Politifact.com this week debunked a
fake news story that falsely claimed that President Barack Obama is
both Muslim and gay.
The story ran on the site
NewsExaminer.net and was widely circulated on social media.
“Secret Service Agent Says Obama is
Muslim & Gay in new Tell-All Book,” the headline reads.
The book, written by Paul Horner, is
titled The Black House: A 12-year former Secret Service agent
explains why Obama and the First Lady are ruining this country.
“Everything about this story – the
book, the author, the interview and certainly the details contained
therein – is fake,” Politifact.com
The story also ran on other fake news
sites such as NBC.com.co and ABCNews.com.co as recently as last
month. Both these sites attempt to fool readers into believing that
they are reading content from NBC and ABC, respectively.
Among the claims that Horner makes in
the fabricated interview are that Obama constantly berated Christians
and that Obama forced him to listen to Diana Ross.
Politifact.com rated the story as
“Pants On Fire!”