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Checking the facts


Karl Schmitt is entitled to his opinion on Ralph Northam. However, Schmitt tried to link Northam to a false Barack Obama quote regarding the national anthem. According to FactCheck.org, the quote was invented Oct. 27, 2007, by John Semmens on a website called the Arizona Conservative. It was clearly meant as a joke as the full quote ends with “I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.”

However, since conservatives lack a sense of humor and are particularly gullible to false news, they took it for fact in a viral email.

James Peca