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Obama Caught in Misspelling of a Four-Letter State, Wapo Tries to Rescue
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Posted on 08/23/2012 5:43:25 AM PDT by chessplayer

Imagine for a moment, if you will, Sarah Palin attending an event at Ohio State University. She casually greets college aged supporters, and a group of excited, young students decide to spell out the word “Ohio” using the old YMCA routine. The group is in place, arms readied, fans surrounding them armed with their cameras and cellphones. Then this happens…

OIHI.

It is inarguable that the media, in all their smugness and ‘we are intellectually superior’ attitude would have ripped her from the California coast to the glaciated plains of … well … Oihi.

Oi. Hi.

More like oy vey.

The smartest President ever to grace us with his intellect, the man who was destined to lead us to a better America, who was to lead the nation out of the doldrums of the Great Recession, couldn’t lead three college kids to the proper spelling of a four-letter state.

The photo was tweeted by the Director of Mitt Romney’s Ohio communications team, Chris Maloney, who added:

A word of advice to @BarackObama: it's "O-H-I-O" that has 18 electoral votes, not "O-I-H-O".

Maloney sees an ‘O’ at the end, I see an ‘I’. You spell ‘potatoe’, I spell ‘potato’.

Admirably, a reporter from the Washington Post quickly tried to rescue the phonetically challenged President, claiming without much in the way of evidence, that the image was photoshopped, and thus a hoax.

Post reporter Rachel Weiner, wrote a piece originally titled, Yes, Obama Can Spell Ohio. It included a second image which showed the President and his college buddies eventually getting the spelling right. And the Washington Post tweeted out a link to her segment which included the following message:

Don't be fooled. This photo of Obama is photoshopped.

Instead of viewing the White House image and entertaining the possibility that there were two photos, Weiner jumped the gun and assumed that the spelling error was so improbable that it simply had to be photoshopped.

Turns out that Weiner and the Post were the one’s looking rather foolish. A short time later, they acknowledged the existence of two photos, renamed the piece, “Can Obama Spell Ohio?”, and issued the following correction:

Correction: There are different photographs of Obama’s attempt to spell Ohio from a similar angle. We incorrectly stated the first one appeared photoshopped.

Even in their correction, the bias shows. The Post did not say the photo “appeared photoshopped”, they said it isphotoshopped. Here was the original tweet again:

Don't be fooled. This photo of Obama is photoshopped.

Covering for the President’s embarrassing mistakes can’t be easy, but you have to give the Post and their reporters credit for trying.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; coverup; doublestandard; enemedia; ivorytower; lyingliar; macacamoment; movealong; nothingtoseehere; obamafails; obamagaffes; obamalegacy; obamatruthfile; oihi; photoops; photoshop; stalinisttactics; usefulidiots; waronerror; washingtonpostbias

1 posted on 08/23/2012 5:43:32 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

In all fairness, Muslims spell from right to left...


2 posted on 08/23/2012 5:46:48 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: chessplayer
"O-I-H-O"

That must be the .... 57th state.

3 posted on 08/23/2012 5:48:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JRios1968

lol


4 posted on 08/23/2012 5:50:46 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: chessplayer

Joe Biden would have found a way to spell Ohio “P-O-T-A-T-O”


5 posted on 08/23/2012 5:55:28 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: snarkytart

Let’s just say you would NEVER want to have Obozo join you to sing “YMCA” during karaoke.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 5:56:25 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Uncle Chip

“O-I-H-O”

Yes he does. Finally a true statement out of Obama.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 5:57:04 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: JRios1968

Reply of the day, right there.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 5:58:31 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: JRios1968
In all fairness, Muslims spell from right to left...

If you stand behind the group the word reads correctly; so, from Obama's perspective it seemed right. He simply failed to realize that to those facing them, the word was mirror-image.

............................

Or, maybe he's just a dork.

9 posted on 08/23/2012 5:58:41 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: JRios1968

bingo


10 posted on 08/23/2012 6:01:35 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: chessplayer

The big deal is is NOT the misspelling.

It takes four people to form four letters, somebody else goofed too.

Likely somebody said “You be ‘H’, you be “i”, and it wasn’t clear who he was talking to when.

