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Baracknophobia

Coined by Jon Stewart, "Baracknophobia" is the media's willingness to peddle insane rumors about Barack Obama — and their tendency to blame the rumor-mongering on internet sites.

Posted on June 17, 2008, at 9:17 p.m. ET

Merriam-Webster, take note: will Baracknophobia be this year's truthiness?

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