All one needs to do is read birther comments on this web site, or on thousands of others, to find misinformation enough to last a lifetime and more. Too many birthers, so little time.
What’s more frustrating, though, is the sad fact that anti-birthers engage in the retelling of rumors too. Here are some I saw in the past 2 days:
- Experts from FactCheck.org authenticated Obama’s birth certificate. Actually some staffers from FactCheck verified that it was a real piece of paper with a raised seal on it, then took some pictures.
- Presidential hopeful Pawlenty said: “CNN reported, they saw the certificate.” What CNN broadcast was a copy of the Internet image, not the actual certificate. No news organization except FactCheck.org has seen the physical certificate.
- Pawlenty also mentioned “the advertisement… the hospital announcement.” There was no advertisement; it was a Health Department list in the newspaper. There hasn’t been any hospital announcement.
The high-priced talent interviewing Donald Trump let him spout nonsense and never challenged him. If they did their homework and exposed Trump for the clown he is, perhaps we wouldn’t have to suffer his bad hair another week.