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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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rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
Check your history books, because the "baddies" change depending on the agenda at the time. President Ronald Reagan at the time regularly referred to fundamentalist Afghans and their Arab supporters as "freedom fighters" (while the CIA, through the ISI, the Pakistani intelligence service, shuttled vast sums of money and stores of weaponry to the most extreme of the Afghan jihadist parties). "Freedom fighter" was commonly used in the press, sometimes interchangeably with "the Afghan resistance" -- as in a March 12, 1981 piece by Post columnist Joseph Kraft, "The Afghan Chaos"
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
And Mr. Orr.... if you want to look into bonds with the enemy, you might want to read a few books. Just look at the past 20 years of American involvement in the leaderships, coups and military activities of the Middle Eastern countries before you shoot off your mouth. The American government was quite happy to help the Taliban when it suited their purposes versus Russia, and Saddam Hussein when we wanted help vs Iran in the 80s. And that is just the tip of the iceberg, unless you want me to dig up my favourite shot of Rumsfeld shaking Saddam's hand hard enough to pull it off.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
Its the fact it was even NEWSWORTHY that shows how stupid it is. Its the fact that what, to some of us, is an obvious sign of "Woot! Go you!" even is called into QUESTION that is so utterly inane. They don't have to call it anything. Just by bringing it up as they did was just plain silly. And E.D. Hill- whilst on FOX - did call it a "terrorist fist jab". All it takes is the association, a few well-placed nouns and adjectives, to feed the minds of the same gutterdwellers that actually think his middle name MUST mean he must by default be some secret bomb-producing nutter out to get us all. But then why should any of us be surprised? The current administration has used fear to shred our Constitution for the past 8 years, so this is just par for the course. Its all about symbolism and imagery, manipulated one way or another to try to elicit a negative emotional response to something utterly unworthy of it.
Michael-Orr Michael-Orr 9 years
Obama 08 (Osama 09) for sure does not have the best interests of America n mind. He does have radical islam ties and will be their best friend if he was to happen to get elected. Surely the American people are smart enough to see through this guy and also see that his policies are disasterous.
daintysas daintysas 9 years
Its so sad that people will go to that extreme to make such comments, fox news obviously had nothing else to air, i dont see them targeting the old man Mc cain who should be retiring and taking his great grand children fishing.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
the media is getting more pointless...
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
:notworthy: :Jumpin:
Auntie-Coosa Auntie-Coosa 9 years
I don't think it's the fist bump any more that has people concerned. It's Barry Obama's attitude that he can hide the truth and that the voters don't deserve to know the truth. Item---Where is the official (and not fraudulent) Barry Dunham Soetoro Obama birth certificate? The one on is website is a fraud. It doesn't take much in the way of computer knowledge to know how to find out the pixel changes and the date of any change on something posted on the internet. It is now speculated that Barry Dunham Soetoro Obama may not be eligible to be POTUS. The Freedom of Information Act has been used to request the birth certificate from Hawaii Vital Statistics, since Barry Obama states he was born in Honolulu -- although the Hospital there has no record. Item---Barry Obama claims he never was a Muslim, but school records in Jakarta, Indonesia, clearly list him registered as Barry Soetoro, Indonesian Citizen, Islam Religion. So are two Primary Schools lying or is Barry Obama lying? And why does he not just explain away his Muslim roots by stating he was a child and not responsible for what Lolo wrote down? He doesn't do so. WHY?????????????? Item---Numerous Media reporters have asked to have access to Barry Obama's white grandmother. She is being kept away from reporters by Barry Obama, "for her own protection." THAT is stretching it. She's being kept away from reporters because she knows the truth about his birth and the truth about other fabrications in Barry Obama's books. Item---There is no paper trail at any of the Colleges or Universities allegedly attended by Barry Obama. He was named editor of Harvard Law Review without ever having anything written by him published in the Review. He claims to have taught Constitutional Law, but no one has verified where or what he taught or been able to locate any of his students. You would think his students would be contacting the media, bragging that they were taught by the man who would be POTUS. The fist bump meant something to Barry and Michelle Obama, why not ask Michelle? She's always good for an off the cuff sound byte.
