Scrapbook has to admire the chutzpah of Barack Obama conspiracy theorists. In an attempt to support claims that Obama spent “over a year” in Pakistan from 1981 (presumably consorting with the enemies of America), right wing nutjob and sometime Fox News guest Jack Cashill has claimed that the following photograph of the then Columbia University student with his grandparents is a “fake”.
“The bench is real. The grandparents are real. The wall behind them is real. Barack Obama is not. He has been conspicuously photoshopped in. Who did this and why remains as much a mystery as Obama’s extended stay in New York.”
A YouTube video entitled “Obama’s Fake Family Photo” purports to provide a smoking gun: the original photograph with Obama absent.
Perhaps Cashill can explain what Obama’s knee is still doing there.