Categories: ObamaPolitics

Biography of Barak Obama on Brochure Shows “Kenya” as Birth Place-Truth! & Fiction!

Biography of Barak Obama on Brochure Shows “Kenya” as Birth Place-Truth! & Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email with a photo and biography of Barack Obama, which said that he was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”
 

The Truth:

The image is real, originated from a 1991 promotional booklet published by Barack Obama’s former literary agency but the Kenyan birth place on the brochure was an error. 

The image recently surfaced and began circulating on the Internet with a fury.  According to a May 18, 2012 article by ABC News it came from the former literary agency of President Obama, Acton & Dystel.  The article also said that the editor of the bio “misidentified his birthplace as Kenya while trying to promote the then-Harvard Law grad as an author in 1991.”

The article identified the former employee of Acton and Dystel as Miriam Goderich, who  released a statement saying that this “was nothing more than a fact checking error by me–an agency assistant at the time.”  She went on to say, “There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”

Questions and rumors about the President’s place of birth have been circulating the Internet since he first ran for the Oval Office in 2008 and TruthOrFiction.Com has findings posted.  Click here for findings.

updated 5/18/12

Recent Posts

Bill Clinton’s 1996 Immigration Law Behind Child Separations-Fiction!

Bill Clinton's 1996 immigration law changed procedures for immigrants seeking asylum, but it did not require the prosecution or separation…

5 hours ago

Peter Fonda Calls for Barron Trump to be Kidnapped on Twitter-Truth!

Peter Fonda called for Barron Trump to be kidnapped in a Twitter rant about the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.…

6 hours ago

Camp Fire Story: Under Armour Clothing is Not Fireproof-Undetermined!

A warning about girl who was supposedly badly burned while wearing an Under Armour sweatshirt near a camp fire can't…

1 day ago

Facebook Hoax: Tyler Perry Is Giving Away $750,000-Fiction!

False claims that Tyler Perry is giving away $750,000 spread on social media in June 2018.

3 days ago

Trump Administration Holding Immigrant Children in Cages-Mostly Truth! & Misleading!

At least one U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility for child immigrants uses fence-like enclosures. But the facility has…

6 days ago

Child Trafficking Camp in Tucson Tied to Clinton Foundation-Fiction!

Authorities say that there's no indication that an abandoned homeless encampment found on a CEMEX property in Tucson was used…

1 week ago