Jun 06 2008

Michelle Obama Tape Rumor Actually From Fiction Novel?

This is way too weird (and convenient) to be coincidence:

A major plot line of the novel is the presidential campaign of Democrat Jesse Wood, aiming to be the country’s first African American president — “Wood was handsome, smart, charismatic, and being mentioned increasingly often in the press as someone who could unite a twenty-first century America growing more, not less, racially and economically divided.” (p.35)

He’s a U.S. Senator from New York and former senior partner at a prestigious law firm. His backers include “some of the old Black Panthers.” He wants to make Puerto Rico a state, and a recurring figure in his campaign is a controversial minister from Philadelphia called “Jefferson Roundtree.”

Yep, you guessed it, there is a video tape of the candidate talking about “Whitey” in the story line. The book is from 2006 – coincidentally when Obama was running for the Senate and was clearly heading to a White House run. How convenient is this?

Now look, if there was a story about blackmailing a candidate using a video tape of him making racist comments, that would be an interesting tie-in. If the candidate was black, that would be an interesting coincidence. But if the character precisely described Barrack Oama and his signature campaign theme? That is too convenient. And the character had a minister problem? How many coincidences can we get here?

And the tape was used by an opponent – and not found by the news media? And the racist comment was “whitey”? Then there is way too much more coincidence:

Later the tape is used for blackmail by an ally, and then the real badguy — a Texan who owns a giant oil company named Hewitt (sorry, Hugh) — gets his hands on the tape. The description of the appropriate timing of the release of the videotape on p. 237 will sound familiar to those tracking the rumors of the alleged Michelle Obama tape.

Hewitt thought for a second. “I’m going to let Jesse win the nomination and let the public get used to him as the Democratic candidate. Give the country some time to get to know Jesse Wood, to start to like him. And they will because he’s a very likeable guy. Then I’m going to drop the bomb, after everyone’s started to like him. That way the clip will have maximum effect and people will be as angry as they can be. Whites and blacks. Whites for the obvious reason, blacks because they’ll feel like he let ‘em down.”

OK, some of this could be driving Johnson’s smear campaign. But how is it the timing of the release is now following the script so well? Is this author prescient? Or was this book written and published for other reasons …. ? Wonder what political connections Frey has? (my tongue is in my cheek, in case you folks can’t figure it out).

Update: The book doesn’t sound like something I would read, but it does sound like the typical liberal’s biased view of businessmen (accept for investment firms – of course) and those evil conservatives. I’m going out on a limb here and say Frey is a classic NYC liberal. I especially have to laugh at the idea of pushing Mexico to become the 51st state of America. Where do people think these things up? If this was something pre-positioned I guess they never expected McCain to win!

The fight against ‘government’ corruption” is way too pat as well. And to add to all the ridiculous coincidences character Jesse Ford, the black candidate running for President, is a US Senator. The Book came out December 2006 (after the election). Was Obama the inspiration?

Update:  I would like to know where Geraghty got his tip from in the original post, because he refers to “Jesse Wood” and not “Jesse Ford” (what I assume is the character’s actual name after being on a few sites now with book reviews of the story).   Why does this sound like Geraghty caught a tip from someone ‘special’ and just miscalled or miswrote the name? Update – Reader Snapple notes that Geraghty got the character’s name right, the sites selling the book were mistaken!

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Michelle Obama Tape Rumor Actually From Fiction Novel?”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    Maybe he is one of Scarry Larry and Val’s buddies from the company doing their election disruption tactics the spooks community has a reputation for.

    Has anybody got a phone number for Armitage so we can check it out?

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    For another viewpoint that the whole thing is bogus with a point by point reasons why have a look over here.

    Lots of possibilities.

    But if it does indeed exist the time for it to pop out to help the Hill Camp would be a couple days before the convention to help Hillary’s ‘suspended’ campaign.

    Guess the only reason Scarry Larry is in the lead is because Anthony Pelicano is a bit busy at the moment. 




  3. AJStrata says:

    Linked to that article in the previous post Merlin.

  4. Soothsayer says:

    Posted earlier (of course) by Soothsayer at:


    You guys need some help getting the egg off yer face???

  5. […] Michelle Obama Tape Rumor Actually From Fiction Novel? This is way too weird (and convenient) to be coincidence: A major plot line of the novel is the presidential campaign of Democrat Jesse Wood, aiming to be the country’s first African American president — “Wood was handsome, smart, charismatic, and being mentioned increasingly often in the pres… […]

  6. Snapple says:

    If you search the book, the character is named Jesse Wood.

    The sites you searched must have it wrong.

  7. AJStrata says:

    Thanks Snapple, I did not have time to figure it out!

  8. Snapple says:

    I was extremely disappointed that Senator Obama never explained the origin of that despicable lie about America making AIDS to kill black people. He only said he didn’t believe it. I would expect a lot more from a black Senator who has worked in poor Chicago communities.

