I ran across an article on CNN tonight with a headline that stopped me in my tracks: "CNN debunks false report about Obama." Of course, I had to know what the "false report was."
It appears that staff from Hillary Clinton's campaign released to Insight Magazine information that Obama had attended a madrassa when he was a child living for a time in Indonesia. (A madrassa is a Islamic-fundamentalist school). This "fact" was reported on CNN, Fox News, and other outlets late last week.
CNN, it seems, traveled to the alleged madrassa and found it to be, yes a Muslim school, but not of the fundamentalist sort.
When a Clinton staffer was queried about this, he said it was "an obvious right-wing hit job."
My question is: If so, then why did it come from the Clinton campaign? And, why are other news outlets reporting something that came from Insight Magazine?
Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church (i.e. the moonies) own Insight Magazine. According to the Center for Media and Democracy, it tends to promote right-wing views.
If only cable "news" actually did its job of investigating facts instead of reporting rumors. Bah!