WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 — The mainstream media, acolytes of liberals and the Obama Administration, have been digging up plenty of background about Donald Trump, most of it not complimentary, much of at best out of context, at worst, untrue.
While the media have done far more than their due diligence to publicize the dirt on Trump, but for eight years, they’ve ignored that ocean around Obama.
A bit of Obama’s past involves a man named Frank Marshall Davis. In his 1995 book Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Obama writes about ‘Frank,’ referencing him only by his first name. Stories of “Frank” are only available in the print version of the book, having been omitted from the audio version.
Davis played a significant role in Obama’s early years, specifically his adolescent years. According to media watchdog Accuracy in Media:
“However, through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his “poetry” and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just ‘Frank.’”
That time frame puts Obama at roughly ages ten to eighteen, an impressionable period in any young man’s life. Not only did Davis identify as a communist, the FBI had a 600 page report on him due to his work as a member of the Communist Party of Hawaii.
He was also an atheist, pornographer and racist.
A video has emerged of Obama (reportedly recorded in September of 1995) talking about his relationship with Davis in reference to Dreams of My Father.
In a separate AIM.org article, Cliff Kincaid writes,
“By his own admission, Obama was preoccupied with his own feelings and thoughts about race relations. He saw himself as an ‘angry young man’ whose father was absent from his life. He said he was “without father figures around who might guide and steer my anger.
“In the passages he read back in 1995, Obama discussed inviting some white friends to a black party and seeing them squirm. ‘They’re trying to tap their foot to the beat and being extraordinarily friendly,’ he said. They are trying to fit in but they are uncomfortable and they tell Obama they want to leave. Obama concluded, ‘What I have had to put up with every day of my life is something that they find so objectionable that they can’t even put up with a day.’
“The passages that he reads from the book before the Cambridge audience include a discussion of when his own white grandmother was accosted by a black panhandler. Davis told Obama that his grandmother was right to be scared and that ‘She understands that black people have reason to hate.’
“In other words, Davis did not encourage Obama to pursue racial harmony or reconciliation. He told Obama that blacks have a reason, or right, to hate.”
It seems that Davis did the opposite of encouraging Obama to pursue racial harmony by instilling in him feelings of vexation, doubt and resentment towards white people.
Obama hid and the press ignored all of this prior to the 2008 presidential campaign season. Coverage was minimal when the video of Obama talking about his relationship with Davis surfaced in 2015.
Dreams of My Father was published in 1995. This material was all readily available when Obama ran in 2008. Yet the press, and almost inexplicably the GOP, ignored it.
In November, 2015, Politico penned a story about an inconsistency in Ben Carson’s book Gifted Hands.
“West Point has occupied a central place in Carson’s personal story for years. According to a tale told in his book, ‘Gifted Hands,’ the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by the offer of a ‘full scholarship’ to the military academy.
“West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.”
All West Point cadets attend under “full scholarship,” and while Carson implies that Westmorland meant that he’d be accepted if he applied, he never claimed to have applied. His report of the episode thus seems benign. Begging the question why did the main stream media and liberal pundits pay so much more attention to Carson’s anecdote about, really, nothing, than Obama’s report about spending the better part of a decade with a racist communist who was under FBI surveillance?
On March 23, 2015, just 11 days after the video of Obama’s speech was posted on YouTube, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, a Washington Post fact checker, reported the following:
“Davis made an impression on Obama, as shown in his memoir. Obama mentions Davis several times in ‘Dreams from My Father’ as someone who influenced his understanding of his black identity. But there is no evidence Obama was ‘raised’ by Davis, or that Davis remained a close Communist mentor who advised him throughout his life. We carefully considered the facts underlying this assertion, and the evidence is slim. We may never definitively know one way or another, but it is time to put it to rest.”
There’s no mention that a video even exists.
Of all the news agencies who report on political matters, WND.com, American Thinker, Western Journalism, Gateway Pundit, Accuracy in Media and Infowars are the only outlets found that disclosed the existence of, and details regarding, the video.
All of these groups are right-of-center. No one who watches only the major networks like CNN or Fox News would have come across any mention of the video.
There is an asymmetry here. If there were a YouTube video of Donald Trump admitting to being mentored by a Klansman who taught him during his adolescence that white people and black people are not equal and that white people had a reason to hate, would it matter?
It would be front page news, for days. The story would sabotage Trump and boost ratings.
There is one basic point here: The mainstream media are biased.
The problem isn’t that the media lie, but that they pick and choose what to report. You can’t trust them to tell you everything you need to know about a public figure, and what they do tell you is misleading.
Obama was taught to view whites as beneath him during a very sensitive time in his life. Is he a racist? The mainstream media are incapable of even of asking the question while being quick to paint Donald Trump, a man that has provided jobs and positions of management to men and women of all racial backgrounds.
We can’t form an accurate picture of the world from a single source, or even from just mainstream sources. Alternative news sources will help us form a more complete and more honest picture.