ABC recycling phony Obama Auschwitz claim
Writing at ABC News this Monday, in an article entitled Vying for Commander-In-Chief: Two Men Who Never Served, Mat Negrin states:
Obama, for example, is related to a number of veterans, including an uncle who helped free Holocaust survivors from Auschwitz.
This outrageously ignorant 2008 statement, made by Obama himself, was debunked and even reported as deeply flawed by the Washington Post because (for those of you who took “feel good History”) the Soviet Army liberated Auschwitz hundreds of miles east of where American forces marched in Europe by the end of World War II.
Linkedin‘s biography of Mr. Negrin says he was a journalism major and “survived eight internships” at various major news organizations, including one at the New York Times. This appears to be a nice way of saying that seven news organizations were not that impressed with him. I will admit to some envy of Mr. Negrin’s youth in this next statement: in his Linkedin photo, Mat Negrin appears too young to shave.
Yet how did the editors at ABC News not know enough to keep from embarrassing themselves in 2012 with this “Obama’s uncle liberated Auschwitz” story? The 2008 Washington Post article included the YouTube video of Obama making this claim in New Mexico.
I guess that’s proof enough for ABC: The Obamessiah said it, so it must be gospel. One is almost surprised that ABC’s website doesn’t write quotations of Pres. Obama in red letters.
Years ago, Western newspapers used to make fun of a Pravda claim that the Soviet Union invented baseball. What we see now repeated at ABC is a lie of the same order of fantasy. What’s next? Negrin and his editors at ABC claiming Obama shot a perfect golf game of 18 holes in one? Although with all the time Obama spends on the links, that’s almost believable.