Fo-show317771 Fo-show317771 9 years
Yep!
DaytonDave DaytonDave 9 years
Is calling Obama a terrorist any worse than calling John McCain a war monger? The liberal media has been insinuating that since day one.
ak-girl ak-girl 9 years
Did I miss something in this video? I watched the whole thing and I never heard one comment about the fist bump being a terrorist action. In fact I didn't even heard the word. It seems like a lot of people are wanting to make something out of nothing.
Fo-show317771 Fo-show317771 9 years
I get lots of fist bumps after my 360 slam dunks! One of the best boxers of all time Muhammed Ali used the same jab to knock out his opponents! Is he a terrorist? No! We need a cool..athletic president...Go Obama!
chelles chelles 9 years
I am sick to death of these so-called "journalists" and talking heads making it seem as though Obama is some sort of terrorist who is trying to get in the White House to have better access to nuclear weapons or whatever it is they think he's doing. Unbelievable. The criticisms people have for him aren't even legitimate. While I do intend to vote for him, people should be asking him HOW he plans on bringing change to this country and WHAT he plans to do as president. 12 million dollar a year reporters like Katie Couric should be asking him those things instead of, "are you a muslim?" Seriously, damn it's a fist-bump not a bomb! (rant is over)
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
Exactly!
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
To me, it sounded like she led with that hypothesis so they could spend the rest of the story dispelling that rumor. I guess that you might not get that if you spend the rest of the story being offended....
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
It seems blaringly obvious that she is listing hypothesis' that are floating around.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
yes we know, which is why its so baffling that the anchorwoman led the report with "terrorist fist jab"
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
Jill....the video is about body language.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I was just watching that show, "Two and a Half Men"...the sitcom with Charlie Sheen. A 12 year old boy did the "terrorist fist bump" with his uncle Charlie. The episode is from the first season years ago. I wonder why no one accused them of being terrorists. :oy:
genvessel genvessel 9 years
seriously?! a fist bump?! kids in slums in africa do that because "it's american" ... oh geez..
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
This is just ridiculous. You have to have some sort of serious mental disorder, to honestly believe that this man was doing a terrorist gesture of any kind. People are pulling too much out of their ass to make this man look bad, for obvious reason. Give the man a chance before you run off at the mouth sounding ignorant to the fact that plenty of couples out there have their own private gesture for each other. Couple's make them up for fun. and so that they won't have to speak when in a crowd, but still know exactly what the other is thinking or feeling at that moment.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
alright there is like 220 comments so if this has already been said, please accept my apologies. the whole report was based on body language, the anatomy of the fist bump. the anchorwoman in all her journalistic integrity, decided to throw the word terrorist in there just to shake things up a bit. her comment is sort of like when my cousin throws in underhanded comments about my weight, "ya that dress looks really good on you especially it really evens you out" im not going to focus on what she said about the dress, im trying to figure out what the hell does being evened out mean. same thing with this report, that woman could of said absolutely nothing throughout the whole piece and the only thing that viewers would of focused is the word terrorist. is fox news the only who does this? of course not but i dont see msnbc and cnn calling john mccain a terrorist.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
Well I hate CNN and FOX NEWS equally at this point. Just throwing in my two cents. Back to my sabbatical...miss you guys. :hug:
fredonica fredonica 9 years
It's a good thing Sen. Obama didn't high-five his wife, otherwise that would become a terrorist symbol, too. And I LOVE high-fiving. I'm upset enough that I can't wear scarves anymore... Seriously, this "terrorist paranoia" is edging too close to McCarthyism, as was said before. If it gets any closer, I'll have to stock up on red lipstick and build myself a bomb shelter.
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
Great Sommelier, yea, I watched the vid...but I figured I'd be humorous and make fun of E.D. Hill and his outlandish comment.... But I must say, its rare to see a media outlet like Fox News allow someone to say "look at the big picture" instead of the given snippet...but then again, they were talking about one of their "Pubs" (aka Republicans...Bush, to be exact)
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