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Obama Rezko problem not going away, Rezko Obama’s ghost of Christmas past in Chicago pay to play politics, Chicago Tribune Eric Zorn Obama ghostbuster?

“Why did the Rezkos pay asking price for the lot adjacent to the Obama mansion, a lot which was subsequently valued 20 percent less?…Citizen Wells

“Why did Mutual Bank fire whistleblower Kenneth J Connor after he challenged the appraisal on the land purchased by Rita Rezko, just prior to the land sale to Obama?”…Citizen Wells

“As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any particular number of the Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in it’s stead. This process of continuation alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound tracks, cartoons, photographs–to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to be correct; nor was any item of news, or expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to be on record.”…George Orwell, “1984″ 

 

Has Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune become the rectifier of Orwell’s “1984”, presenting negative information about Obama in a positive light, or perhaps one might call him the ghostbuster of Obama’s Christmas past, Tony Rezko, the spectre that won’t go away.

Zorn was highlighted at Citizen Wells on November 26, 2010 for protecting Obama.

“From Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune November 24, 2010.

“Because a Constitutional crisis is just what this nation needs right now”

“And since one must be a “natural-born citizen” to be president and Barack Obama’s father was not, as everyone acknowledges, a U.S. citizen, the whackjobs who have been unsuccessful in their “he was born in Kenya!” effort, are now hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court will help in their cause to declare him ineligible to hold office.””

“On the one hand, for a micro second, I want to congratulate Zorn for mentioning the Kerchner v Obama lawsuit being before the Supreme Court. But that feeling quickly evaporates when I digest the way he dismissed those questioning Obama as being “whackjobs.” He displays a total lack of understanding about Obama’s eligibility issues and the Kerchner case.

First of all, we don’t know where in the hell Obama was born, since he has avoided presenting a legitimate birth certificate. Secondly, Zorn has got some nerve calling a retired naval commander, LTC Terry Lakin, multiple generals and millions of concerned Americans “whackjobs.”

Eric Zorn, we have a constitutional crisis now, due to people like you in the media not doing your journalistic job.

Eric Zorn, call me. Get your facts straight before making an ass out of yourself.

Eric Zorn, why don’t you ask the question above?”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/eric-zorn-chicago-tribune-because-a-constitutional-crisis-is-just-what-this-nation-needs-right-now/

Why did Eric Zorn present the following on August 29, 2012?

“Fairy tale”

“When President Barack Obama’s relentless foes try to inject Tony Rezko and the “boneheaded” land deal between the men into the upcoming political discussion, you, a fair person, will want to refresh your memory and get your facts straight. Start here:

Let’s clarify the Obama deal with Rezko — `08 things you need to know about how and why the Obamas and Rezkos purchased adjoining properties in the Kenwood neighborhood on the same day in June, 2005

Here’s the unannotated version:

1. The deal could have gone down without Rezko.

2. The Obamas did not get a special discount on the house.

3. The sellers rejected two lower bids from the Obamas.

4. The Rezkos did not pay an inflated price for the vacant lot.

5. The Obamas did not get a special discount from the Rezkos when they later purchased a one-sixth strip of the vacant lot to enlarge their yard.

6. The Obamas did not receive or borrow any money from the Rezkos to buy their house.

7. Obama hasn’t done any political or personal favors for Rezko since this saga began.

8. The reason Obama is nevertheless correct in describing his actions here as “boneheaded” is that Rezko is and was a sleazeball.”

http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2012/08/fairy-tale.html

A cursory examination reveals:

“1.  The deal could have gone down without Rezko. ”

Which deal are talking about? The house? The lot? Without too much thought and some basic knowledge such as the house & lot had to close on the same day, perhaps the deal would not have played out successfully without the Rezko’s cooperation.

“2. The Obamas did not get a special discount on the  house. ”

The Obamas paid much less than asking price and the Rezkos paid full price.

“6. The Obamas did not receive or borrow any money from the Rezkos to buy their house. ”

How does Zorn know that?

Instead of spending anymore time on this biased claptrap….

Mr. Zorn, et al, soon, perhaps tonight in celebration of Obama’s speech, I will present the results of real research and journalism. The facts regarding the Rezko Obama lot transactions.

Mr. Zorn, have you spent much time interviewing folks like Kenneth J. Conner?