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rosettasister Says:
October 26, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Any questions or have we covered most things?

So sorry you missed the call.


please tell me if I have this correct

negotiations are still underway with network

they may fall through

we are waiting to hear

if they do fall through, Mr Korir will post audio at API?

rosettasister Says:
October 26, 2008 at 9:11 pm

okay I think I have that right

and we should know more later today or tonight or tomorrow depending where you are

and Mr Korir assured us audio will be aired before election

Dianna Says:
October 26, 2008 at 9:16 pm


I don’t think the negotiations are going to fall through. The issues left to be resolved are fairly straightforward. The two named were the lawyers for the Broadcast network wanting to have no other lawyers involved, not really a negotiable issue, and whether the tapes will be aired in full and or HOW to air them in full, or to air them edited.

wonderingwhy Says:
October 26, 2008 at 9:23 pm


Mr. Korir has a copy and sent two copies to the states. I don’t know if both copies went to Mr. Berg and then on to a network rep or one to Berg and one to network.

cloud Says:
October 26, 2008 at 8:37 pm

2 questions remain that Mr. Korir said he would address later (not sure when or how)…
1. People on this site are asking for snippets of the tape…. will that be done?

2. Will Berg give a statement of verification?

cloud Says:
October 26, 2008 at 8:36 pm

The show that he was to do on

the radio (?blog?) MommaE Radio Rebels

tomorrow has problems as they (?) are afraid of being sued. That show has not been finalized.

Korir stated that it was MO on the tapes.

meg Says:
October 26, 2008 at 8:28 pm

I received that “call” also but couldn’t connect.

We ASSUME it is FOX reading beteween the lines. I believe Mr. Korir said he would release names and the negotiation information if they keep denying the relationship and then don’t play the tapes.

There was a delay between Berg and API because the audio had to be translated to computer.

Mr. Korir has one copy of the tape and two copies are in the States!

Berg has the tapes and voice verification complete. Berg has listened to parts of the tape.

The Network Lawyers (2) want to represent Mr. Korir and he wants to have his own lawyer (Berg) involved for his own representation – that is what I would do

He made it very clear that Mr. Berg is representing him for this and it is totally seperate from Berg’s legal case.

He said the tapes will be out before the 4th!!! He also said the Network does not want to release information because they want to be able to announce “IN an hour we will have tapes of Michelle Obama….)and then broadcast.

Mr. Korir did bring up how Obama crazy things have gotten in Kenya with the airport being named Obama and schools and people trying to marry into the stepgrandmothers tribe thinking they will get to come to the USA because they are Obama relatives.

He was offered 2.5 million from an American outlet and 2.1 million from an outlet in Ontario Canada.

He is not allowed to sell sotries in Norway. He mentioned there are hundreds (thousands) of newspapers in Norway and if 40% of their coverage is baout Norway in a one year period then they receive government funding.

Mr. Korir promised to call us once the final negotiations are completed -either tonight or tomorrow..

As you can see by a couple of the bloggers, the attacks on Mr. Korir have started and will only get worse. API is in for a bumpy ride!!!!

I hope we can all stand by him and support him through this time and continue to be grateful to a courageous man!!!

I would like to thank the caller from the Conservative/Republican Black Party – God bless you and I pray that you will be able to spread the truth to the Black community!

Cloud, did thid help?

cloud Says:
October 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Sister, Ontario Canada – 2.1 mil offered.

I am still going over my notes.

wonderingwhy Says:
October 26, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Nanz2 – #287

Mr. Korir is working with the network lawyers today. He felt there would be an agreement today and if so, he would call us all back to fill in some things.

He did say that the networks folks were very adamant about not revealing who they were. According to them, they would do a nearly instant release with short notice so as to pre-empt any possible legal challenges by Obama’s campaign. I don’t pretend to understand what they could do to stop a true recording that transpired.

He might have mentioned a post online if that happend or maybe just call us back, I can’t really recall.

Hope Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Mr. Korir stated that the tapes would be useles after Nov 4th so regardless of what the media wants to do, ultimately they will be released before then. The lawyers from media want to rep Mr. Korir so that they have complete control. Mr. K wants Mr. B to stay in place so that HIS interests are priority to Berg. Media lawyers priority would be the media co. Makes perfect sense from both sides and all very normal in negotiations. Mr. K stated that he feels safe, but if someone is going to “kidnap” him then it will happen regardless of what he does to take precautions. His best defense is the TRUTH and the more people who know of the truth, the more people who will be watching out to make sure nothing happens to him.

I have to go. Check back in later.

wonderingwhy Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Also folks and Hope/others correct me if I am wrong. I believe Mr. Korir said if the deal to air these fell through, he would not let them die and would post them on the website. Did I hear that correctly?

cloud Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:38 pm

There are two copies in the US. API has one as well.

Mr. Korir believes that only a few Nigerians are not so good. Most are very good people.

The finalization will be in an hour or so. If things go sour, he will ask for our guidance. I guess that makes us family to him too!

cloud Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Mr. Korir was shocked by the impact from the story. It almost made him “collapse!”

Hope Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:29 pm

The Obamas cannot stop the truth from coming out. There are too many people involved now who are making sure that this tape will be heard. The BHO reps asked Mr Korir to “tone it down” about the story.

cloud Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:25 pm

No network revealed. Still negotiating the lawyer representation. The network wants to remove Berg. But, API needs a personal lawyer for his interests not the networks.

cloud Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:26 pm

Mr Korir has 5 “wonderful” children.

Hope Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:27 pm

Indiana– I assume it is Fox. Mr. Korir has a contract in hand and is hopeful he will be able to get through the lawyer red tape within the next few hrs, but he will update either way. He may also hold another conference call so anyone interested with learning updates later on may want to email their numbers to him if interested.

THANK YOU MR. KORIR! You might just restore many Americans faith in journalism!

· cloud Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:27 pm

In Norway, you cannot sell stories or buy them. You will loose your job. After one year, Norway will fund newspapers.

cloud Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:29 pm

Sister, yes before Nov 4….

wonderingwhy Says:
October 26, 2008 at 7:16 pm


He was asked about receiving compensation for the story. First, ref Hope’s #164 above. He has been offered $2.5 million and $2.1 million for the story, couldn’t accept (see #164 above).

Hope Says:

October 26, 2008 at 7:11 pm

He has not made any money off of story. It is against the law in Norway to sell stories because the press is government owned.

Hope Says:
October 26, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Mr Korir’s connection to the situation is deeper than people know. There was GOOD reason why MO contacted him and assumed him to be a friend. Two copies of tape are in US. I don’t know who verified, assuming it was done by Berg and media co wanting to release them as exclusive.

We have noted your concern as readers. It is important that you understand we are doing our best and our interest is to ensure that we do the right thing so that nobody handling or who has handled the tapes gets hurt. It serves no purpose to continue speculating whether we have the tapes or not, or whether we are genuine or not.

The answer is simple: The tapes exists and will be aired. We also want you to know that we are genuine in all this and API has had not intention to mislead anyone. The truth of the matter is that there has been a delay, yes we understand, but there is nothing wrong being careful in situations like this one.

There is no question in our minds that you as a reader understand why it is important to be careful when dealing with information that touches on the security situation of any nation.

There has been a lot of pressure from the readers and the same from those who represent Nations in question. API has to way and balance its act so that nobody is put into an embarrassing situation and for that matter danger to any ones life.

We are not about to drop airing the tapes. It will be done even if some continue to place obstacles on our way.

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