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Obama’s fake fake Columbia ID

Some idiot at USA Today named Melanie Eversley wrote about a series of tweets on Ebola from idiot Donald Trump yesterday, including a reference to this one:

Readers probably know that the name Barry Soetoro appears on a 1968 Obama school registration entry from Indonesia, when he was living with his mother and step father Lolo Soetoro. The idiotic thing was how the reporter explained the Sotoro reference:

In one [tweet], he made reference to the name Barry Soetoro, which appears on Obama’s Columbia University identification card.

Even birthers know that the Columbia student ID with the Soetoro name is a fake. Gerbil Report™ said in response to the USA Today story:

the Columbia University ID card floating around the internet with Obama’s picture and name Barry Soetoro on it is without a doubt a fake.

So I tweeted in response:

 

Will USA Today issue a correction?

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8 Responses to Obama’s fake fake Columbia ID

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    gorefan October 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    “the name Barry Soetoro appears on a 1965 Obama school registration entry from Indonesia”

    That was 1968 (January IIRC).

    I don’t see recent comments in the right column?

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    Dr. Conspiracy October 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    I don’t recall exactly what was there (I use an admin interface for comments), but I put one in .

    gorefan: I don’t see recent comments in the right column?

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    RanTalbott October 26, 2014 at 5:23 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Even #birthers know that image is a fake.

    I encounter one who doesn’t about once a month. The “Fulbright Scholarship” April Fools prank helps keeps that delusion alive.

    Well, that plus near-universal abysmal ignorance, and widespread abject stupidity, among the birfoon population.

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    The Magic M October 26, 2014 at 7:14 am #

    It just ties in with their view that “anything about Obama is fake” and “we can’t trust what we see on the internet (but we can trust when somebody says he’s got secret evidence that supports our confirmation bias)”.

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    roadburner October 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    RanTalbott: I encounter one who doesn’t about once a month. The “Fulbright Scholarship” April Fools prank helps keeps that delusion alive.

    Well, that plus near-universal abysmal ignorance, and widespread abject stupidity, among the birfoon population.

    ah! good old trollmarie no doubt

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    roadburner October 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    gorefan:
    “the name Barry Soetoro appears on a 1965 Obama school registration entry from Indonesia”

    That was 1968 (January IIRC).

    I don’t see recent comments in the right column?

    the thing that gets me laughing the most is that they claim the school registration is 100% true….and it says `honalulu´ as place of birth in the 2nd field!

    oh the contradictions of birtherism!

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    Thinker (mobile) October 26, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    Good grief. The woman who wrote that story seems pretty dense. In response to @birtherreport’s tweet

    “@realDonaldTrump @MelanieEversley @jonvankin US Today Fail! Reality check on Obama’s Indonesian name Barry Soetoro; http://t.co/KfSEQXoEgY

    She tweeted (in 2 tweets)
    ‘Not correct. If you read the story and tweets, you’d have seen we offered the correct spelling and left the spelling in the tweet unchanged.’

    Trump’s tweet spelled the step-father’s last name “Sotoro” but USA Today spelled it correctly in the text of its story. Sheesh. She’s pretty thick.

    And the story hasn’t been corrected.

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    JPotter October 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    Trump can’t even spell fake names right. “Soetoro” doesn’t come up in his spell check? After all the birfin’ he’s done? Lemme guess, he just upgraded his phone and hasn’t ported all his data yet 😛