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Washington Post names author Andy Martin as Obama source

June 28, 2008

NEW YORK News Conference:
WASHINGTON POST NAMES AUTHOR ANDY MARTIN AS OBAMA SOURCE
Andy Martin asks whether the Washington Post was “duped” by the Obama campaign. Was Danielle Allen violating federal law by using tax-exempt facilities to do Obama campaign research? What are Allen’s links to Obama and his campaign? The Washington Post is silent on these critical questions.
ANDY MARTIN
Executive Editor
ContrarianCommentary.com

“Factually Correct, Not
Politically Correct”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW YORK NEWS CONFERENCE JUNE 28, 2008

OBAMA AUTHOR ANDY MARTIN RESPONDS TO WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE NAMING MARTIN AS THE SOURCE OF COMMENTS ABOUT OBAMA’S RELIGIOUS ROOTS

MARTIN ACCUSES WASHINGTON POST OF CREATING “MANCHURIAN SURROGATE” FOR OBAMA’S DISINFORMATION

MARTIN’S CONTROVERSIAL BEST SELLER ON OBAMA WILL BE AVAILABLE NATIONALLY WITHIN DAYS

WAS THE WASHINGTON POST DUPED BY THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN?

(NEW YORK)[June 28] Legendary Chicago Internet columnist and Obama author Andy Martin will hold a New York news conference Saturday, June 28th to respond to an article today in the Washington Post identifying him as the original source of information about Barack Obama’s religion. Martin will also charge that far from being an innocent victim, Obama has been a perpetrator of the confusion over his religion and Obama is engaging in his own Internet terror tactics.

The Washington Post article is found at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/27/AR2008062703781.html?hpid=topnews

Martin says the Washington Post article is accurate and factual as it applies to him, but that the Post story raises more questions than it answers.

“In so far as my contact with the Post,” Martin will state, “Mr. Mosk accurately reports my role and, as far as I can remember, correctly reports our interview.

“But Mosk produced an incomplete form of journalism. He writes a long article about Danielle Allen, but she is a very suspicious character to say the least. Mosk uncritically swallows Allen’s story.

“First, despite the fact that Allen claims to have conducted exhaustive research, she never contacted me. How could she claim to be conducting ‘research’ without contacting the putative source? Scholarly research would have mandated even a pro forma contact.

“Second, Ms. Allen has been using tax exempt facilities to conduct her political research. Once again, an Obama supporter is caught apparently violating the law.

“Third, although she is identified as a ‘political expert’ there is no indication that Allen has any experience in politics whatsoever. Perhaps that is why Allen’s research was so amateurish and deficient. Her online resume shows no political background, unless she wants to count studying ancient Athens as a model for Obama’s role in the Chicago Democratic Machine.

“Fourth, neither Mosk nor Allen disclose any contacts Allen had with the Obama campaign, perhaps because of the sensitivity of using tax exempt facilities to conduct political research for Obama’s campaign. How could Mosk write an article and leave out a question about Allen’s contact with Obama’s campaign?

“Ms. Allen’s role is left hanging. She literally appears out of thin air. She claims to have accumulated masses of information, done research, and yet had no visible impact on the campaign until Mosk identified her on June 28th. Very, very strange. What impact has she had to justify her sudden appearance in the Post?

“Perhaps she is Obama’s new ‘Manchurian Surrogate,’ spoon feeding the mainstream media Obama’s perverted and distorted version of the truth about his religious roots.

“How did Mosk find Allen if she had no public record of any involvement? Obviously he was steered to her by the Obama campaign, a fact Mosk neglects to disclose. I would suggest that if Mosk was steered to her by the Obama campaign Mr. Mosk needs to write a follow-up story and disclose his own research record; it raises serious suspicions.

“The article says Allen met Obama as a ‘dean,’ but Obama had stopped teaching at the law school by the time Allen became a dean somewhere else in the university. There is an inconsistency here.

“Obama’s own evasion is the architect of his religious confusion; he is also the orchestrator of his own Internet terror tactics to silence the truth.

“First, the problem with Barack Obama is not that he is a radical Muslim; the Post correctly states that I have never made such an accusation, and thus the New York Times story falsely claiming I was ‘debunked’ is defamatory.

“The problem is that Obama wants the American people to elect him as a man of mystery, a stealth candidate. It is undeniable that at least until the age of ten, Obama was raised in a Muslim environment. Yet he has assiduously pretended these religious roots do not exist. He states ‘I have always been a Christian’ when that is an objective lie. Why lie about his childhood?

“Second, Obama has taken to terrorizing Muslims to expunge any depiction of their existence in his campaign. That’s why his staff removed two veiled women from a campaign event. Obama has sought to blame lowly staff workers; he always blames his staff when he is caught acting abusively.

“Third, Obama is guilty of the same Internet terror tactics as his opponents. He harasses anyone who challenges his fairy tales. I have been repeatedly attacked by Obama minions, and I keep fighting back.

“But I keep the public up to date about the facts, see http://barackobamawasamuslim.blogspot.com/

“Now that the Post has reported the accuracy of my research, if not Allen’s, I will increase the intensity of my attacks on Obama for his prevarication, distortion and disinformation.

“In conclusion, I thank the Post for correctly reporting my own role, and not stooping to the demagoguery of the New York Times. But, unfortunately, while reporting correctly on me, the Post has unveiled Obama’s new ‘Manchurian Surrogate’ for the media, Danielle Allen, an Africa-American woman who appears to have been rolled out by his campaign to undermine truth-tellers about his religious roots. Allen is apparently using taxpayer subsidies to conduct Obama’s political research. Ms. Allen has a lot of explaining to do.

“With all due respect to Mr. Mosk, how he found the
secretive Ms. Allen now becomes the story. Why she never surfaced until June 28th, and how she surfaced, and when, are equally unanswered questions. Has the Post been inadvertently duped? Was the Post knowingly used by the Obama campaign to propagate more religious disinformation?

“I would be remiss if I did not end with a plug for my new book, ‘Obama: The Man Behind The Mask.’ Guests on Sean Hannity have also started pilfering my book’s imagery. The book has gone to the printer and will be available nationally within days. I detail my four years of very public research—unlike Allen’s surreptitious claims to have researched Obama—to unmask the very secretive and evasive Mr. Obama.

“If I say so myself, my book is a great read and well worth the price. Internet buyers get priority, since we are already oversold for the first edition,” Martin states. “And if anyone finds factual inaccuracies in my writing, just let me know and I will correct them. I have always aim to be scrupulously accurate and I have succeeded.”
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO:

Internet Columnist-Author/Editor/Andy Martin

WHAT:

Andy Martin responds to the Washington Post article naming him as the source of Obama’s religious roots.

WHERE:

909 Third Avenue, public sidewalk in front of FDR Station, New York

WHEN:

Saturday, June 28, 4:00 P. M.

MEDIA
CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639

TO PURCHASE
BOOK:

http://www.OrangeStatePress.com

ANDY
E-MAIL:

AndyMart20@aol.com
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Legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host and broadcaster, and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin covers regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. Andy is the author of Obama: The Man behind the Mask, being published in June, 2008, see http://www.OrangeStatePress.com. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. [NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

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