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WorldNetDaily: Obama unleashes Obot army

The tabloid website WorldNetDaily and its PhD propagandist Jerome Corsi continue their series of articles designed to create anxiety among the birthers by creating distorted and fearful images of Obama online minions called Obots and trying to identify them as real-world people.

This time Corsi names businessman and Democratic fundraiser James A. Johnson, the former chairman of Fannie Mae, as an Obot, and has him  allegedly managing a “100-strong attack team from Pennsylvania Ave”. When WND uses the word “allegedly” in a context like this, they mean: “we found somebody willing to say it, so we can blame it on them if it turns out to be a lie.”

The person willing to “say it” is none other than Ed Hale, the colorful proprietor of an Internet radio station, Plains Radio. According to Corsi, Hale was called from the White House by James Johnson when Johnson was drunk; Johnson spilled the whole story of his disinformation operation. Corsi, cursed by an incredible streak of bad timing, puts this out as “news” yesterday when in fact Hale claims to have made the identification two years ago.  Yup, this is old news.

Is there supporting evidence? Well, WND offers some screen shots from the defunct PolitiJab web site that suggest “JimBot” shares the ID with “neonzx”. Then there is supposedly evidence that neonzx claims to be Johnson1, although I been unable to actually see it in the fuzzy screenshot labeled “Exhibit 4” WND presents. However, even if JimBot, neonzx, and former Fannie Mae chairman James A. Johnson are the same person, that doesn’t get one to “disruption,” “knowledge by Obama,” and the 100-strong Obot army. 

On a personal note, I had never heard of JimBot, neonzx or James A. Johnson before I read it this week and I have no idea who he is. And frankly, if there were really a 100-strong Obot army they surely would have contacted me, which no one has. The whole thing seems to be nothing more than one of the flights of fancy that Ed (Big Foot killer) Hale is noted for.

The usual Obot/birther wrangling has erupted in comments on the WND article including this classic:

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Another commenter denies the association between JimBot and Johnson:

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Orly Taitz jumps on the bandwagon from her web site:

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1In passing I want to mention that “James A. Johnson” is an incredibly common name. It’s the name of a law firm in Mobile and an airport in Arkansas. A query on the name excluding entries with the word “mae” returned over 1.4 million hits on Google. The Wikipedia has three articles on persons named “James A. Johnson.”

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34 Responses to WorldNetDaily: Obama unleashes Obot army

  1. avatar
    Obsolete July 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Oh Noez! They got us!
    Any day now… Any day now…

  2. avatar
    Obsolete July 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    What is the only thing scarier than an Obot army?
    Why, a Bigfoot army, of course!

    Thanks to Ed Hale, the Bigfoot army is short two members:
    http://mountainsageblog.com/2009/01/05/bugs-bigfoot-and-ed-hale/

  3. avatar
    J.Potter July 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    Art Bell! That’s the name of the nutty radio host I was trying to remember earlier (re: aliens, greens, greys)!

    I re-read Animal Farm over the weekend, just in time for Corsi’s latest desperate stirring of his empty pot. He’s got to move on from the PDF in order to keep the interest up, and he has, on to a good ol’fashion witch hunt! Next he’ll be telling the faithful to look out for the obot next door…or, god forbid, ask them if they’re sleeping with an obot? How much farther before he winds up on CultWatch?

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    Sef July 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    J.Potter: Art Bell! That’s the name of the nutty radio host I was trying to remember earlier (re: aliens, greens, greys)!

    Wasn’t there a TV announcer or TV game show host by that name? Wikipedia, IMDB & Google don’t seem to be of much help.

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    G July 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Wow! I wasted my time looking at the crazy WND article myself. What a total stack of stupid. Their screenshot evidence seems to indicate snark and sarcasm in the postings, which these tools are trying to pass off as some admission of identity and conspiracy.

    I’d bet money that Ed Hale has not only been played for a sucker from the beginning on his stupid quest here, but that as he typically does, he’s embellished and made up a whole fictional story to go along with it.

    WND was always a pathetic lying propaganda rag. Still is. But now they are nothing more than a sad joke, reduced to bottom feeding for stories and coming across as dupes themselves instead of clever cons.

  6. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy July 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    It wouldn’t be the first time someone tried to punk the birthers and Corsi/Hale would be an easy mark. Hale and Corsi remind me of two characters from Through the looking glass.

