Tabloid web site WorldNetDaily now presents us with a report from an alleged detective, Takeyuki Irei (a search of Hawaii’s professional licenses yields no one named Takeyuki Irei). Mr. Takeyuki’s shtick is a fake Hawaiian birth certificate from 2010 that supposedly shows Barack Obama’s actual place of birth in Kenya. Here’s the image from a website called the “Aloha Reporter”.
I examined this fake before in June of 2010 in my article: It’s raining fake birth certificates, writing:
This is what I would call a “birther fantasy” certificate. It encapsulates the mythology of Barack Obama born in Africa, and registered by the statement of his grandmother. This is the kind of certificate that was claimed to be possible in some of the birther lawsuits, such as Keyes v Bowen and by birther attorneys like Paul Jensen.
My original article details numerous problems with this document, the most glaring error being the citation of HRS 338-17.8, a law that wouldn’t exist until two decades later. I have been told, although I cannot personally verify, that this particular certificate was created to embarrass the birthers. Loren reports further evidence of the fakery on the Barackryphal web site.
The WND article says:
A private investigator claims employees of the state Department of Health forged three Hawaiian birth certificates for Barack Obama to “screw with birthers.”
Takeyuki Irei told WND one document placed the birth at Kapiolani hospital, another at Queens Medical Center and a third in Kenya.
All this proves is what we have long known, WorldNetDaily has no problem packaging crank theories as “news.”