Barack Obama’s Fake Facebook Page (Courtesy of the RNC)

By John Santucci

Jul 29, 2008 6:59am

The Republican National Committee has launched a fake Facebook page attacking Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, highlighting some of the more controversial "friends" in his "network."

"Barackbook" includes info on Tony Rezko, former Weather Underground member William Ayers, Marilyn Katz, Nadhmi Auchi, and others.

Copying the format of Facebook, the page includes information along the lines of: "Alexi Giannoulias and Eric Holder have updated their profiles."

And "Barack Obama is now friends with Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko."

If you click on any one of Obama’s "friends" you get a traditional oppo dump, with information (of questionable relevance) such as: "Katz Led Young Protesters Outside The 1968 Democrat Convention Who Clashed With Police Officers During The Demonstrations. (Stephen Franklin, ‘Sides Reunite, But 28 Years Later, Few Lessons Learned,’ Chicago Tribune, 4/16/98)."

Under Obama’s picture today, parodying the "what are you doing" conceit of the real Facebook, it reads: "Barack is hoping to settle on an Iraq policy before November."

- jpt

UPDATE: The website’s discussion board allows people to post comments and topics. Some of the comments are criticisms of McCain and the Republican National Committee:

"The site is lame."
"What a terrible attempt at political discourse."
"They can’t do a McCainBook — he’d forget his password."

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