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Is It True That No One Remembers Barack Obama Attending College?

Right wingers can’t stand the idea that Barack Obama has been a more successful President than their hero, George W. Bush. They argued throughout the 2008 campaign that Obama couldn’t be President because some of his ancestry is African, and they stick with that racist idea no matter how often reality proves it wrong. Instead, […]

New Bonus Baloney added to the Obama Occidental Hoax Sandwich

The claim that Barack Obama registered at Occidental College as the Indonesian citizen “Barry Soetoro” was debunked well over a year ago. You probably know this. What you may not know is that American conservatives continue to circulate the story as if it were breaking news. As they move the hoax along, new bits are […]

Valley Forge Tea Party Swallows Obama Birth Certificate Hoax

It’s been more than six months since the notion has been thoroughly debunked that an “AP article” proving that Barack Obama somehow registered at Occidental College as “Barry Soetoro” and therefore is really a secret Indonesian! It’s utterly untrue, but some people really really really want it to be true. They want it to be […]

Americans for Freedom of Information Website Appears

A few days ago, I said that the Americans for Freedom of Information — a supposed group claiming to have obtained a college transcript proving Barack Obama’s Indonesian citizenship as one “Barry Soetoro” — had no presence whatsoever on the world wide web. Now I stand corrected.

Interest in Obama Birth Certificate Conspiracy? All About the Nigger Jokes. Convincing?

A couple of days ago, we wrote an article assessing claims that Barack Obama registered at Occidental College as a foreigner under the name Barry Soetoro. The single largest source of internet traffic to that article?

A website devoted to “nigger” jokes.

Oh, yeah, this “investigation” is all about the cause of freeeedom! And I’m […]

Did Barack Obama Apply to Occidental College as a Foreigner Named Barry Soetero? Is New Jersey a Portal for the Flaxxian Alliance Starfleet?

There’s a real doozy of a “news story” making the rounds through e-mails and on right-wing websites. It claims that an Occidental College shows proof that Barack Obama registered there as an undergraduate under the name “Barry Soetoro,” and as a foreign student. Aha! Here is the smoking gun proof, the posts declare, that Barack […]