AP Reads its Own Story on “Kenyan-Born” Obama

NEWS TO THEM OR NOT?

by Sharon Rondeau

(Sep. 17, 2019) — On Tuesday afternoon, a reader accessing The Post & Email from an “Associated Press” IP opened our article about a 2004 article attributed to the AP describing Barack Hussein Obama II, who was then running for the U.S. Senate from Illinois, as “Kenyan-born.”

Our story, dated October 14, 2009 by founder John Charlton, is titled, “AP declares Obama ‘Kenyan-Born’!”

As Charlton referenced, the source article, marked “—AP” at the bottom, appeared in Kenya’s Sunday Standard on June 27, 2004 and began, “Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night…”

The AP was among a number of media sources which reported prior to Obama’s presidential run that Obama was born in Kenya or Indonesia rather than Hawaii, as he now claims.  Another source, Obama’s then-literary agent, in 1991 published a promotional pamphlet which included Obama’s biography and stated that the nascent author was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

In April 2007, two months after Obama announced he would seek the U.S. presidency, the biography was altered to say that he was “born in Hawaii.”

On April 27, 2011, an image purported to represent Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate held by the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) was posted on the White House website.  Within days, it was analyzed by experts who declared it problematic.  A five-year criminal investigation launched in August that year commissioned by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) affirmed those early findings in an initial press conference on March 1, 2012.

At a third and final presser on December 15, 2016, lead investigator Mike Zullo reported that two outside forensic analysts, one from Hawaii and one from Italy, reached the same conclusion that the birth certificate image cannot be considered authentic.

Following that press conference, in an article titled, “Sheriff Joe Arpaio closes probe of Obama birth certificate,” AP reporter Jacques Billeaud failed to mention the new information about the forensic analysts and called the investigation an “erroneous effort.”

Contesting Arpaio’s “effort,” Billeaud wrote:

In 2012, he said the investigation revealed that there was probable cause to believe Obama’s long-form birth certificate was a computer-generated forgery and that the selective service card completed by Obama in 1980 was likely a fraud.

The facts say otherwise. Hawaii officials repeatedly confirmed Obama’s citizenship, and the courts rebuffed a series of lawsuits.

23 Responses to "AP Reads its Own Story on “Kenyan-Born” Obama"

  1. Lew Harper   Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Transcript of the NPR show doesn’t mention Obama being born in Kenya.

    MARTIN: Yes. Finally, I wanted to ask you on a son of Africa, Barack Obama, is a poised to – at least have the opportunity to become the next president of the United States. How does this campaign look overseas?

    QUIST-ARCTON: You know, it has absolutely fired the imagination, not only of the American people, but people in Africa. The fact that, for starters, Barack Obama’s father is from Kenya, people were very excited. And because they had had a failed election in Kenya, and the opposition leading Kenya, Raila Odinga, comes from the same tribe as Barack Obama’s father, the Luo, the joke was going around Kenya that America is going to have a Luo president before Kenya does.

    Now, there’s huge interest, not just in Kenya, all over the continent. Nobody for a moment, I think, believes that he is anything but a – would be anything but an American president if he is elected. The fact that a black man and one with African blood has managed to get this far, you know, I think it has made young people sit up and listen and watch and follow the campaign. It has made the older generations who lived through the colonialism and independence sit down and say, well, well, well, so it can happen in America, too. Huge interest.

    MARTIN: Does it changed in some way the way Africans, some Africans – because you certainly cannot speak for all – think about the United States?

    QUIST-ARCTON: I think the U.S. generally gets a pretty good press in Africa, but, especially the predominantly Muslim countries, over the span of George Bush’s governance here, I think they have felt very disappointed because they feel that, because of the continuing war in Iraq, they don’t feel well-disposed towards President Bush.

