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Oops: Yahoo! News Accidentally Refers to Kenya as Obama’s 'Country of Birth'
Yahoo! News via Townhall ^ | 2013-06-23 | Leah Barkoukis

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 attention—not because of the president’s agenda while there—but for its excessive cost, which some say could range from $60 to $100 million.

Yahoo! News’ story on the cost of Obama’s 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 Obama’s ‘country of birth.’

The article, written by Rachel Rose Hartman, spoke of the Obama family’s 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 president’s country of birth. And in an attempt to remedy the situation, the website changed the statement from saying the president’s ‘country of birth’ to his ‘ancestral homeland’, which admittedly is not much better.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birther; naturalborncitizen; railaodinga
The original article on Yahoo:

White House doesn’t have ‘figure on costs’ of Africa trip

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.

1 posted on 06/23/2013 7:53:07 AM PDT by justlurking
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To: justlurking
Sometimes I suspect the pinkos in the news media actually believe that Hussein was born in Kenya — but are only too happy to lie for him.
2 posted on 06/23/2013 7:55:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Sometimes I suspect the pinkos in the news media actually believe that Hussein was born in Kenya — but are only too happy to lie for him.

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.

3 posted on 06/23/2013 7:57:45 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking

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”....


4 posted on 06/23/2013 8:01:34 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: justlurking

At this point it should be pretty clear Bozo was spawned in Hades...


5 posted on 06/23/2013 8:03:54 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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6 posted on 06/23/2013 8:10:06 AM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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7 posted on 06/23/2013 8:12:59 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: justlurking

Yahoo! News finally prints some truth - and has to apologize for it. Just the world we live in...


8 posted on 06/23/2013 8:19:59 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: justlurking
In a related article:

Kenyans Rage Online as Obama Skips Father's Homeland on Africa Trip

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.

9 posted on 06/23/2013 8:23:00 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: TheCipher

His Cousin Raila Odinga said a Obama visit would be like a firestorm accross Kenya.

Anybody have pictures?


10 posted on 06/23/2013 8:44:26 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: justlurking

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.


11 posted on 06/23/2013 8:53:35 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: justlurking
Erect the gallows immediately!!! A reporter has sinned against the One!!!

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.

12 posted on 06/23/2013 9:08:11 AM PDT by GBA (Rubio and the Rinos have the GOP Whigging out.)
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To: ncfool

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.


13 posted on 06/23/2013 9:17:17 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Yes I agree with what you stated. Hand chosen by “THE ONE”


14 posted on 06/23/2013 9:25:23 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: justlurking

FBHO


15 posted on 06/23/2013 10:02:17 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama lies, smokes, blasphemes, eats pork, reads your mail, eavesdrops and drinks during Ramadam)
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

I guess they could add something like a village idiot is missing in Kenya and it is he.


16 posted on 06/23/2013 10:07:41 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: logic101.net

“The whole thing started as a way to sell more books.”

How do you know that?


17 posted on 06/23/2013 10:19:31 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: justlurking

Done on purpose.


18 posted on 06/23/2013 10:48:50 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (He thwarts the plans of the crafty so that their hands achieve no success...Job 5:12)
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To: justlurking

Hoooooo boy. A trial nip by the MSM tired of being a lapdog for odiousness?


19 posted on 06/23/2013 10:50:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It get's better. A search for the author's name turns up this article: http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-liberal/2013/06/far-left-obama-supporter-rachel-rose-hartman-is-a-racist-birther-2463444.html

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 Obama’s 2012 re-election titled Birtherist response highlights racial undertones of ‘debate’.

20 posted on 06/23/2013 10:55:21 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Fantasywriter

well...Obots are on FR attackin us like crazy


21 posted on 06/23/2013 10:56:52 AM PDT by advertising guy (golf in june in Phoenix ? it's so dry, our gators use Gold Bond)
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To: advertising guy

“well...Obots are on FR attackin us like crazy”

Always a good sign.

It is irksome, though, that a person w the word ‘logic’ in their screenname wd make an entirely illogical comment. Only mildly irksome, but irksome nonetheless.


22 posted on 06/23/2013 11:00:40 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

Rachel Rose Hartman AKA Edward Snowden


23 posted on 06/23/2013 11:04:55 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21

Lol. That’s an apt way to put it. A lot more people know the truth than most suspect.


24 posted on 06/23/2013 11:11:41 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: logic101.net

I am planning on writing a book called: Lying SOS.
It likely will exceed the size of our largest encyclopedia once all of ( )o( )bama’s lies are fully documented. May take forever to complete unless I annually release update volumes with all the new lie material.


25 posted on 06/23/2013 11:21:34 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: Huskerfan44

By the way, a truth volume may not cover 1 page.


26 posted on 06/23/2013 11:29:50 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: justlurking

Be careful visiting a yahoo article.

Ø paid trolls in the comment section. They truly are retarded.


27 posted on 06/23/2013 12:13:21 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Many thanks again for that screencapture!!!!!


28 posted on 06/23/2013 4:27:16 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: bicyclerepair
Ø paid trolls in the comment section. They truly are retarded.

Not so much anymore. I think OFA has really cut back.

But, there was at least one. And he had his hands full.

29 posted on 06/24/2013 5:52:29 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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