There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet about Barack Obama. I’m sorry to say that much of it seems to come from bloggers who lean to the Right. So, I decided to do some research on FactCheck.org to see what I could find. I’m sharing summaries below:
Did Obama say we “are no longer a Christian nation”?
August 26, 2008
FactCheck.org: He said we are no longer “just” a Christian nation, but a nation of many other faiths as well. A chain e-mail drops that key word and thus changes the meaning.
Did Obama write that he would “stand with the Muslims” and that he nurses a “pervasive sense of grievance and animosity” toward whites?
June 3, 2008
FactCheck.org: No. A widely circulated e-mail fabricates some quotes from Obama’s books and twists others.
Does Barack Obama have Kenyan citizenship?
August 29, 2008
FactCheck.org: No. He held both U.S. and Kenyan citizenship as a child, but lost his Kenyan citizenship automatically on his 21st birthday.
Barack Obama Born in the U.S.A.
August 21, 2008
FactCheck.org: In June, the Obama campaign released a digitally scanned image of his birth certificate to quell speculative charges that he might not be a natural-born citizen. But the image prompted more blog-based skepticism about the document’s authenticity. And recently, author Jerome Corsi, whose book attacks Obama, said in a TV interview that the birth certificate the campaign has is “fake.” We beg to differ. FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as “supporting documents” to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said.
Has Obama’s birth certificate been disclosed?
June 16, 2008
FactCheck.org: Yes. His campaign made a copy public after speculation by conservative bloggers that he might not be a “natural-born citizen.”
January 10, 2008
FactCheck.org: Dueling chain e-mails claim he’s a radical Muslim or a ‘racist’ Christian. Both can’t be right. We find both are false.
This is the extent of the information I could locate on FactCheck.org. Democrat Dave