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Kincaid: AP Protects Obama While Attacking Conservative Film

By Cliff Kincaid

Beth Fouhy of the Associated Press (AP) has reviewed Dinesh D’Souza’s popular conservative film, “2016: Obama’s America,” attacking its central claim that Obama’s alleged philosophy of anti-colonialism stems from the influence of the Kenyan Obama who was mostly absent from the President’s life.

The AP is one of the most influential news organizations in the world. Her article is running in literally hundreds of papers here and abroad and conveys the impression that D’Souza, a popular conservative author and scholar, and president of a Christian college, is deliberately misleading the public and distorting the facts about Obama’s background and history.

However, Fouhy completely ignores the part of the film that features an interview with Professor Paul Kengor, an accomplished author who discusses Obama’s mentor in Hawaii, Communist Party member and writer Frank Marshall Davis. This is the relationship that the media continue to regard as taboo. The failure to talk truthfully about Davis, identified merely as “Frank” in Obama’s memoir, constitutes one of the most important and insidious cover-ups in presidential history.

Exhibiting her service to the Obama campaign, Fouhy doesn’t want to blow the lid off this scandal and clearly prefers that the cover-up continue. Her movie “review,” as such, appears to be designed to warn people not to take any critics of Obama seriously when they raise questions about his foreign connections.

However, she knows that the truth is available because it was in the film that she supposedly saw. She cannot refute it. Obama was heavily influenced by a member of a Communist Party controlled and funded by Moscow. Frank Marshall Davis was even a supporter of mass murderer Joseph Stalin.

As AIM has documented, D’Souza in his film and book claims that “anti-colonialism” is behind Obama’s beliefs and policies. But anti-colonialism was a tactic of the international communist movement, which attempted to create the Soviet Union’s own colonial empire.

AIM has argued that Obama’s Marxist connection is far more newsworthy and significant than whatever “anti-colonial” views he may have had. Communist parties that engage in subversion and espionage against the United States, and use agents of influence to manipulate U.S. policy, still exist and operate against the United States, sometimes in collaboration with Islamist movements.

A communist writer by the name of Frank Chapman once referred to Obama himself as a revolutionary mole, while Marxist historian Gerald Horne spoke of Obama being influenced by Frank Marshall Davis during an event at the Tamiment Library in New York where the archives of the Communist Party were put on display. These remarks were delivered on March 23, 2007, and published on April 6, 2007—more than five years ago.

Fouhy, an AP political reporter covering the 2012 presidential campaign, has written her review, “Fact Check: ‘Anti-colonial’ Obama not plausible,” in a way that suggests she has ascertained the ultimate truth about the film and Obama. This is laughable. She blatantly ignores the facts about Davis mentioned in the film.

Focusing on the movie’s faulty claims of Obama’s anti-colonialism, Fouhy writes, “…it’s difficult to see how Obama’s political leanings could have been so directly shaped by his father, as D’Souza claims. The elder Obama left his wife and young son, the future president, when Obama was 2 and visited his son only once, when Obama was 10. But D’Souza portrays that loss as an event that reinforced rather than weakened the president’s ties to his father, who died in an automobile accident when Obama was in college.”

She is correct that there is no hard evidence the Kenyan, who may not in fact have been Obama’s real father, had any significant influence over Obama.

However, Fouhy ignores the fact that D’Souza attempts to make up for this deficiency in his film by including the interview with Cold War historian Paul Kengor, who had access to Davis’s 600-page FBI file and his writings for Communist Party papers. His new book is THE COMMUNIST Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor. Davis guided Obama’s thinking for about eight years in Hawaii, before Obama went off to Occidental College. Obama’s classmate John Drew says Obama was a Marxist at that time.

Kengor makes the well-documented assertion that it was Davis who most heavily influenced Obama as he was growing up in Hawaii. The interview with Kengor in the D’Souza film, which is showing in hundreds of theaters, gets on the record many of the long-neglected facts about Obama’s relationship with a communist.

While D’Souza’s film is flawed in terms of the anti-colonialism angle, Fouhy’s strange omission of the Davis matter makes her review even more questionable. D’Souza at least included the Kengor interview, which seems to represent his awareness that there is an alternative view of how Obama turned out that is more consistent with the facts as we have come to know and appreciate them.

The Fouhy review is the latest in a series of examples of how the major media have refused to address the facts, known by them for more than four years, about how Obama was influenced by a key member of the Communist Party member in Hawaii, and how Obama and his campaign tried to cover it up.

Four years ago, AP ran a story about Davis without mentioning the smoking-gun evidence that Davis was a Communist Party member. AP then called Davis a “left-leaning black journalist and poet” known for “leftist politics” and someone who might be accused by some of having “allegedly anti-American views.”

