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Fri Sep 16, 2016, 01:31 PM

 

The Secret Origin of the Birthers


For those remaining puzzled over "where did birtherism begin", this is the definitive reference:

http://birthofanotion.com/home/the-secret-origin-of-the-birthers

And that rumor first appeared in the early hours of Saturday, March 1, 2008, on the conservative web forum, FreeRepublic.com. In a thread entitled “FR CONTEST: Pin the Middle Name on the Obama,” where posters were offering various ‘funny’ middle names for Barack Obama in lieu of “Hussein,” a poster named “FARS” posted this non-sequitur:


I was told today that Obama swore in on a Koran for his Senate seat. I do not believe he did. Can someone clarify this for me? I am under the impression only a Congressman has so far sworn in on a Koran.

Also that Obama’s mother gave birth to him overseas and then immediately flew into Hawaii and registered his birth as having taken place in Hawaii.

Again, any clarifications on this? Defintely disqualifies him for Prez. There must be some trace of an airticket. While small babies are not charged air fare they do have a ticket issued for them.

Long time ago but there may be some residual information somewhere. Good ammo (if available and true) BEST USED AFTER he becomes PREZ (if that occurs) and it’s too late for Dems – except accept the VP.


Most of the essential elements of the rumor are here, from the immediate flight to Hawaii for registration to the eligibility concerns. All that is lacking is a specific reference to Kenya, which we’ll see was remedied shortly thereafter. He acknowledges that Obama’s public biography states that he was born in Honolulu, and he alleges that the public biography is false. He actively endorses the idea of Obama’s family covering up a birth in Kenya, and as such, is proposing a conspiracy theory.

Importantly, despite being the first person, anywhere, to report this rumor, he cites no source for it. No news report, or broadcast program, or website. Only “I was told today.” The fact that it appears alongside the oft-repeated and equally oft-debunked false rumor that Obama took his oath of office on a Koran illustrates the level of FARS’ willingness to factcheck rumors before repeating them.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 01:56 PM

1. this should be sent to all

news organizations

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 02:02 PM

2. Remember,our so called Media

 

ran with this POS and never bothered to fact check anything. NBC and Fake Noise were all in with this fake story.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 02:12 PM

5. NBC reported the birther story as fact?

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 02:04 PM

3. I though it came from Alan Keyes when he ran against Obama

In the senate race.

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Response to minoan (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 02:05 PM

4. Link?

 

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