American flag removed from the tail of Obama's campaign plane-Truth!
Barack Obama has Removed the American Flag from the Tail of His 2008 Campaign Airplane-Truth!Summary of 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.
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…