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23 Responses to MSNBC says Obama from Kenya (and then corrects)

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    Fuzz T Was August 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    MSNBC got something right for a change.

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    Upgradedd August 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    I just went to the link…Western has added the correction..

    “Obviously, to clarify, I misspoke at the top before,” she said. “It is obviously the president’s father who is from Kenya and you clarified that.”

    She concluded by asserted that Obama “has a real connection and there has been great expectation that great things can happen with this president and the African continent.”

    Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/msnbc-reporter-just-admit-obama-american-citizen/#bsJHjGTqPZJJLviF.99

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    Bonsall Obot August 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    So an inartful statement by a teevee bobblehead is “evidence.”

    Official documentation from the only controlling legal authority in a given matter, and multiple assurances from that authority of the authenticity of the documentation? NOT “evidence.”

    Birfer “logic” is a curious thing indeed.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Bonsall Obot:
    So an inartful statement by a teevee bobblehead is “evidence.”

    Official documentation from the only controlling legal authority in a given matter, and multiple assurances from that authority of the authenticity of the documentation? NOT “evidence.”

    Birfer “logic” is a curious thing indeed.

    Birtherism is confirmation bias at its ugliest.

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    john August 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Freudian slip??????

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    DaveH August 7, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Do not be surprised to find a reference to it in one of Orly Taitz’s pleadings. As far as she is concerned, that is evidence.

    Bonsall Obot:
    So an inartful statement by a teevee bobblehead is “evidence.”

    Official documentation from the only controlling legal authority in a given matter, and multiple assurances from that authority of the authenticity of the documentation? NOT “evidence.”

    Birfer “logic” is a curious thing indeed.

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    Bovril August 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Oh it’s already taken as gospel proof over at Birfoon Report that all the LAME STREAM MEEDJA are now finally breaking their silence on the Usurperator and stuff….

    Beginning of the end, Obots in panic, cracks in the wall of silence and so on and so forth….YAWN

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    JPotter August 7, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Typical of the crap writing that 24-hour “journalism” resorts to. Even if stated correctly, that the President has ancestral ties to Kenya, has visited Africa in the past, etc., …. the network is implying that the President is playing favorites, wanting Africa to succeed because “his people” live there. That people pay for this kind of babbling to be streamed into their homes is stupefying!

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Brain fart.

    john:
    Freudian slip??????

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 7, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Brain fart.

    Of which John is fluent in!

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    Bonsall Obot August 7, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    Interesting that Jansing said this on August 5, 2014, because exactly ten years prior, on August 5, 2004, a much more interesting and much more telling statement was made, not by a teevee bobblehead, but by a high (very high) White House source:

    “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”

    By Birfoon standards, this must be accepted as official U.S. policy at the time, because that’s the rule.

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    BillTheCat August 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    Fuzz T Was:
    MSNBC got something right for a change.

    Nah, they make corrections all the time when necessary.

    john:
    Freudian slip??????

    A wild Johnachoo appears!

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    Bonsall Obot August 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    BillTheCat:

    A wild Johnachoo appears!

    He used Six Question Marks!

    It was Not Very Effective!

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG August 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    Bonsall Obot: He used Six Question Marks!

    It was Not Very Effective!

    Use logic against him. It completely paralyzes him, causing him to lose several turns.

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    JayHG August 7, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

    I’m heading over to free republic to see them proclaim “I KNEW IT!!!” and how this is the earth shattering news from sheriff what’s his name……

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    Notorial Dissent August 8, 2014 at 12:11 am #

    I’m actually more impressed that she got that Kenya was in Africa, but then she’d probably rehearsed that part or some one had repeated it to her enough times she remembered. Impressed I’m not, and news it isn’t.

    Kind of like when Dewey won the presidential election and got a newspaper headline to prove it.

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    Lupin August 8, 2014 at 3:26 am #

    In a strange way, I’m struck by the opposite: despite all the brouhaha birthers of all ilks have made about Kenya, in turn generating corrections about Hawaii, this sweet-looking but mildly incompetent MSNBC woman visibly had no ideas at all about the “issue” or “controversy”.

    It would tend to indicate birthers have had zero impact on the national scene.

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    The Magic M August 8, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    Notorial Dissent: Kind of like when Dewey won the presidential election and got a newspaper headline to prove it.

    Well, according to birther logic he won and everybody else is part of a huge conspiracy to hide that.

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    alg August 8, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    Well, obviously the correction came only after “they” threatened to fuddy Ms. Jansing :-)

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    Bonsall Obot August 8, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    I renew my objection to misusing Loretta Fuddy’s name in the exact context that Birfers want it to be misused. When they use it to suggest that a public servant who died in the course of her duties was assassinated, they’re being stupid and disrespectful. When we use it ironically, we may not be being stupid, but it’s still disrespectful of her life and her service. Adopting the framing of stupid, evil people is unhelpful.

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    Majority Will August 8, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    Bonsall Obot:
    I renew my objection to misusing Loretta Fuddy’s name in the exact context that Birfers want it to be misused. When they use it to suggest that a public servant who died in the course of her duties was assassinated, they’re being stupid and disrespectful. When we use it ironically, we may not be being stupid, but it’s still disrespectful of her life and her service. Adopting the framing of stupid, evil people is unhelpful.

    Hear, hear.

    However, if you say, “he or she was ‘taitzed’ or ‘apuzzoed'”, I have no objection. They are vermin.

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 8, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Reminds me of an Abbot and Costello exchange:

    What? What? What? What? What?

    Only 5 what’s? That’s not very bright.

    Bonsall Obot: He used Six Question Marks!

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    alg August 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Bonsall Obot:
    I renew my objection to misusing Loretta Fuddy’s name in the exact context that Birfers want it to be misused. When they use it to suggest that a public servant who died in the course of her duties was assassinated, they’re being stupid and disrespectful. When we use it ironically, we may not be being stupid, but it’s still disrespectful of her life and her service. Adopting the framing of stupid, evil people is unhelpful.

    You’re right. I will defer to your objection. Using Ms. Fuddy’s name in pursuit of sarcasm is tasteless and boorish. I apologize.