** Update Below **
I have been shopping at Barnes & Noble for many years. I have
a Barnes & Noble card and I use it regularly. Recently I noticed
on the Barnes & Noble internet site that they were allowing
“reviews”, actually Obama camp attacks and smears about Larry
Sinclair’s book, “Barack Obama and Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex,
Lies and Murder?” Since I have covered the Larry Sinclair story
more than any other source and have witnessed first hand the
constant ongoing attacks against Larry Sinclair and anyone
questioning the “messiah”, Obama, I decided to counteract these
lies with the truth about Larry Sinclair. I posted the following
By the real Citizen Wells of the CitizenWells blog
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Posted 03/16/09: From November 23, 2008 article: Larry Sinclair is publishing a book about his encounter with Obama in 1999 and the bigger story of his experience trying to get Obama to be held accountable and making the public aware. This is an incredible story that I have watched play out from a front row seat to my astonishment and disbelief. Up to this point in my life, I have only read about experiences like this happening in other countries. However, despite this all appearing surreal, it did indeed happen. As soon as Larry Sinclair produced his YouTube video, he received personal attacks and death threats on his person and family, website attacks and eventual incarceration in Delaware. This did not happen in the Soviet Union, Kenya or South America. This happened in America. I have followed, researched and written about the Larry Sinclair story probably more than any other source. I can state with authority that Larry Sinclair could not have made up this story. I hope to write a book in the near future and will elaborate on that and cover the other stories I have been associated with. However, only Larry Sinclair can tell his story. Here is a quick statement that I sent to Larry recently for possible inclusion in his book: “The Larry Sinclair story was the catalyst for me and many others to begin questioning the character and background of Barack Obama, a candidate that most of us knew little about. Mr. Sinclair’s allegations appeared preposterous at first but captured my curiousity. I began by examining the Official Illinois State Senate records for the period of November 3-8, 1999. I discovered that Obama was missing on November 4, 1999. I thought, “interesting.” I then read the transcripts from the Tim Russert, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. All three interviews asked Obama about his records during his tenure in the Illinois Senate. Obama was consistently vague and evasive in his answers. This piqued my curiousity more. One thing led to another and within a few days I knew that we had a problem with Obama. I had reached the point of no return and could not in good conscience abandon my efforts. I continued to follow the Larry Sinclair story and watched it play out in detail. I got to know Larry and we achieved a level of mutual trust that soon became a precious commodity. The Larry Sinclair story evolved into at least four large separate stories: 1. The initial encounter with Obama in 1999. 2. The Donald Young controversy. 3. The attacks made on Larry Sinclair, those following his story and anyone questioning the “messiah” Obama. 4. The changing and withholding of internet information and attempts to prevent Larry Sinclair and others from reporting the truth. I have come to know Larry Sinclair as a person and not just a story. I admire Larry for his persistence in the face of incredible odds, his integrity and his patriotism. If you want to know more about the real Barack Obama and what really happened during the 2008 election. If you want to read a book about real events that are so surreal they appear as fiction, order a copy of Larry Sinclair’s book here.”
Today I noticed my comment was not there. All
of the Obama camp smears were left there and
only one positive comment remained.
