President Obama Criticized by an Editor of London Daily Telegraph- Mostly Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A scathing article about President Obama allegedly written by Alex Singleton of the United Kingdom’s London Daily Telegraph. It says that President Obama has animosity towards Great Britain because of how it once ruled Kenya. Because of this the President returned a bust of Winston Churchill that England gave to the U.S. and also gave cheesy gifts to Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Alex Singleton is an editor at the London Daily Telegraph but he did not write the entire article and only a small portion came from him.
In a June 30, 2010 London Telegraph article Singleton wrote that he has “become a poster boy for the Republican Right” and has a new following of conservative Americans thanks to what he called a “nutty hoax email.”
Singleton did write a blog for the Telegraph on March 11, 2010 suggesting “not terribly seriously, that Brits ought to boycott America in retaliation against Barack Obama’s refusal to support us in the Falklands.”
The only part of this email that came from Singleton said, “Let me be clear: I’m not normally in favour of boycotts, and I love the American people. I holiday in their country regularly, and hate the tedious snobby sneers against the United States. But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obama’s reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue.”
Everything else that followed in the forwarded email was added by some unknown prankster who converted the message into a rant against the President Obama.
In his disclaimer, Singleton added, “My new fans won’t like me saying this, but while Barack Obama is clearly one of the most hopeless Western leaders at the moment, I haven’t forgiven the Republicans for their disgraceful record under George W. Bush.”