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Journ-O-List alert, AP reporter Alan Fram fills in the blanks.

19 Aug

The Pew Forum on Religion and Politics released a poll on Religion, Politics and the President revealing that a substantial and growing number of Americans say that Barack Obama is a Muslim, while the proportion saying he is a Christian has declined  and that most do not know what religion he follows.

This must not sit well with the journ-O-list types. Look at how he editorialized  in this excerpt of supposedly straight reporting in an AP story.

Americans increasingly are convinced – incorrectly – that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion.

In other words those who believe Obama to be a Muslim are wrong and those who are unsure about the presidents religious beliefs are dim-witted idiots wandering through life in a dazed stupor.

Mr. Fram then goes on to insinuate that the poll is skewed by a political bias identifying the sub-group of Republicans and conservatives as Obama’s fiercest political rivals.

The Pew poll found that about three in 10 of Obama’s fiercest political rivals, Republicans and conservatives, say he is a Muslim. That is up significantly from last year and far higher than the share of Democrats and liberals who say so.

Then this AP hack further editorialized with this educational paragraph.

Obama is the Christian son of a Kenyan Muslim father and a Kansas mother. From age 6 to 10, Obama lived in predominantly Muslim Indonesia with his mother and Indonesian stepfather. His full name, Barack Hussein Obama, sounds Muslim to many.

Apparently those years that young  Barry spent in Indonesian Madrasas aren’t worth noting in a story about the presidents religious beliefs. Viva la journ-O-list.

I don’t think we are the only ones who are confused about this.

UPDATE
Alan must have heard the criticism because he re-wrote his original story with this story

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7 responses to “Journ-O-List alert, AP reporter Alan Fram fills in the blanks.

  1. Joe Nowlin

    August 19, 2010 at 10:00 am

    In his autobiography, “Dreams From My Father,” Obama mentions studying the Quran and describes the public school as “a Muslim school.”

     
  2. P. Henry Saddleburr

    August 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I wouldn’t say he’s a Muslim. I wouldn’t say he’s a Christian, either.

    He worships HIMSELF.

     
    • donald Sanders

      August 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

      He worships himself,, You hit the nail right on the head,, But he does consider himself a Muslum.

       
  3. The American Samurai

    August 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Muslim law states that if your father is a Muslim then you are a Muslim. When Momma Obama spread her legs for the Kenyan, the spawn was Muslim.

     
  4. Mike Strak

    August 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Obama was born to a Muslim father. As the son of a Muslim father, you are Muslim. In the Muslim world, you are committing the worst sin if you abandon the Muslim faith. Obama’s step father was also Muslim. To get enrolled in Indonesian schools, you had to be Muslim. He is reported to speak in a very creditable dialect when reciting Koranic verses. When he visited the Saudis King, he bowed (on two occasions). More importantly, his wife bailed off the trip to go “shopping” in London while Obama went on to meet King Saud. Sharia law prohibits wives being in attendance when heads of state meet.

    If it walks like a duck…

     
  5. Saddlesore

    August 19, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Obama certainly seems to have picked up the thought process of so much of the mid-East. Everything is someone else’s fault, he is always the victim, he is not in control of his own fate and is not responsible for the consequences of his actions.

    Think about all the nonsense one hears from much of the Muslim world. Their problems are caused by the Great Satan (US) or the Little Satan (the Zionist Entity), for some reason they are not responsible for the horrible way they treat their own people, etc….

    Do you see a pattern here……just saying…..

     
  6. Nervousmark

    August 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Alan Fram is a pathetic lapdog. There isn’t an ounce of journalistic integrity in him. To call us “confused” about BO’s religion is such an insult to our intelligence. I suppose all the interviews, public participation in Muslim events and nostalgic references to his Muslim past did not actually happen.

    Fram, your Jedi mind tricks do not work on us. (ie: “These are not the ‘droids you are looking for…”)

    I hope your career takes you to where you deserve to be–covering the fast-paced action and intrigue of the Toledo Bingo Parlor scene.

    If anybody knows his email address, I’d sure like to send him a personal note myself.

    Nervousmark

     

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