    But I think, generally, the president probably gets a better press in Africa than he does right here in the United States, and that’s because of things like PEPFAR, the president’s program, which has helped on HIV and AIDS. Although this criticism that the U.S. administration is talking about abstinence rather than abstinence and fidelity and, of course, condomize, make sure that you use protection. But I think, generally, George Bush is not as popular as Bill Clinton in Africa and probably not as well known, but still, I think he can go out, leave office here feeling that he has friends in Africa. Yeah.

    MARTIN: So a lot of interests.

    QUIST-ARCTON: Absolutely.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20100413220449/http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=95550177

  2. Jeffrey Harrison   Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Nice article here. Thanks for the links for I made some copies for future reference…
    All of Obama’s puzzle pieces are fabricated and his sins will require a payment.

  3. Mike Shoesmith   Friday, September 20, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR’s Africa-based correspondent, tells why her beat has proved one of the most interesting ‘this’ year.

    She discusses the stories that have been painful and devastating for many nations on the continent such as the violent political fights that have led to power-sharing deals.

    She also describes the stories that have been exciting, including the U.S. presidential race of ‘Kenyan-born’ Sen. Barack Obama.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20091020224623/http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95550177

  4. Lew Harper   Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    FWIW, this 2009 Orange County Register article quotes from the AP saying the Sunday Standard rewrote the original AP story.

    “Plus … since originally posting this item, I received the following statement from Paul Colford, director of media relations for the Associated Press: “The AP has never reported that President Obama was born in Kenya. In fact, AP news stories about the state of Hawaii have confirmed that he was born there. The Kenyan paper that you cite rewrote a 2004 AP story, adding the phrase ‘Kenyan-born.’ That wording was not in the AP version of the story.”

    https://www.ocregister.com/2009/10/26/obama-birthplace-lawyer-submits-suspect-document/

  5. Lew Harper   Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Doing a word search on the phrase:

    “Illinois Senate candidate Jack Ryan dropped out of the race Friday amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations”

    Finds the following:

    https://azdailysun.com/ryan-ends-ill-senate-bid-amid-sex-club-scandal/article_e2786824-a7df-53e6-875c-e1389997dd38.html

    https://helenair.com/news/national/ryan-drops-out-of-senate-race-in-illinois-after-sex/article_32d67af3-bc56-56e8-b38a-1bbf70dfa544.html

    https://journalstar.com/news/national/ryan-drops-from-illinois-senate-race/article_81fb8330-5881-5ab5-97f3-ccba430d7260.html

    https://www.outsidethebeltway.com/ryan_considers_quitting/

    https://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/2004/06-26/2150_ryan_drops_out_of_race_amid_damag.html

    These AP articles were published between June 24th and June 26th, 2004. The Sunday Standard article was published on June 27th.

  6. Bruce Steadman   Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    YES! — PROVEN FACT! — OBAMA WAS BORN IN KENYA! — Kenyan Gov Officials, African Newspapers, Obama 1991 Bio, Barry Obama, Obama Family Mbrs, and other Accounts Reporting Obama is Kenyan Born

    https://www.wasobamaborninkenya.com/blog/kenyan-gov-officials-african-newspapers-obama-1991-bio-barry-obama-obama-family-mbrs-and-other-accounts-reporting-obama-is-kenyan-born/

  7. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    A refresher on some online disinformation and misinformation and gas-lighting tactics used by Obots and Hbots and other far-left online trolls: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2019/01/22/first-we-had-obots-obama-online-bots-trolls-now-we-have-hbots-harris-online-bots-trolls/ in addition to Saul Alinsky manual of the ends justifies the means, win at any cost and in any way, i.e., the Kavanaugh hearing and subsequent continuing tactics, and the Trump was in cahoots with the Russians to win the 2016 election hoax – Rules for Radicals: http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

  8. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Bebop: I took a look at those two links that you provided at the request of Sharon Rondeau after you made your earlier comment in this thread. Those two links you posted after Sharon asked for links to one to articles about Jack Ryan dropping out of the political race back then and do not support in anyway that I can see the allegations you made re the AP revising its prior article about Obama being Kenyan-Born, i.e., that someone in Kenya doctored the AP story. Others in this thread, please take a look at those links. Does anyone see anything in those links that is relevant to this article posted by Sharon Rondeau and the AP revising history after Obama declared to run for President. Sharon, is there anything in those links that Bebop provided that adds any credibility to his assertion that someone in Kenya doctored the AP news stories over there? I think Bebop is an Obot type and is here engaging in gas-lighting in this thread. The far-left routinely accuses their opposition of doing exactly what instead they are doing. Typical Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals tactics. JMHO.

