Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Drudge and Politico smear Obama
Politico, which is usually good, and Drudge, who consistently sucks, both made a big deal out of Obama "admitting" to a biographer that a person mentioned in his first book, "Dreams From My Father", was actually a composite character, a common literary device in which several characters are combined into one. The original version of the Politico story claimed Obama was wrong to use such a device without warning his readers, since this was a work of non-fiction. But they never. Others to read the introduction to the book, which clearly stated some characters were composites. Politico has since corrected the story, but Drudge is still claiming "Obama admits fabricating girlfriend in memoir", as if his use of a literary device is at all newsworthy. Don't believe what you read.