Typo Changes Everything We Know About Obama, Despite Being Typo

by Liz Colville

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A 1990 article in a hard-hitting publication called Vanity Fair either accidentally revealed a state secret: Obama spent some years in Singapore, not Indonesia, as a child! OR pooooossibly, but this is not very likely, an uninformed intern wrote an article about Obama and confused the countries of Indonesia (where Obama “spent” some time as a child) and Singapore (where he “did not spend” time as a child), because the intern only knows about America and everything else over there is a blur. The article stated that Obama was “raised in Singapore.” Later the magazine corrected this, saying, “We should have said Indonesia.” Genius scribe Jerome R. Corsi (pictured, releasing wind) has a theory about this: if lies sometimes are allowed to exist forever as no big deal because no one really notices or cares, maybe it means they are actually true. And because a typo is a form of lie, it can also be considered just a truth that is dying to get out. So, Obama once lived in Singapore and must now step down.

Here’s Harvard-educated ghostwriter-slave-driver Corsi explaining his theory, which will change everything:

On the heels of the discovery of a 1991 publicity brochure stating Barack Obama was born in Kenya comes the unearthing of a 1990 Vanity Fair article stating Obama grew up in Singapore, not in Indonesia. In both instances, the question immediately arises: Who was the source of the information that contradicts Obama’s accepted narrative?

Something something words and typing and geography and Obama, then:

Was Obama the source of the “raised in Singapore” statement in the Vanity Fair profile, or was it an error by the writer and editors?

WE KNOW!

Vanity Fair apparently wrote this, which they corrected when they republished the article in 2006, after Obama was elected senator of Illinois. Obama:

saw poverty while growing up in Singapore with his mother, an anthropologist, and his half-brothers and –sisters in Kenya still live hand to mouth at times.

BUT HERE IS THE CRUX. Corsi:

The note offers no explanation of why the original article stated Obama was raised in Singapore.

So shady. And inside every Annie Lebovitz photo is a subliminal message brainwashing the state into liking Obama more than Romney, who is just a good, solid guy who doesn’t go to weird places. Have you ever doubted the rich white man is American? Exactly. [WND]

 

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actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

So if someone makes a mistake, and corrects it, the mistake is the truth.

See, this is why we can't have nice things like single-payer healthcare in this country.

BaldarTFlagass June 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I made a mistake on my tax return, and didn't correct it. So is the extra thousand bucks I got on my refund the truth?

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I'm sure the hooker thought so when you gave her the grand.

BaldarTFlagass June 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

You mean, the forty hookers I gave twenty-five dollars each to? I'm a cheap bastard and believe in getting the most bang for my buck, even if I have to kick any "standards" to the curb.

TanzbodenKoenig June 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

You could have given 400 really fat and old hookers $2.50 apiece, so obviously you still have some standards. Don't be so hard on yourself

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Only if you correct it and return the money.

Here, send it to me. I'll give it a good hooker home.

elviouslyqueer June 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Okay, I'm going to publish a sentence along the lines of "Jerome Corsi is a no-necked, flatulent, morbidly obese, mouthbreathing shit snorter," then print a correction. Let the record show, bitches!

sullivanst June 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Well, where's your correction?

Oh dear, did I just make it impossible for you to edit thus making sure the "mistake" is preserved for evah? Oops! I really didn't mean to do that, honest.

elviouslyqueer June 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

shit snorter shit-snorter.

Voila! Correction made.

MOG2410 June 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I object! Not really, but you made me spit iced tea all over my monitor.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

But, Republicans keep arguing that Health Care is a mistake, so it must in fact be true, and should stay in place….

Damn it, politics is hard.

kissawookiee June 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Yes, much as the truth is instantly negated by the magic words I WAS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

"So if someone makes a mistake, and corrects it, the mistake is the truth. "

We elected Dumbya, and then we … oh wait, we didn't. Nevermind.

Redgyal June 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

That is why Bush won in 2004.

nounverb911 June 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

If Obama was raised in Singapore he would more boring than Mitt.

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Clearly, you've never been to Singapore.

nounverb911 June 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I used to live there. Excitement was watching Michael Fay get caned and carrying Durian onto the subway.

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I'm guessing the pop cultural reference sailed wide of the plate?

Pirates of the Caribbean

nounverb911 June 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I've been on the ride, wasn't there some sort of movie?

MissTaken June 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Singapore blows. The only perk of living there is cheap flights to Thai ladyboy clubs on the weekends.

nounverb911 June 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Next time you go you should try Nadaman on the top floor of the Shangri-la Hotel. They used to have the best Teppanyaki in town.

sullivanst June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Sevens rugby libel!