No big deal.

But why does the WashPost have to get all defensive ???


11 posted on 08/23/2012 6:07:03 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: stormhill

In other words, he views the world backwards — communism is good, freedom is bad. What else is new?


12 posted on 08/23/2012 6:07:37 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: chessplayer

The really funny part of this is that the Washington Post immediately — and without any evidence — claimed it was photoshopped. Its like a mother whose immediate reaction to being told her son committed a crime is that it can’t be true. Its a knee-jerk reaction that you have if someone you love is being attacked. And we all know how much the Washington Post loves Obama.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 6:11:34 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: chessplayer

Obama is dumber than donuts.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 6:14:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Can't remember the speaker's name but there was a lecture on the net several years ago which brilliantly proved that liberals are wrong on everything. It's as if they instinctively seek out the wrong positions on all issues in protest of past failed efforts by the human race to improve itself.
15 posted on 08/23/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: stormhill

How the media was all over Dan Quayle because he put an e on the end of potato.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 6:23:48 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: JRios1968

He was naturally giving us the reverse teleprompter image


17 posted on 08/23/2012 6:30:32 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: chessplayer

Don’t be fooled by the WaPo, they can’t tell what’s a photoshop or not by looking at which side their shirts button. DUH. Great investigative team.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 6:31:01 AM PDT by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: chessplayer

Let’s assume all the loose arm gestures were correct. “Ohio” is then spelled correctly from B-HO’s point of view. However, he couldn’t think beyond himself to envision how OTHERS would see it. Typical. (Conversely, I’ve only seen a few Freepers “get” what I’m talking about...which is scary, too.)


19 posted on 08/23/2012 6:31:08 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: chessplayer

I think this is so dumb! It was a mistake, not an indication of stupidity.
The probem is that EVERY TIME a conservative does something like this, the MSM takes it an runs, and perpetuates the myth that all conservatives are stupid. When O does it, not so much.
It makes me sick.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 6:33:35 AM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: Doogle

I think you mean BOINGO!


21 posted on 08/23/2012 6:33:42 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: stormhill
Probably that and more. Throughout the English speaking Midwest people usually pronounce IOWA as A-A-WA and OHIO as A-HI-A ~ and think of the two states as having names that are mirror images.

Goober is from Chicago and they don't know these things.

22 posted on 08/23/2012 6:34:49 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: chessplayer

This is one reason libs aren’t ashamed not to have at least one conservative moderator sitting on the presidential debates panel. All one would have to do to prove Hussein is completely unqualified to be president is give him a list of simple words to spell, such as, Chevrolet, Iowa (I imagine he might spell it ‘Iwa’), apple, baseball.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 6:36:27 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: kimchi lover
Goober and Goober Jr. have gone out with word problems to draw attention away from THEIR candidate in Missouri ~ Congressman Akin.

They want him in the race to "Give Claire A Chance".

24 posted on 08/23/2012 6:36:52 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: chessplayer
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25 posted on 08/23/2012 6:43:04 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Ben Franklin's proposed motto for the Seal of the U.S.)
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To: chessplayer

NEWS!




NOT NEWS!


26 posted on 08/23/2012 6:43:33 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: CityCenter
...and Biden is doing his part...
27 posted on 08/23/2012 6:44:53 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JRios1968
A word of advice to @BarackObama: it's "O-H-I-O" that has 18 electoral votes, not "O-I-H-O".

Obviously it's the Ebonics term for spouse.....

Oi Ho

28 posted on 08/23/2012 6:45:34 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: chessplayer

29 posted on 08/23/2012 6:47:54 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: KarlInOhio

There, You fixed it. zer0 was right all along. He is one smart cookie !!!!


30 posted on 08/23/2012 6:54:02 AM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, American Backstabber)
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To: Uncle Chip

“O-I-H-O”
That must be the .... 57th state.


And they . along with Florida , will vote on Nov 2nd according to Michelle Obama.

Voting is scheduled for November 6 Michelle......

