The Obama Conspiracy Theories blog started in December of 2008 and continued during the 8 years President Obama was in office. It began with the purpose of collecting and critically examining some of the stories about Obama circulating on the Internet. It was never anticipated that the so-called Birther Movement would be alive eight years later in tabloids, blogs, 226 lawsuits, commentary, YouTube video channels, and even become an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign.
This blog drew an eclectic online community, and at its height had over 30,000 users per month who left over a quarter million comments. A few initial articles about Obama’s birth certificate grew in number to 4,223, both about conspiracy theories and a legal theory that denied eligibility to Obama because of his non-US-citizen father.
The blog closed to new articles at noon on January 20, 2017, as President Obama left office, but it remains a comprehensive resource on the Birther Movement. For an index to some of the debunking done on this blog, see: “The Debunker’s Guide to Obama Conspiracy Theories.” Here are some favorite articles.
Continuing discussion on this site can be found in the Open Thread.
Dr. Conspiracy continues to blog as “Kevin” at Blog or Die!
Note: Unfortunately some web content is ephemeral. While this site contains extensive hyperlinks to original sources, some of those sources have not stayed the course, particularly court resources and some local newspaper coverage. Replacement of dead hyperlinks is an ongoing project.