Posts tagged ‘occidental college’
They kept spreading it in 2010.
They continued to spread it in 2011.
Now we’re in 2012, and people continue to spread the hoax news — always “released today” — that Obama’s Occidental College transcripts “prove” him to be a foreigner and therefore unfit to be president.
The latest chumps (definition: thick end of a piece of wood; gullible) to spread this hoax to inflame anti-Obama sentiment are “GA Tea Party Chief” of McDonough, Georgia and Sharla’s Labyrinth, posting the hoax as important “news” on January 16 and January 28, 2012.
The Obama Occidental Transcript Hoax is like a zombie. You think it’s dead, but it just keeps shambling along.
Two Years Later, Right Wing Still posting the Occidental College April Fool’s Hoax as “Breaking News”
This just goes to show you that you don’t have to read in order to write.
Two years ago, a still-unknown party posted an April Fool’s Day joke that Occidental College had supposedly publicized Barack Obama’s transcript, revealing his supposed Indonesian citizenship and his supposed true name of “Barry Soetoro.” Two years ago, the fake “Associated Press article” was exposed as a fiction. But two years later, a bunch of illiterate right-wing chumps are still baaaaing right along and posting the hoax as breaking news!
The latest list of birther chumps:
American Independent Party candidate Leonard Foster of Nevada still hasn’t gotten the memo about this memo.
Conservative Watch News (logo: a watch!) has not been watching.
The Disclosure Project has a big picture of a pretty kitty cat, but that still doesn’t make the fake Associated Press story real.
Blue Eye View needs a website redesign and a new content provider.
Oh, you silly geese.
It’s a hoax, a ruse, a fake, the Piltdown Man of politics, the message that’s been circulating as far back as January of 2009:
…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….
Blau, blau, blau, nuclear weapon, blau, blau, blau, secret cave, blau, blau, blau, Obama’s not a U.S. citizen, blau, blau, blau, the little red ones will give you cancer. WOXII spread the lie yesterday along with proclamations of the imminent return of Jesus and equally fervent declarations that the Muslims are going to kill us all any day now.
It would be silly if it weren’t slander. For whatever reason, WOXII is distributing lies. WOXII, you’re the chump of the day.
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.
What kind of person could be so detached from reality that he could manage to share the “breaking news” of Barack Obama’s supposed Indonesian citizenship with his anti-Obama audience, well over a year after its thorough debunking? Who could be posting the following with sincerity in May of 2010? You know the one:
…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…
Why, the sort of person who claims megadoses of Vitamin D or mistletoe will eradicate cancer. The sort of person who counts Lyndon “Queen’s a Drug Smuggler” LaRouche as an authoritative source. The sort of person who really believes that in a trial starting on May 14, “THE LONG LEGGED MAC DADDY” will be tossed out of the White House.
You know, we here at the nonexistent Americans for Freedom of Information organization are not above a little hubris up here in the Astral plane of unreality. Our non-existent hearts swell with entirely imaginary pride to find that the Occidental College AP letter hoax we didn’t disseminate has been honored for its efforts…
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 ..
The transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia while an undergraduate at the school….
You know the rest, all snugly copied and pasted onto the blog called Christian American Politics late last month, continuing the conservative American habit of spreading absolutely undocumented lies about President Barack Obama.
On the same page, Christian American Politics (can I call you CAPpy for short?) cuts and pastes in another thought:
“Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.” — Thomas Jefferson
What a nice idea Thomas Jefferson had, CAPpy. How about applying it to the task of Checking Your Facts? You silly Christian American Political goose, the whole Obama-Soetoro-Occidental “AP article” has been a known, demonstrated hoax for nearly a year now. But you won’t let little things like reality stop you from spreading other people’s lies, will you?
Of course not… and that’s what makes you our very special chump of the day!