This is what I saw:
“There is no book to review! Just a scam
Posted March 9, 2009, 1:16 PM EST: Larry Sinclair is an ex-con and a well documented liar, This book is just another scam to make some fast cash, The Book originally was suppose to be in print over a month ago! Save your hard earned cash! He is a very sick and deranged individual just visit his website! He was first arrested on a larceny charge in 1981 in Denver, according to his Colorado arrest record, as filed in federal court. In 1985, he was convicted of theft and of forging a check in Florida, and sentenced to a year in jail, according to Florida records filed in federal court. After the Florida episode, according to the records, he returned to Colorado, where he faced check fraud and credit card charges in 1986. Then, in 1987, he was convicted in Colorado on more serious forgery charges, and sentenced to 16 years in jail. In prison, according to state records filed in federal court, Sinclair was disciplined 97 times for infractions including assault, threats, drug possession, intimidation, and verbal abuse, most recently in 1996. “He has not institutionalized well,” a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections, Liz McDonough, told the Denver Post in 1996 after a month-long Sinclair hunger strike. She said he had served time in prisons in Buena Vista, Delta, Limon and Canon City before being transferred to the state’s maximum security penitentiary in 1993. In the summer of 1996, according to Colorado’s state court database, he began proceedings to formally change his name from LA Rye Viz. Avila to Larry Wayne Sinclair. By 1999, according to a mention in a local newspaper, he was out of jail and living in Pueblo, Colo. The Public Citizen investigator in Colorado stated that Sinclair’s outstanding legal troubles there appear to date from 2001, and that Sinclair’s effort to convince the judge in 2004 to dismiss those charges failed. The Pueblo County Sheriff’s website, which pictures Sinclair under the word “Wanted,” cites felony theft and forgery charges. Sinclair was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in South Carolina last September, according to state records filed in federal court.”
“Paranoid fantasy, far from “the truth”
Posted March 8, 2009, 9:19 PM EST: On the author’s blog, I have read several excerpts and all chapter titles from this libelous screed that the author, whose writing rarely rises to the level of amateur, announced plans to have printed by a vanity press. Lawrence Sinclair’s lurid tale of his supposed brief encounters with the now-president occupies only a small fraction of the book. The rest is free-form paranoia, as Sinclair grandiosely blames prominent people and institutions for persecuting him and causing his story to be ignored by the mainstream media for over a year. Readers in search of either sleazy fiction masquerading as nonfiction or a glimpse into the mind of a whining, manipulative sociopath would be well advised to skip these ravings of a career criminal (currently wanted on a felony charge in Colorado) and keep looking. This book (assuming that it is eventually printed, after numerous postponements) fails to satisfy on any level.”
Worth the Price I Paid!
Posted March 7, 2009, 3:49 PM EST: This debut novella from the author is part autobiography, part pornographic fiction. In this book, Sinclair discusses his early life and criminal enterprises which lands him in prison for years. After release, he continues on his criminal path by running drugs across the country for gangs and helping smuggle undocumented aliens into America. It’s during this period that the authors imagination comes to light as he writes of a bizarre chance meeting that includes drugs and gay sex. Frustrated with the “truth” he knows of a presidential candidate, Sinclair embarks on a crusade to save the country. After receiving no satisfaction from the candidate or the mainstream media, the author makes a YouTube video of his claims. He is offered a large sum of money to take a lie detector test, which Mr. Sinclair fails. Lacking any proof of his fantastic claims, Sinclair trudges on trying to spread the word and “make noise!” He is blocked at every turn by powerful politicians, the media, law enforcement, and a ruthless band of “Obots”(Obama paid bloggers). After a year of fighting, Sinclair was unable to stop the Obama-machine election victory and subsequent inauguration. Sinclair received tens of thousands in donations and payments over the year, while still collecting government SSI disability payments. Now, in one last effort to cash-in, Sinclair, who claims he is unable to work a job, has written a book and plans a cross-country book signing tour to promote it. Although still wanted in Colorado on a felony warrant for theft, Mr. Sinclair continues to claim he has paid his debt to society. This book, which is filled with distorted facts and outright libelous content, I cannot recommend for the simple reason that your money will go into the hands of a wanted career criminal. Or, as Keith Olbermann has referred to Mr. Sinclair, “a character assassin.”"
