MEDIA REPORTS ON PHOTO-OPS WHICH DO NOT APPEAR TO EXIST
by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 26, 2012) — Barack Obama and his wife visited Marines in Kaneohe Bay on Tuesday. While the media referred to photographs taken with service members, only one photo with a person not in uniform is shown.
The “Kaneohe Station” Marine base has a reported 9,517 people by the 2010 census. The formal name for the base is “Marine Corps Base Hawaii.” Obama has reportedly been “working out” at the base since arriving in Hawaii for his year-end vacation.
The media, specifically the Associated Press, report Hawaii as Obama’s “native state” or “home state,” but there is no proof that he was born or raised there, nor does he appear to have any relatives residing there. No records have ever been released of his elementary school years or his alleged years at Punahou High School, an exclusive private school which he purportedly attended while living with his grandparents.
Obama experienced some racial discrimination while attending Punahou, according to a report “contributed to” by the Associated Press. If he was born in Hawaii, why did he experience discrimination in the fifth grade?
Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo has reported that he can find no evidence that Obama was born or raised in Hawaii before the age of five. Obama’s birthplace might or might not be germane to whether or not he qualifies under Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, but most Americans believe that birth on U.S. soil renders a person a “natural born Citizen.” The Associated Press has confused “native born” with “natural born.”
In a biography circulated prior to the publication of Obama’s first book, Dreams From My Father, his literary agent said that he had been born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The account was not changed until 2007, shortly after Obama announced that he would seek the presidency.
The AP narrative has been widely distributed but does not contain any photos with uniformed service members. Rather, the same photo with a smiling man in a red shirt is the only photo depicting Obama with anyone else. The faces of service members seated at tables in Anderson Hall are not shown.
Obama will leave Hawaii on Wednesday evening to return to Washington in the event that a breakthrough agreement is achieved between Republicans and Democrats over the “fiscal cliff,” which, if not resolved by a new act of Congress, will usher in higher taxes as the Bush tax cuts expire. An earlier version of the AP report stated that Obama would return to Washington late on Tuesday, then early on Wednesday.
Obama’s media supporters have depicted his return to Washington as having “canceled” his vacation while his wife and daughters remain in Hawaii. The Obamas’ Hawaii vacation is estimated as costing U.S. taxpayers about $4,000,000.