  9. James Carter   Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Thank you, Bebop, for those two links. If as you suggest the Kenyan Sunday Standard did in fact add the “Kenyan born” reference to AP’s article thus implying the “Kenyan born” reference was part of AP’s article, one would think the AP would have contacted the Kenyan Sunday Standard in 2004 and asked them to correct it. NADA?

    One would also think the AP would have contacted The Post & Email founder John Carlton in 2009 and asked him to correct his article. NADA?

    Now that we know someone at the AP accessed The Post & Email Editor/Publisher Sharon Rondeau’s article above two days ago, one would think the AP will soon contact Sharon Rondeau and ask her to correct her article. Let’s see what happens.

  10. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8:04 AM

    America is upside down in so many ways 08-28-08- TODAY, due in largest part to TREASON QUEEN PELOSI and her Democriminal hand-out hopefuls from the THEFT LEFT.

    The Whoreable Nancy Pelosi, an “always open” political whore, brings America open borders, lawlessness and OPEN CITIZENSHIP…while still remaining SECOND IN LINE TO BE AMERICA’S PRESIDENT…OF AN OTHERWISE NUMBSKULL NATION!
    https://premierecollectibles.com/powergrab?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxtvurtnc5AIVBFYMCh0Eswc2EAAYASAAEgKTf_D_BwE

    WHO WILL SURRENDER THEIR AMERICAN MIND TO THIS FARCE MAJEURE:

    1. Lyin’ Ted the Undocumented Fed is born in Canada but his mother is allegedly a US-citizen so PELOSI’S OPEN CITIZENSHIP confers “natural born Citizen [nbC]” onto Lyin’ Ted solely by the transfer of his mother’s alleged US-citizenship alone. How?

    2. PELOSI’S OPEN CITIZENSHIP allows Obama II to be an UNIDENTIFIED “natural born Citizen” because his narrative mom is a US-citizen and the Kenyan-citizenship of his Father from My Dreams is completely non-transferrable. How?
    https://canadafreepress.com/2009/williams091209.htm

    3. PELOSI’S OPEN CITIZENSHIP allows alamaK Harrris to accept her parent’s DNA/surname/foreign lineage pride/childhood tutelage, yet, dismiss altogether, any transfer of foreign-citizenship by her foreign-born/foreign-citizen parents. How?
    http://www.singlish.net/alamak/

    With fugitive Democriminals like We the Power Nancy Pelosi, Hillary RICO Clinton, islamic infiltraitor Mouth-Off Omar et al, WHO NEEDS FOREIGN ENEMIES?

    John Jay, architect of nbC 1787-TODAY= no Cruz, no Obama II, no Harris = born in sole-USA-jurisdiction to sole-USA-citizen-parents for SOLE-USA-ALLEGIANCE…ANY OTHER DEFINITION IS 100% MAKE-THEM-BELIEVE IN OPEN CITIZENSHIP LAWLESSNESS! How not?
    http://newswithviews.com/JBWilliams/williams321.htm
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jay

    2020 VISION: ARREST PELOSI+OBAMA II, RELEASE HOSTAGE AMERICA

  11. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:37 PM

    Correction: Ted Cruz was a Tri-Citizen at birth (Canadian by country of birth, Cuban via his Cuban national father, and allegedly U.S. if his mother had not become a Canadian citizen by the time he was born in Canada) also with attendant allegiance requirements to three countries at birth: http://www.kerchner.com/protectourliberty/petition-tedcruznotnaturalborncitizen.pdf For the birth citizenship status of several other politicians seeking to be the Commander in Chief see: https://www.scribd.com/lists/22182725/Some-Politicians-Seeking-High-Office-Who-Are-Not-A-Natural-Born-Citizen-of-U-S

