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Obama Conspiracy Theories Media Project

This new initiative will seek out the best, most interesting, most insightful reporting (plus plenty of filler to make the list look long) on Obama conspiracy topics. People say that the media ignores the issue, but this another conspiracy theorist myth. There is coverage out there, and we will cover it here.

Look for the Media tab up top.

15 Responses to Obama Conspiracy Theories Media Project

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    misha June 9, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

    I guess this is related. I have written an essay on names, name changes and presidents.

    If I may give this link, for our readers’ enjoyment, “Famous Willards”:

    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2009/06/famous-willards.html

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    brygenon June 9, 2009 at 11:21 pm #

    My favorite came from CNN and their legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin (This is not Toobin/Blitzer piece.):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmsIFS2SYBs
    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0812/05/ec.01.html

    Bill O’Reilly tells how it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT1SXCQgv2A

    Rachel Maddow gave it a couple minutes on a couple occasions:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Hfx03nXNw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvfSLPw_TU

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 10, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    Thanks! I really enjoyed the O’Reilly clip.

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    JM June 10, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    This is a good article to add to the media page. I don’t like “News Max” at all but I think it’s interesting that an incredibly biassed pro republican conservative news source would publish an article stating Obama was born in the USA.

    http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/obama_birth/2008/12/08/159417.html

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    aarrgghh June 10, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    i find birther denunciations coming from hardcore wingnut news sources and opinion leaders to be the most compelling and devastating testimony, since it deprives birthers of an important source of validation, something i posted about at dailykos in april. i collected some key quotes from notable conservatives, but did not catch the o’reilly statement, unfortunately. it’s perfect.

    “why i love certifigate”

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/4/23/723770/-why-i-love-certifigate

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    Black Lion June 10, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    My personal favorite is Joseph Farah and his idiots at World Net Daily (WND). The people behind the “where is the birth certificate” billboards and numerous articles supporting Orly and other birthers on August 23, 2008 in an article by their reporter Drew Zahn said the following:

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=73214

    “A separate WND investigation into Obama’s birth certificate utilizing forgery experts also found the document to be authentic. The investigation also revealed methods used by some of the bloggers to determine the document was fake involved forgeries, in that a few bloggers added text and images to the certificate scan that weren’t originally there”

    YOu can’t make this stuff up. The authenticated something that they now claim is fake. They are either the worst news organization in the world or something stinks. And to this day they have never claimed that the story was false or anything. The like to pretend that it never existed. And everytime Berg cites WND on his site as supporting evidence I bring up this aritcle and his response is always that “WND can defend their own actions”. We all know that is because there is nothing they can say to defend WND.

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 10, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    I consider WorldNetDaily to be an advocacy organization pretending to be a news source. Unless there is some unforseen special situation, WND is not eligible for my Media page.

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    richCares June 10, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    yah, but WND has the Chuck Norris “kicking butt” column, Chuck Norris (dinosaurs walked with man Norris) remember this is the guy that got his butt kicked by Bruce Lee. Combine Chuck with Pat Boone and you got the best news source in Lost Springs, Wyoming.
    (As of the 2000 census, one person lives there) So how can you disparage this fantastic news source, they will be in the forefront of announcing “end of days” along with Palin the gov.

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    Andrew A. Gill June 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm #

    Shep Smith gets freaked out by the birthers:

    http://tpmtv.talkingpointsmemo.com/?id=2706277

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 11, 2009 at 7:31 am #

    In this clip, Smith talks about the thousands of birther hate emails received at Fox news daily, in the context of the Holocaust Museum shooting.

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    Rita June 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    Rachel Maddow is having a birther discussion right now, in the context of the Holocaust Museum shooter. I’ll try and provide a link later on, once it gets uploaded.

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    gimmeabreak June 12, 2009 at 12:11 am #

    Doc and Rita, here is the Maddow birfer video with Salon’s Joan Walsh. Excellent piece:

    June 11: James Von Brunn, who was charged Thursday with the shooting death of a guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., was a “birther,” part of a fringe movement that doesn’t believe that President Obama was born in the United States.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/31276303#31276303

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    brygenon June 19, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    OC Weekly (OC = Orange County) devotes six pages to Orly Taitz:

    http://www.ocweekly.com/2009-06-18/news/orly-taitz/

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    Rita July 24, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    Hey Dr. C, just saw this – seems like a relatively comprehensive description of what’s been going on.

    http://washingtonindependent.com/52474/mccain-campaign-investigated-dismissed-obama-citizenship-rumors

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 24, 2009 at 11:16 pm #

    A survey of the lawsuits filed against Obama reveals a reliance on widely debunked rumors, bogus stories sourced back to web sites, affidavits from “experts” who refuse to provide credentials or even their real names, and frequent and blatant misunderstandings of basic constitutional law.

    I wish I could write like that!