It’s been a while since NBC and Kevin Vicklund published the unremarkable result that the White House scanned the President’s birth certificate with a common office machine, previewed it, and saved it for the White House web site. (The work they did is remarkable for its ingenuity and skill, but the result was not.)
Birthers have been raising “anomaly” after “anomaly” ever since the White House released the document. Birther “experts” claimed that normal PDF files don’t have layers that can be moved around. That was debunked by the conservative National Review magazine quickly, but there are birthers to this day who still believe that particular nonsense. Then the Cold Case Posse admitted that there are supposed to be layers, but they say the White House PDF had too few layers. Then the Cold Case Posse published another report that said the PDF had too many layers. They babbled about artifacts, halos and clipping regions combining their ignorance into a consensus of theories that birthers ate up, even when one theory contradicted another.
Today, scratch any birther, and they will say “experts have confirmed that the birth certificate is 100% a forgery.” No expert has ever published a report saying that but birthers are convinced, and you’d be wasting your time arguing the point. They have their talking points and they will not be moved.
Nevertheless, birthers have taken note of the Xerox WorkCentre 7655 replication of their anomaly collection in White House birth certificate scan. While I don’t make a habit of trolling birther blogs, I do sometimes mention that the birthers are summarily proved wrong by the Xerox demonstration, and they are predictably agitated. Given that the birthers concocted all manner of nonsense following the original bombshell of the release of Obama’s long-form birth certificate, one could hardly expect a different reaction when all of their “experts” were felled with one stroke of the Obot flyswatter.
And today I noticed just such a discussion at The Las Vegas Guardian web site with this comment from “therak”:
The Xerox excuse is another attempt to throw everything possible up against a wall to see what will stick.
I notice when all these theories to EXPLAIN THE MULTITUDES of forgery tell tale signs are offered… not only do they fail to explain the nomalies… but the people who throw out the EXCUSE NEVER seem to offer a VERIFIABLE and REPEATABLE recipe of settings and software for everyone to verify the excuse is valid.
Give me the recipe. Explain not only the Xerox Workcentre 7655 model… but what software and what SETTINGS to achieve ALL THE NOMALIES (sic) seen in the birth certificate. I notice the explanation tries to say a feature called “Edge Erase” causes the clipping mask that hides information (to explain that anomalie (sic)). Uh… hate to break it to you… but “Edge Erase” Deletes (OR CROPS) information… not HIDE it… thus that excuse doesn’t work.
So tell me what SETTINGS achieves the magical fabricated ANOMALIES seen in Obama’s birth certificate? Please list every setting and software used so I can duplicate it as well as everyone else… VERIFIABLE RECIPE. Where is it?
They’re in denial, but we knew they would be. It’s the way conspiracy theorists always handle evidence against them.