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Politico's Ben Smith notices a problem with WND's claims to have found "proof" that Barack Obama "backed" Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga. WND's evidence is a screenshot of emails that Jerome Corsi claims Obama personally sent. But, Smith explains:

A small glitch: These emails, above, appear not to have been written by a native English speaker, unless "I will kindly wish..." is a phrase I'm just unfamiliar with. They have the unmistakable flavor of solicitations from dying African princes, who need only your bank account details to make you wealthy beyond measure.

At least the Bush National Guard documents were written in the right language.

But no mind. Fox & Friends has already been all over it this morning.

It seems the only remaining questions are whether Corsi is the dishonest perpetrator of an email hoax, or the victim -- and whether the WND/Corsi relationship reflects more poorly on WND or on Corsi.

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