Obama's Composite Girlfriend: How Politico and Drudge Created Fake News

May 3, 2012 Full story: www.theatlantic.com 15

An inadequately fact-checked news item leads to a fabricated claim that the president fabricated and lied about parts of his memoir.

One reason why fake news is so pervasive, so easy to spread, and so hard to debunk is that it almost always has some sort of basis in reality. For example, real-life end-of-life consultation becomes "death panels." Because debunkers have to explain the complex reality in detail, the simpler but false version never gets dislodged. But it's not often that we get to see just how the fake-news sausage gets made.

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usa

#1 May 3, 2012
billshit alert!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#2 May 3, 2012
carey529 wrote:
billshit alert!
You hate it when LIMBAUGH, DRUDGE, MURDOCH are exposed as liars, no better than Godless Communists, don't you?

You really hate it.
It's like your whole mental foundation is made of horseshit... your whole political world is based on smoke and mirrors.
Lies upon lies, to support your ideation.

It musts suck for you.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#3 May 3, 2012
--What stands out from the composite story isn’t that Obama amalgamated characters, it’s that the press hadn’t noticed until now. As with the dog story, this confirms the suspicion that the mainstream media gave Obama a free pass in 2008 and declined to check too deeply into his background. Even The Atlantic’s Graham admits that he’s never read Dreams From My Father, and neither, it would seem, has anyone else in the press corps. They have the excuse that the book is incredibly narcissistic and boring, but otherwise isn’t this exactly the sort of character assessment/assassination that should have happened four years ago?

[...]

Why didn’t we know all these details four years ago – even though some of them were published in a best-selling autobiography that was sold to us as if it was a fifth gospel? And yet we knew everything there was to know about Sarah Palin, despite the fact that she was in the race for a much shorter space of time than Obama – and only running for veep.

That’s the significance of the canine and composite revelations – both of them, aside from their delightful “dish” factors, not really revelations at all. That we are only discussing them this late into Obama’s career suggests that the vetting that should have happened four years ago was unforgivably neglected. But, hey, it’s never too late to start.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/...

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 May 3, 2012
Mothra wrote:
--What stands out from the composite story isn’t that Obama amalgamated characters, it’s that the press hadn’t noticed until now. As with the dog story, this confirms the suspicion that the mainstream media gave Obama a free pass in 2008 and declined to check too deeply into his background. Even The Atlantic’s Graham admits that he’s never read Dreams From My Father, and neither, it would seem, has anyone else in the press corps. They have the excuse that the book is incredibly narcissistic and boring, but otherwise isn’t this exactly the sort of character assessment/assassination that should have happened four years ago?
[...]
Why didn’t we know all these details four years ago – even though some of them were published in a best-selling autobiography that was sold to us as if it was a fifth gospel? And yet we knew everything there was to know about Sarah Palin, despite the fact that she was in the race for a much shorter space of time than Obama – and only running for veep.
That’s the significance of the canine and composite revelations – both of them, aside from their delightful “dish” factors, not really revelations at all. That we are only discussing them this late into Obama’s career suggests that the vetting that should have happened four years ago was unforgivably neglected. But, hey, it’s never too late to start.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/...
You seem to think there is something significant here.

Your assertation that Obama got a "free pass" is partially true...but it came from the RNC, not the press.

Obama V. the naturalized Crazy guy; and the moronic beauty queen? For shame, GOP.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#5 May 3, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem to think there is something significant here.
Your assertation that Obama got a "free pass" is partially true...but it came from the RNC, not the press.
Obama V. the naturalized Crazy guy; and the moronic beauty queen? For shame, GOP.
Reading problem?

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#6 May 3, 2012
Obama's "Composite" girlfriends? Not news. Means nothing. Complete utter bullshit. Another distraction by Bill's posting to keep people from looking at real news.

