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The Ayers Conspiracy Rolls On

By | 10.19.09 | 10:26 am

Thomas Lipscomb, a fairly prominent conservative investigative journalist last seen defending the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth against charges of dishonesty, dives head-first into the “Bill Ayers wrote Obama’s first memoir” conspiracy theory. The crux of his rather argument is that Ayers, by exasperatedly joking to blogger More…

Which Bloggers Fell for the Bill Ayers Prank?

By | 10.07.09 | 3:56 pm

Before it’s all lost to the memory hole, here are the top bloggers who were duped by Bill Ayers’ sarcastic “confession” of authorship of Barack Obama’s first memoir:

- Jonah Goldberg of National Review.

I am not sure what to make of the story that Ayers has now admitted


The ‘Bill Ayers Wrote Obama’s Memoir’ Train Rolls On

By | 09.30.09 | 9:23 am

I’ve written in the past about conservative author Jack Cashill’s quest to prove that Bill Ayers wrote President Obama’s “Dreams From My Father.” Cashill’s still beating the drum.

The Washington Independent’s David Weigel, for instance, is among those who dismiss [Christopher] Andersen’s claim because he credits me


The ‘Ayers Wrote Obama’s Book’ Theorist Gets a Sympathizer

By | 09.24.09 | 10:09 am

For more than a year, conservative journalist Jack Cashill has argued that a textual analysis of “Dreams From My Father” reveals that it was ghostwritten for Barack Obama by former Weatherman Bill Ayers. Because Cashill’s analyses depended on comparisons of similar cliches and reading grade levels, they never got More…

‘Ayers Played Cyrano to Obama’s Christian’

By | 06.29.09 | 8:53 am

Conservative author Jack Cashill has been diligently working to find connections between the collected works of former Weatherman Bill Ayers and President Obama’s first memoir, “Dreams From My Father” — a strange accusation that gathered some steam in the final fevered weeks of the 2008 election, and one that More…