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Will the Obama Is a Terrorist Narrative Catch On?

The Obama-is-an-undercover-terrorist rumor seems outlandish to reasonable people; but, it doesn't seem like it's going away. Fox News is doing what it can to make sure its viewers are at best misinformed, and at worst fearful of the Democratic nominee.

Last week on American's Pulse, Fox News host E.D. Hill referred to the celebratory fist bump, exchanged between Barack and Michelle Obama, as a "terrorist fist jab." See the video above — you can't make this stuff up. I find it hard to explain such a characterization as anything more than simply trying to say the words "Obama" and "terrorist" in the same sentence.

Implying Obama is a secret plant for Islamic terrorists has been going on for a while. The rumor even graced the front page of a respectable paper like the Washington Post. Obama has just set up an Internet war room to confront the viral forms of the rumor spreading on the web.

Do you think these outrageous Obama conspiracies will fall on deaf ears? Will Obama's extreme opponents succeed in convincing a significant number of voters that he's a terrorist, or at least succeed in planting enough subconscious suspicion that many will choose McCain?

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