MittBorg June 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Depends on what you like to do. After traveling in places with no phones, terlets, mail service, or amenities in general, a visit to Singapore is blessed relief.

MittBorg June 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

It used to be a lot wilder.

bobbert June 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

A fine, fine city.

Major Thom June 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

The only living human more boring than Mitt is Tim GoodandPawlenty.

MOG2410 June 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Yes, my boss HAD to have Pawlenty speak at an event, the audience looked like they were participating in a trial for an effective sleeping pill.

MissTaken June 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Whatevs. Everyone who's lived in Singapore know it's really S'pore. The real question is WHY ISN'T ANYOnE TALkING ABOUT NOoMBAA BEING VIDEEO GAME??!

nounverb911 June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I miss the Satay Club.

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

First rule of Satay Club is never talk about Satay Club.

MittBorg June 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I miss the hawker food e'rwhere. Newton Road. Krishna Vilas. Chinatown. Bedok seafood.

BaldarTFlagass June 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I thought everything ever printed in Vanity Fair was true.

sullivanst June 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

That's just their vanity.

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Fair enough

Tundra Grifter June 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Edward Klein often writes for VF.

MOG2410 June 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Another illusion shattered. 2012 is the gift that keeps on giving.

owhatever June 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Corsi has now uncovered that if a train left Chicago bound for Kenya at the same time another train left Singapore bound for Honolulu, then "President" Obama could not have been born on both trains at the same time. To claim that the birth certificate shows otherwise would be still another Obama lie. Orly Taitz, the Donald and Sheriff Joe agree.

MOG2410 June 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Too much math in this one.

bobbert June 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

This was exactly the Gedankenpruefung Einstein used in proving the Special Theory of the Irrelevance of Jerome Corsi.

TribecaMike June 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Ho hum. The Brits have been blaming Kenyans for the fall of Singapore in 1942 for seventy years.

SayItWithWookies June 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Jerome Corsi knows mistakes are the truth because that's the only way he ever writes anything that isn't a lie.

1stNewtontheMoon June 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

You know who never confuses Singapore for Indonesia?

BaldarTFlagass June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

The Japanese Imperial Army, late 1941?

nounverb911 June 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Lee Kuan Yew?

bobbert June 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

pbuh

Boredw/Gravitas June 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Miss Teen South Carolina?

sullivanst June 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Anyone whose favorite drink is a Sling?

Tundra Grifter June 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

People (well, ok, men) who like to pee in the elevator.

Lascauxcaveman June 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Cheap Trick and Shonen Knife.

gullywompr June 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm

1) Men, 2) Other People, and 3) The General Public.

1stNewtontheMoon June 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Rush Limbaugh, Jerome Corsi, and other overfed white old male republican sex tourists.

kingofmeh June 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

tom waits?

bobbert June 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

The Singapore Cowboy?

mwittier June 20, 2012 at 1:06 am

Most, if not all, Singaporeans and Indonesians? And probably Rachel Maddow, because she seems smart and has obtrusive eyewear?

BaldarTFlagass June 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Corsi: Who was the source of the information that contradicts Obama’s accepted narrative?

Baldar: Maybe some fucking idiot who's just as big a fucking ignorant abominable asshole as you.

SorosBot June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

To the Jerome Corsis of the world, aren't Singapore and Indonesia in the same "not white" category?

MissTaken June 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Singapore is the okay version of "non white" since they speak English and the hookers with their extra hoohah muscle tell the old fat white men how handsome and funny they are.

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

BALI LIBEL!

SorosBot June 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Tell me about these extra hoohah muscles…

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm
Mittens Howell, III June 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Updating Wikipedia:

Barack Obama, born August 4, 1961 – Hawaii, Singapore, Indonesia, Kenya, Russia.

Maybe China, too.

Probably not Hawaii.

scvirginia June 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

WARE'S THE BirF CERTIFFICATE!!!!

Extemporanus June 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

For young Barrack, the worst part about growing up in Singapore was the early morning bus ride to his madrasah in Indonesia.

BaldarTFlagass June 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

♫ Too much, magic bus! ♪

…with the Jesus tires.

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

And the wheels on the bus go "glub glub glub"…

doloras June 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

HOVERCRAFT LIBEL!

Nostrildamus June 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

"unearthing" ?

Obama is not of this Earth!!!

nounverb911 June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Look at his ears, he's from Vulcan.

SorosBot June 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Since he's apparently able to go back in time to fake his birth certificate to run for President, he must be from Galifrey.

sullivanst June 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Bo = K-9 Mark V?

