The Worldnetdaily has published an article that reveals perfectly their complete lack of journalistic integrity. The article, written by someone named Steve Peacock, is entitled “Ex-Obama employer gets Kenyan contract: Prez brings home bacon in midst of Chicago corruption probe.” But the article shows no connection at all between Obama and the contract, the contract or the corruption probe or Obama and the corruption probe.
A no-bid contract to assess a $48 million Kenyan youth program has been awarded to the University of Chicago, where President Barack Obama taught constitutional law for 12 years.
This discovery coincides with the federal embezzlement indictment of Quinshaunta R. Golden, former key aide to Eric E. Whitaker, the one-time U. of C. Medical Center executive vice president and former colleague of Michelle Obama.
Whitaker is “one of President Barack Obama’s closest friends,” according to the Chicago Tribune. He is not a target of the federal investigation, and has pledged his full cooperation, according to the Tribune…
The university’s National Opinion Research Center, or NORC – which is not involved in the investigation – will receive $650,000 to assess the Yes Youth Can!, or YYC, project in Kenya, according to contracting documents that WND discovered via routine database research…
Unrelated to the NORC contract or to Yes Youth Can!, Golden was indicted for bribery, theft and fraud for allegedly embezzling “about $433,000 in state health department funds,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
And…therefore…what? The “corruption probe” involves Golden embezzling money from an agency that Whitaker used to run when she was one of his underlings. It has absolutely nothing to do with Obama and even less to do with the University of Chicago getting a contract to assess a Kenyan program. Nor is there even an attempt to connect Obama to the university getting that contract. This is journalism for 5-year olds, not serious adults. The three things they’re trying to tie together as though they were connected have precisely nothing to do with one another — except that Obama has a vague connection to all three (he taught at the university long ago, he knows someone who was once the boss of someone who has been indicted for embezzlement, and his father was Kenyan).
But wait, hasn’t the Worldnetdaily been pushing Joel Gilbert’s ridiculous claim that Obama isn’t Kenyan at all because his real father is Frank Marshall Davis, not Barack Obama, Sr.? Oh what tangled webs we weave when we’re desperately trying to find anything at all that makes our political enemies look bad with no regard for evidence or consistency.