Jim Fletcher's March 1 WorldNetDaily column looks at two upcoming books on President Obama, whom he describes as " the fellow I like to call 'The Man From Kenya.'" (Wait, -- wasn't Joseph Farah insisting that birthers weren't questioning Obama's citizenship?)
One, by David Remnick, is published by a major publisher, Knopf. Fletcher dismisses it this way:
In fact, the whole project reminds me of that comical old saying, that description of flattering pieces written by fawning hacks: glow jobs. That journalistic epithet appears to be dead-on with this propaganda piece by Knopf and the White House.
Rounding out the press release for Remnick's book is the announcement that the book will also include letters Obama wrote to his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. I find this interesting only if someone explains why her name was Stanley. Perhaps she was chummy with Oliver Hardy.
This book will worship Obama in a way that the commander-in-narcissism couldn't get away with in a memoir.
In fact, Dunham's name has been explained -- her father wanted a boy.
By contrast, Fletcher said this about Aaron Klein's upcoming Obama hatchet job:
The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists," by the investigative team of Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliott, will be released by WND Books.
I've seen an advance copy of the book and let me say this: You and I have never read anything like it and likely will not again. It is explosive like an atom bomb is "explosive." That is to say, "The Manchurian President" will reduce the Obama myth to a mere shadow as it blasts the political landscape upon release.
In fact, the book is so revealing in its investigation of this consummate change agent … well, I've put even my beloved Westie, Ralph, into witness protection (our other dog, a Jack Russell, is on his own). I can only imagine what kind of heat will come Klein's and Elliott's way.
I will go so far as to say that this book will be a key reason Obama will be a one-term, Jimmy Carter-esque president. It's that stunning. Klein and Elliott leave no stone or acorn unturned as they peel away the layers of Obama's public face. The thing underneath is flat-out scary. There is original research into Obama's ACORN ties, his giddiness over black liberation theology (a hallmark of leftist ideology) and the mysterious "college years."
It's important to remember that Fletcher is writing at (and presumably getting paid by) WorldNetDaily -- whose editor and CEO has turned in a positive blurb for one of Fletcher's books and is selling said book at the WND store -- and praising a book by a WND reporters that is published by WND.
In other words, Fletcher's opinion can't be trusted.