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Liz Sidoti /AP: Obama's opponents still racist (lies, takes quotes out of context, elides statistics...) - 03/30/09
Before the election there were a string of articles attempting to portray opponents of Barack Obama as racist. Liz Sidoti of the Associated Press decided to carry on that fine tradition after the election (link): Disproved and disputed claims about his religion and citizenship, namely untruths that Obama is a Muslim and isn't U.S.-born, zip across chatrooms and dominate the blogosphere. Fringe critics largely are responsible for perpetuating the lies, but even elected officials have raised them. 1. Only Obama himself knows what, if any, religion he belongs to. The most that can be said is...