Given the independent verifications that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, there has never been any sense to the birther claims that Obama’s long form birth certificate PDF was the creation of a human forger. What they did was to dig deeper and deeper into bits of the file until they went beyond their competence, found something they didn’t understand, and then claimed that it was an anomaly that proved forgery.
The infamous Maricopa County Cold Case Posse published analyses from unqualified amateurs who argued that the Obama form was a fake because the hardware and software they tried didn’t give the same results. They basically said that because the Obots couldn’t match, detail for detail, the White House PDF, that it must be a fake (never mind the proof of the external proofs that it was authentic).
My own opinion, based simply on how normal offices process documents, led me to speculate that the White House PDF came from a high-end copy/print/scanner office machine. Comments on this blog over a year ago suggested Xerox WorkCentre equipment. I made a half-hearted attempt at locating other similar PDF files from scanned documents on the White House web site, but didn’t come up with anything (and indeed I was looking for the wrong signature).
Now, in a new report, anti-birther blogger NBC has published a tentative identification of the specific equipment used to create the White House Certificate of Live Birth PDF file. We’ve also known for a very long time that the PDF, after original creation was opened and saved by the Preview program on a Mac. Anyhow, read the story at NBC’s blog.
The investigation might be pushed a little farther, but since neither birthers nor Obots have an actual paper copy of Obama’s long form birth certificate to test with, there’s probably not much more to be said.
I will say that I find it very hard to believe that any proof or reproduction of the White House PDF is likely to make any impression on the birthers. They only look for confirmation, not truth.
NBC has now published a new article titled: The Proof – Forgery done by Xerox Workcentre 7655.
Listen to RC Radio interview with NBC, a very informative look into his work with the White House PDF that lead to the answer to how it was made.