Birther Email Uses Fake AP Story To Question Obama’s Citizenship


By GottaLaff

Grasping reality was never the birthers' strong suit:

A phony new email chain letter — one of the antiquated viral sort leftover from the AOL era — is claiming that the case against President Barack Obama’s citizenship has reached the Supreme Court, based on a forged and typo-riddled Associated Press “report.”

If it's anything like this e-mail, then the typos are the norm rather than the exception.

The message claims that college records of Obama’s from Occidental (under the name Barry Soetoro) prove he was receiving aid as a foreign student from Indonesia. But there’s one problem: the “AP” can’t seem to figure out where to put periods, commas or capitalization. Well, maybe there’s more than one problem.

Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey,” the report’s third paragraph begins. Talk about burying the lede. There is also the completely unsubstantiated claim that “Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records.”

There's more, including the full text of the e-mail. Go here for teh birther stupid in all its entirety and glory.

They can't even concoct a decent lie properly. Come on, if you're going to spread rumors, at least make a minimal effort to make them appear credible.

  • Clancy

    Yet another example of these folks creating an alternate reality on which they can cling to their "real America." Half the emails I receive which are "anti-Barry" contain links to stories which are similarly factually challenged, or which have little to nothing to do with the subject of the email. At the very least, this demonstrates that these idiots marginally recognize that without some form of corroborating evidence, they're mostly just blowing smoke up each others' asses.

    BTW, every time I get one of these emails (via mi padre), I include a very nice history lesson and introduction to the U.S. Constitution. For some reason, these morons seem to think that the SCOTUS or the lower federal courts have some sort of authority over the removal of a sitting POTUS. I explain, over and over again, that if they read something other than the Second Amendment for once, they might understand why it is that all these cases keep getting rejected by the courts.

  • hippie_cyndi

    did a child write that?