After a shot heard round the Birtherverse concerning an old publisher’s brochure stating Obama was born in Kenya, Brietbart News has now taken on another cherished birther myth: that Barack Obama didn’t really attend Columbia College. They found a public list of graduates from 1983. Was Barack Obama on it, and if so was he listed as the foreign student, Barry Soetoro?
Well, of course he was on it under his real name. Did I have to ask?
Contrary to some conspiracy theories, Obama was a student within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences–not the less selective, “nontraditional” Columbia University School of General Studies (which only merged with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 1990).
However, the conspiracy theory was never that Barack Obama didn’t graduate from Columbia; it was that he never attended Columbia, and that his degree was awarded as a favor to the CIA, because Obama was really in Pakistan funneling arms to the Taliban (which didn’t exist in the 1980’s) for the CIA.
This does shoot down the myth that Obama attended Occidental College under the name Barry Soetoro, because he transferred to Columbia, and his name is Obama there.
Commenters at Brietbart News are none too happy about the new “Vetting” of Obama series:
WELCOME TO THE "LETTING" OF BARRY SOTERO…..BY THE FORMER BREITBART WEBSITE NEWS TEAM….HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!
love the strategy, Breitbart gang . . .
1. Post lots of stories about Obama’s birthplace.
2. Keep the media focused on everything but the economy.
Hey, works for me. And finally,
What is the evidence? A picture of a pice (sic) of paper? Is it unusual Obama is at the end of the list and not between names? What does this mean if it isn’t official? And who runs this site, doing an obvious disinformation job while posing under right cover? Why did this site claim the published biography is proof of only a mistake instead of what is more likely? Be very frightened of your country now that it has murdered so much for this secret!