In yet another example of White House dissembling and our subservient media rolling over, the White House admitted Thursday that President Obama not only knows a Kenyan uncle who faced deportation, but that the president lived with this uncle in the eighties. When asked in 2011, the White House said there was no record of the two ever meeting. Apparently, our crackerjack media accepted that false information without ever following up or even asking if the president had been asked.
The Boston Globe reports that at a recent deportation hearing, the president’s uncle, Onyango Obama, testified that “his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was here illegally and fighting deportation.”
Obviously, this testimony directly contradicted the 2011 statement from the White House. Faced with the contradiction, the White house offered the following explanation:
[T]he press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Globe that they had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office asked the president directly, which they had not done in 2011.
Only with a Democrat in office would “we have no record of the two meeting” not sound like a non-answer answer to the media. And once again it wasn’t our media that dug up an Obama scandal or embarrassment; in this case it was the uncle.
During his briefing Thursday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that he personally chose to ask the president about the relationship. The Boston Globe adds:
“The President first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The President did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The President has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”
This has been all-too typical a problem with our media throughout the Obama administration. Whether it is the IRS scandal, ObamaCare, the ObamaCare enrollment numbers, or Benghazi, our acquiescent media is told something by the White House and simply reports it to the world as fact and without a hint of skepticism.
Since the day Obama stepped on to the presidential stage, the American media have been uniformly terrified at what they might find were they to shift from stenographer to investigative reporter. And as we have seen over the last five years of scandal, lies, and incompetence, that fear is not without reason.
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