It’s About Race

This US Presidential is all about Race – at least it seems to be to Michelle Obama, wife of presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

A shocking article by African Press International (API):

Accusing API of colluding with American internet bloggers in an effort to bring down her husband, Mrs Obama said she decided to call API because of what she termed, API’s help to spread rumors created by American bloggers and other racist media outlets in their efforts to damage a black man’s name, saying she hopes African Media was mature enough to be in the front to give unwavering support to her husband, a man Africans should identify themselves with.

When API told her that our online news media was only relaying what the American Bloggers and other media outlets had discovered through their investigations, Mrs Obama was angered and she came out loud with the following: “African Press International is supposed to support Africans and African-American view,” and she went to state that, “it is strange that API has chosen to support the racists against my husband. There is no shame in being adopted by a step father. All dirt has been thrown onto my husband’s face and yet he loves this country. My husband and I know that there is no law that will stop him from becoming the president, just because some American white racists are bringing up the issue of my husband’s adoption by His step father. The important thing here is where my husband’s heart is at the moment. I can tell the American people that My husband loves this country and his adoption never changed his love for this country. He was born in Hawaii, yes, and that gives him all the right to be an American citizen even though he was adopted by a foreigner; says Michelle Obama on telefon to API.”

This is a very interesting turn of events. The American man Dr Corsi was recently reported to have been arrested in Kenya because there was fear that he might reveal information on Obama when he wanted to hold a press conference in Nairobi.

The question now is why he was arrested and who ordered his arrest. Was Obama’s hand in this in any way? We will never know the truth but what is clear is that Dr Corsi was seen as a threat while in Kenya.

When API asked Mrs Obama to comment on why Dr Corsi was arrested by the Kenyan government and whether she thought Kenya’s Prime Minister Mr Raila Odinga was involved in Dr Corsi’s arrest, she got irritated and and simply told API not to dig that which will support evil people who are out to stop her husband from getting the presidency.

When asked who she was referring to as the evil people, she stated that she was not going to elaborate much on that but that many conservative white people and even some African Americans were against her husband, but that this group of blacks were simply doing so because of envy.

On Farakhan and his ministry, Mrs Obama told API that it was unfortunate that Mr Farakhan came out the way he did supporting her husband openly before the elections was over. That was not wholehearted support but one that was calculated to convince the American people that my husband will support the growth of Muslim faith if he became the president, adding “even if my husband was able to prove that he is not a Muslim, he will not be believed by those who have come out strongly to destroy his chances of being the next President. Do real people expect someone to deny a religion when 80 percent of his relatives are Muslims?; Mrs Obama asked.

Mrs Obama asked API to write a good story about her husband and that will earn API an invitation to the inauguration ceremony when, as she put it , her husband will be installed as the next President of the United States of America next year.

— Published by African Press International – API

Obviously this report cannot be fully verified because it references a direct telephone conversation between Michelle Obama and people at API. Still, API – an Afrocentric as in African Continent – media outlet headquartered in Norway has little reason to lie about something like this.

Frankly, I don’t feel the need to comment on the article. Mrs. Obama has spoken quite clearly and eloquently about her views of race, racial loyalties and duties, and White people.

NOTE: Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs says the interview is a complete and utter fabrication. “It’s bogus, she didn’t call, it’s all a lie,” he says.

I’m leaving this post up for now on the hope that further details on this article and on the reasoning / agenda behind it are made clear.

Related Reading:

Africa Is Not A Country
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Serafina and the Black Cloak
Black Saucer: A Story Of Determination
Politics (Dover Thrift Editions)

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7 Responses to “It’s About Race”

  1. Ben Says:

    This article is a fake. See here: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YWM2MDA2NzZkNzdjNWMzZGFlOGJiZGUxMzNhYjJkZDI=

  2. jonolan Says:

    Ben,

    I noted that the Obama campaign denies the truth of API’s report.

  3. Sarah Says:

    There’s no such organization as the African Press International. It’s just a free WordPress blog that occasionally steals stories from the African Press Agency, and makes up whatever crazy crap they feel like.

    Conservatives are more credulous than a truck full of turnips. It’s people like you that keep all those Nigerian scammers in business.

  4. jonolan Says:

    African Press International (API) claims to have recordings of the conversation between API and Mrs Obama. They also claim that they will release after legal review to protect themselves against lawsuits from the Obama family and campaign since API is concerned that they didn’t notify Mrs. Obama that she was being recorded.

    I’m actually skeptical about the telephone call and the existence of a recording, but am having trouble finding a reason for duplicity on the part of API.

  5. jonolan Says:

    Still no tapes. I think this can be written off as a very strange hoax.

  6. Sue Says:

    Im not sure but I suspect that this is the same Jerome Corsi, the right-wing propaganda hack who would recognize the truth if it was shing at him like a ten thousand watt light bulb.

    Plus his rantings are published one of those right-wing publishing outfits which are constitutionally and indeed pathologically incapable of telling the truth about anything.

  7. jonolan Says:

    There’s no real link between Corsi and API. This appears to have been a completely independent hoax.

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