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Monday, January 22, 2007





[Editor's note: With "I told you so," Part One, Andy initiated a beginning-of-the-year series of comments on some of his columns, predictions and projections that have stood the test of time and continue to generate intense public interest.]

(CHICAGO)(January 23, 2007) Two and a half years ago, in August 2004, I held news conferences in London and New York to expose Barack Obama as a complete fraud. My news release is posted on the web,, so there is no doubting the date or authenticity or content of our original research.

Since then, all opposition research on Obama has relied on our seminal work from the London Bureau, working through our special contacts in the Foreign and Commonwealth office for Kenya analysis and Chicago headquarters for political insight., a site that identifies itself as “the best blogger on the Illinois political scene,” now states that "Andy Martin is the guy who seems to have gotten all this started.” I should point out that is no friend of mine and gives credit only grudgingly and venomously.

When the history of the Obama fall-from-media-grace is written, our columns will have been the fuse that exploded the Obama myth and stripped the mask off Barack’s face.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg [,CST-NWS-stein21.article] refers to some of Obama’s opponents as “crazies” and “nuts” who live in an “intellectual wasteland.”

I can’t speak for other writers and other groups, but for myself I just write the news as I see it. At we go where other media are too lazy or incompetent to tread, perhaps including Mr. Steinberg.

We broke the original Obama stories in 2004 because we conducted the international investigative reporting concerning Obama’s invented family history that Chicago newspapers had failed to perform. We did the same from Baghdad beginning in 2003; those columns were the first to predict the chaos and collapse of Paul Bremer and the Coalition Provisional Authority; many can still be found on the web. It is an enviable track record of impartial accuracy and unerring analysis.

I don’t bear Obama any animus as a person or as a politician, any more than I take media criticism of myself personally. Neither Mr. Steinberg nor ArchPundit are drinking buddies on Friday afternoons.

Nevertheless, while people are entitled to their own opinions, they are not entitled to their own facts. We deal in facts and even those who disagree with us can’t dislodge our facts. So let it be with Obama.

So, as ArchPundit states: “Andy Martin is the guy who seems to have gotten this [Obama controversy} all started.” Well.

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE: Does anyone have a copy of Lynn Sweet’s Chicago Sun-Times article on Obama’s book on August 8, 2004 available to send me? I would appreciate a copy as I have misplaced my own and I can’t find it on the web.

TOMORROW: MORE analysis on Obama and why he should not be president.

CNN claims it has extinguished the “Madrassa Madness” about Obama with a report from Jakarta supposedly exploding the myths about his Indonesian education, but don’t bet on it. We will have more to say, of course. (Question for Barry: Do you still speak Bahasa?)

COMING: a CIA-style psychological profile of Barack (Barry) Obama.

And thank you ArchPundit for stating the truth. We have “gotten this all started” and we will keep adding fuel to the fire. Keep reading the controversial truth, only at “Just the facts, mam’m.”

Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of © Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Martin covers national and world politics with forty years of personal experience. Columns also posted at;; Comments? E-mail: Media contact: (866) 706-2639.


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