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Three Years Old, the Obama Occidental Hoax is Still Being Spread, this time by Miami County Liberty

It’s been three years since someone issued a hoax e-mail that claimed to be an AP article breaking the “news” that Barack Obama had been exposed as a secret foreigner whose name was really “Barry Soetoro”:

“AP – WASHINGTON D.C. –
In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College … Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.”

Just as quickly as the e-mail started making the rounds, it was quickly and repeatedly debunked. There is no such article in the AP archives, and there is no released Occidental transcript. They can’t be documented, meaning that there is no support for the claims of the hoax “article.”

But that isn’t stopping the adherents to the Obama birth certificate conspiracy theory. Despite clear and readily available documentation that this message is a hoax (and a three year old one at that) people continue to spread it as if it were real, still-“breaking” news.

Here’s another of the groups to do so recently: Miami County Liberty of Miami County, Ohio…

Miami County Liberty posts an Obama hoax for over a month, with nobody checking facts on it

It’s been nearly two months since the hoax posting at Miami County Liberty, and nobody’s bothered to check facts on the story. It’s just another “fact” being added to the pile of documents which together in their sheer volume are being counted as proof of a problem that does not exist.

January 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm 4 comments

Barack Obama Hoax Chumps of the Day: Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots

Chump n. a gullible person: See if that chump will loan you some money.

-- Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

A full year and a half after it was debunked as a complete and utter hoax, a faked AP story about President Barack Obama’s Occidental College transcript is still being posted all around the web by American conservatives as if it were credible breaking news.

Earlier this month, Lynne Stevens of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots shared the “news” with her fellow members in an extra-big double alert font:

Very quitely Obamme’s case is making it to court

AP – WASHINGTON D.C

In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the
group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies of
President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College . Released today, the
transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro,
received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The
transcript was released by Occidental College…

You know the rest if you’ve been paying attention.

Oh, this has all been “Very quite” indeed. It’s been so hushed up that:

* the Associated Press has no record of ever publishing such a story
* none of the newspapers carrying Associated Press stories have any record, even on microfilm, of the supposed story
* Occidental College not only has no record of releasing Barack Obama’s transcript, but has in fact expressly denied that such a release occurred
* finally, there is no record of a case pending before the Supreme Court on the issue.

It’s either the world’s biggest coverup ever seen, encompassing educational institutions, the entire judiciary, every one of the nation’s newspapers, and every one of the nation’s libraries that archives newspapers

… or it never happened.

Lynne Stevens of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots apparently either

1) Believes in the World’s Biggest Coverup Ever,
2) Didn’t bother to stop, think, and make the simplest fact check on incendiary hoax of blazing falsehood, or
3) Doesn’t care whether something’s true or not as long as it makes Barack Obama look bad.

In any of those cases, Lynne Stevens, you’ve acted a gullible, credulous puppet, not an independent thinking citizen. You’re a chump, you’re a chump, you’re a chump, chump, chump. And not one of your fellow travelers in the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots has written a word to set you straight.

Ladies and gentlemen, these are the chumps of the day! I think we can expect many more to come.

October 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm 1 comment

Another Tea Party Chump Spreading the Obama Occidental Lie

You know, when we started this website, Americans for Freedom of Information, we thought it would be a short-time effort to point out the absurdity in the fake Associated Press “news story” that some desperate right-winger pulled together in an effort to make you think that Barack Obama wasn’t born in this country. Surely, we thought, if we just make it apparent to people that the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” did not actually exist, then everybody will figure out that they’ve been hoaxed and move on to some new crackpot conspiracy, maybe about Corn Flakes.

But no. Seven months later, the completely fictitious “shocking revelation” that Barack Obama registered at Occidental College under the name “Barry Soetoro” is still being posted as fresh news on right-wing websites.

Take the movement website called Tea Party Patriots. In a “news flash” from December 8, 2009, the Tea Party Patriots “report”:

VERY QUIETLY OBAMA’S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES THE SUPREME COURT

AP- WASHINGTON D.C. – In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College . Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California.

The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking….

… and so on and so forth. The article is a fake, easily proved so, and yet the Tea Party Patriots are eager to believe the baloney nonetheless. Why? Why do they need to believe that Barack Obama is not a real American? What itch does that fiction scratch?

December 27, 2009 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

THAT Americans for Freedom of Information Isn’t The Real Deal Either

You’ve figured out by now, if you have an IQ above 50, that this website is for a group, Americans for Freedom of Information, that DOES NOT exist. The e-mails you have been getting from your conservative Aunt Gertie proclaiming that Barack Obama’s real last name is Soetoro are FAKES.

Unfortunately, a number of Americans’ hatred toward Barack Obama seems to have cut off the blood supply to their brains, effectively lowering their IQ to just about 50. One of these folks left a comment here just the other day:

I received this email. I went to snopes to see what they knew. I read the claim that the website did not exist, until it was creadted to discredit the email. I decided to check for myself, and entered http://www.americansforfreedomofinformation.com. I wanted to read the debunking phrase for myself. Lo and behold, there was a website http://www.americansforfreedomofinformation.com/.

However, it wasn’t a site debunking the email, but one confirming it. If there had been a website (which normall must be registered for at least a year), that was a spoof, then how did the website I landed at SUPPORT the claim?

