Now, Google apparently is on board with Ayers’ authorship of the award-winning book.
A search on Ayers’ name in Google’s books section lists “Dreams” among his works.
“Google knows so much about us already that privacy activists are alarmed. What data are its algorithms sifting through to come to the conclusions that yes, the stylistic parallels to Ayers’ other books are formidable and Barry never showed any sign of an ability to write this way before or after,” writes Thomas Lifson at American Thinker.”
Lifson points out that Christopher Anderson’s “friendly biography” of the Obamas “includes the information that Obama found himself deeply in debt and ‘hopelessly blocked.’ At ‘Michelle’s urging,’ Obama ‘sought advice from his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers.’”
“So the company that supposedly knows more about us than we know ourselves also knows who wrote ‘Dreams from My Father,’” he writes.
Cashill’s book notes Obama told an audience of teachers in July 2008, “I’ve written two books. I actually wrote them myself.”
One of those would be the 1995 “Dreams,” which was called by Time magazine “the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician.”
Cashill, however, reports that he found nothing in Obama’s history that could suggest he was capable of writing such a book. In fact, his book describes what happens when a citizen journalist discovers a game-changing reality, such as Ayers’ authorship, that the media refuse to acknowledge.
Cashill also reported a year ago that one of his correspondents had written to Ayers asking about the authorship. Cashill reported that Ayers responded that he did indeed acknowledge that he wrote the book.
And Cashill cited Andersen’s “Barack and Michelle,” which describes how the Obamas recruited Ayers to write “Dreams.”
Ayers volunteered a similar statement later in a speech at a New Jersey university.
At the conclusion of a speech sponsored by the Students for a Democratic Society at Montclair State University, the former Weather Underground bomber gleefully claimed credit for writing Obama’s memoir:
Bill Ayers: One more, one more (question)
Question: Thank you sir, thank you, thank you. Time magazine columnist Joe Klein wrote that President Obama’s book, “Dreams From My Father,” quote: “may be the best written memoir ever produced by an American politician.”
Ayers: I agree with that.
Question: What is your opinion of Barack Obama’s style as a writer and uh …
Ayers: I think the book is very good, the second book (“The Audacity of Hope”) is more of a political hack book, but uh, the first book is quite good.
Question: Also, you just mentioned the Pentagon and Tomahawk …
Ayers: Did you know that I wrote it, incidentally?
Question: What’s that?
Ayers: I wrote that book.
Several audience members: Yeah, we know that.
Question: You wrote that?
Ayers: Yeah, yeah. And if you help me prove it, I’ll split the royalties with you. Thank you very much.
Laughter and Applause
In 2008, Obama pocketed $1,512,933 for another book, “Audacity of Hope,” and another $949,910 from “Dreams.” In 2007, his book royalties were $3.9 million total; in 2006, $570,000; in 2005, $1.4 million.
WND reported in 2009 that Ayers had given a similar taunting answer to a National Journal reporter who posed the question at a national book conference.
“Here’s what I’m going to say,” Ayers said according to a report in Talking Points Memo. “This is my quote. Be sure to write it down: ‘Yes, I wrote ‘Dreams From My Father.’ I ghostwrote the whole thing. I met with the president three or four times, and then I wrote the entire book.”
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