Generation[redacted] June 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I always thought Rush Limbaugh looked and sounded like a Dalek.

scvirginia June 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Mittbot 5000 Libel!

AbandonHope June 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Rush is, without question, an Absorbaloff. Along with Chris Christie.

Blueb4sunrise June 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Roger Corman LIBEL!!!!!!!!!!

Tommmcattt June 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

When I was truthing, on the stair,
I had ideas that just weren't there,
And though I tried to make them stay,
The real facts drove them all away!

When I came home last night at three,
Obama still was on tee-vee,
But though we"ve tried to cause his fall
Our story just won't stick at all!

So we keep lyiing, on the stair,
Because we wish he wan't there,
He still was there, again, today!
We wish, we wish, he'd go away.

MOG2410 June 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Wish in one hand and………well, you know the rest.

Mittens Howell, III June 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Singapore trees are all the wrong height, therefore Obama was born there and everywhere like such as …

Chet Kincaid June 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

At this point, even Captain Ahab would roll his eyes at Jerome Corsi and snark, "Obsess much?!"

widestanceromance June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Which begs the question no one has been asking, since 2007: who IS Obama???

BlueStateLibel June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Let's just get to the heart of the matter: a BLACK man is president of the United States! Also, isn't Signapore supposed to be a really hip and cool place for our fleeing 1 percenters? Wouldn't this make Obama, if true, which it's not, even cooler then?

Tommmcattt June 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

You'd think they'd love Singapore: A nominal democracy masking a repressive police state.

scvirginia June 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I kinda like the idea of Obama in breeches & a chest-exposing ruffly white shirt with eyepatch & bandana. Wooden leg, parrot & barrel of rum are optional…

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

That's not a leg!

Biff June 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Or an eyepatch!

scvirginia June 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Hey you kidz- GET OFF MY JOLLY ROGER!

MumbletyRadio June 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Harvard-educated, eh? Iconic title The Closing of the American Mind, published 25 years ago, popped into my head. Corsi embodies this sentiment well, though zombie Allan Bloom might be surprised to learn what's perpetuating our downward spiral of critical thinking is not higher ed's progenitors but its outcroppings of leaden-headed shills.

EatsBabyDingos June 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Is a cuntree club a collective of topiaries with mutiple vaginas?

coolhandnuke June 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

"Get off my well-manicured lawn."

edgydrifter June 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Jerome Corsi's head looks like his shoulders are suffering a massive hemorrhoid.

Doktor Zoom June 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Following this logic, IMDB should immediately change its listings for Marathon Man, Dog Day Afternoon, Midnight Cowboy, and Serpico to reflect the fact that I've never been able to keep early-70's Dustin Hoffman and early-70's Al Pacino straight. (Strangely, I never mix 'em up for The Graduate or The Godfather)

Also, here is a picture of Cowboy BeBop at his computer

fuflans June 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

right? always mix em up.

MumbletyRadio June 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

TAGGED: PULITZER WINNERS OF THE FUTURE

Screw Pulitzer. This guy is angling for an *American "Heritage"* Medal of Excellence Insolence!

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Corsi is getting close to the truth, but he still isn't opening his mind to what is really going on.

How do you explain all these contradictions, the lies, the fact that a Black person is president?

Corsi should be starting to see now. There is not just one Barack Obama. Clearly, The Caliph of Egypt, along with Stalin, Mao and a few Ayotollas, arranged for a secret cloning project. They then sent Pol Pot and Ho Chi Minh out to distribute the clones throughout the Islamic world to properly train them to become the new Socialist/Commie/Supreme Islamic Leader of the world. Sure, one was smuggled into Hawaii with some drugged out hippy women, so as to give some patina of him being America, but they quickly got that one out of the country and he is probably now in a terrorist training camp in Yemen.

The question is, which Obama is now the puppet overlord in DC? Is it the Kenyan Obama, the Indonesian Obama, the Singaporean Obama, or one we haven't even tracked down yet from Mongolia or Kamchatka? What has he been trained to do? Will it just be beer summits, health care and Sharia Law, or is there a more sinister plan?

I'm sure we will all be reading about this in Corsi's new book that comes out in October, along with his wall to wall interviews on FOX News. The Truth is out there!!! Don't retreat, reload!!!

johnnyzhivago June 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

You left out the use of Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Laden's DNA being combined, and the fact that his surrogate father was of course Bill Ayres, who was cloned from Joseph Stalin.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

You are right . . .

