Obama’s Communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis or simply "Frank" has been purged from the audio version of his book, Dreams From My Father… Every single reference!
“Every reference to ‘Frank’ everywhere in the book, from every section—and there are many of them—are gone,” Kengor told TheBlaze in an email.
While the Obama campaign could certainly argue that during the editing process many excerpts, not just the ones referencing Frank, were eliminated from the audio version for brevity, some might find it odd that such an important figure in the president’s life would have been relegated to the cutting room floor.
It is also important to note that the audio version of “Dreams” was released in 2005, shortly after Obama’s now-infamous 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention — a speech which made it fairly clear that the aspiring politician would indeed rise to prominence on the national stage one day. Back in 1994, when the original text version of “Dreams” was released, Obama was a relative “nobody,” hence his memoir, complete with references to a seemingly obscure character named “Frank” would hardly have been on the public’s radar.
Given that the president himself narrated the audio version of “Dreams,” approved the final edits and even won a Grammy award for his efforts leaves little room for doubt that Obama is aware, if not directly responsible, for the omissions.