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Barack Obama "Idiot Quote"-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: A short email that says it contains the "idiot
quote of the century" from Senator and presidential candidate Barack
Obama. The quote is, "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in
the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to
The Truth: We have not found any occasion when Barack
Obama has said or written this exact quote.
The eRumor began circulating in June, 2008 during Obama's bid for the
Democratic nomination for president of the United States.
The thrust of Obama's campaign has been "change" in Washington D.C. so
whoever created this hoax quotation thought it would be cute if he both
described the nation as the best and, at the same time, said let's change
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A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Idiot quote of the century:
"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I
hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
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