Take a look at the images below taken from a birth certificate, and in particular at the numbers “3,” “6” and “9.” Unless you already know where these came from, you can make your own decision, free from any confirmation bias, as to whether this looks fishy.
Could any reasonable person argue against two different typewriters and/or digital fonts being used? Believe it or not, the document from which these images came was offered in court as authentic. I call it a clumsy forgery.
The reason I bring this up is that birthers, perhaps millions of them, believe that this document is authentic. Birthers say, “John McCain released his birth certificate” and what you see above is that birth certificate, one of the exhibits Fred Hollander submitted in the Hollander v. McCain lawsuit. Birthers strain a gnat from blotchy, low-resolution images on Obama’s certified long form, vouched for by the State of Hawaii, yet they swallow a camel in this obviously faked document that came from a conman in Panama.