  12. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Hi Bob: Reading it I see nothing in that paper addresses the national security concern which is innate in allowing a person born with dual-Citizen and attendant dual-allegiance to a country other than the USA to become the Commander in Chief of our military. Dual-Citizens and Tri-Citizens at birth (and their political allies) thinking and believing and spouting that they are a “natural born Citizen” of the United States are clearly gas-lighting the citizenry and voting public. The founders and framers were very clear in that they intended the “natural born Citizen” clause to be discriminatory to help prevent foreign influence on the person being Commander in Chief of our Military. Dual-Citizens at birth like Ted Cruz and Tri-Citizens at Birth like Kamala Harris certainly have foreign influence on them by birth and thus are not a “natural born Citizen” of the USA. For more on who is a “natural born Citizen” of the United States see this white paper on that subject: The-Who-What-When-Where-Why-and-How-of-NBC-Term-in-Constitution.pdf

  13. Bebop   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:56 PM

    Tracking down the original requires a Nexis search but many archived on-line newspaper sites retain the original item

    https://www.heraldtribune.com/article/LK/20040625/News/605223376/SH/

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-jun-27-adna-ryan27-story.html

  14. Bob68   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Nikita’s_ UN_Shoe
    Here is an interesting PDF file written in 2005 which is trying to convince the reader that “natural born citizen”, as originally defined in the Constitution is a bad idea.
    It doesn’t do that for me, but it reveals again the Constitutions original meaning has not been changed. There have been numerous failed attempts to change the Constitutions requirement for natural born citizen for U.S. President and Commander-in-Chief. They all failed and the Constitution was ignored to get the Deep State creation “Obama” installed as America’s putative president. It worked, except for the failure of Hillary, the planned and promised in 2008 after Obama cover……..

    From the Chicago-Kent Law Review…not to surprising considering Obama was being primed in Chicago to be installed as America’s president. The name of the PDF file is:

    Amending the Natural Born Citizen Requirement:
    Globalization as the Impetus and the Obstacle
    Sarah P. Herlihy

    https://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.bing.com/&httpsredir=1&article=3528&context=cklawreview

  15. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Bebop: See the half dozen other newspapers in various countries in Africa that reported Obama was Kenyan born: https://www.scribd.com/lists/3248475/Kenyan-Gov-Officials-African-Newspapers-Obama-1991-Bio-Barry-Obama-Obama-Family-Mbrs-and-other-Accounts-Reporting-Obama-is-Kenyan-Born Also the various Kenyan government officials stating the same can be found at that link. The only doctoring being done was done by the AP to remove the Kenyan born statement from articles it published after Obama declared he was running for President. Once Obama’s campaign got rolling and things began to surface such as that AP story and the book agent bio, the scrubbing and doctoring as you call it began in earnest by Obama and his left wing supporters at AP and elsewhere to cover up or scrub anything that previously said he was born in Kenya. As Sharon Rondeau requested, please provide a link for your revisionist version of events regarding the AP story. And again, see the other newspapers in Africa and the calendar hanging on his grandmother’s wall claiming Obama was Kenyan born. See the links at the above SCRIBD list for that and more. Also see ProtectOurLiberty.org for more on Obama’s constitutional lack of eligibility to be Pres and CinC no matter where he was born.

