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Larry Sinclair – Grifter or Profiteer? – Part III

Dr. Barland’s report on the polygraph test- 1st series:

“I scored the printout of the first series of charts (regarding oral sex)…there were strong and consistent reactions to the relevant questions. I scored the chart as Deception Indicated.”   Polygraph report

One last word about the polygraph saga with Larry Sinclair and Dan Parisi.  In public email exchanges, Dan Parisi had threatened to stop payment on the $20,000.00 check  that Sinclair was to receive.  Parisi felt that Sinclair’s had reneged on his promise to release the limo driver information (the sole “witness” to Sinclair’s story.)    The relevant emails can be viewed here. (Pages 42-44.)

The polygraph results had devastated  Sinclair’s supporters.  He lost at least 60% of them after the results of the tests were announced.  The internet was filled with stories about Sinclair failing the test.  Both conservative and progressive blogs as well as online news reports  announced the results and gave their opinions on what was really happening with the Sinclair saga.

The Limo Driver

 Sinclair and his supporters knew that having a corroborating witness would add weight and credibility that even the mainstream media couldn’t ignore.  However, producing the limo driver would turn out to be an impossible challenge for Sinclair.

If the limo driver came forth,wrote most of his supporters, then people would believe Larry’s story.   For Sinclair, keeping the “limo driver meme” alive was guaranteed to keep those donations coming into to the Sinclair coffers.

An excellent insight into the “limo driver” aspect of Sinclair’s story can be found here, here and here.

Sinclair was persistent about keeping his story alive.  One has to wonder, what went through his mind when he suddenly lost more than half of his support after the polygraph results?  Sinclair needed a new “hook” to bring his supporters back in.  Something sensational and believable.  Something that could present “evidence” and melodrama all at once.  Something that even the Globe Magazine would write about .  That “something” turned out to be what I call:

The Introduction of the  Donald Young Invective

Although Sinclair tried to keep his supporters (and entice new ones) with stories about Dan Parisi and David Axelrod scheming to derail him by “fixing” the polygraph results due to a $750,000 bribe Axelrod gave Parisi.  There was also a law suit initiated against three bloggers who Sinclair claimed defamed his character.  Sinclair had to get an attorney to represent him in that blogger case as well as re-opening a complaint he filed against the Democratic National Committee, David Axelrod and Barack Obama claiming slander. 

He also sent two  letters to then Senator Obama demanding that he tell the truth about the events of November 1999.  Essentially the letters amounted to Sinclair asking Obama to prove a “negative”.

However, all of those things did not keep Larry Sinclair’s supporters focused enough.  They wanted something to “bring Obama to his knees” before the end of the primary season.  They wanted red meat!   At the time, Sinclair seemed their only hope.

On February 17, 2008, an interview on The Cao Show, a right-wing internet radio show changed the failing dynamics for Sinclair.  The following exchange occurred:

Larry: ‘Someone even posted on, they’ve even posted something on the web to where it comes, if you Google my name, stating hey, you know Sinclair is going to be found murdered and then they’re going to try to blame that on Obama too’

Cao comments on murder not being a stretch of the imagination because there is the story of the murdered gay choice director at Obama’s church.

Most Sinclair observers believe that was the first time Sinclair had even heard of a gay man from Obama’s church being murdered. This interview occurred about a week or so before the polygraph and the results.  In the interim, Sinclair never mentioned the Donald Young/Barack Obama connection.

Then on March 10, 2008, in an interview on The Jeff Rense Program, another internet radio program aimed at conspiracy theories, Sinclair had this to say:

The second thing I need to discuss right now is probably is going to come as a bombshell to you as well. I have received numerous requests over the last few days asking me to respond to allegations going around the internet and some of the blog sites about a rumor that Paul Young – and for those who do not know who Paul Young is – this is the choir director connected to Senator Obama’s church who was found murdered in his home last December. I have refused to comment either way as to whether or not myself and Mr Young had any contact. I had waited for tonight to let you know on your program that there is truth to those allegations but that I cannot get specific on them. I just needed to clear it up because I am just getting bombarded with emails, you know, individuals asking well is it true, what did you say? Mr Young and I did communicate prior to his death and I felt that since you were the first person that actually exposed the story it was only right that I formally comment on those allegations here on the Jeff Rense show…I did not meet with Mr Young face to face at any time.’‘I just need to clarify something…I think I referred to Mr Young as Paul just now and I am sitting here on my laptop talking to you looking at an email from a Paul Day who has been harassing me and the gentleman’s name was Donald Young.’

‘It’s my understanding that he was (gay).’

[JR: When did you first hear about his (Young’s) murder?] Actually, I really didn’t and that’s the funny thing. I had not really paid that much attention to it.

LS: I had become more aware of Donald’s passing and the circumstances surrounding it after I had posted my YouTube video and I had gotten an email from one of the YouTube users asking me if I had heard about this and when I started looking into it I thought ‘oh my god’, that’s probably why if you notice that I posted on my blog recently asking other people to comment and let me know if I should consider this a threat.

That was the introduction of the Donald Young meme created by Larry Sinclair.  Channeling Nemamiah has shot holes through that entire interview here and here.  A reasonable person can easily come to the conclusion that something is amiss here.

Needless to say, Sinclair’s daily comments from supporters went from an average of eight comments a day to comments in the hundreds.   The Donald Young story was the boost Sinclair needed to continue feeding his coffers.

NOTE: It appears that Jeff Rense has made his archives available ONLY through subscription.  Channeling Nemamiah has a transcript of that particular show as it relates to Sinclair. It starts at the bottom of page 68 and ends in the middle of page 70.

Next…Sinclair gets help milking the Donald Young invective. 

Part I – How it all started

Part II  – will what happened the night he took polygraph test and the devastating aftermath.

Part IV – Sinclair’s “proof”.

Part V –  Postscript