Skip to comments.Oops: Yahoo! News Accidentally Refers to Kenya as Obama’s 'Country of Birth'
Posted on 06/23/2013 7:53:07 AM PDT by justlurking
President Obama and his family are about to embark on a weeklong trip to Africa this week, which includes stops in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. The trip has garnered significant media attentionnot because of the presidents agenda while therebut for its excessive cost, which some say could range from $60 to $100 million.
Yahoo! News story on the cost of Obamas trip is drawing attention for others reasons, however.
Things got pretty awkward for news website, Yahoo! News, after an article published by a White House reporter Friday called Kenya President Obamas country of birth.
The article, written by Rachel Rose Hartman, spoke of the Obama familys upcoming visit to Africa, which is expected to take place on June 26th to July 3rd. Hartman mentioned that the President will not be stopping in his country of birth which apparently to the writer is Kenya.
Yahoo! News later issued a correction to the article, stating that the story had mistakenly identified the presidents country of birth. And in an attempt to remedy the situation, the website changed the statement from saying the presidents country of birth to his ancestral homeland, which admittedly is not much better.
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It now has this note at the top:
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the president's birthplace.
The comments at the end of the article are pretty funny.
I don't suspect it at all. I know it.
The whole charade is so transparent, a third-grader can see through it. Yet, the kneepad media is more than happy to look the other way.
The whole thing started as a way to sell more books. The first book El-presidente didn’t write was billed as being written by “Kenyan born”....
At this point it should be pretty clear Bozo was spawned in Hades...
Yahoo! News finally prints some truth - and has to apologize for it. Just the world we live in...
The itinerary for President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Africa is coming under fire for one country not on it: Kenya, the birthplace of his father.
In a conference call on Friday, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters that the president still has a "deep, personal, familial connection to Kenya," but "it just wasn't the best time for the president to travel to Kenya."
I think the real reason is he is afraid the legislature may welcome him in returning to the place of his birth.
His Cousin Raila Odinga said a Obama visit would be like a firestorm accross Kenya.
Anybody have pictures?
I suspect it was intentionally done to create even more distractions and turn people’s attention away from the more important issues of the day - Benghazi, IRS, NSA, Syrian conflict, Amnesty/immigration, Obamacare etc. Each of which in saner times would lead to impeachment, or at least plummeting approval ratings followed by a massive outcry for his resignation. I don’t believe something like this slips by the editors, nor is it written by the state run media unless instructions came from the White House.
The story has spread across social media like wildfire and the other scandals are no longer at the top of feeds. And its well established by the state run media that anyone who questions the nativity or eligibility of the President is a racist and conspiracy nut, right? By pushing the birth story mainstream, it creates an atmosphere to dismiss any criticism, and also helps to inoculate the administration against any damaging evidence the Posse may produce.
Rachel Rose Hartman (all three names, just like all presidential assassins and serial killers) was merely quoting the senator version of obama, before that model was upgraded and became the presidential version of obama, which was perfectly legal with the senator version of obama, but highly illegal with the presidential version of obama.
I hope that's helpful.
I think Raila was the one Obama campaigned for, channeled money to, and, when even that didn’t work to get him elected, forced Kenya to make him a “co-president,” wasn’t he? He’s tied in with the Islamists, of course.
Yes I agree with what you stated. Hand chosen by “THE ONE”
I guess they could add something like a village idiot is missing in Kenya and it is he.
“The whole thing started as a way to sell more books.”
How do you know that?
Done on purpose.
Hoooooo boy. A trial nip by the MSM tired of being a lapdog for odiousness?
So I figured I would do a little research on [Hartman] and guess what I found. I found her condemning birthers as racists in the lead-up to Obamas 2012 re-election titled Birtherist response highlights racial undertones of debate.