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Thursday, April 3, 2008
Klein's Desperate Obama Muslim Smear
Topic: WorldNetDaily

How desperate is WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein to smear Barack Obama?

Pretty darn desperate, as we've documented. An April 3 WND article ups the ante by essentially calling him one because he was enrolled as a Muslim at a school in Indonesia as a child. Indeed, all anecdotes Klein cites about Obama's purported dalliances with Islam occurred in his childhood.

Klein's article is all guilt by association -- despite being headlined, "Is Obama a Muslim?" Klein offers no evidence whatsoever that he is one now.

The article is accompanied by a cover shot of WND Whistleblower magazine's issue blaring, "THE SECRET LIFE OF BARACK OBAMA." But as we detailed, it's full of smears and distortions too. 

What this comes down to is that Klein really wants you to believe that what Obama did as an 8-year-old has direct bearing on him now. That's like insisting that people who dreamed of being, say, cowboys or ballerinas as a child are cowboys or ballerinas now, regardless of whether they actually are.

Like we said: desperate.

UPDATE: WND has now changed the headline to read: "Obama was 'quite religious in Islam.'" It doesn't mention that this purported occured as a child.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:29 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, April 3, 2008 6:15 PM EDT

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