The New York Times reporter Norimitsu Onishi's article of November 8, 2010 had this gem in a smarmy story of Obama's homecoming to Jakarta, Indonesia. " While the residents regarded Mr. Obama’s mother as a “free spirit,” Barry, who was chubby, was referred to as the “boy who runs like a duck,” said Mrs. Satjakoesoemah, 69." What a hoot!
The reporter downplayed to an almost non-existent measure, the fact his school was a Muslim school, I found the story revealing regardless. The author does disparage those Americans who said they believed the school was a madrasa while not telling the reader what was actually taught, religious-wise, at the school. The fact Obama lived in a poor neighborhood but went to the most prestigious school was also not explained. Overall, a typical fluff piece by the NYT for their favorite liberal/socialist. I for one would have been more interested in what was actually taught at the school and who his mother's and stepfathers friends and associates were. But that would take a little more effort and the press is pretty lazy, so we get fluff. The full article is here.