PAT: Did you hear this Jim Wallis nonsense about Fox News? It is the right who is painting Obama into this person with not American values.
PAT: This guy writes about people who didn't have American values, honors them, respects them, talks about them all the time. It is he who is doing this to himself, not us.
GLENN: But he didn't say Jim Wallis did not say that we smear him. He said it was an assassination.
PAT: Yeah. Here's what he said.
WALLIS: Oh, Fox News has been the assassin of Obama's religion. I was on Fox News last week and they said
GLENN: The assassin. Can you stop for a second? Do you, in any way, use I won't use it now the A word and not the usual A word, when talking about the president of the United States? Any president? I'll never use those two words in a sentence, even in private use. Never. It's just one of those things you just, it's like the N word. You just don't use that word.
GLENN: When you're talking about a current president of the United States, who in their right mind? "Well, I was just metaphorically speaking." Were you now, Jim? Really, really reckless, dangerous. Dangerous language.
WALLIS: How do you explain that 18% of the American people now believe he's a Muslim? I said, are you serious? They said, yes. Because you've been planting the seed of doubt 24/7 in people's mind.
GLENN: How? Stop. Stop. How? I don't know anybody who believes that he's a Muslim.
PAT: Not at Fox News.
PAT: They've never planted that seed.
PAT: They talk about the polls that are done which shows 18, a whopping 18% believe it.
GLENN: Well, first of all, I mean, even Barack Obama's grandmother, which I read where did I read this this weekend? That grandma that his grandmother is praying that he will become a Muslim.
GLENN: She did some sort of prayer that he would become a Muslim. So even his parents or his grandparents don't believe he's a Muslim. So why would we believe that he's a Muslim? He's not a Muslim.
STU: Yeah, and remember and we've talked about this before. You can get about 11, 12% of the population to answer any way on any poll. Almost anything will come up an 11 or 12.
GLENN: We didn't believe what is it? Is it up to 13% now that don't believe we went to the moon?
STU: I don't know if it's that high but it's around there.
STU: It's always around that 10% margin that will kind of answer any way to a poll. So a few extra percent there. This is a it's not a significant portion.
PAT: What's the percentage of 9/11 Truthers?
GLENN: And yeah.
PAT: What's that percentage?
GLENN: And you know what? Let me tell you something. It's not that big of a stretch when you have his record on terror. You have his record on terror and releasing, you know, wanting to release people from Gitmo and everything else. You immediately think, okay, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. What is this guy's story here? What is his story? How did he come to this? And he's religiously an enigma. So, of course, you've got him bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia. It's not that much of a stretch for people who are uninformed to say, well, wait, no I mean, maybe he is one. I don't think it's that much of a stretch. The guy doesn't help himself out at all.
STU: He doesn't help clarify, it's not a surprise that a small percentage of people would come up with the wrong answer.
PAT: It is just like the Birther thing. They perpetuate the myth. They enjoy it.
GLENN: He's always doing it. They are always the ones that are bringing it up.
PAT: They are doing it on purpose.
GLENN: They are doing it with the passport thing. Now, why do you do that? Why would you do that? For the same reason the WikiLeaks thing is happening.