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Fox and Friends Now Attacking Obama for Schooling

Reported by Judy - January 19, 2007 -

"Fox and Friends" has been singling out readily available aspects of Sen. Barack Obama's background and pretending that it's news for several weeks. Now they're claiming he hid the fact that he attended a Muslim school. With videos.

Co-hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Gretchen Carlson were making hay on the issue Friday (January 19, 2007), claiming that Sen. Hillary Clinton has dug up the information on Obama. Actually, it's the right-wing that has been circulating this and other pieces of information about Obama for weeks.

Doocy, et al., tried to claim that Obama has been half-concealing the information. In reality, Obama mentions the school and the fact that his step-father was a Muslim in his autobiography, published in 1995. There was no reason to go into much detail about it then because, six years before Sept. 11, Americans were not too interested in radical Islam.

Nevertheless, Doocy, et al., worked hard to raise the question of "what else is there" about Obama.

The segment gave them the chance to bring up Obama's drug use, which he freely admitted in the book. And they drove the whole issue home with another segment later in the show.