Let’s spin this back down to neutral.
Readers may recall that Fox News quoted an Adobe PDF expert who examined Obama’s long-form birth certificate image file as saying “No Doubt Obama’s Birth Certificate is Legit.”
I was struck by this comment at the time asking myself how this fellow could determine the legitimacy of a document from an online image. One would expect that any competent expert would, at best, say that he found no problems with the document, and certainly not make a blanket pronouncement of legitimacy. I took the headline as hyperbole, and interpreted it as really meaning “no problems.”
Now WorldNetDaily has published an article in which they report talking to the expert, Jean Claude Tremblay, and him denying the Fox News story. WND goes to some length to emphasize Mr Tremblay’s displeasure over Fox News misquoting them. However, WND damns its own crank theories by quoting what Tremblay told them:
“First, I never thought that what I saw in the Birth Certificate PDF was a proof of its authenticity,” he wrote. “For me, what I have seen does not prove that it is legit, nor that it is a fake, nor that there has been any tampering whatsoever,” he wrote. “The title of the blog does not represent my conclusion. It would be unprofessional and simplistic within my area of competence to come to a conclusion one way or the other.”