06/21/2013 11:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Yahoo News Calls Kenya 'The Country Of Obama's Birth'


Apparently someone has been listening to too many birthers.

In an article about President Obama's upcoming trip to Africa, a Yahoo News reporter referred to Kenya as "the country of his birth." (See the screenshot below).

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The article has since been revised to refer to Kenya as the president's "ancestral homeland." A correction at the top acknolwedges that "an earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the president's birthplace."

Obama was born in Hawaii, a fact that state officials have repeatedly confirmed, though the claim that he was secretly born in Kenya has dogged him for much of his presidential career. He sought to put questions to rest once and for all by releasing his long-form birth certificate in 2011.

At that year's White House Correspondents Dinner, the president made light of the conspiracy theories by promising to show his "official birth video," then playing a clip from "The Lion King."

"I want to make it clear to the Fox News table," he said afterwards, "that was a joke, that was not my birth video, that was a children's cartoon."



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