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IS THE LIGHT OF TRUTH FINALLY SHINING THROUGH?
by Sharon Rondeau
(May 15, 2012) — The Gateway Pundit is reporting that in an interview between Fox News commentator Sean Hannity and journalist and author Edward Klein, Klein reveals information from recorded interviews with Bill Clinton and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor in Chicago. The author of numerous non-fiction and fiction books, Klein recently published his latest work entitled The Amateur, which claims that Bill Clinton had wanted his wife Hillary to challenge Obama during the 2012 Democratic primary cycle because of Obama’s incompetence.
Klein is currently self-employed and was editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine and Assistant Managing Editor for Newsweek. He is a graduate of Columbia University, from which Obama alleges he graduated in 1983. He has also written for “Vanity Fair” and “Parade” Magazines.
Klein also told Hannity that Obama’s controversial former pastor from Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, agreed to assist Obama in learning about Christianity while allowing him to retain his “Islamic background.” Klein stated that Wright was “like a second father” to Obama. Klein told Newsmax that Obama “was steeped in Islam,” while The Huffington Post claims that that belief is “incorrect.” In January 2008, Snopes had claimed that “no evidence supports a claim that Obama is a Muslim (radical or otherwise). Robert Gibbs, former White House Press Secretary who said he had “asked” for Obama’s “birth certificate” to be “posted on the internet,” had stated emphatically that Obama was a Christian.
Hannity had asked Klein if he could listen to “all 3.5 hours” of recordings Klein said he possessed to write the book, and Klein offered to make them available. Some have discredited The Amateur as an “anti-Obama book.”
During the run-up to the 2008 presidential campaign, several writers and bloggers and had posited that Obama had been raised a Muslim and studied the Quran and the Arabic language. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos in September 2008, Obama identified himself as a Muslim, with Stephanopoulos quickly “correcting” Obama’s statement to say, “my Christian faith.” In April 2009, the Pew Research Center reported that 11% of the population believed he was a Muslim.
Were the researchers wrong?
Researcher Martha Trowbridge claims that Obama was raised in Sukarno’s palace in Indonesia from a very young age, and that he is the son of Malcolm X and Jo Ann Newman.
Hannity had interviewed Klein in 2005 after the release of his book about Hillary Clinton entitled The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President which some “conservatives” criticized as lacking in sources and new information. Hillary Clinton had reportedly denied the allegations made in Klein’s book, as she, Bill and daughter Chelsea have stated that Klein’s new book is untruthful.
Klein also co-authored a book about Obama published in 2010 described as a work of fiction and purporting that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya; had been raised as a Muslim and was propelled into the White House by a “gigantic conspiracy.”
The Huffington Post suggests that Klein lifted a quote appearing in his new book from an interview it did with Obama’s one-time physician in 2009 without giving attribution, an allegation Klein’s spokesperson refutes.
In his new book, Klein describes Michelle Obama as “jealous” and distrustful of her husband. He states that Michelle and Oprah Winfrey have a strained relationship. Klein also states that he interviewed Jeremiah Wright, who told Klein that “one of Obama’s closest personal friends,” Dr. Eric Whitaker, had offered Wright $150,000 to cease speaking publicly until after the presidential campaign was over. Wright allegedly refused the “offer.”
Obama had repudiated Wright’s anti-white rhetoric uncovered before the election but reportedly met with him in person following the rejection of the offer of $150,000 and said, “I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.”
Wright had stated of the atrocities of September 11, 2011, “America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” just as Malcolm X had said that JFK’s assassination was the “chickens coming home to roost…chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they’ve always made me glad.”
Following Klein’s revelations on May 13, 2012, The Post & Email left a message with Rev. Wright’s office at Trinity United Church of Christ, from which he has retired and now holds the position of Pastor Emeritus requesting comment but received no response.