Last week, former first daughter Malia Obama was the subject of completely untrue news articles—truly fake news—that said she was one of ten people arrested for an “Antifa-inspired” assault and hate crime on an elderly woman in Massachusetts.
The article also stated Obama’s arrest confirmed the former president and his family were racist.
The completely bogus claims appeared in an online article published by the conservative hoax/satire website The Last Line of Defense. The article claimed that the eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama took part in the assault of an older white woman who “was doing nothing but coming out of her local Catholic church.”
Snopes completely debunked the claim, and reprinted the website’s own disclaimer in which it says its articles are untrue and meant to be humorous:
DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that uses the imagination of liberals to expose the extreme bigotry and hate and subsequent blind gullibility that festers in right-wing nutjobs. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality.
Another article from the same website reported that Sasha Obama was suspended on her first day back to school. The article claimed that the youngest Obama daughter was suspended from Sidwell Friends School after the principal discovered her slapping another student in the face and calling him a “narc”:
Obama had spent the past week unable to attend after an incident in the girls’ bathroom “involving an illegal substance”….
At approximately 7 a.m., multiple witnesses saw Sasha screaming at another student, calling him a “narc.” She them proceeded to slap the student in the face repeatedly. This was witnessed by Principal Dean Burrows, who told The Friendship Circle he had no choice but to suspend Sasha again.
The report, however, is entirely fabricated. Obama was never suspended in the first place and the “report” from the student newspaper is nonexistent. The fact that the website itself say it’s fake news and is not remotely true didn’t dissuade right-wingers from spreading both articles far and wide on the Internet.
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