In perusing the web this morning, I came across this headline, Obama's Campaign Admits Obama is a Muslim!!!!! My first thought was that I had somehow missed an important news story. So, I clicked on the site.
There I learned that during David Axelrod's August 1 appearance on Good Morning America, during which he "did" admit that Sen Obama had brought up the issue of race with his comments about not looking like the other presidents on the dollar bill, he also admitted that Sen Obama is a Muslim.
According to the quote on that website, Axelrod said:
"Obama is not your typical Washington insider. He’s not from central casting when it comes to candidates for president of the United States. He’s new to Washington. Yes, he’s African American half black Kenyan. A Muslim who is also half Hawaiian Christian white-boy."
What has been widely reported throughout the media and the internet is:
Obama is not your typical Washington insider. He’s not from central casting when it comes to candidates for president of the United States. He’s new to Washington. Yes, he’s African American."
Quite a difference there. If Axelrod had indeed gone on to say "...half black Kenyan. A Muslim who is also half Hawaiian Christian white-boy," that would have been a gaffe worthy of widespread coverage.
The article on that site went on to claim that the link to Good Morning America is no longer available, and that the last two pages of the transcript from that program have also been scrubbed from the ABC website. A cover up and a Mainstream Media Conspiracy. What could possibly be better for Conservatives who just KNOW that the MSM is in the tank for Obama.
The only trouble is: * IT IS ALL A LIE! *
I dissect the lie, along with links that refute the lie here:
The fact is, Sen Obama is toast, based on substance and issues. When we allow fools like these purveyors of hate the freedom of spreading lies about our opposition, we also allow our political opponents the right to spread lies in return.
Conservatives need to react with outrage to lies perpetrated in our name to ensure the integrity of our own arguments.