Fox News Helps Former Congressman Spread Insane Obama Conspiracy Theories

Former GOP Congressman John LeBoutillier appeared on Fox News yesterday to discuss his new book, which spreads ridiculous lies about President Obama having been born in Kenya, among other things. Naturally, the Fox anchors were more than happy to encourage the absurdity.

LeBoutillier described his book, The Obama Identity: A Novel (Or Is It?),as a work of fiction that's based on "real"events:

"Ed Klein and I, when we wrote this book, used real things in a book of fiction," LeBoutillier told Fox News hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.

"There's so much real stuff in this book. Like you asked me before we came on the air about Obama's grandmother living today in Kenya. And we have her in the book. It's fiction but in reality, she has claimed consistently that he was born in Mombasa, Kenya. She said this adamantly on the record. We took that and used it in the book in a very funny way," he said.

Beyond the "birther" craziness, the book also includes accounts of Obama being pampered like a king at the White House:

"The day he is inaugurated in our book he goes right from the Capitol back to the Oval Office and goes in there and he is greeted by his staff in a way that you wouldn't believe. They wash his feet. They have Filipino stewards come wash his feet and fan his smoking and blow the smoke out the White House window," LeBoutillier said.

The Fox News hosts were more than happy to play the "wink, wink, it could be true!" game. This is where Fox News viewers get these crazy idea.

"Once again, the book is fiction," [Fox host] Doocy pointed out.

"Or is it?" LeBoutillier added.

"I think it's both," [Fox host] Kilmeade concluded.

Read more at Raw Story.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at November 30, 2010, 2:56am