Yahoo! News issues correction regarding President Obama’s ‘country of birth’

This is awkward. Noted right-wing nut-job conspiracy site Yahoo! News briefly joined the “birther” camp today, making note that President Obama wouldn’t be swinging by his “country of birth” when he and the first family visit Africa later this month.

Yahoo! White House reporter Rachel Rose Hartman hasn’t tweeted about the story or the correction, but she sure doesn’t seem like a birther. After all, her Twitter bio features a photo of the president and his daughters.

rachel hartman

Maybe someone else slipped in that detail, or maybe Yahoo! employs the same fact-checker who used to work at Barack Obama’s former literary agency. Whatever the reason, the article now refers to the president’s “ancestral homeland.”

Even when Yahoo! makes the gaffe, some can’t help but blame Fox News.

  • FreedomFighter

    Wow…Those Obamabots sure get defensive when someone mentions Kenya.

    • Elaine

      So is the FBI, NSA and DHS on their way over to her house yet? Bring back the Obama lawyers…

    • trixiewoobeans

      Heh heh, it’s almost like their Kryptonite.

  • BoscoBolt

    So, Rachel Rose Hartman agrees with Hillary Clinton circa 2008, that obama was born in Kenya and is not eligible to be president? We need to keep in mind that it was ‘Team Hillary’ that originally broke the news that obama was foreign-born. Maybe this Hartman chick is jockeying for a position with the Hillary 2016 campaign?

    • ceemack

      He himself has said in the past that he was born in Kenya. His wife has said in the past that he was born in Kenya.

      • Elaine

        He can’t go to the country of his birth, someone might OUT him.

      • pajamakat

        And he has also mentioned his “muslim” religion. You can’t make this stuff up.

    • Ken Bass

      The original birther was Chris Matthews. You remember. The days when the loons thought Hitlery was going to win the nomination.

  • radjahshelduck

    Country of his birth? Sometimes I wonder what is the planet of Obama’s birth.

  • ceemack

    Uh-oh. A mainstream “reporter” slipped up and told the truth…

  • Kelgair

    Aw, be fair, she was just going by his book bio.

  • Ken Bass

    Yahoo News finally gets a story right!! Three Cheers for YAHOO!

  • Joel A. Edge

    A little truth slipped out there. Oops!!!

  • M F Scotto

    This just brings Birthers back into the news. Squirrel!

  • ObamaFail

    If there is nothing there, why do libs get so irate when Obama’s birth records are referenced?

    • ObamaRelease YourRecords

      Because they fear the issue. They know that “Birthers” are correct and they can’t refute the mountain of evidence showing Obama to be a Big Fat Fraud. Including the felony sitting on the White House website server. All they can do is attack and ridicule the issue.

  • Ken Bass

    It would have been more accurate if it had said, “Obama Birth Certificate a Proven Forgery. Where he was hatched no one really knows”.

  • FFlintstone

    The CEO of Yahoo News is one of Obama’s biggest donor. I wouldn’t rule out the “mistake” being intentional. Now Yahoo can say, “Oh, we’re not in the tank for Obama. We even did a story saying he was born in Africa”. It was probably just an idiot reporter, but I don’t trust the news divisions at Yahoo or Google AT ALL.

    • cephasalpha

      How right you are. Yahoo is notorious for being left leaning to the point of censoring comments critical of Obama and being overweight with liberal reporters.Rachel Rose Hartman is unabashedly liberal, and a total screwball.

  • Bklynnygirl

    But Chris Matthews said Obama was born in Indonesia.

    Chris Matthews Hard ball transcript, Dec 18th 2007
    “But didn‘t Hillary dump on Obama a few days ago for playing up his Indonesian roots? So, what is she up to here? Is she pushing how great he is for having been born in Indonesia, or what, or simply reminding everybody about his background, his Islamic background?”

  • Ken Bass

    Dec 18, 2007 edition of Hardball
    Chris Matthews, “So, what is she (Hillary) up to here? Is she pushing how great he(Obama) is having been born in Indonesia, or what, or simply reminding everybody about his background, his Islamic background?”

  • sb36695

    Maybe she knows something we don’t…

    • irishamrep

      we all know! just not one of us has the balls to do anything about it!

  • Gethriel

    Where’s the gaff? It’s a lot more factual than obama being an American.

  • bluewaternavy

    It’s fun to watch the Obamabots unglued, isn’t it?

  • Adan Starr

    Well I sure would like to know if he ever went to Columbia because he’s never been to a reunion and a class of 170 political science graduates of the same year never met him either. Not even one remembers ever seeing him or being in a class with him. Google it. Maybe that’a why he fought with lawyers to not release his records. That or he was a complete failure in school.

  • Adan Starr

    Maybe she was going by the fact that he took grants as a foreign student while going to college.

    • cvmoonshadow

      Either way he is a liar. Bottom line.

  • Pacificrk

    Ah, come on, he has no home country…he’s a citizen of the world!

  • liberalssuck

    Finally, some one stated the obvious!!

  • Marcy Cook

    Freudian slip Yahoo?

  • neoface

    One of the requirement to run for the position of presidency is to be an American citizen from birth to the day of election, we know for sure Obama had a break in his citizenship when he was adopted by LOLO Soetoro. He was citizen of Indonesia, and they didn’t allow duo citizenship, so Obama had to give up his American citizenship, or otherwise he couldn’t have attended the public school in Indonesia. I have a feeling he never changed back, and used Indonesia citizenship to travel to Pakistan at the time when US citizen weren’t allow to go there. You would wonder how he got into Punahou, or Occidental college, he wasn’t exactly known as a scholar. Of course he can clear all that up if he just unseal his records. JMO!

    • cephasalpha


  • Reid Reasor

    The truth will out…

  • radicallyalyssa

    I don’t get what the uproar’s about. I mean, she’s right, isn’t she?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    The fact that Obama was born in Kenya is the worst kept secret of this administration. I bet Snowden has the original birth certificate on his thumb drive somewhere.

  • DorothyGrissom

    A Yahooian Slip

  • muckraker

    When he kills his first lion he will become a man.

  • msbetz

    Video of Obama saying he was born in kenya.

  • cephasalpha

    The most frightening aspect of this whole controversy is to try and imagine who really is behind Obama and his swift rise to the national stage. The media was complicit in this, his whole campaign was treated by the media as a “Sham Wow!” infomercial. However, as powerful as the media is, they don’t run the Democratic party. We know who funds it,(George Soros and a host of other 1%er far left ideologues) but there appears to be a strong Islamic connection, that’s the real scary part.

    • neoface

      The rumor has it that a Saudi Prince(Islamic connection?) donated twenty million to Harvard that’s how he got in, or got his law license. This is not a rumor, Obama surrendered his law license to avoid prosecution, something had to do with fraudulent information on his law license application. Of course its not surprising from this incessant liar.

  • sisnsodoric

    photoshop must not work for yahoo 😛