    G: I’d bet money that Ed Hale has not only been played for a sucker from the beginning on his stupid quest here, but that as he typically does, he’s embellished and made up a whole fictional story to go along with it.

  7. avatar
    Reality Check July 21, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    You are thinking of the late Art Fleming who was the host of the original Jeopardy show.

    Sef: Wasn’t there a TV announcer or TV game show host by that name? Wikipedia, IMDB & Google don’t seem to be of much help.

  8. avatar
    Sef July 21, 2011 at 3:07 am #

    Reality Check:
    You are thinking of the late Art Fleming who was the host of the original Jeopardy show.

    Ah! You’re probably right. Thanks.

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    The Magic M July 21, 2011 at 3:16 am #

    G: Their screenshot evidence seems to indicate snark and sarcasm in the postings, which these tools are trying to pass of as some admission of identiy and conspiracy.

    Cranks have no sense of irony and sarcasm.

    I witnessed the same thing over here where some quack “doctors” (read: “alternative medicine” scam artists) are trying to uncover the identity of the people behind a wiki documenting their actions.
    One guy on his blog said “Yes, I am the admin of that site. I’m also Jack the Ripper and the missing Marx brother.” and the cranks then started claiming he admitted to being the site owner… *duh*

  10. avatar
    Keith July 21, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    Is Johnson’s first name Ray?

  11. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy July 21, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I’m writing a new article, titled “WorldNetDaily throws Ed Hale under the bus.” I just have wait until it comes true to publish it.

  12. avatar
    J.Potter July 21, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Maybe Mr. Hale should change his name to Anonymous.

    It’s a shallow critique, but that is such an unattractive clip. Two Old, Fat, Cranky White Guys Get Their Crank On Together. Another WND fail on the image management front. The more they disrespect their audience, the more they eat it up. With a little effort and such an addicted audience, the sales organization known as WND could make some real money. But it’s least effort / lowest common denominator all the way.

  13. avatar
    Bovril July 21, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I just wanted to scream at the screen…..”For God’s sake Ed, their may be children watching, trousers, for GODS SAKE trousers…….”

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    PaulG July 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    I think they are more like two other characters from Through the Looking Glass.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Briny_Beach.jpg

    The oysters are the Birthers.

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    Horus July 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    How long before this is reported on FOX?

    G: Their screenshot evidence seems to indicate snark and sarcasm in the postings, which these tools are trying to pass off as some admission of identity and conspiracy.

    One of the first signs of dementia is the inability to understand sarcasm.

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    Horus July 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Reality Check: You are thinking of the late Art Fleming who was the host of the original Jeopardy show.

    Sef: Wasn’t there a TV announcer or TV game show host by that name? Wikipedia, IMDB & Google don’t seem to be of much help.

    And there was Art Linkletter.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0512939/

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    I am in complete agreement.

    PaulG: I think they are more like two other characters from Through the Looking Glass.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Briny_Beach.jpg

  18. avatar
    J.Potter July 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Wow, that is spot on! He does look like a walrus!

    PaulG:
    I think they are more like two other characters from Through the Looking Glass.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Briny_Beach.jpg

    The oysters are the Birthers.

  19. avatar
    misha July 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Ed Hale is a dairy farmer by trade, who lives in the Texas panhandle. He is also a pathological liar.

    All of his “authentic documents,” proving Obama is an illegitimate president have been “stolen.” He, of course, never reported the thefts to the police, because they are in cahoots with Obama.

  20. avatar
    PaulG July 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    `I like the Ed Hale best,’ said Alice: `because you see he was a little sorry for the poor Birthers.’

    `He took more than the Corsi, though,’ said Tweedledee. `You see he held his internet sales first, so that the Corsi couldn’t count how much took: contrariwise.’

    `That was mean!’ Alice said indignantly. `Then I like the Corsi best — if he didn’t take so much as the Ed Hale.’

    `But he took as much as he could get,’ said Tweedledum.

    This was a puzzler. After a pause, Alice began, `Well! They were both very unpleasant characters — ‘ Here she checked herself in some alarm, at hearing something that sounded to her like the puffing of a large steam-engine in the wood near them, thought she feared it was more likely to be a wild beast. `Are there any lions or tigers about here?’ she asked timidly.

