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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The Buzz Log - Rush Was Punked: ?Obama Thesis? Hoax - Yahoo! Buzz



    If this doesn't prove that Rush Limbaugh and the right wing are willing to take whatever is said about Obama and use it to smear regardless of the veracity behind it. I don't know what will. I think I'm going to start a blog about Obama being the grandson of a Nazi German and see how long it takes for it to make rounds.
    What it proves, is that the onyl way the Libbos have to defend PBO is disinformation. Lies, to cover the lies.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Maybe because Rush is a sports caster turned into Constitutional scholar.
    I thought that was Sarah Palin.

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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    I think it funny as hell Anything to make Rush look even more the fool is a good thing. hehehe
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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    I thought that was Sarah Palin.
    The only difference is that Rush hasn't quit his job yet...we can only keep hoping.

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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You should be more worried about the Stalinists and hypocrites in the WH that are playing you and others for fools. Don't be a lemming, examine him closer.
    Holy ****! There are Stalinists in the White House?
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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    For Rush to run with that junk without checking it accuracy just shows how desperate he and his buddies really are.
    Think that Rush ran with the story since he just hoped it was true ?
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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    to be so worked up, so obsessed over some insignificant little piece of cheese

    LOL!

    such small vision

    health care's dead

    ask ben nelson, conrad, difi, bayh, sharrod brown, combat boots webb, feingold, stupak and his 40 dogs, barrow and nye and their 36 hawks...

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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain Jim View Post
    It must have seemed so perfect. An obscure blogger unearths some pages of President Obama's college thesis. The report supposedly comes from big-time journalist Joe Klein of Time magazine. And the thesis has some real gems: like Obama's disdain for the Constitution.

    The whole thing was nothing more than a satirical post on a humor blog. But Rush Limbaugh, who quoted from the supposed thesis on his radio show, sure wasn't laughing. Here's how it went down.

    An unknown blogger picked up on a made-up post meant as a joke, which claimed that Joe Klein had gotten his hands on 10 pages of student Obama's college thesis. Rush Limbaugh jumped on it, which immediately sparked Web searches on "obama thesis."

    Supposedly titled "Aristocracy Revisited," the excerpt revealed the president had "doubts" about the "so-called founders." Juicy. Except not true. Limbaugh discovered halfway through his show that he'd been had, but defended himself by saying basically the thesis felt true. Listen in to Rush's mea sorta culpa.

    Joe Klein finally jumped in, and called the report "nonsense" on his Swampland blog, and the blogger who thought the hoax was real also apologized.

    Let's hope someone kept their sense of humor in all this. Still, for a humble post to go from humor blog to major media outlet sure seems impressive. Someone ought to write their thesis on it. For real.

    The Buzz Log - Rush Was Punked: ?Obama Thesis? Hoax - Yahoo! Buzz

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    How many times has Rush punked the people? Or just about every talking head for that matter, left or right, it seems like it's punk this, punk that, and divide us more.

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    +1 if you know who Rush was parodying with his "it felt true" satire.

    RUSH: In the first hour of this program, I cited a statement that Michael Ledeen found on the blog Jumping in Pools reporting on Obama's college thesis written when he was at Columbia. The paper was called "Aristocracy Reborn," and in the first ten pages Obama wrote the following: "[T]he Constitution allows for many things but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believe the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy." Now, I got a note from a researcher who has been scouring the Internet, and the note says this:

    "Rush Limbaugh: Mini-warning on these quotes." Because the paper that Obama wrote, "Aristocracy Reborn," the first ten pages were all that reporter Joe Klein was permitted to see; and it says here that Klein did write about it for TIME Magazine. A researcher has been scouring the Internet and can't find any sources for the quote. "The blog that Ledeen cites doesn't have supporting info," supposedly. The source post that was from August, says it's going to be in an upcoming report from Joe Klein, but the researcher can't find anything that has come out since, and nothing in Klein's blog. There have been no matches found on the Internet for any of the info or quotes other than the source posting. So I now say that the blog from which this came has no sourcing data other than Joe Klein upcoming report and Joe Klein hasn't written his upcoming report.

    So we have to hold out the possibility that this is not accurate. However, I have had this happen to me recently. I have had quotes attributed to me that were made up, and when it was pointed out to the media that the quotes were made up, they said, "It doesn't matter! We know Limbaugh thinks it anyway." Sort of like Dan Rather said, "I don't care if these documents are forged. I know that Bush did what he did at the National Guard. I don't care if the documents are forged." I don't care if the Limbaugh quotes are made up. So, I can say, "I don't care if these quotes are made up. I know Obama thinks it. You know why I know Obama thinks it? Because I've heard him say it." Not about the Constitution, but about the Supreme Court. Again, 2001, FM radio station interview in Chicago when he was a state senator in Illinois.


    Obama's Disdain for Constitution: We Know He Thinks It, Don't We?

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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    RUSH: In the first hour of this program, I cited a statement that Michael Ledeen found on the blog Jumping in Pools reporting on Obama's college thesis written when he was at Columbia. The paper was called "Aristocracy Reborn," and in the first ten pages Obama wrote the following: "[T]he Constitution allows for many things but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believe the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy." Now, I got a note from a researcher who has been scouring the Internet, and the note says this:

    "Rush Limbaugh: Mini-warning on these quotes." Because the paper that Obama wrote, "Aristocracy Reborn," the first ten pages were all that reporter Joe Klein was permitted to see; and it says here that Klein did write about it for TIME Magazine. A researcher has been scouring the Internet and can't find any sources for the quote. "The blog that Ledeen cites doesn't have supporting info," supposedly. The source post that was from August, says it's going to be in an upcoming report from Joe Klein, but the researcher can't find anything that has come out since, and nothing in Klein's blog. There have been no matches found on the Internet for any of the info or quotes other than the source posting. So I now say that the blog from which this came has no sourcing data other than Joe Klein upcoming report and Joe Klein hasn't written his upcoming report.

    So we have to hold out the possibility that this is not accurate. However, I have had this happen to me recently. I have had quotes attributed to me that were made up, and when it was pointed out to the media that the quotes were made up, they said, "It doesn't matter! We know Limbaugh thinks it anyway." Sort of like Dan Rather said, "I don't care if these documents are forged. I know that Bush did what he did at the National Guard. I don't care if the documents are forged." I don't care if the Limbaugh quotes are made up. So, I can say, "I don't care if these quotes are made up. I know Obama thinks it. You know why I know Obama thinks it? Because I've heard him say it." Not about the Constitution, but about the Supreme Court. Again, 2001, FM radio station interview in Chicago when he was a state senator in Illinois.
    Looks like the punkers became the punkees. Of course, the Libbos will ignore the real facts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    to be so worked up, so obsessed over some insignificant little piece of cheese

    LOL!

    such small vision

    health care's dead

    ask ben nelson, conrad, difi, bayh, sharrod brown, combat boots webb, feingold, stupak and his 40 dogs, barrow and nye and their 36 hawks...

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