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Barack Obama has Removed the American Flag from the Tail of His 2008 Campaign
Summary of the eRumor: A picture of what is said to be Senator Barack
Obama's airplane for his presidential campaign. The eRumor says that
an American flag was previously painted on the tail but has now been
removed and replaced with a symbol of himself.
The Truth: Obama has used several different airplanes
during his campaign but towards the end of his 2008 Presidential run he
was flying aboard a Boeing 757
chartered from North American Airlines. This eRumor resurfaced once
again while he was running for his second term and some version say that
the official jet of the President of the United States, Air Force One,
had been converted with his campaign logo. That is fiction.
Until mid-July of 2008, the airplane
had the markings of the North American Airline fleet, which included an
American flag on the tail, which is a part of the paint scheme for the
airline. The senator's plane was completely
repainted, however, to reflect Obama's campaign (as is frequently the case
in presidential races). The picture circulated with the eRumor shows
the new paint job. The American flag of North American Airlines is
replaced with Obama's "O" campaign logo.
There was a small American flag on each side of the airplane and toward the
rear near the airplane's FAA registration number.
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A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Obama The Patriot - Removes American Flag From His Plane
The Patriot Room
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:11:07 AM
Barack Obama recently finished a $500,000 total overhaul
of his 757. And as part of the new design, he decided to remove the
American flag from the tail...
What American running for President of the United States would remove the
symbol of his country? And worse, he replaced the flag with it with a
symbol of himself...
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