John Woodman is the author of the meticulous post mortem examination of birther claims that President Obama’s long-form birth certificate is a fake. Woodman’s book, Is Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate a Fraud? is a must-read for anyone interested in the dissection of the analyses by WorldNetDaily’s volunteer document experts.
Despite Woodman’s crushing criticism, WorldNetDaily continues to play their propaganda game to some effect on the weak-minded birthers. Now Woodman has challenged the self-appointed experts to a debate. According to an article on Woodman’s web site, Mara Zebest, Karl Denninger, and Tom Harrison have accepted; however, the big fish, Jerome Corsi, is staying away from the January 21 on Mark Gillar’s Tea Party Power Hour debate.
Corsi’s reluctance is understandable. Shortly after Obama released his long form birth certificate, WorldNetDaily commissioned three credentialed experts to examine it. A source at WND (whose name you would probably recognize) told me that all of these experts concluded that the certificate was not inconsistent with an authentic document. WND didn’t publish any of the three reports they received. I obtained one report directly from Ivan Zatkovich and published it in full here – something WND never did, even though the report was commissioned by them.
I think debating birthers is a waste of time, but if it helps book sales, John, go for it.