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WorldNetDaily still beating the Birther drum

Bob “The Birther” Unruh has another rehash of the Cold Case Posse news conference in a new article, “Even more evidence Obama birth certificate fake.” I left a comment:

Wake me when Zullo releases those forensic reports. His fuzzy video doesn’t support what he claims it does.

There is no actual new content in the article.

WorldNetDaily publisher Joseph Farah claims to have created interest in the birth certificate, sort of the instigating fake news story that got things rolling. In the middle of the story is a huge ad for Jerome Corsi’s epic failure, “Where’s the Birth Certificate.”

A fairly rabid crew of birthers has congregated in the comments section.

14 Responses to WorldNetDaily still beating the Birther drum

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    Terry K. January 9, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

    It’s particularly hilarious that the WND for Corsi’s book claims the Zullo investigation “vindicate[s]” it when it contains nothing about the long-form BC, which is what the Zullo investigation was about.

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    bob January 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

    There is no actual new content in the article.

    But as WND so helpfully explained:

    [T]here’s now a 10th feature of the document that shows it’s fraudulent. . . . [Two date] stamps on the Obama document not only were identical in angle to the stamps on another birth certificate [and] they also had the identical vertical relationship.

    There’s also a new Gillar video at the article.

    For those who can’t translate birtherspeak, “identical vertical relationship” means “not identical horizontal relationship,” which means NOT THE SAME.

    To say nothing of the differing stamped dates on the two certificates. And, of course, the stamps’ angles are visibly different.

  3. avatar
    Reality Check January 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

    Doc

    I have to ask based on the number of articles you have cranked out lately. Are you really quitting this?

  4. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy January 9, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

    Ya, sure.

    The “Confession” series was essentially written months ago, and I have just been polishing it up (OK, significant rewrite, expanding from one article to 5).

    I really didn’t want the blog end “not with a bang but a whimper.” The “bang” just happened, but at least I’ll supply new content as I can until the 20th. The fact of the matter is that nothing of any significance is happening (if it ever did).

    Researching a few points has sent me back into some of my older articles, and I’m surprised how much work went into that historical stuff. I really did put 1,000 hours a year into the blog in the early days. Some of it is pretty good.

    I’ve been getting active at the Tesla Motors forum where I post as “kevin,” and the Tesla Motors Club forum where I post as “LastGas,” and putting out articles for Blog or Die! I spent 900 hours with Habitat last year. I’m president of the Greenville Civitan Club this year, and still my church’s financial secretary. Add grandchildren and a new dog. I’ve got plenty of other stuff to do.

    Reality Check: I have to ask based on the number of articles you have cranked out lately. Are you really quitting this?

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    Steve January 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    “A fairly rabid crew of birthers has congregated in the comments section. ”

    Is there any other kind?

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    Pete January 9, 2017 at 11:39 pm #

    In the middle of the story is a huge ad for Jerome Corsi’s epic failure, “Where’s the Birth Certificate.”

    I’m afraid there’s a difference of standard here.

    You’re judging Corsi’s book by whether it contained anything true.

    Whether any part(s) of it may have been true aside, from the broad point of view, it was really one big steaming pile of brown pulp, so in that sense, yes, it was an epic failure.

    But that’s not the standard they judge it by. They don’t care whether it was crap. That’s irrelevant to them. Doesn’t matter at all.

    The question is: Did it make them money? And it did.

    So from their point of view, it was a success.

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    Rickey January 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    The fact of the matter is that nothing of any significance is happening (if it ever did).

    The one thing I am looking forward to is the weeping and gnashing of teeth when the remaining birthers come to realize that Trump isn’t going to do a thing for them.

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    Rickey January 10, 2017 at 12:30 am #

    Pete:

    The question is: Did it make them money? And it did.

    So from their point of view, it was a success.

    I don’t know that we have any idea how much money was made on Corsi’s book. There were reports that WND bought a boatload of them in order to inflate the book’s standing on best seller lists, and then gave those books away as premiums to paying subscribers.

    Also, the book was published nearly six years ago, and Amazon still has it listed as a first edition. That’s a long time for a book to still be in its first printing (assuming that the Amazon listing is accurate).

    One thing that I am confident about is that Corsi and Farah didn’t make nearly as much on the book as they anticipated.

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    Woodrowfan January 10, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    I noticed last week’s National Enquirer (run by some of Trump’s buddies) had a birther story listed on the front cover. no, I didn’t read it….

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 10, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    Some of it must be true since it cites me as a source.

    Pete: You’re judging Corsi’s book by whether it contained anything true.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    The book in the WND Article appears to be a drawing rather than an actual book. The hard copy I have has nothing on the front cover. The printing is on the dust jacket and the spine. My dust jacket doesn’t have the gold circle with printing on it.

    Rickey: Also, the book was published nearly six years ago, and Amazon still has it listed as a first edition.

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    donna January 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    Birther Donald Trump Cracks And Can’t Handle Getting Back What He Dished Out

    In a press conference Wednesday morning, the Trump entourage is outraged that the media would dare run stories about terrifying reports that might explain President-elect Donald Trump’s bizarre love for Putin. But this is Donald Trump, who spent eight years referencing non-credible sources to create a fake conspiracy about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/11/obama-birther-conspiracy-artist-donald-trump-handle-bit-dished.html

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    brygenon January 11, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    I left the following comment at WND, awaiting moderation:

    According to the Hawaii Department of Health: “On April 27, 2011 President Barack Obama posted a certified copy of his original Certificate of Live Birth.” They link the White House site, where you can see, probably for a few more days, the scan of the birth certificate at issue. http://health.hawaii.gov/vital

    I got my driver’s license from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Do I need to ask a forensic expert to check whether they gave me a fake one? Should the Secret Service investigate whether the paper money issued by the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving is counterfeit? Do you worry about people forging their own signatures?

    Sounds insane, but that’s the level of stupidity with which we are dealing. We have verification from the legal issuing authority. No, it’s not fake, because the fake Hawaiian birth certificates are exactly the ones *not* produced by the Hawaii Department of Health.

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    J.D. Sue January 11, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    donna: Birther Donald Trump Cracks And Can’t Handle Getting Back What He Dished Out

    —-
    And from the Washington Post:

    “Donald Trump has his own ‘birther’ crisis”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/01/11/donald-trump-has-his-own-birther-crisis/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.96317886b516