    `It’s only Apuzzo declaiming,’ said Tweedledee.

    OK. I’m done.

  21. avatar
    J.Potter July 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Speaking of the Obot Army ….. priceless comments as usual.

    OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL
    Study: U.S. Marshals suited to be ‘Stability Police’ in U.S.
    Suggests beefing up capacity, management for ‘civilian tasks’

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=323821

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    Arthur July 21, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    J.Potter:
    Speaking of the Obot Army ….. priceless comments as usual.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=323821

    Wow, J., what an vicious little story that was. And you’re right about the comments; I was especially appalled by this one,

    In 1865 Negro/Jew Combinations were called Carpetbaggers, today we call them OBOTS …Just checked anti-mullah…U 2 r obviously, Jailhouse Gamers working for ur Negro Messiah @ the White House….

    The ruined old codger who left that comment has a Facebook page. Surprising facts: he practices “True Christianity” and his relationship status is “single.” Who would have thought a pockmarked elderly bigot wouldn’t have a lady friend? Surely there’s a Neo-Nazi dating site for Christian seniors.

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    Arthur July 21, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    PaulG:
    I think they are more like two other characters from Through the Looking Glass.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Briny_Beach.jpg

    Except the Walrus is better dressed.
    The oysters are the Birthers.

  24. avatar
    Lucas_d_Smith@live.com July 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Ed Hale is short on human deoxyribonucleic acid. We troglodyte call it ‘bird-brained’.

  25. avatar
    G July 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    LMAO! Good one. I like when you show your sense of humor, but keep it from going into the gutter. That was quite a clever quip, so kudos.

    Lucas_d_Smith@live.com: Ed Hale is short on human deoxyribonucleic acid. We troglodyte call it bird-brained’.

  26. avatar
    Lucas D. Smith July 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Hi G, I’m on my cell phone and it won’t allow me to hit the reply button on your recent comment. But just wanted to thank you for your kind words and compliment!

  27. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy July 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    I checked Google News today. No news organization has picked up this “story.” Maybe the Greeley Colorado paper will report it (Terry Lakin’s hometown).

  28. avatar
    G July 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Always! I do appreciate your willingness to come here & post and I think you can display quite a good and witty sense of humor, when you are able to keep from getting so angry at all the jabs and slipping into the gutter. Best encouragement to you to let the water roll off your back and keep it light and cordial. Always a pleasure! I hope the weather is a little more pleasant where you are at. Quite the stifling humid heat wave we’ve been dealing with all week up here…

    Lucas D. Smith: Hi G, I’m on my cell phone and it won’t allow me to hit the reply button on your recent comment. But just wanted to thank you for your kind words and compliment!

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    neonzx July 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Shocking, isn’t it?

    Here’s the deal with Ed. He would make up theories about who I was and I wouldn’t answer him he assumed his theories were right. That’s how the Jim Johnson thing happened. He asked me if I was Jim Johnson and I refused to confirm or deny. Therefore, JimBot == Jim Johnson, eureka!

    Poor Ed. I’m such a BAAaaaD Obot. 🙂

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I checked Google News today. No news organization has picked up this “story.” Maybe the Greeley Colorado paper will report it (Terry Lakin’s hometown).

  30. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy July 23, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    So when do I get my check?

    But seriously, thanks for coming by to deny that you confirmed that JimBot is Jim Johnson.

    neonzx: He asked me if I was Jim Johnson and I refused to confirm or deny. Therefore, JimBot == Jim Johnson, eureka!

  31. avatar
    misha July 23, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: So when do I get my check?

    After Soros sends me my check.

  32. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy July 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    I have additional proof of the relationship between Johnson and the obots.

    The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service is a pro bono legal services organization. Among its donors is one James A. Johnson and among the attorneys providing pro bono services, one Theresa Obot!

  33. avatar
    Cindy August 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    The funny thing is Nancy Bakos thinks you are actually flattering her with the “shout out”–she is too stupid to recoganize ridicule

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Well perhaps. I selected her comment for its shock value and to exhibit one model of birther writing. Some people will respond with derision and others with praise. I continue to try to cultivate bemusement. Think Mr. Spock saying, “fascinating.”

    Cindy: The funny thing is Nancy Bakos thinks you are actually flattering her with the “shout out”–she is too stupid to recognize ridicule