A liberal writer named Elspeth Reeve, who writes for “The Atlantic” magazine, frets that Barack Obama’s relationship to Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis is getting more attention from voters and may constitute an “October surprise” that dooms the President’s re-election chances. She calls Davis only an “alleged communist” when in fact he was a card-carrying CPUSA member with a 600-page FBI file.
Obama’s audio version of Dreams from My Father has omitted every reference to “Frank” that was in the book. Joel Gilbert maintains that the cover-up stems from the fact that Davis was not only Obama’s mentor but his biological father.
His theory is controversial, so much so that Gilbert tells me that The Washington Post, USA Today, and The New York Times would not run paid ads for it. “This ad has been declined,” the Times told Gilbert, with no further explanation.
On the other hand, The Washington Post and USA Today did run paid ads from pornographer Larry Flynt offering $1 million for information on Mitt Romney’s “unreleased tax forms” and bank accounts.
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