Fouhy could have set the record straight, by citing the Kengor interview in the D’Souza film, and she could have written about the 600-page FBI file on Davis. But she decided not to. Perhaps she realized that the facts about Davis and Obama are not in dispute and that her best approach was simply to ignore them. This is not real “fact-checking,” but dishonest journalism designed to guarantee a second term for Obama.

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Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, and can be contacted at cliff.kincaid@aim.org

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  1. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 30, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    The American people who watch the film 2016 soon come to understand that the only dusgusting film they need concern themselves with is the unsavory socialist film left in their mouths having tasted the non-stop oratorial diet of words spewed forth by a President who seeks to win in November by the skin of his socialist teeth.

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    • capthalComment by capthal
      August 30, 2012 @ 10:07 am

      inluminatuo, I always look forward to your comments here. From your avatar (Clint I think) do you think Mr Eastwood will be the secret speaker tonite? Keep these comments coming I’m with you all the way. I am afraid of obummer will have something done to make it possible for him to get rid of all elections…marshal law….scary.
      Looking forward to seeing D’Souza film.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 30, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

      The Good will speak out against the Bad and the Ugly.

      “Don’t ry to understand em, just rope roll and brand em, soon we’ll be living high and wide”
      “Rawhide’s calculating, Obama will be hating, be hating till the end of his ride.”
      “Head him Up MOVE HIM OUT.”

      Time to head this two headed, two fisted Cash cow back to the Chicago Stockyards, or the glue factory or remain on the horns of his Socialist dilemma and we will all be using cow chips to heat our homes.

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    • calradoComment by calrado
      August 30, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

      I also am a fan of your comments, inluminatuo! My wife and I saw ’2016′ last week, and I explained to her evidence points to Barry’s REAL father as Frank Marshall Davis, thus his socialist policies. I’m concerned that we can’t get “Any which way but loose” from this administration after some sort of ‘catastrophe’ created which would derail the November election.
      As I’ve said before, God (or Clint Eastwood) save our country!

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  3. KBreedlove50Comment by kbreedlove50
    August 30, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    You’ve missed the role Obama’s mother played in lionizing his father. This likely substituted for the presence of that father and meant that the senior Obama still influenced his son.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      August 30, 2012 @ 10:11 am

      Yes, but what his mother taught him about his father were all lies. I’m sure she never even mentioned the fact he was a big time drunk or womanizer.

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    • kelstepheComment by kelstephe
      August 30, 2012 @ 10:25 am

      It’s easy to see why Frank Davis is left out of any conversations or histories about Obummer. Davis is the real father.

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    • Mary SComment by Mary S
      August 30, 2012 @ 10:37 am

      I’ve seen this film and, while there wasn’t much I hadn’t already heard, it did help to bring more of the pieces together and explain a bit about Obama’s motivations. As for his mother, she seems to have been just another rebellious, affluent white girl with neglectful parents who may have gotten some perverse pleasure out of doing outrageous things like denigrate her country and get pregnant by a black man in a time when that was not commonplace. The “father” was certainly no prize, and one truly has to wonder how that association ever came to be. That doesn’t negate the abandonment issues that may have influenced Obama’s entire childhood – he needs somebody or something else to blame for his “father’s” neglect and shortcomings – which is consistent with the way he deals with everything. How this kind of person got to be President of the greatest country on earth is baffling to say the least.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 30, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

      Obama’s mother is the single mom poster child of Pro-Choice. Just goes to show you what happens when you make the wrong choice of who to mate and have children with. Make that worng choice and there are no longer ANY good choices. Look at what that bad choice produced?????,,,,,OR SHALL WE SAY RE-DISTRIBUTED.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      August 30, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

      Goes to show you that Pro-Choice applies to ‘spawning’ from Hell too.

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  4. bna42Comment by bna42
    August 30, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    “. . .is deliberately misleading the public and distorting the facts about Obama’s background and history.”

    A typical Democrat attack. For four years Obama has refused to discuss his background, he now has no record to run on, so his media supporters can do nothing except attack his opposition.

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  5. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    August 30, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Does it really matter if the major influence was Obama, Sr, or Davis?

    Either one should raise flags of the highest order. Obama, Sr., was so extreme that even the Kenyan socialist would have nothing to do with him, and effectively exiled him. One would be hard pressed to find anything nice to say about Davis. Pick your ‘role model’, Obama’s actions fit either one of those miscreants.

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    • CharlieComment by vietnamvet
      August 30, 2012 @ 10:38 am

      What matters is the underlying lie. Obama tells us what his past is, and we are supposed to take his word for it.

      As that ‘story’ is picked apart by research, he is exposed as the fraud that many of us suspected when he first appeared.

      So, the man who he said was his Dad wasn’t; and the man he refused to name was. His mother was not (legally) married to either of the men named, so we have our first basturd president.

      As time goes by and research uncovers the needles, we will find out how many other ‘firsts’ are involved in the mistake we made in 2008.

