The misinformation merchants at The Daily Pen are at it again:
IMPLICATIVE DISCOVERY: A government document found buried in the online reference section of a Boston Public Library archive bolsters a growing mountain of evidentiary data against Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president. The document indicates that a consular officer issued a single certificate of statutory citizenship, within the time frame including August 4, 1961, to a child born to a U.S. citizen between July 1st and December 31st, 1961 in the Kenyan region of Africa. The record also reveals that the certificate was the only one issued for this specific type of arrival in the U.S. over a span of more than 18 months, among thousands from other parts of the world. [emphasis mine]
The author, Dan Crosby, has been caught red handed faking government documents before at The Daily Pen, so there is no reason to believe anything he says unless it can be independently verified.
Crosby shows a fuzzy and partly illegible image that he claims is from an INS statistical report of US citizens born abroad entering the US during the year ending June 30, 1962. Crosby says that it shows that one person who obtained US citizenship at birth from “the Kenyan Region of Africa” entered the country during the reporting period. He says that the document was “buried in the online reference section of a Boston Public Library archive” perhaps to discourage others from trying to check the source. This is the typical Daily Pen pattern of citing hard to obtain material.
However, Crosby screwed up. Someone named “Joe” posted this comment on the Daily Pen story:
Can you please include the link to the actual book on the daily pen website.
Also, is there anyway that you can edit the article and add the page numbers or something, because the jpgs that you posted are unreadable and we could look at them directly in the book if we knew what table or page we were looking at. The jpgs are too blurry to decipher.
Crosby obliged and added the suggested hyperlink to the article, and thus he was exposed. “Bless you,” Joe. You see, Crosby lied about the report (“Table 48. Certificates of Citizenship Granted to Persons Who Acquired Citizenship at Birth Abroad, by Country or Region of Birth and Year Acquired: Year Ended June 30, 1962”). The report does not say “the Kenyan region of Africa” what it says is “Other Africa” and on this report, “Other Africa” (see map right) means Africa other than Libya, Morocco, South Africa and the United Arab Republic (Egypt). In my book, describing The Western Sahara or the Sudan as “Kenya region of Africa” is pretty much a lie. The phrase “Other Africa” is illegible in the image on the Daily Pen site, but not in my copy:
Of course there is a much bigger objection to the whole cock-and-bull story and that is: had Barack Obama been born in Kenya, he would not have been a U. S. Citizen in 1961 according to the law in effect at that time. His mother did not meet the US residency requirement. So it could not have been Barack Obama reported on this INS report. QED.
And if it could not possibly have been Barack Obama, how is this nonsense “evidentiary data against Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president?” The answer is that it couldn’t.
Crosby then goes on to present some misleading information about Stanley Ann Obama’s passport and repeats the lie about foreign births being “allocated” to the United States that I dealt with in Lies, damned lies, and statistics (Part 1) and Lies, damned lies, and statistics (Part 2).
Crosby must think birthers are real idiots to try to pawn off a story like this.
The story gets even better in the starting sequel: Born in Africa myth crushed under weight of its complexity.