However, Don't blame me when the FEMA Death Camps (TM) come for you!

sullivanst June 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Sure, one was smuggled into Hawaii with some drugged out hippy women, so as to give some patina of him being America, but they quickly got that one out of the country and he is probably now in a terrorist training camp in Yemen.

I Am America, And So Can You.

1stNewtontheMoon June 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

wasn't this the premise of a documentary with arnold schwarzenegger and danny devito? were they really triplets?

TribecaMike June 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Mmmm, drugged out hippy women…

BoatOfVelociraptors June 19, 2012 at 11:16 pm

MOAR REVERSE VAMPIRES!

johnnyzhivago June 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

If you misspell Indonesia by typing "Mars", this story gets even more bizarre.

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I'm pretty sure that was the plot for a Bugs Bunny short.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

"If you misspell Indonesia by typing "Mars", this story gets even more bizarre."

No, not really.

rickmaci June 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

"Unidentified sources say that Jerome Corsi got banged in the bung through a glory hole in a porn shop in the Combat Zone in Boston when he was a grad student at Harvard and he enjoyed it."

Actually, there is no proof that he did or that he didn't.

Wonderful world we live in where history is just another form of fiction. If it is written and then it gets corrected, the original statement can still be considered as fact.

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

It would be irresponsible not to speculate, however.

gullywompr June 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

"Genius scribe Jerome R. Corsi "

NOW who's making with the typos, hengh?

anniegetyerfun June 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

"Jerome Corsi is the world's fattest windbag."

Correction: We should have said "is AMONG the world's fattest windbags". We regret the error, but can't help wondering why we wrote it in the first place if it wasn't true?

scvirginia June 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

It's right there IN PRINT for anyone to see. Q.E.D.

Truantly_Joe June 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Genius scribe Jerome R. Corsi (pictured, releasing wind) has a theory about this: if lies sometimes are allowed to exist forever as no big deal because no one really notices or cares, maybe it means they are actually true.

Actually, that theory is essentially Jerome Corsi's entire raison d'être.

Tundra Grifter June 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Does anyone else take it as a very positive sign that the right wing nutz are so obsessed with trivia?

randcoolcatdaddy June 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I think Romney is a homophobic self-centered bullying twit born with a silver spoon stuck in his mouth.

Excuse me, that was a typo – I meant to say "sphincter".

Estproph June 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

But, Obama can't have been born in Kenya and also borned again in Singapore! He's from Mars!

swordfis June 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Born-again Muslin!

mavenmaven June 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Corsi has sighted multiple Obama births in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Palau. It is a whole wave of Obamas coming to invade the US suggesting meekly to perhaps raise rich people's taxes and offer poor people some health care.

luke_warm June 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

This article kind of reads like he's making fun of himself. Which, sadly, he isn't.

HogeyeGrex June 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

If Obama lived on Endor, you must impeach!

Fox n Fiends June 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Anchor Baby Mitt Romney doesn't seem to be on OfCorsi's gaydar. IRONIC??????????????

fuflans June 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

oh please. indonesia, singapore wtf difference does it make? they're all furrin and not white and they eat dog.

MittBorg June 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

So, despite the fact that the school that he attended for years has records proving he attended it, which the wingnuts were furiously fapping to, lo, a mere six years ago, and despite the fact that it is proven/provable to be located in Indonesia, nevertheless, Jerome Corsi would like us to believe Obama lived in Singapore? Helluva commute, for a little kid.

fuflans June 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm

dude looks like a grape about to pop.

mwittier June 20, 2012 at 1:15 am

He looks like Baron Harkonnen's fey little brother, Bruce Harkonnen.

"Watcha doin', Vladimir?"
"Floating, oozing, and rewriting history."
"Kin I play?"
"No. Now scram."

Redgyal June 20, 2012 at 6:57 am

"Have you ever doubted the rich white man is American?"

Depends on which tribe you ask.

ttommyunger June 20, 2012 at 7:17 am

But going back as far as Mittens high school hi-jinks is out of bounds, right?

actor212 June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Indeed.

AbandonHope June 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Nah, Mitt's an Auton. (I was going to say Cyberman but that gives him WAY too much credit.)

scvirginia June 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

"As Governor, Romney kept a private elevator in the statehouse locked exclusively for his personal use. The elevator became a symbol of his distance from the press and the state legislature, as veteran lawmakers complained about a lack of access to the Governor. After Romney finished his term, the elevator was reopened." http://bit.ly/HcKqcm

Biel_ze_Bubba June 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Or you could spit your gum on the sidewalk. I understand that's all it takes to make your life interesting.

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