Lets just take a look at today's headlines

1. Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps In America
2. Operation: Entrapment - Cleveland bomb "plot" masterminded by FBI agents
3. What a coincidence! Breitbart's coroner dead from arsenic poisoning?(this is a good one)
4. Russia warns of pre-emptive strike on Anti-Missle Defense if NATO goes ahead
5. Shield Happens: Russia readies the rockets
6. Ex-Blackwater mercs in Syria ‘backed by US’
7. New Obama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer To A North American Union

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#7 May 3, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
You hate it when LIMBAUGH, DRUDGE, MURDOCH are exposed as liars, no better than Godless Communists, don't you?
You really hate it.
It's like your whole mental foundation is made of horseshit... your whole political world is based on smoke and mirrors.
Lies upon lies, to support your ideation.
It musts suck for you.
i'll tell you what i told your pal, "responsibility".
i no longer argue with idiots...
and YOU are an idiot.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#8 May 3, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Reading problem?
comprehension problem.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#9 May 3, 2012
Kahoki wrote:
Obama's "Composite" girlfriends? Not news. Means nothing. Complete utter bullshit. Another distraction by Bill's posting to keep people from looking at real news.
Lets just take a look at today's headlines
1. Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps In America
2. Operation: Entrapment - Cleveland bomb "plot" masterminded by FBI agents
3. What a coincidence! Breitbart's coroner dead from arsenic poisoning?(this is a good one)
4. Russia warns of pre-emptive strike on Anti-Missle Defense if NATO goes ahead
5. Shield Happens: Russia readies the rockets
6. Ex-Blackwater mercs in Syria ‘backed by US’
7. New Obama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer To A North American Union
ALL of these, i'm sure, will be highlighted on nbc, cbs, and abc's evening news tonight.
not.
unfortunately for america, it isn't just that nitwit, bill...
he is a miniscule part of a MUCH larger problem. a problem he appears to be TOTALLY oblivious to.
Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#10 May 3, 2012
speaking of fake news why didn't they mention not so breitbart and sissy boy o'keefe?
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#11 May 3, 2012
Why it matters that Obama dated a composite and ate a dog ??He ate A Dog Alright..but The Plastic,Composite, Blow Up reasonable Facsimile female????WOOF WOOF!

What are little Indonesian boys made of?

Why....
Slugs , snails Snakes,cockroachs,
And puppy-dogs' tails,.....Roasted!!

Why didn’t we know all these details four years ago – even though some of them were published in a best-selling autobiography that was sold to us as if it was a fifth gospel? And yet we knew everything there was to know about Sarah Palin, despite the fact that she was in the race for a much shorter space of time than Obama – and only running for veep.

That’s the significance of the canine and composite revelations – both of them, aside from their delightful “dish” factors, not really revelations at all. That we are only discussing them this late into Obama’s career suggests that the vetting that should have happened four years ago was unforgivably neglected. But, hey, it’s never too late to start.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/...
Steve S

Shelbyville, IN

#12 May 3, 2012
Kahoki wrote:
Obama's "Composite" girlfriends? Not news. Means nothing. Complete utter bullshit. Another distraction by Bill's posting to keep people from looking at real news.
Lets just take a look at today's headlines
1. Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps In America
2. Operation: Entrapment - Cleveland bomb "plot" masterminded by FBI agents
3. What a coincidence! Breitbart's coroner dead from arsenic poisoning?(this is a good one)
4. Russia warns of pre-emptive strike on Anti-Missle Defense if NATO goes ahead
5. Shield Happens: Russia readies the rockets
6. Ex-Blackwater mercs in Syria ‘backed by US’
7. New Obama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer To A North American Union
You are correct, sorry so many people do not see the forest for the trees but I guess that is the plan
Steve S

Shelbyville, IN

#13 May 3, 2012
One could say the same thing about his birth certficate
McQuanne

Fishers, IN

#14 May 3, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
You hate it when LIMBAUGH, DRUDGE, MURDOCH are exposed as liars, no better than Godless Communists, don't you?
You really hate it.
It's like your whole mental foundation is made of horseshit... your whole political world is based on smoke and mirrors.
Lies upon lies, to support your ideation.
It musts suck for you.
Carey569 trust Gooook and the Lieberal trusting Gooood and God is;-0000000
McQuanne

Fishers, IN

#15 May 3, 2012
carey529 wrote:
billshit alert!
U think Dr. Bill_mr! joke you Carey411;) just waiting Hillary bring Chen the blind hero to da USA;-000h, then U can buy Banh Xeo for Bill as a free lunch!!! wanna bet?;)

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