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    Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    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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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    For Rush to run with that junk without checking it accuracy just shows how desperate he and his buddies really are.

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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Punked?
    One "punk' vs. a few hundred old fashioned ass whippings that have made Team Tolerance and Unity pull a page from Stalin's playbook. Or is it Mao's lead they're following... considering his team has such unabashed admirers of Mousy-Dung.

    Perhaps it's The New Triangulation: A little from Stalin, Mousy-Dung-and Alinsky to pacify the nation.

    Such a uniter.

    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.
    If retractions and corrections indicated folly by the deliverers, the AMMP has a long consistent history of failure... and that's when you ONLY take what misrepresentations they've tried on Rush.

    Nobody is perfect, and the press has greater resources and all they have to do is listen to his show... yet they still get it totally wrong time after time. And then they don't come forward with a simple retraction.

    Rush and others are desperate to stop the arsonist that's taken residence in the White House. Thank God someone is showing the nation what a ship of fools we have at the helm.

    RUSH: I'm also told that the blog containing the passage on Obama's thesis is a satire blog. So it's one of these sites like ScrappleFace or The Onion or some such thing. So I shout from the mountaintops: "It was satire!" But we know he thinks it. Good comedy, to be comedy, must contain an element of truth, and we know how he feels about distribution of wealth. He's mad at the courts for not going far enough on it. So we stand by the fabricated quote because we know Obama thinks it anyway. That's how it works in the media today.
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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Eh....its just Rush showing what an idiot he already is. What do you expect from the hypocrite?

    The fact that there is anyone in this country that actually still gives him any credibility at all speaks to the level of ignorance on right-wing radio.
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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Eh....its just Rush showing what an idiot he already is. What do you expect from the hypocrite?

    The fact that there is anyone in this country that actually still gives him any credibility at all speaks to the level of ignorance on right-wing radio.
    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.
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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Reminds me of the falsified papers from Dubya's Air Guard service, that the mainstream media ran with despite the fact they were bogus.

    Let's not forget that both sides tend to jump on things like this whenever they can, and don't always research the material adequately to ensure accuracy. The mainstream media has been caught pushing inaccurate or fraudulent material on many occasions.

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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Reminds me of the falsified papers from Dubya's Air Guard service, that the mainstream media ran with despite the fact they were bogus.
    Well at least in this case it should be pretty simple to fact check, unlike in the Bush case where the records "disappeared"..
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    Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

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    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.
    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.
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    Re: Rush Was Punked: “Obama Thesis” Hoax

    I find it humerous that people tune in to Rush just to find a beef with him.

    I can't stand him and, therefore, I don't listen to him.
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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.
    Yeah, why don't you do that Hatuey? That'll build your credibility.
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