Monica Crowley forwarded smear that Obama has lied about his ethnicity

››› ››› SIMON MALOY

On The Laura Ingraham Show, guest host Monica Crowley stated that "according to this genealogy -- and again, because I haven't done the research, I can't verify this -- but according to this guy Kenneth Lamb, Barack Obama is not black African, he is Arab African." Crowley continued: "And yet, this guy is campaigning as black and painting anybody who dares to criticize him as a racist. I mean, that is -- it is the biggest con I think I've ever seen."

Guest-hosting the June 23 broadcast of The Laura Ingraham Show, Fox News contributor Monica Crowley forwarded a smear that Sen. Barack Obama has lied about his ethnicity. A caller to the show claimed that Obama is "not really African-American. He's Arab. Forty-three percent Arab, 6 percent African negro, and half white. And that is the biggest fraud being perpetrated on us all." In response, Crowley said that "according to this genealogy -- and again, because I haven't done the research, I can't verify this -- but according to this guy Kenneth Lamb, Barack Obama is not black African, he is Arab African." Crowley continued: "And yet, this guy is campaigning as black and painting anybody who dares to criticize him as a racist. I mean, that is -- it is the biggest con I think I've ever seen."

In a February 14 blog entry, "journalist, op-ed columnist, radio news-interview program host" Kenneth E. Lamb claimed -- without producing any evidence -- that "Sen. Obama is actually Arab-American" and that "Mr. Obama is not legally African-American." Lamb said that his "research was initiated by a request from a daily news publication of international reputation in New York City" and later referred to "a News Corp. publication." Lamb also accused Obama of lying in the post, writing, "For Sen. Obama, telling the truth means he will give up all the accolades about being the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, an accolade that relies on a sleight-of-hand in job titling that changed the name of the top job from Editor to President."

In his February 14 entry, Lamb did not claim that he traveled to Kenya, nor that that he had "looked at all of the government records." Rather, he invited readers seeking "proof" of his claims to "[r]esearch the Kenyan records for yourself," adding: "You will find that his father was officially classified as 'Arab African' by the Kenyan government."

In a February 17 entry, Lamb wrote: "From a couple of the comments I just received, I can see where this is headed concerning wanting the root research I used for my post about Sen. Barack Obama's ethnic composition." He did not provide the "root research." Instead, he wrote: "I feel what follows is as straight-forward as I can be about this; if anyone disagrees, post a $US1-million indemnification bond for me to use when I get sued for going beyond my rights under standard research contracting agreements by giving away proprietary information that isn't mine to give away." Lamb added: "So here is where it is: I've drawn the map -- to the detail I feel comfortable is going to keep me out of court. Beyond that, it is up to people way up the food chain from me to assign their resources, put them on a plane to Kenya, dig up what they need in the capital, then contract for service to the tribal homeland in western Kenya along Lake Victoria, and then report what they find."

In a February 18 entry, Lamb claimed that there "is no better proof" of his allegations about Obama's ethnicity "than a DNA test," encouraged his readers to surreptitiously obtain samples of Obama's DNA, and even offered potential methods of collection:

I'm thinking that the most vulnerable time for Mr. Obama will be when he makes local talk radio and TV appearances.

It's not hard to imagine a resourceful soul getting what the DNA analysts need: "Here you are, Sen. Obama, have a glass of water, and here's a kerchief to wipe your brow to keep the sweat from rolling down your face ... and I'll be happy to dispose of the glass and kerchief when you're finished."

Of course, now that I've laid out the scenario, it will be interesting to see what his traveling campaign staff does to keep anyone from doing what I just described. I'm not so unaware of the early timeline nature of this ethnic composition problem; right now, I seriously doubt anyone at that level of his campaign knows anything about this fermenting in the blogs.

What that means to our resourceful soul is that there is no better time than now to get a sample. Once his staff gets wind of this, they will lock out everyone else from getting anything that can be tested.

But the irony of it all is that by turning themselves into a cross of Mr. Clean, and Rosie "The Quicker Picker Upper," picking up anything he breathed upon and spraying Lysol on everything he touches, they will actually be telling us all that they know that what we want to prove is the truth.

The bizarre picture of his staff behaving that way will just turn up the heat for someone to get through their lines. I can see some first-tier journalist telling the senator's press secretary, "I just want this dinner napkin to take home to my kids as a souvenir."

Now that will be funny.

If you have the ability to get something that can be analyzed, please do so at your first opportunity. It really does matter. You will be doing a tremendous "good deed" for America, and the world.

Be sure to establish a "chain of custody" from his body to the lab. You know Sen. Obama will lie about everything having to do with getting to the truth about him.

Crowley, who is also a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group, is a frequent Fox News contributor, appearing on the network as recently as June 17 on The O'Reilly Factor. As Media Matters for America documented, Crowley falsely claimed on the June 19 broadcast of The Laura Ingraham Show that Malik Obama, Sen. Barack Obama's half brother, "went on the record to The Jerusalem Post, of all places, and said, 'Oh yeah, Obama's got a really solid Muslim background.' "

From the June 23 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's The Laura Ingraham Show:

[begin audio clip]

OBAMA: I think it is fair to say that both Michelle and I grew up in much less privileged circumstances than either of my two other potential opponents.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: But they're not the ones being called elitist. Why do you think that is?

OBAMA: [unintelligible] Well, I -- and I think -- look, let's be honest. You know, here I am, a African-American named Barack Obama -- right? -- who's running for president. I mean, that's a leap for folks.

[end audio clip]

CROWLEY: [laughs] I am Monica Crowley, in for Laura Ingraham. 800-876-4123. MonicaMemo.com. Well, Barack Hussein Obama can certainly go from being a Black Panther to a Norman Rockwell painting in the blink of an eye, can't he? Last week, he was all about Kansas. This week, he is all about Jeremiah Wright.

All right, let's hit the phones straight away. 800-876-4123. And say hello to Tim listening on News Talk 710 in Denver. Hiya, Tim.

CALLER: Hi, Monica. You know, the deception of who Obama is goes right down to his three names. I never even -- it never even dawned onto me until I started thinking about it. Barack Hussein Obama. Now, why would somebody born in Hawaii be named those three names? The fact is, he's not really African-American. He's Arab. Forty-three percent Arab, 6 percent African negro, and half white. And that is the biggest fraud being perpetrated on us all, is --

CROWLEY: You know, Tim. Yeah, go ahead, go ahead. Finish your thought.

CALLER: Well, it's just proof the media is in the tank for this guy.

CROWLEY: You know, I -- it is so interesting that you called, Tim, because a couple of weeks ago, I read that genealogy that you're referring to, and I have no idea, because I haven't done the research myself or really looked into it, but I know what you're talking about. It was a guy, Kenneth Lamb, who went to Africa, actually, he went to Kenya, he looked at all of the government records, and he is claiming -- and the percentages you put out there is what he is claiming -- that Barack Obama -- you know, if you're born Christian in Africa, you're given a Christian name. If you're born Arab in Africa, and there are a lot of Arab Africans, you're given an Arab name. Hence, Barack Hussein Obama.

Now, he was not born in Africa, but the father was from Kenya, the father was from Africa. And according to this genealogy -- and again, because I haven't done the research, I can't verify this -- but according to this guy Kenneth Lamb, Barack Obama is not black African, he is Arab African. And yet, this guy is campaigning as black and painting anybody who dares to criticize him as a racist. I mean, that is -- it is the biggest con I think I've ever seen.

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Diversity & Discrimination, Race & Ethnicity, Elections
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Talk Radio Network
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Monica Crowley
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The Laura Ingraham Show
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Barack Obama, 2008 Elections
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