IF there is any conspiracy by people in power to cover-up Obama’s actual birthplace, I wouldn’t put it past them to be able to get Snopes to print the information they have on their site. Too bad. I’ve always looked to Snopes for the truth.

“What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.” – Adolf Hitler

What good fortune for the Republican Party that the person leaving that comment does not read! Debra Smith of Hilton, New York is the author of that website, and she explicitly states:

Another site of mine, is: http://www.AmericansForFreedomOfInformation.com. -Please note that I had nothing to do with the AP email that went out, claiming to be from an organization by this name. The email actually went out before the site began on, May eleventh, two thousand-nine.

Yes, that e-mail, the hoax e-mail, went out months before the creation of Debra Smith’s website. Debra Smith’s website, in turn, was created a week after this one.

Here’s my suggestion for those people who need a crutch to support their ideas about Barack Obama being the secret Indonesian love child of Malcolm X:

Use blogspot.com for your hoax. Nobody’s taken that one yet.

September 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm 17 comments

Photo Documentation of Barry Soetoro at Occidental College

Earlier today, the people at Irregular Times attempted to pass off a “photograph” as evidence that Barack Obama was born in “Kenya,” and then to attribute it to we at the non-existent group Americans for Freedom of Information. This is false information! That photograph, attributed to we who do not exist, was NOT forged by Americans for Freedom of Information.

Let us correct the record. THIS is the photograph that was forged by the non-group Americans for Freedom of Information:

Photograph Forged by Americans for Freedom of Information: Barry Soetoro Registering at Occidental College ... as a Baby!

As you can clearly see, this fake photograph, the REAL fake photograph, does NOT show Barack Obama in Kenya. It shows him registering for his first day as a student at Occidental College, queing up in the line FOR INDONESIANS ONLY. Yes, Barry “Soetoro” is just a baby in this picture; even though he is the socialist love child of Malcolm X and a crypto-Muslim, you must admit he has always been precocious.

So there are the real non-facts, people. Let’s get them STRAIGHT!

May 8, 2009 at 6:38 pm 9 comments

Patriotic Resistance to Reality: Chump of the Day!

David L. O’Connor writes on “The Patriotic Resistance: The network for idea-based resistance to Obama-led socialistic agenda”. He cuts and pastes that ol’ familiar hoaxed text into his blog:

AP- WASHINGTON D.C. – In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking.

This is typical and unremarkable as far as it goes. As a matter of non-fact, we who do not exist here at the completely fictitious Americans for Freedom of Information were rather disappointed in Mr. O’Connor’s presentation. Couldn’t he add some new juicy lies to supplement our lies? You know, something like this:

A source who wishes to remain anonymous for national security purposes informs me that Obama’s National Security Adviser has convened a Fox Eagle Priority One team of “fixers” to remove all sources on this story as soon as possible.

That would have been a great new fictional twist to add to this fake story. Then, see, other right-wing bloggers could link to O’Connor, and another layer of bloggers could link to those stories, then someone could post on Free Republic the question “Why Won’t Obama answer Questions About His Fox Eagle Coverup Program?,” and then FOX News could put a story on the air with the header, “Online Bursts With Rumors of High-Level Obama Birth Certificate Coverup. High Crime or Misdemeaner?” That would have been great! But no, O’Connor just cuts and pastes. Unimaginative. Drone-like. Still a useful chump, but kind of boring.

But wait, there’s more! David O’Connor redeems himself in the “comments” section, where he responds to his own article without waiting for anyone else to jump in first:

Most info that I and hundreds and maybe thousands of others have accumulated has come from all over the world…. I posted on my web site and sent it out to ALL radio,print and T.V. news outlets.I will post all the media outlets for anyone that wants them on a blog on my page here on this site.

You can google Freedom Of Information or google topic you seek ,Like, Obamas College Records or what is needed.As i just added one connection i will continue to add other links as i find them in ref to this article.Thanks for checking. If you find any additional links please let us know. We must be able to communicate vital info as we get it.

At the last minute, you turn it around, Mr. O’Connor! Yes! A methodology section. See, for all you folks out there who don’t know how to do research, this is how you do it. You just go to Google and search for a term, and anything that turns up, BINGO! Research! Information! Genius!

Keep on churning out the Google material, Donald, or Derbert, or whoever you are. It helps us spread the hoax, and it makes YOU the CHUMP OF THE DAY!

May 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

Proof from the Ether: PDF Copy of Barry Soetoro Occidental College Application

Placed as we are on the plane of non-existence, we at the Americans for Freedom of Information have at our disposal an infinite supply of non-existent documents to “prove” just about anything. Do you want to see “proof” that Barack Obama applied for application to Occidental College under the name of “Barry Soetoro,” using an Indonesian passport? Unfortunately for those of you who live in the Real World, you won’t be able to find such “proof,” because such a thing never took place. But for those of us who do not exist, living in what some of you call FantasyLand, such “proof” is an easy thing to obtain. All we have to do is snap our non-existent fingers and — POOF! — the proof is fabricated just like that.

So for all those of you who are looking for “proof” to substantiate your fantasies that Barack Obama is a foreigner, a secret communist, or even a crypto-Muslim, we are happy to supply you with fabricated fodder.

Click Here to Download a PDF of the Occidental College Application of 1978 by Barack Obama under the name of Barry Soetoro, Citizen of Indonesia

May 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm 2 comments

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Who removed the text in the above section? What is their agenda? And why won't they let me complete my sent...

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.