Maureen Dowd says Obama's Internet donations are mostly from foreigners-Fiction!

Columnist Maureen Dowd Says Obama’s Internet Donations are Mostly From Foreign Sources-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

An alleged New York Times column by Maureen Dowd quotes Obama campaign sources as saying that Obama’s record-breaking fund-raising on the Internet has been from foreigners, including Saudi Arabia, Iran, and China, and that the campaign is not paying attention to whether any donations violate the law.

The Truth:

This email is a hoax.

Dowd told Sam Stein of the Huffington Post that when she saw the email she “got to the second line and knew it wasn’t me.”

There were other clues that it was not authentic.  The email claimed that it was a June 29 column In the New York Times by Dowd, but her column on that date was about Hillary Clinton supporters, not Barack Obama.

Updated 7/14/08

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