The e-mails about it are flowing in, but Team Barry tells ABC and Byron York that it’s made up. If The One’s wife was going to get exercised enough about media coverage to start dialing people up herself, would it really be coverage from a web outlet no one’s heard of? Some of her “quotes” sound odd to my ear, too:
My husband and I know that there is no law that will stop him from becoming the president, just because some American white racists are bringing up the issue of my husband’s adoption by His step father.
“American white racists” as opposed to … Canadian black racists? That superfluous specificity feels like something a foreigner might say, not an American born and bred like M.O. who’d take the dynamics of the country’s racial politics for granted. But your mileage may vary.
API’s already updated to say it stands by its story.