Who is Barack Obama and why has he been saying those untrue things about himself?

David Maraniss’ new biography of Barack Obama makes clear that our president lied to his autobiography to the point that the book is “literature and memoir, not history and autobiography.” Maraniss adds that “The character creations and rearrangements of the book are not merely a matter of style, devices of compression, but are also substantive.”

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But Obama presented Dreams From My Father as autobiography, not literature. The book does contain a disclaimer. Obama wrote that the dialogue in the book is “an approximation” and that some of the characters in his book had been compressed or combined. But he did not disclose that his character creations and other “rearrangements” altered the substance of his life story.

Maraniss is a smart guy. He must have known early on in the project, and maybe even before he commenced it, that Dreams From My Father would not hold up as an accurate account of Obama’s life.

(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com …

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