Yesterday, after I wrote about the campaign to send millions of swing voters DVDs of an anti-Obama documentary, a source sent me a letter from a wealthy businessman who was promoting the film. This letter was sent by Thomas H. Patrick, to recipients of scholarships from the Buckeye Foundation. Subsequent versions of the message went out to people who could help promote Dreams From My Real Father, the movie that claims Frank Marshall Davis was the president's ancestor and ideological idol. This is the second cover letter, to the larger audience.
Is this one of the donors who eventually helped promote Dreams? I contacted Patrick, but was told he was out of the office, and didn't hear back. When I asked Dreams director Joel Gilbert, he reiterated what he'd been telling me as I sent him some annoying questions: "Thanks for your question, but again, I'm hoping you'll stand out as an unbiased journalist and seriously look at the content of the film, rather than just looking for an angle to dismiss or demonize the film maker."
The rest of the letter is below.
(I've just left out "exhibit D," a page quoting the "you didn't build that" speech.)
TODAY IN SLATE
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How the Republicans would run the Senate.
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Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
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A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.