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  6. noveldogComment by noveldog
    August 30, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    It is their job to shield Lucifer’s minions and prmote them anyway they can. That also means they must attack all who support God and common decency. Don’t look for them to change until Christ comes back to annihilate them in that great and epic battle at Armageddon.

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  7. JDZComment by JDZ
    August 30, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    With the liberal media continual support, the Obama cover up and suppression of his roots and relationships continue into this election cycle. The Obama team hired a law firm and has spent upwards of 2 million dollars to continue the suppression of his school records, admission paperwork, school publications, and other personal background information. I used to do work for the Department of Defense and have held high level security clearances and know that Barack Obama, with his questionable background and known associates (like Ayers and Davis), would never have been cleared for Top Secret clearances, but somehow, because he was elected President, there was a major exception made. Scary stuff.

    I went to see the movie, Obama 2016, and it was a documentary with the goal of attempting to figure out why our President has been implementing policies (with or without congressional approval) that are contrary to our founding principles and Constitution. The movie was well done and makes sense as to how the baseline vision this President has for our country may have been formulated. The bottom line is, whether the documentary is accurate or not does not matter as the radical socialist behavior of Obama and his undermining of the country as we know it, is still what he is doing, and why he must be replaced as soon as possible.

    The AP or any of the Obama loving political pundits cannot change the facts of what has happened to our country under the Obama administration, and it has been a total failure and extremely radical in ways that the movie has well documented.

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  8. Haywood JablomieComment by heywoodjablomie
    August 30, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    The Associated Press has long been America’s foremost leftwing propaganda machine. Some of the most slanted “news” articles eminate from the AP. Research some of their “reporters” and you will find a cadre of leftwing activists and Democrat apparachiks.

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  9. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    August 30, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Obama’s actions have been Marxist in nature; class warfare, anti-religion trends, and distribution of wealth.

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  10. jmccarthy1Comment by jmccarthy1
    August 30, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    “2016″ obamas’ America” is worth seeing, D’Souza has done his homework. D’Souza takes obama at his “word” that Barak obama Sr. is Zippy Junior’s (obama) father. In the DVD “Dreams from my REAL Father” it’s alleged that the America Hating Communist, Frank Marshall Davis is obamas’ REAL father. Obamas’ grandfather had Frank over to their house on more than one occasion and Frank did have nude pictures of obamas’ mother in his possession and they lived only about a block apart in Hawaii just before obamas’ birth. Having ‘Frank’ as obamas’ real father would also explain why all those door’s were opened to obama, Occidental, Columbia, Harvard and trip to Pakistan just to name a few, because of Frank Marshall Davis’ connections to the Communist Party U.S.A. obama has never explained how he paid for anything. And as soon as the Communist “community” in America heard of Frank Marshall Davis’ illegitimate, half white son they would have groomed him, obama, to be Franks’ successor or to take over the family ‘business’, which, he has done very well. Obama would NOT be where he is today if it were known, from his birth, that he was Frank Marshall Davis’ illegitimate, son and that’s where Obama Sr. comes in to hide the real truth.

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  11. sexysadieComment by sexysadie
    August 30, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    I KNEW oblamer was a marxist-commie! I just knew it from the get-go and I didn’t have a shred of evidence to prove it other than by his own words and actions. I will never doubt my gut instinct again! I’ve said it before, he should be tried for high treason, sent with his commie-muslim supporters to live on a remote island swarming with wild pigs. Next to the former slob from Arkansas, he is the most despicable man ever to occupy the White House. BLECH!

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  12. jdb121Comment by jdb121
    August 31, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    If one does not know the truth, one speculates. Not knowing the truth, or fearing the consequences of the knowledge of the truth, are probably considered logical reasons for not addressing the questions of the public with regard to them. What we do or how we act when we know the truth is what is feared by those who have something to lose because they know the truth. There are degrees of classification and the fact that the president holds the keys to hell and death in the nuclear codes is no reason to avoid revealing the truth regarding the facts of his birth, educational achievement, and other issues that have created doubt concerning a “legitimate presidency.”

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  13. bna42Comment by bna42
    August 31, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    “. . .no reason to avoid revealing the truth regarding the facts of his birth, educational achievement, and other issues that have created doubt”

    “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.” — Barack Obama

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  14. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    September 1, 2012 @ 12:59 am

    If Nobama should loose the re-election bid, we will hear much from his mouth. He will make America look like we just fell off the turnip truck, as we elected him with not so much as a background check. I am sure he will be crowing loud and clear how he pulled the wool over the eyes of the stupid infidel Americans, and that in as little as 10 years, there will be enough Muslims here in America to pick their own President in sheer voting numbers. (I’ll BE BACK) So who really wins, whither he wins, or looses?. We have been duped, and I just hope we can get rid of the mistake we put into the White House, and begin the repair of all the damage he has inflicted upon our Country. We need to begin by getting rid of the albatross, Obamacare, and all that is about to spawn from that monster.

    TAKE OUT THE TRASH IN 2012.

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