    In 1992, the head of the Russian foreign intelligence service, Yevgeni Primakov, admitted that the KGB circulated that lie.

    This was printed right in Izvestia in 1992 and in a 2005 State Department memo.

    I have it linked here.


    The KGB told this lie to damage race relations and our reputation abroad, but it is really harmful to black kids.

    80% of new AIDS cases are black kids, and a some of them actually do believe that the US government is out to get them. This conspiracy thinking makes them careless with their health, according to medical research.

    I like the message Bill Cosby has for black people who are struggling. He says blaming white people for opressing them is making some black kids think they can’t succeed.
    It’s a kind of excuse. Bill Cosby has a Ph.D. in Education and he has a good site that helps people learn how to be successful, not how to be victims.

    He wants black kids to clean up their language, read their schoolbooks, come to class, listen to and respect their teachers, do their homework, and not cop-out and blame “the man.”

    All children can learn from “America’s Dad,” the great Dr. Bill Cosby.

    Dr. Cosby doesn’t deny the history of racial discrimination, but he wants black kids to move on and not feel like they have to be victims. I don’t think it helps black kids to keep harping on how blacks were so denigrated in the past. Their ancestors were slaves, but European people were also slaves in the past.

    I think radicals like Rev. Wright are more interested in keeping black people down so they can inculcate hate and divide our people than in helping black people liberate themselves from poverty, drugs, and violence.

    Senator Obama could do a big service for black kids if he told them who spread this destructive lie–the stupid Soviet-era KGB.

    Senator Obama says he wants us to have better health care, so why doesn’t he tell them about this KGB lie that is making some young blacks make bad decisions? The head of the Russian intelligence already owned up to this lie in 1992.

    The ex-professor Ward Churchill told the same lie when he wrote that the US Army deliberately infected the Mandan Indians with smallpox. He fabricated his research and mischaracterized his sources to make that claim.

    He also published anti-American lies in a KGB publication called The Covert Action Information Bulletin.

    These anti-American canards about the American Army making diseases to kill people is like those medieval lies about Jews poisoning the wells of Christians with plague.

    The NAZIS and the KGB used those ignorant, old lies to sow hatred between people.

    When I see these lies taught in American churches and schools, it makes my skin crawl.

    It would be such a great thing to have a black President who would really be a role model for black kids.

    Is Senator Obama going to be like Rev. Wright or like Bill Cosby?

    Senator Obama says he wants us to have better health and to get past the race issues. He could prove it to me if he told black boys and girls who told them this lie that is killing them—the KGB.

    Sometimes the truth hurts, but the lies are killers.

    Senator Obama says he will confront Iran, but he still doesn’t confront this huge anti-American canard which continues to spread the poison of hate and fear.

  9. Snapple says:

    Phill Wilson, executive director of the Black AIDS Institute in Los Angeles, wrote:

    “[Conspiracy theories are] a huge barrier to HIV prevention in black communities…There’s an issue around conspiracy theory and urban myths. Thus we have an epidemic raging out of control, and African Americans are being disproportionately impacted in every single sense…[Black] adolescents ages 18 to 24 accounted for nearly 80 percent of new HIV cases. The whole notion of conspiracy theories and misinformation…removes personal responsibility…If there is this boogeyman, people say, ‘Why should I use condoms? Why should I use clean needles?’ And if I’m an organization, ‘Why should I bother with educating my folks?’ The [Tuskegee] syphilis study was real, but it happened 40 years ago, and holding on to it is killing us.”


    I know from personal experience about this stupid, vicious KGB lie. I had a childhood friend named Brent Anderson who became critically ill in China with AIDS in 1987.

    Brent had studied Chinese in college, and I think he wanted to visit China before he became too sick. When he became ill in China, his father had to pay 40,000 dollars for the US Air Force to go to China and bring him home because no airline would take him.

    Brent died shortly after he returned home. The Soviet media claimed that he had been sent to China as a biological weapon against the USSR! His “mission” was supposedly to infect billions of Chinese because China has a long border with the USSR. I read this article myself in the Soviet media more than 20 years ago.

    Isn’t that a stupid contemptible lie? Does anyone really believe that the US government tried to spread AIDS to the USSR by sending a dying person to China?

    This stupid KGB lie shows a lot of contempt for the Russian people.

    A retired CIA man who was NOT Larry Johnson told me that the best propaganda is the truth because that can be defended. I guess Larry Johnson was at the back of the line with the KGB when they passed out that advice.

    I think Senator Obama should tell people the truth about Rev. Wright’s lie. If Senator Obama can’t even stand up to his own minister in church, how will he stand up to foreign fanatics like al Qaeda, Iran, and Hezbollah?

    And he could save a lot of young American lives. Isn’t that why he says he wants to end the war?