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Oops: MSNBC reports that Obama backs Africa summit because he’s ‘from Kenya’

Posted by on Aug. 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM
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Oops: MSNBC reports that Obama backs Africa summit because he’s ‘from Kenya’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 15:52 EDT

MSNBC's Chris Jansing
 

NBC White House Correspondent Chris Jansing incorrectly reported Tuesday that President Barack Obama wanted to have a successful U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit because he was “from Kenya.”

“The White House clearly, I assume, hoping that this will be part of president’s legacy given his background,” MSNBC host Joy Reid noted while introducing Jansing.

“Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya,” Jansing agreed. “And that fact that when he was elected there were expectations from the African continent that he would do great things for them. This is a concerted effort by this administration to get American companies to invest.”

Following Jansing’s remarks, Reid added that the president’s father was from Kenya, but did not directly contradict the correspondent.

About 10 minutes later, Jansing corrected the record herself.

“I misspoke at the top before,” she explained. “It is obviously the president’s father who is from Kenya.”

“We, of course, know what you meant,” Reid replied.

by on Aug. 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM
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FromAtoZ
by Bronze Member on Aug. 5, 2014 at 6:44 PM
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Buahahahahaha!

Ignorance disguised as professionalism.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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Since no entity has head it head further up his ass than MSNBC - I will accept that they would know.

couture-mommy
by Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Lmmfao smh
codfish
by Jen on Aug. 6, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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During the first election it was stated many times that those in Africa assumed he would help the 3rd world country because his father was from Kenya.

I must agree that instead of throwing money to China and it's atrocious government, our private companies should look at ways to invest in the African economy. There is no better way to improve the lives of Africans than to allow them the resources to help themselves. Simply throwing money at their corrupt government hasn't helped generations of people. Oh, and I don't expect much from the idiots at Bsnbc.
redheadstar
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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When Osama Bin Laden was killed, many news circuits called Obama-Osama.  LOL

Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Aug. 6, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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That is true.

Quoting redheadstar:

When Osama Bin Laden was killed, many news circuits called Obama-Osama.  LOL


PinkButterfly66
by Bronze Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I wonder how long it will take before she decides to resign 'to spend more time with her family'.

MomTiara19
by Silver Member on Aug. 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I believe his dad was from Kenya and mom from Kansas.

President Obama I believe was born in Hawaii.


grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:32 AM
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 Who'da thunk NBC could get something right?  LMAO

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 7, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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Tru dat 

Quoting grandmab125:

 Who'da thunk NBC could get something right?  LMAO

 

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