Monday, March 02, 2009

Obama's Homeless Women

Is Henrietta Hughes homeless by choice?
Fox 4, Fort Myers Florida

Ever since she asked President Obama for help during his visit to Fort Myers 2 days ago, Henrietta Hughes has been on every TV network in the country.
She says she's been living in her car for months and couldn't find work. Now a local agency tells Four in Your Corner, yes Ms. Hughes has been homeless, but only because she chose to be. (link)

Obama’s Homeless Woman Is Actually Real Estate Investor
March 2, 2009, The Lie Politic

During Obama’s campaign to promote his stimulus package, he staged an event with a woman, Henrietta Hughes, who, as it turns out, appears to be anything but truly needy. Henrietta was given an audience with Obama to beg for a home. When aid was provided via the offer of free rent by an opportunistic politician, the liberal press spouted that Henrietta was actually given a free home and implied it came from Obama. The lie has propagated through the liberal media and, quite honestly, it nauseated us because it was so obviously staged and such a distorted lie. Well, as it turns out, the lie didn’t end there. (link)


I know there really are newly homeless people as a result of the housing crisis. Could the Obama administration not find a real one? The mainstream press has been awfully quite about this deception. Is this deception not newsworthy? Remember Joe the Plumber and how the press dug deep for dirt? It seems Joe the Plumber was not yet a licensed plumber and his name was not Joe and the press reported it widely. The mainstream press has been awfully quite about Henrietta the Homeless Fraud. Maybe I wasn't paying attention and the press has also been nationalized and they now all report to the new Propaganda Czar.

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  1. Ah, just like the scales of justice are often unbalanced, so are the efforts of the news media.

  2. You know, as I read this, things just don't seem to fit. Why would someone chose to be homeless? As I read more about it, it appears as if Ms. Hughes was homeless. One option she was presented with was to stay at a facility run by Tanya Johnson. For some reason, Ms. Hughes found it preferable to stay in a car than stay at the facility that Ms. Hughes runs.

    Personally, it makes me wonder about the facility if people would rather stay in a car than stay there.

    Exploring the issue, Wink News reports that Ms. Hughes claims Ms. Johnson "wanted $400 a month immediately."

    At best, it seems as if the Fox 4 story is incomplete and/or misleading.

    Likewise, the heading about Ms. Hughes being a "Real Estate Investor" is also, at best misleading. In the purest sense of the world, Ms. Hughes was a "real estate investor" just like anyone else who has owned a home. The WINK news article reports that she "and her son lost their home in 2003". It also reports that she had some land that they managed to hold on to for another two years before selling it in 2005 for $47,000. According to the wife of Republican State Representative Nick Thompson,
    "They have nothing today. They need help today. They didn't need help in 2005. They need help today. So whether they had $47,000 or $147,000 in 2005, it doesn't matter. They don't have any money today,"

    So, I ask seriously, where is the deception? From what I'm reading, it seems like Fox 4 News and "The Lie Politic" are adding significantly to the deception.