  16. Nikita's_UN_Shoe   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Current: For the 2020 Presidential election – Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard, and Andrew Yang do not meet the Constitutional meaning of natural born Citizen, that phrase that was aptly defined in four U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

    Past: For the 2016 Presidential election – Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, and Rafael E. (Ted) Cruz did not meet the Constitutional meaning of natural born Citizen, that phrase that was aptly defined in four U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

    Past: For the 2012 Presidential election – Barack HUSSEIN Obama did not meet the Constitutional meaning of natural born Citizen, that phrase that was aptly defined in four U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

    Past: For the 2008 Presidential election – Barack HUSSEIN Obama and John S. McCain, III did not meet the Constitutional meaning of natural born Citizen, that phrase that was aptly defined in four U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

    From: https://www.thepostemail.com/2009/10/18/4-supreme-court-cases-define-natural-born-citizen/#comment-297050

    Finally it should be noted, that to define a term is to indicate the category or class of things which it signifies. In this sense, the Supreme Court of the United States has never applied the term “natural born citizen” to any other category than “those born in the country of parents who are citizens thereof”.

    Hence every U.S. Citizen must accept this definition or categorical designation, and fulfill his constitutional duties accordingly. No member of Congress, no judge of the Federal Judiciary, no elected or appointed official in Federal or State government has the right to use any other definition; and if he does, he is acting unlawfully, because unconstitutionally.

  17. Glen Day   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    WHAT OBAMA TOLD MAI MARIE POPE

    Mia Marie Pope knew Obama when they both were teenagers hanging out at Waikiki Beach. Obama’s name then was “Barry Soetoro” and he said he was a foreign student from “Mombasa”. He attended the very exclusive and expensive private Punahou School in Hawaii. How “Barry” was able to afford that school she didn’t know. His family (grand-parents) lived in a modest apartment building in Honolulu and didn’t appear to have a lot of money. Pope surmised that since “Barry” was a foreign student, he received some special deal and was able to go to Punahou. She and other teens in their group considered “Barry” a braggart and “pathological liar” of deficient character and deduced he was involved in cocaine usage and homosexual interactions, for compensation (money and or drugs), with older (mostly White) men. She observed him entering and exiting vehicles containing these men. “Barry was not interested in girls at all.” Obama in his book “Dreams from My Father” admitted to his drug usage as a teen.

    Pope, as a teen, did not know where “Mombasa” was located. She has since learned it is a city in the country of Kenya.

  18. Sharon Rondeau   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Link?

  19. Bebop   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Except that the original Associated Press Sunday Standard article (Friday June 25, 2004 by Maura Kelly Lannan) says no such thing about Obama…it was apparently doctored (most likely by the Kenya-based edition of the Sunday Standard) to include the “Kenyan-born” reference…they even spelled Barack wrong…

  20. Robert Laity   Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 3:13 AM

    The immutable fact remains. Obama was not born in the U.S. to two U.S. citizen parents. He is NOT a “Natural Born Citizen” of the U.S.

  21. James Carter   Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:45 PM

    Hey AP: What say you now, now that Obama himself said he comes from Kenya in the video uploaded to YouTube by Kenyan CitizenTV on July 16 of last year?

  22. Bruce Steadman   Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    A link to a pdf copy of the certified authentic August 4, 1961 Kenyan birth certificate of Barack Husein Obama II (liar, fraud, impostor) from the Coast Province General Hospital in Mombasa:

    https://www.wasobamaborninkenya.com/1961%20Kenyan%20Birth%20Certificate%20of%20Barack%20Hussein%20Obama%20II,%20Copy.pdf

  23. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    My collection of 2008 and before articles, news stories, statements by Kenyan and U.S. government officials that Obama was Kenyan born and an immigrant. Then the scrubbing and revisions of sites and articles began after Obama declared for President and some of these prior articles and statements disagreed with his now revised in early 2008 new early life narrative to obfuscate that he is not a “natural born Citizen” of the U.S.: https://www.scribd.com/lists/3248475/Kenyan-Gov-Officials-African-Newspapers-Obama-1991-Bio-Barry-Obama-Obama-Family-Mbrs-and-other-Accounts-Reporting-Obama-is-Kenyan-Born Also see this article for this very important historical date/day today, Constitution Day: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/constitution-day-17-sep-2019-a-lesson-from-history-is-being-a-born-citizen-of-the-united-states-sufficient-citizenship-status-to-be-president-the-founders-and-framers-emphatically-decided-no-it-w/

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