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 7:36 AM
If Mariniss had gone after the commieclown with the same zeal as Woodward and Bernstein went after Nixon, this guy would be in prison for this fraud he has perpetrated on us.
Greg1084 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 7:10 AM
He is uneasy with seeing his entire profession go down the tubes. I think many conservative journos would like to see a return to credibility, a day when people like us would buy a liberal paper like the WP just so we could wake up every morning and read Evans and Novak. Ain't gonna happen.

What drives Barack Obama's "doubters and haters"?

So asks Obama biographer David Maraniss in a recent op-ed article for the Washington Post. By doubters and haters he means the people who think Obama wasn't born in the U.S., that he's a secret Muslim or that he's a closet socialist.

He has an answer: "Some of it can be attributed to the give-and-take of today's harsh ideological divide. Some of it can be explained by the way misinformation spreads virally to millions of like-minded people, reinforcing preconceptions. And some of it, I believe, arises out of fears of demographic changes in this...