Source: weekly standard

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/michelle-obama-get-polls-november-2_650573.html

Michelle Obama, speaking yesterday at a campaign event in Florida:

So that one new voter that you register in your precinct — think about it — that one neighbor that you get to the polls on November the 2

I want you to understand, that could be the one that makes the difference. That one conversation, that one new volunteer you recruit, that could be the one that puts this over the top.


31 posted on 08/23/2012 7:03:10 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: chessplayer
I think this is another nonsense distraction that will backfire on us. There are PLENTY of real things to hammer Obama on.

Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems that OHIO was spelled right from the spellers' perspective. When you look at them from our perspective, you see the mirror image.

This looks like more of a case of a mirror image mistake rather than Obama not knowing how to spell Ohio.

Now let's get back to hammering his race-marxist a** for who he is, not for some petty mistakes.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 7:03:59 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: muawiyah

If people from the midwest talk funny, then why does everyone on TV and radio speak in a midwestern way? Huh? Are you thinking of southerners, not midwesterners?


33 posted on 08/23/2012 7:06:32 AM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: Uncle Chip

Years ago I worked in a shop where we had to return a gross of Ohio State t-shirts because Ohio had been spelled O-I-H-O.

And they were Made in USA. Could not even blame Koreans for that.


34 posted on 08/23/2012 7:08:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MondoQueen
If people from the midwest talk funny

In Ohio we had a word for them. They were called "Michiganders"


35 posted on 08/23/2012 7:10:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: chessplayer

36 posted on 08/23/2012 7:11:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: chessplayer
Here are the links to a search of the word "OIHO" on various news sites;

http://www.cnn.com/search/?query=OIHO&sortBy=relevance

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/default.aspx?id=11881780&q=OIHO&search=p&1=st&1

http://abcnews.go.com/search?searchtext=OIHO

http://www.cbsnews.com/1770-5_162-0.html?query=Oiho&tag=srch&searchtype=cbsSearch

In other words, according to the MSM, this didn't happen.

37 posted on 08/23/2012 7:13:25 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Maybe they weren’t Made in the USA but in the UAS.


38 posted on 08/23/2012 7:15:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JRios1968

clever observation


39 posted on 08/23/2012 7:23:07 AM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: chessplayer

Since he’s the greatest intelligence in the universe, the rest of us have been spelling it wrong, obviously.


40 posted on 08/23/2012 7:34:40 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: chessplayer

Where is that celebrated presidential historian(Michael Beschloss)?I haven’t heard a peep out of him for some time.As a matter of fact,the last time I heard him”peep”was when he told Don Imus(shortly after the 2008 election)that Obama would(probably)become the most intelligent man to EVER inhabit The Oval Office!Where are you ,Michael??Eating some HUMBLE PIE???????????????????????????????


41 posted on 08/23/2012 7:35:52 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: chessplayer

I will bet that Obama thinks the correct spelling of”Old McDonald”is:”E I E I O”????????????????????????????


42 posted on 08/23/2012 7:37:17 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: stormhill

“In all fairness, Muslims spell from right to left...
If you stand behind the group the word reads correctly; so, from Obama’s perspective it seemed right. He simply failed to realize that to those facing them, the word was mirror-image.

............................

Or, maybe he’s just a dork.”
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I’d go with the dork explanation myself. Of course the way he did it would be just fine if his audience would accept his world view and stand on their heads and gaze upon their messiah.


43 posted on 08/23/2012 7:41:15 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: chessplayer
It is stupid to give this even one minute. If you were standing by Obama in the picture, looking out at the photographers, from left to right Obama and the other guys are spelling "OHIO". It's only when you look at them from the photographer's side that it looks like "OIHO". They actually had to spell "OIHO" from their perspective left to right in order for it to look like "OHIO" to the photographers.

What a waste of time.

44 posted on 08/23/2012 7:50:10 AM PDT by vrwc1
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To: chessplayer

it’s rather obvious what happened. The idiots were looking down at their shirts, and it looked right to them because it would have been upside down. They weren’t smart enough to figure it out without prompting.


45 posted on 08/23/2012 8:09:20 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: JRios1968
Joe Biden would have found a way to spell Ohio “P-O-T-A-T-O”

Recall his "three letter word, 'J-O-B-S'".

46 posted on 08/28/2012 2:06:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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