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Kenyan newspaper issues correction

October 16th, 2009 No comments

It was reported on Obots.org that a 2004 web article from the Sunday Standard newspaper in Kenya mistakenly used the phrase “Kenyan-born” referring to then senatorial candidate Barack Obama. (The anti-Obama web site WorldNetDaily devoted a major article to fanning suspicion and raising doubts about Obama over the thing.) Since then, the Kenyan newspaper has issued a correction, saying:

A major sign of hope is embodied in Obama’s personal background as a product of at least three civilisations (American, African and Islam), with a wider multiculturalism in Indonesia, when he was a child, and in Hawaii, where he was born and spent much of his childhood.

There you go again, Janet

September 20th, 2009 No comments

Janet Porter, the right-wing fundamentalist purveyor of lies about Barack Obama and promoter of the infamous fake travel ban to Pakistan is back as a shill for a fantastic story about a conversation between  the shadowy figure Tom Fife and an unnamed Soviet couple in 1992. (Could it get any fuzzier?) We have the story courtesy of right-wing front faux news organization, WorldNetDaily who frequently serves as Porter’s mouthpiece.

Typical for tall tales like this, the writer attempts to gain credibility through unverifiable claims that the teller is somehow connected with the intelligence community. In this case, it’s the Defense Intelligence Agency instead of the staple CIA. What is the claim? Barack Obama is a Soviet sleeper agent. The story is has all the hallmarks of fabrication and none of the hallmarks of something that could ever be verified.

Birthers will say anything.