Thursday, August 5, 2010

Obama and the "Birthers"

Some myths are damnably persistent, including the one suggesting Barack Obama was not born in the U.S.  That's the belief of 1 of every 4 American adults, according to a new survey.  To be more precise, 11 percent believe he was "definitely" born elsewhere and 16 percent believe he "probably" was.

Scary factoid: 41 percent of Republicans doubt the president being born in the U.S., never mind all the evidence to the contrary.  But don't let the facts get in the way of a good negative misperception.  Still, here is a good objective collection of Obama myths, most debunked.

Sometimes, what people know is ... um ... not a lot.

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