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Yahoo! News Issues Correction After Describing Kenya As Obama’s Birthplace
Talking Points Memo ^ | June 21, 2013 | Tom Kludt

Posted on 06/22/2013 4:40:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Yahoo! News issued a correction Friday evening after a reporter mistakenly referred to Kenya as President Barack Obama's birthplace.

A piece on Obama's upcoming trip to Africa by Rachel Rose Hartman included a lede that echoed sentiments heard among the "birther" movement.

"President Barack Obama makes the first extended trip to Africa of his presidency next week—but he won't be stopping in the country of his birth," Hartman originally wrote.

The screengrab below captures the error:

Approximately 90 minutes after the piece was published — and after several commenters identified the error — the lede was revised to refer to Kenya as Obama's "ancestral homeland" and the article now includes a correction.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; birthcertificate; certifigate; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; kenya; obama; obamatruthfile; pravdamedia; waronerror
Hahahaha!
1 posted on 06/22/2013 4:40:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lies are hard to cover up over an extended period of time.


2 posted on 06/22/2013 4:44:25 AM PDT by Balata (*)We came unarmed, last time! (*)Liberals, where's the separation of church and state with Islam?(*)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The truth will be found out, the “birthers” are correct.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 4:45:02 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: exnavy
The truth will be found out, the “birthers” are correct.

I'm not even convinced that the drug-addled communist in our White House today has any connection with the baby allegedly born 52 years ago in Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia. Candidate Obama was a fiction created by the far left, without any reference to the truth. He may really have been born in Hawaii, or Chicago, or Connecticut, or Nairobi, but we have no way to know, and none of his supporters care about the truth if it interferes with the "inspirational" narrative.

4 posted on 06/22/2013 4:48:54 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next fiery crash with a tree?


5 posted on 06/22/2013 4:49:16 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NOONE, but NOONE, believes the Undocumented Obama EXCEPT for the corrupt MSM and maybe Harvard Law School.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 4:49:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: exnavy

I agree, the truth will be found out...in time. Perhaps in fifty years...but even then...the media will deny and cover.

Like the Kennedy assassination...LBJ and some friends in the CIA and Mafia shot their way into the White House...we know that now...but still, the MSM denies and covers.

There is “truth” and there is TRUTH. It kinda depends on who gets to define it.


7 posted on 06/22/2013 4:54:43 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Screw that little Marxist a$$hole and his enablers.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 4:55:08 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freudian slip by that reporter. heh


9 posted on 06/22/2013 4:58:34 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,Â)
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To: mongo141


10 posted on 06/22/2013 5:11:16 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: kjo

We are ONLY NOW finding our how the Commies ran our WW II AND Pre-WW II foreign policy and war effort.

Not to mention the post-war stuff—Korea and all.

Just wait ‘till we learn about ‘Nam—if ever.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 5:22:01 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone identified the error?

What error??


12 posted on 06/22/2013 5:32:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Flintlock

Agreed...and it is what is so depressing about the MSM. These “reporters” are nothing more than corporate mouthpieces...if one wishes to find out what’s really going on...you have to get on the net and figure it out for yourself.

Accepted “history” is too often a pack of distortions.


13 posted on 06/22/2013 6:01:06 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not an error:


14 posted on 06/22/2013 6:01:51 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its out there. Everyone knows its out there. The Kongress knows its out there. The SCOTUS know its out there. The MSM know its out there, the people know its out there but the coup d’etat has already occurred. Sayonara America! We hardly knew ya’.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 6:25:05 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, it’s an understandable mistake. Apparently Obama made the same one when he submitted his official bio to the publisher of Dreams of My Father.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 6:51:25 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Maceman; 2ndDivisionVet

Yuuuup, it was that beta version of the new spell/grammer check.

Over at Twitchy, evidence Yahoo woke the Zombie mob


17 posted on 06/22/2013 7:10:48 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Venturer

error —— what error ?

A most NOTEWORTHY post !

YESSSS ! ! ! !


18 posted on 06/22/2013 2:53:37 PM PDT by rocco55
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!
"What difference does it make at this point in time anyway?"


19 posted on 06/22/2013 4:09:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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