Claim: Photograph shows Barack Obama holding a telephone upside down.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2008]
When you are faking a pose for a camera photo opportunity, at least you can get the phone turned in the right direction!
And he wants to be President???
Origins: One joke that never seems to get
Few (if any) prominent political figures are really clueless enough to both unknowingly pose holding a telephone upside down and approve the release of publicity pictures displaying such a faux pas, but for the record we note here that the above-displayed image of Barack Obama in a similar pose (which was posted to the IMAO web site on
The appearance of a clock (set to 3:00) on the far wall has also been added to the manipulated image, presumably as an allusion to Senator Hillary Clinton’s controversial
Last updated: 9 August 2015