“Larry Sinclair’s Book
Posted March 18, 2009, 2:19 AM EST: I was amused to see several book reviews for a book that hasn’t been published yet (I am writing this “review” on the 17th of March, 2009). This. then, is not a review of Sinclair’s book but it is a review about Mr. Larry Sinclair. I have followed his story since he first put a video on You Tube over a year ago. I have also seen his web site (WordPress) and his current one (http://larrysinclair-0926.blogspot.com/). If there is one thing that impresses me about Mr. Sinclair it is his consistency in dealing with the ‘facts’ of his story. He hasn’t wavered a bit in relating those ‘facts’ as he says he knows them. Many people who will read his book will cringe at his graphic discription pertaining to the subject matter. They will also judge Mr. Sinclair harshly, especially if they are fundamentalist religionists because of his life-style: This being said, if what he says is true then those same people who would judge him harshly must also, in the final analysis, jusdge the current President of the United States of America with that same judgment (and even more harshly) because you will read things alleged about Mr. Barack Hussein Obama that will turn your stomach in-side-out. I have pre-ordered a copy of Mr. Sinclair’s book for two reasons: 1) I believe what he alleges has a ring of truth concerning Mr. Obama and 2) this book will be a collector’s item no matter what the fall-out might be as a result of its publication. –jws”
“Author has already described the book’s contents thoroughly: lie after lie
Posted March 19, 2009, 2:21 PM EST: Those who have read the author’s website are already quite familiar with the contents of this book. It should be clear to any reader capable of critical thinking that Sinclair presents absolutely no credible evidence for his various melodramatic claims, and usually no evidence at all. Although he devotes a portion of the book to his early years as a criminal, he declines to take responsibility for the charges of felonious theft, fraud, or deceit that have repeatedly put him on the wrong side of the law right up through the present day. If this book ever makes it to publication, after several months’ delay, I will consider it just another one of his cons. Let the buyer beware.”
“A Scam By Any Other Name Is Still A Scam…
Posted March 19, 2009, 4:15 PM EST: What can I say about a book that was supposed to be in the Author’s BUYERS’ hands in December, January, February, March and now April. There is no book, there never will be a book. I can only give a review if the author and for that Ben Smith of Politico says it for me: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0608/11164.html”
Anyone following the 2008 election and the
Larry Sinclair story will recognize these
comments coming from the same liars and
smear specialists of the Obama camp.
The Obama thugs.
I am not accusing Barnes & Noble of anything yet, but it does look
very suspicious. I intend to get a straight answer from them. If
I do not. I will cancel my Barnes & Noble card and take my business
elsewhere. I will also encourage others to do likewise. I have
watched the Obama camp bring this country to a state not unlike
that of Nazi Germany and “1984″ by George Orwell. Altering book
sales hits too close to home.
** UPDATE **
I just sent an email to Mary Ellen Keating,
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
for Barnes & Noble:
“I am writing to you from the Citizen Wells blog. I receive a high rate of readership.
I have followed closely events of the 2008 election and have covered the Larry
Sinclair story more than any other source. This includes, but is not limited to,
all of the hate filled attacks on Mr. Sinclair as well as myself and many others.
I have posted an article regarding the comments you have allowed and the one
by me that was removed. I am contacting you out of a sense of fairness and
seeking the truth. I noticed your reaction to a tampering episode at B&N that was
perceived as hate motivated.
“Barnes & Noble Outraged Over Tampering of Store Display in Coral Gables, Florida
New York, New York – March 6, 2009 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, announced today
that it is the victim of a malicious act. The company is outraged over the tampering of a store display in its Coral
Gables, Florida store by a customer who placed an inappropriate title in the center of its Presidential display.
Barnes & Noble believes the incident occurred two weeks ago when a customer took a book from another part of the store
entitled Monkeys: A Captivating Look at These Fascinating Animals, placed it in the window display and then
photographed the altered display. When Barnes & Noble discovered the book in the display it immediately removed it.
Since then, the photograph has been widely distributed via email and over the Internet falsely claiming that Barnes &
Noble actually placed the book in the display.”
Please read the article I posted regarding Larry Sinclair’s treatment on your website.
I will post your response if you desire.
Read the rest of the B&N news release: