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President Obama's "Internet czar," Susan P. Crawford, is tied to a Marxist-run liberal media think tank that advocates government intervention in the Internet, charges a new book released this week.
"The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and other Anti-American Extremists" officially was released Monday.
The new title from WND senior reporter and WABC Radio host Aaron Klein skyrocketed to No. 1 on the non-fiction list at Amazon.com and is now No. 4 on the overall best-seller list.
With nearly 900 citations, the book bills itself as the most exhaustive investigation ever performed into Obama's political background and radical ties. Klein's co-author is historian and researcher Brenda J. Elliott.
The book seeks to expose an extremist coalition of communists, socialists and other radicals working both inside and outside the administration to draft and advance current White House policy goals.
"The Manchurian President" contains potentially explosive information not only about President Obama but also concerning other officials in the White House, including top czars and senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.
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Crawford is just one of more than a dozen top Obama administration officials to be exposed in the new book.
She was chosen to head up the Obama transition's Federal Communications Commission Review team. After the inauguration, Obama named her special assistant to the president for science, technology, and innovation policy – or Internet czar.
Wired magazine calls Crawford "the most powerful geek close to the president" and notes that prior to her work for the administration, she was a "prolific" writer on net neutrality.
In just one of Crawford's radical connections exposed in "The Manchurian President," the book documents her close ties to Free Press, an advocate for government intervention in the Internet
She spoke at a May 14, 2009, "Changing Media" Free Press summit in Washington. Crawford's "One Web Day" project, which seeks to broaden the public's awareness of Internet and Web issues, lists the radical ACORN as one of its "participating organizations." Free Press is listed as another.
Crawford's "One Web Day" is also promoted on the Free Press website.
The founder of Free Press, Robert W. McChesney, is a professor at the University of Illinois and former editor of the Marxist journal Monthly Review.
In February 2009, McChesney, an avowed Marxist, urged that capitalism be dismantled.
"In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick-by-brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles,'" wrote McChesney in a column.
The board of Free Press has included a slew of radicals, such as Obama's former "green jobs" czar Van Jones, who resigned after it was exposed he founded a communist organization.
Meanwhile, Crawford and Kevin Werbach, who co-directed the Obama transition team's Federal Communications Commission Review team, are also advisory board members at Public Knowledge, a George Soros-funded public interest group.
Public Knowledge claims to be bipartisan, working with groups from both sides of the aisle, including Free Press and the Open Society Institute.
A third Public Knowledge advisory board member is Timothy Wu, who writes on his blog that in his "spare time" he is the chairman of the "media reform organization Free Press."
Crawford is just one Obama administration official linked by "The Manchurian President" to groups that press for more government control of the news media.
"Manchurian" also exposes regulatory czar Cass Sunstein, who drew up a "First Amendment New Deal," a new "Fairness Doctrine" that would include the establishment of a panel of "nonpartisan experts" to ensure "diversity of view" on the airwaves.
The new book, meanwhile, includes an extensive investigation into Obama's own background. The work uncovers, among many other things, Obama's early years, including his previously overlooked early childhood ties to a radical, far-left church. The book provides copious new details about Obama's deep ties to the unrepentant Weatherman Underground terrorist group founder William Ayers and about the president's boyhood years in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.
Of all Obama's radical associates from the past, few received more attention or were as shocking as his connection to Ayers. The book uncovers for the first time where and how Obama first met Ayers – and it is much earlier than previously believed.
"The Manchurian President" also unmasks, exclusively, important aspects of Obama's carefully covered-up college years, with new details of his student career at Occidental College and later at Columbia University.
Obama's associations with the Nation of Islam, Black Liberation theology and black political extremists also are revealed, with extensive new information on the subjects.
Also detailed are Obama's deep ties to ACORN, which are much more extensive than previously documented elsewhere. The book crucially describes how a socialist-led, ACORN-affiliated union helped facilitate Obama's political career and now exerts major influence in the White House.
In one chapter, the book unmasks the extremists among Obama's "czars" and other top advisers, including new information linking Axelrod and Jarrett to communist activists.
The many issues pertaining to Obama's eligibility to be president are carefully examined and given a much more extensive analysis than in previous works, including questions about Obama's birth documentation and whether or not he legally qualifies as a "natural-born citizen" according to the U.S. Constitution.
"The Manchurian President" also exposes how Obama's health-care policy, masked by moderate populist rhetoric, was pushed along and partially crafted by extremists, some of whom reveal in their own words that their principal aim is to achieve corporate socialist goals and a vast increase in government powers.
"I believe this work is crucial to Americans from across the political spectrum," says Klein, "including mainstream Democrats who should be alarmed that their party has been hijacked by an extreme-left fringe bent on permanently changing the party to fit its radical agenda.
"Indeed, this book will document, with new information, Obama's own involvement with a socialist party whose explicit goal was to infiltrate and eventually take over the Democratic Party and mold it into a socialist organization," Klein claims.
Klein began investigating Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and broke major national stories. He first exposed the politician's association with Ayers in a widely circulated WND article.
That story prompted the Nation magazine to lament, via the CBS News website, that "mainstream reporters now call the Obama campaign to ask about Klein's articles."
It was in a WABC Radio interview with Klein that Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to Hamas, "endorsed" Obama for president, generating world headlines and sparking controversy. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and Obama repeatedly traded public barbs over Hamas' positive comments.
Klein was among the first reporters to expose that green jobs czar Jones founded a communist organization and called for "resistance" against the U.S. government. The theme was picked up and expanded upon by the Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck, leading to Jones' resignation last September.
Co-author Brenda J. Elliott is a historian, author and investigative researcher known for her blogging during the 2008 presidential election about Ayers, Tony Rezko and other controversial figured linked to Obama. Since 1988, Elliott has been responsible for a number of historical projects, has won an award by Project Censored for her work and has been named "One of the Intriguing People" by Central Florida magazine.
The introduction to "The Manchurian President" relates: "Barack Obama is backed by and deeply tied to an anti-American fringe nexus that, as this book will show, was instrumental not only in mentoring Obama and helping him to build his political career, but essentially in overthrowing the moderate wing of the Democratic Party and in securing and powerfully influencing Obama's presidency.
"As will be seen, these radical associates not only continue to influence Obama and White House strategy, but some are directly involved in creating the very policies intended to undermine or radically transform the United States of America."