“Recordings and information leading to recent API story on Michelle Obama’s telephone call is now being cleared for release”

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http://africanpress.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/recordings-and-information-leading-to-recent-api-story-on-michelle-obamas-telephone-call-is-now-being-cleared-for-release/

API is disturbed by the way many have reacted to the story on Mrs Obama’s call. Many have shown us by the way they have behaved towards API that they only think of their own interests because they have demanded that the audio recordings should be released immediately. We understand that the tapes should be released, but those who have demanded the release of the tapes seem not take into account that API may become a suing target.

The Recordings:

API has recordings of the conversation between API and Mrs Obama (Shocking development: Mrs Obama decides enough is enough: “My husband was born in Hawaii and adopted by his step father, does that make him unpatriotic; she asks”, on a direct telephone to API., and we confirm that the audio will be released to the public. In the last 24 hours, API has been consulting legal advisers on the way forward in order to avoid being sued by the Obama camp. API has realised that the contents of the tapes if made public may change the political atmosphere in America for ever, especially in the next few days.

Due to enormous reactions received, API now understands the impact of the statements made by Mrs Obama. The American people have reacted in a way we in API would never have expected.

Many have question why Mrs Obama would choose a little known online media group instead of the American media. API was chosen because of a Nairobi contact that did not like the way API was covering Barack Obama using information collected from American media outlets. The Nairobi contact prevailed upon Mrs Obama to talk to API.

The only thing API may have done wrong is not informing Mrs Obama that the conversation was being recorded. This is why it is taking time to release the recording while consulting a legal team because API wants to be legally safe from any Obama camp law suit.

The US Media Outlets:

Since the release of Mrs Obama story, many US media outlets have insisted that API should release the recordings made when Mrs Obama spoke with API. We understand the importance of the recordings in our possession and yet the first thing we are thinking of is not simply to make them public because groups are pressurising API to do so. The release of the information will be done, because we know we have Mrs Obama on tape, but API must do it in a way that does not put API in an embarrassing legal situation.

Die-hard Obama supporters:

A number of Americans who are die-hard Obama followers have tried their best to intimidate API using all kinds of threatening methods when they call in and when they email us. They are implying that API is planning to destroy Obama’s chances to become the next US President. API does not have a direct interest in the US Presidential elections and we want Obama supporters to understand that. However, when someone who may become the next first lady makes such comments as in the story we have published, the public have the right to know. Intimidation directed to the publishers of the story is not the answer.

The delay to make public the recordings is expected to give time to Mrs Obama to come clean and tell the American people that her comments were not meant to harm anyone but that she was reacting to the media pressure on her husband. She should also come out and tell the American people that she will not discriminate those who are not Obama fanatics if she becomes the first lady.

Die-hard Mcain supporters:

Those who do not support Obama are actively pushing for the release of the recordings also, and we understand them very well. In many telephone conversations with them we, however, get disturbed when we realise that most of them want the recordings to be released because they want to use it to stop Senator Obama from being elected President. They state clearly that if the story is true and released now, the contents will safe America from a constitutional crisis that may come if things come out after the elections that proves Obama was adopted by a foreigner, thus, disqualifying him from the Presidency.

Some readers:

Some have questioned why API has its base in Norway. Online News Media can be based anywhere in the world. With the Internet age, a news network can have people anywhere in the world. API’s news correspondents – 19 of them are real and based in the African Continent. API is a solid Daily Online News Channel and this Obama story will not change that.

Questioning API on being based in Norway:

There is nothing wrong having African Press International based in Norway and the channel run by Africans from the African Continent. Even Kenya’s present Prime Minister Raila Odinga lived in Norway for some time before joining the Kenya government.

API has also been accused because of the timing to release Mrs Obama story. Some even discus small issues as to why API telephone number starts with 00, and spellings in the article. This to us in API sounds ridiculous.

The important thing to be concerned about is how API obtained the story and how genuine it is. The second thing is to exercise understanding and to respect why there is a delay in releasing the recordings. API is not saying there are no recordings, but it is important to take serious API’s concerns on a possible suit if the tapes are not handled carefully.

API is not out to convince the American public of anything. We do not want to influence the outcome of the US Presidential elections. API got a true story and published it. The fact that the story has caused a stir was unexpected, but that does not mean API must rush in a manner that will cause problems to itself, just to satisfy those who want the audio tapes so badly.

When the legal concerns are cleared, which is happening in a short while, API will make public all the recordings available. This will also include comments, not yet published, which will most certainly put the Obama Campaign spokesperson who had dismissed the story off balance.

Even if our recordings or any other recordings had surfaced after the elections and if the contents were damaging to the elected person that still could have caused any elected president to vacate the White House. We all know that the tapes released in the US in 1974 forced President Richard Nixon out of office. The truth is the truth. The tapes during Nixon time did not lie.

The same here. The recordings that API will release soon will not lie to the American people. Most probably, it will change the political landscape, something the Americans should start getting prepared to face.

Published by Chief Editor Korir

African Press International – API

I was waiting to publish this until after Mr. Korir reached a decision:

Good morning, Mr Korir!

Well, you certainly don’t need any guidance from me.

I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes right now.

Talk about a Catch-22!

If you release the audio, it may affect the outcome of the American election.

