Andy Martin's New Book, "Obama: The Man Behind the Mask," gets international attention. Martin says "FighttheSmears.com" site is an Obama scam designed to intimidate journalists and politicians.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEW OBAMA BESTSELLER SET TO GO GLOBAL
ANDY MARTIN'S NEW OBAMA BOOK IS SET TO BEGIN INTERNATIONAL MEDIA INTERVIEWS JUNE 19TH
ORDERS KEEP ROLLING IN FOR THE NEW BOOK BY CHICAGO EXPERT ANDY MARTIN WHICH PROMISES NEW INSIGHTS AND REVELATIONS ABOUT OBAMA
IS OBAMA'S "ANTI-SMEAR" OPERATION REALLY DIRECTED AT ANDY MARTIN?
(NEW YORK)(June 17, 2008) Obama: The Man Behind the Mask by legendary Chicago Internet columnist and Obama author Andy Martin is set to go global. Foreign media interviews begin on June 19th.
"Before we go on a national book tour there is going to be a gap while the book is actually being printed," Martin says. "We will be based in New York for maximum availability to national and international media.
"Ironically, Obama's 'FighttheSmears' operation has increased interest in my book: http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/fightthesmearshome/
"I am known for being scrupulously accurate with my accusations. And I have something no other journalist in the world has: over forty years of experience in the sewers of Illinois and Chicago politics, able to interpret Obama from the inside. That is why I was the first person to get under his skin and start digging out the truth four years ago, when Obama was still a novelty on the national scene.
"There are indeed some exaggerations and excesses directed at Obama; but I am proud to say that none of them are mine. My reports and my analyses have proved completely accurate.
"In fact, Obama's 'Smears' operation actually seems directed at me; not because I publish 'smears,' but because I publish the truth. Obama wants to intimidate the mainstream media from reporting the truth about him, 'working the refs' as MSNBC's Keith Olbermann calls it, so media will not look to the Internet for accurate information and opinion. Obama is trying to discredit the entire Internet, while simultaneously using it to build his own campaign. He won’t succeed.
"There is room for debate and discussion on some aspects of Obama's life; but honest differences of opinion and honest efforts to dig for the truth are not smears. Missing birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce papers, school records, baptismal certificates, what's wrong with trying to obtain copies of the original documents instead of copies sanitized by his campaign? Any researcher worth his salt knows to seek out copies of original documents, and to cast a wide net in seeking information and records. Obama has been uncooperative and less than forthcoming, fueling the speculation and paranoia about his past.
"What Obama is trying to do is control the truth, and to mandate that Obama's version of the 'truth' is the only truth. Christians have been trying to agree on the 'truth' for two thousands years, and they haven’t yet succeeded. Obama won’t either.
"Obama has been trying to airbrush reality his entire life, first to suit himself and not to fit his national ambitions. But his fantasies and delusions are far removed from objective truth. In fact, there are so many lies about Obama floating around precisely because he is a habitual liar himself. His method of massaging facts into fiction to serve his own interests creates its own backlash. His own evasions and prevarications fuel the opposition. The way he engaged in a serial 'modified limited hangout' about his close relationship with Tony Rezko, going through version after version of 'full' disclosure, shows how he is his own worst enemy.
"I read the snippets he posted on his 'Smear' site and, aside from the one 'smear' that he says does not exist (I am rereading his books again to check for myself), the 'smears' that he documents result from differing interpretations of his own somewhat convoluted and often opaque language. He can’t brand everything he disagrees with a 'smear' just because the prose in his books is dense enough to allow for differences of opinion.
"And so, I am left with the big question: whose brilliant idea inside Obama's campaign was it to create this self-defeating and self-destructive anti-smear site? It is going to have precisely the opposite impact from what was intended.
"In the meantime, my book will offer a unique insight into Obama and the cesspool of Illinois politics where he first learned to swim.
"Obama's mud merchants have been smearing me with all sorts of lurid accusations. I have been accused of being the mastermind of a 'right-wing smear machine' and other equally outlandish charges, none of which are true. All are welcome to visit the secret bunker underneath Midtown Manhattan where we control the world."
Martin's book is now in pre-publication sales and goes to the printer June 19th. See http://orangestatepress.com.
Andy is the author of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask. Details on Martin’s book can be found at http://www.orangestatepress.com/. Advance orders from Orange State Press. Available everywhere in days. Because of the overwhelming pre-publication demand, Internet orders will be filled by date of order. To purchase book: http://www.OrangeStatePress.com
Chicago Author, Internet journalist, radio talk show host and broadcaster, and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin covers regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. Andy is the author of Obama: The Man behind the Mask, being published in June, 2008, see http://www.OrangeStatePress.com. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com [NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]