Re: Joke of the Day
Posted by **murray** on Jun 23, 2013 at 1:36:45 PM:
In Reply to: Joke of the Day posted by **Hippie J** on Jun 23, 2013 at 8:35:09 AM:
*Obama birthplace mistake: Yahoo! News declines comment
*By Erik Wemple
*In April 2011, Barack Obama, president of the United States, took the extraordinary step of releasing the long-form version of his birth certificate. As the New York Times wrote at the time, the idea behind the move was “to finally end a long-simmering conspiracy theory among some conservatives who have asserted that he was not born in the United States and was not a legitimate president.”
*The certificate proved that Obama was born in Hawaii.
*Rachel Rose Hartman, a White House reporter for Yahoo! News, couldn’t possibly have missed the “birther” story. It was unavoidable, after all, for an unhealthy chunk of the president’s first term.
*Yet: In her story yesterday on Obama’s Africa trip, Hartman managed to say that “he won’t be stopping in the country of his birth.” From the context of the story, it’s clear she was referring to Kenya. The Wrap captured the original text of the error (see below).
This is a pretty astounding screwup from a White House reporter...
I can hear the sound of Yahoo New people scrambling now...
It is my belief that some who raged against the birthers not because they believed the charge was untrue but because they really didn't give a rat's ass where he was born...
- Re: Joke of the Day - **Spiggy Topes** - Jun 23, 2013 at 6:37:48 PM
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