"Big media is howling after being played once again by the master showman. And the birther issue is back in the news at a point where it really doesn’t matter anyway given only a few months left in Obama’s presidency. Since the subject has been resurrected, it would be instructive to look back and see who started all of this.
Long ago in 1991 when Bill Clinton, to borrow Colin Powell’s description, was “D---ing bimbos” in Arkansas, Barack Obama was a Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. During his fellowship he began writing his first book, Dreams From My Father. The aspiring author had a literary agency, Acton and Dystel, which prepared a promotional booklet including a brief Obama biography. They printed similar bios for the other 89 authors they represented. Standard practice in the publishing world.
In the bio, Obama is described as “Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii”. This booklet was first published in Brietbart and verified by Snopes.
The logical conclusion is that what the literary editor wrote for the Obama bio, particularly the part of him being born in Kenya, had to come from Obama himself. Why would an editor cherry pick some information from the New York Times article and manufacture something else about his place of birth?"