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Stunning reversal: Farah goes on the record about long form

I sincerely believed that Joseph Farah was too slick to commit himself on anything to do with Obama’s eligibility. Sure, he will raise doubts and ask questions; sure, he will publish others making firm statements, but never does he commit himself.

That ended at noon yesterday on the Forbes Magazine website.

Joseph Farah comment at Forbes Magazine web site

In all sincerity, I did not expect this. I’m looking at it from every angle, and I cannot see how Farah can escape the fact that he said, without qualification or weasel-words, “it’s a complete fraud!”

15 Responses to Stunning reversal: Farah goes on the record about long form

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    richCares July 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    If lawsuit goes on, can you imagine the questions they would ask Corsi, especially on his failed book. THat is someting that Corsi will not do, so the suit will drop.

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    Thrifty July 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    I like the iterative nature of the “nobody called it authentic” meme.

    Birther: “Nobody says the birth certificate is genuine.”
    Obot: “This well credentialed expert says it’s genuine enough.”
    Birther: “Only one person vouches for the birth certificate.”
    Obot: “This guy too.”
    Birther: “There are only two people calling the birth certificate genuine compared to our multitude of experts saying otherwise.”

    ..and so on.

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    Suranis July 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    I actually missed this. Seems that Mr Farah is now officially a Birther!

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    BTW, I noted and appreciated your comments over at Forbes.

    I think Farah’s statement is hugely significant and worth noting, bookmarking, archiving, remembering, and repeating when relevant.

    Suranis: I actually missed this. Seems that Mr Farah is now officially a Birther!

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    I was negligent not to provide a hyperlink to Mr. Farah’s comment. Now remedied.

    http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2011/06/29/birthers-sue-esquire-over-parody-seeking-120-million/comment-page-1/#comment-3910

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    Suranis July 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    BTW, I noted and appreciated your comments over at Forbes.

    I think Farah’s statement is hugely significant and worth noting, bookmarking, archiving, remembering, and repeating when relevant.

    I was literally standing on the shoulders of giants.

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    Dave July 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Forgive me if this is old news, but I just found a copy of WND’s complaint:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/59013650/WND-Farah-vs-Esquire-Hearst-6-28-2011

    It was apparently posted on scribd by ORYR, but I found it in a comment at Dr. Kate’s blog.

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    Critical Thinker July 1, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:

    I think Farah’s statement is hugely significant and worth noting, bookmarking, archiving, remembering, and repeating when relevant.

    …because, at some point in the future, he will certainly deny having said it.

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    sactosintolerant July 2, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    Farah’s Friday op-ed on WND repeated his belief that it’s fake and another article on WND quoted him as saying so. I don’t think he’ll be retracting it. He’s gone full birther.

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    JD Reed July 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Maybe a little off today’s topic, but a recurring theme of this site is confirmation bias. So check out the July 2 Dilbert comic strip.

    http://www.dilbert.com/

    Responding to a colleague’s accusation of bullying, the milque-toastish Dilbert denies it but predicts that Tina will employ her confirmation bias to interpret his very defense as bullying.

    Her reply:
    “Can you repeat the part after you implied that I’m a delusional witch”

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    G July 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    LOL! That was excellent and I think an apt reference to make. Thanks for sharing!

    JD Reed:
    Maybe a little off today’s topic, but a recurring theme of this site is confirmation bias. So check out the July 2 Dilbert comic strip.

    http://www.dilbert.com/

    Responding to a colleague’s accusationof bullying, the milque-toastish Dilbert denies it but predicts that Tina will employ her confirmation bias to interpret his very defense as bullying.

    Her reply:
    “Can you repeat the part after you implied that I’m a delusional witch”

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    Rickey July 2, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    It’s worth noting that Farah also had this to say in the same thread:

    Further, like so many other in the media, you make the mistake of believing that birthplace is relevant to the question of eligibility. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ELIGIBILITY, as the U.S. Senate determined in 2008 in the case of John McCain. What counts is the citizenship status of the parents. In Obama’s case, if we accept at face value his claim of parentage, he is clearly not eligible.

    So the LFBC is a fake, but it doesn’t matter because Obama isn’t eligible regardless of where he is born. Farah is now on record as being a full-blown birther who has embraced the Vattelists.

    I couldn’t help but notice that he beat it out of there when he began to be challenged on every point.

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    G July 2, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Hmmm…so he says that birth place is irrelevant, yet spent several years fleecing the gullible to put up “Where’s the Birth Certificate” signs and pimp a book titled “Where’s the Birth Certificate?”.

    Sounds like he just openly admitted that both these efforts are nothing but a cynical ploy and utter scams.

    Rickey: It’s worth noting that Farah also had this to say in the same thread:
    Further, like so many other in the media, you make the mistake of believing that birthplace is relevant to the question of eligibility. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ELIGIBILITY, as the U.S. Senate determined in 2008 in the case of John McCain. What counts is the citizenship status of the parents. In Obama’s case, if we accept at face value his claim of parentage, he is clearly not eligible.

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    Majority Will July 2, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Rickey: I couldn’t help but notice that he beat it out of there when he began to be challenged on every point.

    He can’t afford to lose his cash cow.

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    J. Potter July 3, 2011 at 3:32 am #

    Someone has to pick up the money as it is inevitably parted from the fools, right?

    What a slimeball. Was surprised to see him there, but not surprised he would be monitoring Forbes … moneygrubber’s monthly.

    G:
    Hmmm…so he says that birth place is irrelevant, yet spent several years fleecing the gullible to put up “Where’s the Birth Certificate” signs and pimp a book titled “Where’s the Birth Certificate?”.

    Sounds like he just openly admitted that both these efforts are nothing but a cynical ploy and utter scams.