It was a a “Tea Party” convention last Friday night in Nashville. WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah gave a 40-minute talk, 10 minutes of which revolved around Obama’s birth certificate.
Andrew Breitbart, a conservative publisher and former editor for the Drudge Report, clashed with Farah in the hall with some harsh words that are reported by David Weigel of the Washington Independent. The basic disagreement was whether the “birther” questions are a winning or losing issue.
The various exchanges are fascinating, and I won’t take thunder from the Washington Independent (who also have an audio clip) by pasting them in here. I do want to mention one comment Farah made to Weigel afterwards:
The citizenship issue had stuck around and taken off, he said, “because of us.” [said Farah]
I think this may be largely true. Even though the stories WorldNetDaily are quickly debunked (like the nonexistent travel ban to Pakistan in 1981), and they are more innuendo than fact, they persist and WND has a large readership.