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Journ-O-List alert, AP reporter Alan Fram fills in the blanks.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Politics released a poll on Religion, Politics and the President revealing that a substantial and growing number of Americans say that Barack Obama is a Muslim, while the proportion saying he is a Christian has declined  and that most do not know what religion he follows.

This must not sit well with the journ-O-list types. Look at how he editorialized  in this excerpt of supposedly straight reporting in an AP story.

Americans increasingly are convinced – incorrectly – that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion.

In other words those who believe Obama to be a Muslim are wrong and those who are unsure about the presidents religious beliefs are dim-witted idiots wandering through life in a dazed stupor.

Mr. Fram then goes on to insinuate that the poll is skewed by a political bias identifying the sub-group of Republicans and conservatives as Obama’s fiercest political rivals.

The Pew poll found that about three in 10 of Obama’s fiercest political rivals, Republicans and conservatives, say he is a Muslim. That is up significantly from last year and far higher than the share of Democrats and liberals who say so.

Then this AP hack further editorialized with this educational paragraph.

Obama is the Christian son of a Kenyan Muslim father and a Kansas mother. From age 6 to 10, Obama lived in predominantly Muslim Indonesia with his mother and Indonesian stepfather. His full name, Barack Hussein Obama, sounds Muslim to many.

Apparently those years that young  Barry spent in Indonesian Madrasas aren’t worth noting in a story about the presidents religious beliefs. Viva la journ-O-list.

I don’t think we are the only ones who are confused about this.

Alan must have heard the criticism because he re-wrote his original story with this story

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