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Mainstream Media's Coverage of Larry Sinclair - Barack Obama Story

Final Update: It turns out that Larry Sinclair has a rap sheet filled with prosecutions for deceit.

Public records and court filings reveal that he has a 27-year criminal record, with a specialty in crimes involving deceit. The record includes forgery charges in two states, one of which drew Sinclair a 16-year jail sentence. The Pueblo County, Colo., Sheriff's Office also has an outstanding warrant for Sinclair's arrest for forging an acquaintance's signature and stealing her tax refunds.

Sinclair's rap sheet is a mile long, and he is currently wanted in Colorado. And judging from the hit logs at this website, there are Republican operatives out there who are still pushing this story as "real".

Makes you wonder who's bankrolling Sinclair's continued efforts and legal fights...

As the series of posts I've written demonstrates, I've thoroughly investigated Larry Sinclair's claims. I have found no basis of fact in any of them.

-Lee Ward
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It's taken a month but it appears that the mainstream media is starting to pick up Larry Sinclair's claims of "gay sex and cocaine use with Barack Obama" story (background here).

I'll update this post if and when more coverage is located.

  • Sleaze charge: 'I took drugs, had homo sex with Obama' - link - WorldNetDaily
The electrifying presidential campaign of Barack Obama faces a new challenge - a Minnesota man who claims he took cocaine in 1999 with the then-Illinois legislator and participated in homosexual acts with him.

When his story was ignored by the news media, Larry Sinclair made his case last month in a YouTube video, which has now been viewed more than a quarter-million times. And when it was still ignored by the media, Sinclair filed a suit in Minnesota District Court, alleging threats and intimidation by Obama's staff.

  • Minnesota Man Claims He Took Drugs & Had Sex with Barack Obama in 1999 - link - Cleveland Leader
Barack Obama now faces a new challenge - one that is sure to be much more scandalous than anything he's seen so far. If the allegations are to be believed, it's also a scandal that his campaign has tried to cover up. A Minnesota man has come forth, claiming that he took cocaine in 1999 with Obama, the then-Illinois legislator, and participated in homosexual acts with him.

Larry Sinclair, the man making the claims, said his story was ignored by the news media. Still not willing to let this one slip quietly under the rug, Sinclair made a YouTube video in which he made his case. It's had over half a million views already, but the story has still been largely ignored by the news media.


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Comments (11)

nope:

The Cleveland Leader is not a newspaper. It's a blog.

The Cleveland Leader newspaper merged with the Plain Dealer in 1917. Look it up.

ryan a:

I love it when the whole political circus degrades to these kinds of allegations. To be honest, I am less interested in the personal lives of these people than their political ideals and public records.

I feel the exact same way about the whole McCain thing. I could care less, for the most part.

It's all a bunch of hypocritical nonsense when the 'public' gets all worked up over the personal transgressions of these politicians.

Damn, sometimes this process is just stupid. But scandals sell magazines and newspapers I suppose. It all goes back to entertainment in the end...

mantis:

The Cleveland Leader is mainstream media? Aren't you embarrassed yet?

Hacktacular.

bob:

Larry Sinclair is in NEW YORK city right now since Feburary 21 2008.
Larry takes a POLYGRAPH on tuesday feb 26 2008

Jennifer:

I don't think people are concerned that much about whether Obama did homosexual acts as much as 1)if he was married at the time which it appears from his many years of marriage and this would still be considered infidelity. and 2) covering up and lying. If thes activties happened, Obama is covering up and not being honest not only by denying the claims but by presenting a false front as a man who is very family and marriage-minded. It could be a problem if true since Obama likes to project the image he is a family-orinted man and made a point, when the NY Times story broke about McCain and the woman he may have been involved with. Obama made reference in subtle ways to McCVain, hugged his wife, and reminded the crowd that he has been happily married for something like fifteen or so years. This would be a deception but again it is IF THE ALLEGATIONS BY SINCLAIR ARE FOUND TO BE TRUE.

Lee Ward:
Barry:

Mr. Sinclair may just be simply telling the truth.

autopt:

LARRY WAS ALREADY CAUGHT LYING.

Larry was in a mental institution during 1999.

Larry claims: "I was in the Chicago area from November 3, 1999 thru November 8, 1999 to attend the graduation of my God son from the Great Lakes Navy Training Center outside Chicago."

So, after looking up the graduation for the Great Lakes Navy Training Center for 1999, and nutjob Larry's Godson must have been pretty disappointed that he missed his graduation. The 1999 Great Lakes Navy Training Center graduation took place between October 17-18, as detailed in the travel diaryby these fine folks who actually attended that graduation: www.crabcoll.com/journal/seasons.html.

Larry Sinclair lives at 600 W Superior St. #604 Duluth MN 55802. According to H.U.D. records which are also public, that address is a building with 154 units called Gateway Tower and is a complex for the elderly and disabled; a government subsidized home for the mentally ill and disabled.

Ross Eberle:

Larry Sinclair admits to fabricating sex story!!

Then apologizes, says all money will be donated to charity.

http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Larry_Sinclair_admits_to_fabricating_obama_sex_story

additonal link


http://www.topix.com/forum/news/2008-presidential-election/T9P2FSJ4FJDS585UB#lastPost

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

I received an email this weekend supposedly quoting a Washington Post editorial debunking Sinclair's claims. and the portion quoted was written so poorly and the grammar was just awful - obviously it was not from the Washington Post.

The quote above looks just as phony, except in this case the grammar is too good to be Sinclair's.

The Truth Will Set You Free:

Larry Sinclair has stoods strong and never wavered in his allegations against Senator Barack Obama. Never once has he claimed he fabricated the story. The person or persons claiming otherwise are the ones who are lying. All allegations that Larry Sinclair was in a mental institution are also lies created in order to discredit Larry Sinclair. For the truth see Larry Sinclair's Official Blog at LarrySinclair0926(dot)wordpress(dot)com. The Obama Political Machine has a lot of money and will do anything and say anything to make this story go away.


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