June 12th, 2008
09:30 AM ET
7 years ago

Obama confronts Internet rumors with new Web site

The Obama campaign has launched a new Web site to confront false rumors.
The Obama campaign has launched a new Web site to confront false rumors.

(CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign has launched a Web site designed to directly confront internet rumors about the Illinois senator, Time Magazine's Karen Tumulty first reported.

“The Obama campaign isn’t going to let dishonest smears spread across the internet unanswered," Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor said. "Whenever challenged with these lies we will aggressively push back with the truth and help our supporters debunk the false rumors floating around the internet. This website is an action center that allows supporters to upload their address books and send emails to all of their friends. It’s not enough to just know the truth, we have to be proactive and fight back."

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  1. BOBBY

    To David O

    Should have done what someone with common sense would of done and packed your stuff and left.......

    I bet you were the tough guy on TV with no teeth that said "I gonna stick this them there storm out"

    HAHAHA

    June 12, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  2. randy

    Some people are so ignorant that the reason for the ignorancy is because the can stand to see a black man to be president well shame on you all.

    June 12, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  3. carla

    Most former Presidents had no problems using their full names. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S Truman,Dwight David Eisenhower,John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson,
    Richard Milhous Nixon, Gerald Rudolph Ford, James Earl Carter,
    Ronald Wilson Reagan,George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George Walker Bush Laura were not afraid to use their full names. WHY IS OBAMA AFRAID TO USE HIS FULL NAME??? Hmmm

    June 12, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. Carly

    WOW! I am kind of taken aback at all the hate and BOLDFACE LIES on this page!!!

    CNN please help all the candidates out and start censuring comments that contain at the very least OBVIOUS BOLDFACE LIES about any of the candidates still running. Visitors to the ticker, would be sure to appreciate it.

    June 12, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  5. SLIMSISTA

    TO STILL FOR HILL...

    PLEASE WITH THE SICK BLOGS....CNN YOU SURE AREN'T MODERATING THIS BLGS WELL ENOUGH THAT A SICKO LIKE THIS CAN POST SUCH A DISGUSTING LIE...

    MAYBE YOU ARE THE ONE ON THE DOWN LOW....

    June 12, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
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