In an otherwise reasonable article, they literally stick that gem in as if this was somehow rational journalism, if it was journalism at all.
From the WaPo:
During his campaign, Obama consistently played down connections to Islam, rarely mentioning his middle name, Hussein, or his childhood years in an Indonesian state school. The tactic helped fuel false Internet-driven rumors that Obama, a Christian, had once been Muslim. But in his appearance Monday, the president noted the contributions that Muslim Americans have made to the United States, saying that many Americans "have Muslims in their family, or have lived in a Muslim-majority country."
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His "tactic helped fuel false Internet-driven rumors?" Are you fucking kidding me?