If you do not release the audio, you will be labeled a fraud by both sides.

You know how I feel, Mr Korir. And you’ve known for a long time.

Senator Obama has exhibited anything but superior judgment, and his embrace of Raila Odinga is what brought me to your site in the first place.

And you know how I feel about Raila Odinga!

I don’t like Michelle Obama. But that is neither here nor there.

The only comfort I can offer is to try to do what I try to do, and often fail.

Pray that you align your own will with Divine Will.

And pray that God’s Will Be Done.

Whatever you decide, Mr Korir, will not change my admiration for you.

Letters to the Editor:

http://africanpress.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/on-mrs-obamas-story-i-pray-that-you-will-have-to-courage-to-share-your-information-with-us-before-its-too-late/

Dear Mr. Korir:

I am an independent trying to decide who will be the better person to lead the United States of America as her 44th president. Senator Obama and Senator McCain have plans that will benefit me. I must make my decision wisely.

I am trying to give Senator Obama the benefit of the doubt but there is the uncertainty of trust. His campaign has played the race card throughout the primaries and now during the general election campaign. If you have information that can make me understand the Obamas better, yes, that includes Mrs. Michelle Obama, then please share that with us before November 4, whether it’s good or bad.

Let me and the rest of the American people have a chance to review what you have so that we can make our decision intelligently. While I understand your predicament, I do not want to vote for someone that I help elected to the White House and that person turned out to be someone who does not have the United States and her people’s best interest. I pray that you will have to courage to share your information with us before it’s too late.

Thank you.

Chief Editor’s comments.

To TexAsia’s above comment

I fully understand your sentiments and agree with you.

The best will be done by me and my editorial.

More Letters to the Editor:

On Mrs Obama’s call to API: We, the american people, appreciate this more than you could ever know.

http://africanpress.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/on-mrs-obamas-call-to-api-we-the-american-people-appreciate-this-more-than-you-could-ever-know/

Rafiki is Swahili for “friend.”

Mrs Obama saga: A lawsuit will be forthcoming from Barrack Obama. I don’t think you can avoid it.

http://africanpress.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/mrs-obama-saga-a-lawsuit-will-be-forthcoming-from-barrack-obama-i-dont-think-you-can-avoid-it/

To the writer above:

From the Editor:

We thank you for this. It gives us encouragement that people like you say the truth that we cannot avoid to be sued.

It is better to be prepared in mind and if the suing is initiated, one does not get shocked.

Thank you

The one thing that the US media suffers from is what was summed up in your story, “The obama saga and the Presidency.”

http://africanpress.wordpress.com/2008/10/17/the-one-thing-that-the-us-media-suffers-from-is-what-was-summed-up-in-your-story-the-obama-saga-and-the-presidency/

From the editor to the writer above:

The needfull will be done. We thank you for your wise advise.

Another Musical Interlude

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9 Responses to ““Recordings and information leading to recent API story on Michelle Obama’s telephone call is now being cleared for release””

  1. calli Says:

    The tape should be released!! It doesn’t matter who you support!! The american people have a right to know!!

  2. rosettasister Says:

    Hello, calli!

    How are you, dear?

  3. Mountain Sage Says:

    I am one American who has decided to cast my vote for Ralph Nader. All I ask is that the truth prevail….whatever that truth is. If API has a tape I hope in the interest of truth it is released.

  4. calli Says:

    Hi rosettasister,
    I am fine!! I really like your post!! keep up the good work!! I think Larry’s supporters are very intelligent!! I can’t compete with all the educated who post on Larry’s site!! I am just me!! Sometimes I think Larry’s site is for obama!! I started having doubts when I was in the private chatroom and I caught the end of a post!! I began posting with bevann and she told me she voted for obama in the primary!! I thought all of us women supported Hillary Clinton !! Was I wrong? I probaly have said too much already!! Can you reassure me and put my doubts to rest? Being in the dark and the not knowing makes a person have doubts!! I respect everyone’s right to support the candidate of their choice but I would be terribly dissappointed if you were obama supporters!! You can delete this post if you want to!! It will be okay!! Continue your good work!!

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  6. paula Says:

    Dear All Readers,

    You have seen the name Raila Odinga mentioned here, do you know who he is? YOU SHOULD! Please go to youtube.com and view:

    “Barack Obama and Raila Odinga”

    “Hells Bells: Barack Obama and Raila Odinga…Did the Illinois Senator…”

    and while you are there,
    “Shocking Video Unearthed: Democrats In Their Own Words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam….”

    Make sure to pass them around.

  7. ann Says:

    I believe the american people have a right to know the truth. However does everyone know that once in office obama will not be kicked out if this is true? it then will be put up to a vote on sen.floor..who is run by the democrates? Please sir if it were something of this importance we knew and had tapes of that your country needed to know before a election wouldnt you and your country want to know?? and before the elections?

  8. rosettasister Says:

    Thank you, ann.

    I have forwarded your comments to Chief Editor Korir.

  9. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, paula.

    Here are those links:

    “Barack Obama and Raila Odinga”

    “Hells Bells: Barack Obama and Raila Odinga…Did the Illinois Senator…”

    “Shocking Video Unearthed: Democrats In Their Own Words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam….”

    If you see this, please let me know if I’ve got the ones you intended.

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