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Friday, March 30, 2007

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Friday, March 30, 2007 12:13 a.m. EDT
Obama Still Hiding White Grandma

NewsMax’s recent story about Sen. Barack Obama’s white grandmother by independent journalist Andy Martin has created a firestorm across the Web.
In his commentary "Free Obama’s White Grandma," Martin details how the Obama campaign has "locked his granny away and refused to allow her to be seen."
Obama’s father was a black Kenyan, and his mother was a white woman from Kansas. His white grandmother, his mother’s mother, is Madelyn Dunham. [Editor's Note: See photo of Obama's white grandparents. See Photo Here.] She raised Obama after he returned to Hawaii from Indonesia, where his mother had gone to live after separating from his Kenyan father.
But Martin alleges that the Obama campaign has been hiding Madelyn, while at the same time producing photos showing Obama with his black step-grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama – even though she never saw the future senator until the 1980s.
Martin maintains that the moves are politically motivated – presidential hopeful Obama is hiding his white background to solidify his support in the black community.
Since publishing Martin’s story, NewsMax has been deluged by pro-Obama bloggers who claim Martin’s report is "racist," "inaccurate" or just "totally wrong."
Many direct our attention to a photo that appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times (See Photo Here), purportedly showing Obama with a black woman who is identified by the Times as Madelyn Dunham, Obama’s grandmother.
In fact, the Sun-Times, not NewsMax or Martin, is in error. The woman pictured on the Sun-Times Web site is not Madelyn Dunham, but Obama’s Kenyan grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama.
Readers who are troubled by the coverage of Obama’s grandmothers would do better to send their complaints to the Sun-Times rather than NewsMax.
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