Birthers make stuff up all the time, and will say pretty much whatever is needed to justify their position. Since birtherism is in essence a big lie, one would expect a lot of what is said in support of it to be lies too. We anti-birthers pride ourselves on being right and having the facts, and I have over 2,000 articles on this web site that I believe are factual and well-supported – and when someone claims they are not, I check it out rigorously.
That said, there is no divine law that says that people who are right in their conclusions can’t fall prey to the same errors of thinking as people who are wrong. Case in point, this comment I found on the Internet:
The eminent biographer Dave Maraniss new book, "Barack Obama: The Story," underscores how stupid, unnecessary and misguided this whole birther thing and issues about President Obama’s birth certificate are.
In the book, Maraniss interviews several OB-GYN physicians concerning complications with Stanley Ann Dunham’s pregnancy with Barack. She consulted with doctors in Hawaii and in the continental U.S. They fill in the details about Obama’s gestation and birth in Hawaii.
I have the book, and I can tell you that no physicians were interviewed, there is no discussion of the Dunham pregnancy, and certainly nothing about consultations with mainland doctors. That’s totally made up. The only two doctors mentioned are both deceased: Dr. Sinclair who delivered Obama, and Dr. West who is reported to have mentioned the odd name of Obama’s mother (“Stanley”) to a family friend.
I don’t see things like this a lot from anti-birthers, but they come up from time to time, providing us with a cautionary tale against letting wishful thinking get the better of us. If it’s “too good to be true” it’s probably time to check sources.