Bob Owens

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Tancredo falls for Birther claims

Written By: Bob - Jan• 04•12

Congressman/birther Tom Tancredo’s web site just made themselves a laughingstock, again.

In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College … Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.

Snopes debunked the claim long ago, but fact-checking was apparently low on the to-do list for Tancredo’s folks.

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  1. MAJ Arkay says:

    Bob, keep in mind that Snopes leans left, so its debunking is occasionally suspect, if not downright crap. Not saying that skepticism should apply to this Snopes listing, since I don’t know, but Snopes is not always a disinterested observer and should never be the sole source for fact checking/myth busting.

  2. Pat says:

    The article on Tancredo’s site was from the AP. They tend to lean left. THe article was very cut and dry with no crazy talk, just facts. That site has also been taken down as of last night. Troubling? Oh yes!