Hoaxer who smeared Obama as ‘gay’ found dead
A notorious hoaxer who fabricated claims that Barack Obama is gay has been found dead.
According to CBS, Paul Horner was found dead in his home in Arizona on September 18.
Horner was behind a number of fake news websites that pumped out viral content credited with having a significant impact on the 2016 US presidential election.
Many of the hoaxes were aimed at Hillary Clinton.
One of the most pervasive hoaxes from Horner’s website was a viral story that claimed a Secret Service agent had outed President Obama as a gay Muslim in a “tell-all book”.
It quoted a fictional former agent also called Paul Horner, who claimed to “reveal what goes on inside the White House when the news cameras are turned off”.
The fake article claimed: “Horner told Senior Political Analyst Tom Downey that he is one-hundred-percent positive that President Obama is not only gay, but a radical Muslim as well.”
“‘Everyone on the inside knows that Obama is gay and a Muslim, it is common knowledge’, Horner said.
“‘I saw many men coming and going from Obama’s room, at all hours. I would say a good portion of the men, over fifty-percent, were Muslim’.”
He claimed: “Obama’s insatiable lust for homosexual liaisons is like nothing I’ve ever witnessed. We’re talking 10-15 partners in a single day.”
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