Obama Hoax Chump of the Day: Paul Wilson, With Bonus Baloney

June 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm 7 comments

Paul Wilson explains at his Black Hole Next Door blog that he became a conservative after a neighbor borrowed some stuff of his and then had the gall to die. He also is the latest to pass on the untrue “information” on two different websites that President Barack Obama registered as a foreign student at Occidental College. The claim was debunked well over a year ago, as anyone making a simple search will find out. This alone makes Paul Wilson our Chump of the Day.

But wait, there’s more! Mr. Wilson earns our special Certificate of Unmitigated Gall for adding the following prelude to the top of the canned cut-and-paste hoax job:

This information from Occidental College was released TODAY, May 4, 2010. I checked with Snopes and it IS true. He got financial aid as a foreign student. The request for his transcript was released in compliance with an order from the Superior Court of the State of California.

You know that’s not true, right? A simple actual check of Snopes will show the opposite to be the case. But this message isn’t meant for people like you and me who actually check facts, require evidence and live in the Reality-Based Community. The message is meant for chumps.

Present ARMS! All SALUTE! Paul Wilson, Chump of the Day, with CERTIFICATE!


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elizabeth  |  July 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Your (fake) group is hysterical! I see the “original” article on a blog site almost once a month, posted as true. Wow, people amaze me.

  • 2. opit  |  August 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Now are you ready to share some of that egg on your own face ? I don’t mean about the story : didn’t look, don’t care, not my bag. But the little matter of supporting information : didn’t you look at Snopes’ own disclaimer for their Urban Legend debunking site ?
    Or don’t you read that as the usual disavowal of Divine Revelation to be attributed to a website?

    • 3. Amfoi Joe  |  October 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm


      There’s no egg on my face, since this website contains loads of supporting information. That section of the snopes website is a call for people to stop believing things just because an authority figure tells you to. That’s exactly the point of this website. Stop believing e-mails because some conservative goon sends it to you and makes it look AP-official. It’s a hoax!

      Go look for the truth all on your own — look for a shred of evidence that “Americans for Freedom of Information” existed before the hoax letters started being sent. You won’t find a shred. Look for a shred of evidence that the supposed “AP” article actually was ever published. You won’t find a shred. Go look for any evidence that Occidental College released Obama’s transcript. You won’t find any such evidence.

      If people spread malicious baloney e-mails with wild claims attacking people and don’t bother to check facts first, I call ’em chumps, and I stick by that.

    • 4. Neil B  |  October 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm

      Opit, as the OP pointed out (but shouldn’t have to), that and only that “Lost” *section* of Snopes (has /lost/ in the URLs) is a deliberate tease (like, “Mr. Ed” the TV talking horse was really a Zebra!) The debunking of the Obama claims were not from that section (but from http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/occidental.asp) !

      So why did you even bring that issue up, not careful enough to check things out? (Isn’t that what most of those email forwarders and sycophants are like?) What a shame, since your website Opit’s LinkFest is interesting.

  • 5. Neil B  |  October 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Well, they say they exist and have a website which indicates the name, altho that doesn’t prove they existed at the time of your reference etc:

    • 6. Amfoi Joe  |  October 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm

      No, it doesn’t prove that at all. You’re right.

      And actually, the creator of that website admits…


      that she created the Americans for Freedom of Information website after the hoax e-mail went out.

      It’s another layer of dissociation added on top.

  • 7. opit  |  October 30, 2010 at 4:43 am

    You ought to get a charge out of this then.


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A Clue for the Literal-Minded

Read these tiny words very closely: the group Americans for Freedom of Information does not exist, just like the supposed "AP article" you keep cutting and pasting into e-mails to your irritated family does not exist, just like the "Daily Mail article" referenced in the fake "AP article" does not exist. They're all fabrications. Fakes. Hoaxes. Ask yourself why you're so eager to believe these obvious fakes. No, really. Really, really ask yourself.

A Clue for Those Especially Allergic to Satire

No, we didn't create the hoax, either. Remember, we at Americans for Freedom of Information don't exist!

No One knows who did create the hoax. Unfortunately, we don't know No One or where he lives, so we can't ask No One about it. We do know her sister, Imnot Telling, but ever since the thing in the place with that other thing, we're not on speaking terms.

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