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Thursday, October 12, 2023
WND's Obama Derangement Syndrome Turns To His Purported Sex Life
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WorldNetDaily's recent flareup of Obama Derangement Syndrome was helped along when an interview with author James Garrow popped in in the right-wing Jewish magazine Tablet talking about his seven-year-old book on the early career of Barack Obama -- with lots of emphasis on salaciousness in the form of an long-ago letter to an old girlfriend that he dug up in which he supposedly claimed that "I make love to men daily, but in the imagination." WND first republished a Daily Caller article about it, followed by a reprint of a column by charlatan anti-Obama filmmaker Joel Gilbert from right-wing website American Thinker under the titillating headline "Barack Obama's gay fantasies and the gay men in his life."

Obama obsessive Jack Cashill chortled about this and more with co-host Loy Edge on their Aug. 31 podcast. They started by speculating about the accidental death of Obama's chef (which WND tried to falsely blame on Obama), then moved to Seth Rich conspiracy theories, followed by whining that the Obama administration was largely scandal-free. Finally getting around to Garrow's book, Cashiil mildly mocked Garrow for finding former girlfriends to talk to: "I thought that he was making them up entirely," Referencing the "composite girlfriends" Obama used in his memoir to protect their identities, Edge sneered, "It kind of sounded like a 12-year-old guy making up what his girlfriend was like." Cashill then salivated over the letter; Edge mocked Obama for talking about it to a girlfriend. Cashill then complained that one of his own Obama conspiracy theories wasn't getting mentioned, huffing that "Garrow knows that Obama and Bill Ayers are tight, and yet in his book he refuses to acknowledge or even mention -- even to discredit -- my theory that Bill Ayers was the one helping Obama with 'Dreams From My Father.'" Cashill didn't mention that actual professional literary analysts debunked him.

Cashill then grumbled that Garrow said "hostile critics" like him insisted that a poem a teenage Obama wrote was about Frank Marshall Davis, not his grandfather as non-Obama-hating people believe, going on to rant: "OK, the poem is transparently about the guy that Obama and all his buddies call 'Pops.' If he wsa writing about his grandfather, he'd call it 'Gramps.' Come on, it's in your face. Now, Garrow knows I'm right, but like so many other authors at that level, they refuse to acknowledge work done by people at another level."

Edge later joined in ranting "I knew exactly what he was" from the beginning and that "We knew stuff about him that would have gotten him in prison, let alone not elected before the election." Cashill then went off on the story of Obama's birth and what role his father played in it and his life, and Edge joined him in whining that the media supposedly didn't dig deeply enough into it.

They concluded by speculating about why this is all resurfacing now. Cashill claimed that Garrow says Obama's presidency was a "total failure, adding: "With the possiblity of a Michelle Obama candidacy looming, this may be Garrow's way of putting a knot in that plan. ...  Obama's afraid of him, and Garrow says this openly. He's afraid of what Garrow knows." They then deduced that the Clintons may be working to kneecap the Obamas.

This was followed by the resurfacing of Larry Sinclair, who got some right-wing press in 2008 -- much of it from WND -- when he claimed to have a sexual encounter and done drugs with Obama way back when. Never mind that Sinclair never had any credibility; he failed polygraph tests administered by a right-wing website (which even WND noted), has a long criminal record and couldn't back up his claims at a press conference he held (then was arrested for another crime afterwards). Joe Kovacs teased the interview in an Aug. 30 article:

Tucker Carlson is now teasing a potentially explosive interview with a man purporting to be Barack Obama's homosexual lover when the former president was a state senator in Illinois.

During an appearance on "The Adam Carolla Show," Carlson dug up the case of Larry Sinclair, who was ridiculed by many in the national news media after allegations he smoked crack cocaine and had sex with Obama in 1999.

"In 2008, it became really clear that Barack Obama had been having sex with men and smoking crack," Carlson began.

"A guy came forward, Larry Sinclair, and said 'I'll sign an affidavit' and he did, 'I'll do a lie detector' and he did," Carlson added. "'I smoked crack with Barack Obama and had sex with him.' Well, that was obviously true."


When Carolla asked if Carlson believed the allegations actually transpired, Tucker responded: "The Larry Sinclair story? That definitely happened. Oh, for sure. I talked to Larry Sinclair about it. Definitely it happened."

"Larry Sinclair has been in and out of prison 40 years ago, he's got a criminal record by definition and he's poor, he's got a disordered life, he's missing a tooth.

"I think he has a record of deception but this story, if you listen to it in detail, is clearly true."

Kovacs hyped the interview again in a Sept. 5 article:

Tucker Carlson's highly anticipated interview with Larry Sinclair, the man purporting to be Barack Obama's homosexual lover when the former president was a state senator in Illinois in 1999, is now scheduled for broadcast Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Eastern on X, formerly Twitter.

n Tuesday, Carlson posted numerous video clips from the discussion, as Sinclair goes into details of crack cocaine use and sexual relations with Obama.


Regarding most of the national media's suppression of Sinclair's allegations during Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, Carlson said: "The guy's running for president and credible information comes out that he's smoking crack having sex with dudes. That seems like a story."

Sinclair answered: "Well, it would be a story if the media really cared about telling people the truth."

In neither article did Kovacs inform his readers that Sinclair has been thoroughly discredited. When the interview was made public, WND put it on its website.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:03 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, October 12, 2023 1:08 AM EDT

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