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Sunday, January 18, 2009
Obama Hate Central Watch
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In October 2006, WorldNetDaily published an article on a bipartisan plan to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which limits presidents to two terms. Its headline: "Should presidents be allowed to serve more than 2 terms?"

A Jan. 16 WND article by Drew Zahn tackles the same subject. Its headline? "Hail King Obama: President for life."

This despite the fact that Zahn notes that the congressman who introduced the current resolution, Jose Serrano, introduced a similar resolution in 2003, and is named as being a supporter of the idea in the 2006 WND article.

Thus, the headline is a lie since it claims a view that is never advanced in the article -- that the bill was introduced solely to keep Obama in office. But then, lying about Obama comes easy to WND.

Zahn makes his own factual error in the lead paragraph:

As Inauguration Day approaches and Barack Obama prepares to assume his first term as president, some in Congress are hoping to make it possible for the Democrat to not only seek a second term in office, but a third and fourth as well.

In fact, Obama can seek a second term regardless of whether the 22nd Amendment is repealed.

Just another example of why WND is Obama Hate Central.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:14 AM EST
Updated: Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:40 AM EST

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