Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Is it True?

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"Mrs. Obama, is it true?"

Reader warning: I'm just asking, OK-so don't get all worked up.

But-is it true that a news outfit called African Press International (API), a group of African journalists based in Norway, is in possession of a taped telephone conversation between them and Michelle Obama?

(Just asking.)

Here is API's website:

And is it true that API is in the process of releasing this tape to Fox News?

(Just asking.)

And is it true that the Obama campaign has offered API 3 million dollars not to release this tape?

(Just asking.)

Like many who have seen this story, I had thoughts of those e-mails I often get from Nigerian "bank presidents" wanting to share a $250,000,000 bank account belonging to some American who died in a plane crash. However, in looking through API's webpage, they seem to have been writing articles of African interest since 2006. It should be added that many of their recent articles are anti-Obama in nature.

Some blogsites have pronounced this a hoax, pointing out among other things the "temporary delays" in delivering the tape to the US (which I must admit, remind me of the "short delays" we old DEA agents remember all too well when dealing undercover with dope dealers. "Delays" were a regular occurrance. Sometimes, they were real delays and the dope was eventually delivered. Sometimes, the dealer never came up with the dope.) Is it also possible that Mrs Obama herself got stung by a bogus group? (Again, just asking.)

So, rather than make wild accusations, I am merely asking, "Is it true?"

Of course, if it is true, I am sure that many in the mainstream news media have some inside information on this and surely will ask Michelle about it within hours.

Sure they will.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

* By the way. This post has nothing to do with previous posts entitled: "Who is this woman?"


Anonymous said...

The answer is... *drumroll* NO.

The first thing that should have tipped you off was that the "African Press International" web site is hosted on blogging site Word Press. Haha!

Lance Christian Johnson said...

Gary, when conservatives play this little "I'm just asking" game, it's an exercise in cynicism.

Oh, by the way, when did you stop sniffing glue?

Just asking.

Gary Fouse said...

Well, just a little cynicism. Actually, I don't know if this is legit.

As for sniffing glue, why I stopped just last week.

Gary Fouse said...


You must have an alarm bell on your belt that goes off whenever I post something.

Actually, as you were responding, I was updating the post, so you might want to go back and re-read it. (I actually thought I responded a couple of hours ago, but apparently, it didn't get on.)