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Breaking News–recycled from 2012

I noticed something familiar in the Twitter feed that pointed to an article published today at the Resist The Tyranny site. It starts off:

“NEW 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.

This is a good example of birther recycling. There’s hardly anything “new” about the story. It’s nothing but an excerpt from an old article at The Last Great Stand, from August of 2013, and it wasn’t a “NEW DISCOVERY” even then.

The story originated at the Daily Pen blog in 2012, one of the birther web sites that intentionally lies about evidence. Indeed, it was through researching that story that I found solid proof in INS statistical reports that the President wasn’t born in Kenya.

You can read my March, 2012 debunking: “US citizen births in Africa – rare in 1961” and the startling follow-up article, one of my all-time favorites: “Born in Africa myth crushed under weight of its complexity.”

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4 Responses to Breaking News–recycled from 2012

  1. Reality Check February 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm  (Quote) #

    Whatever happened to the Daily Pen? Their greatest single accomplishment seems to be that they hoodwinked Corsi and in turn Zullo into using the wrong race codes at the second CCP press conference. They seemed to have disappeared since then. Could they be stealth Obots?

  2. Dr. Conspiracy February 16, 2014 at 11:51 pm  (Quote) #

    Speaking of stealth Obots, it seems that Zullo and Gallups mostly take stuff that birthers send them, obscure it so it can’t verified, and claim it’s the results of their investigation. I wonder if the recent claims that Obot IP addresses have been traced to DARPA and that one of us has flown the country isn’t from a stealth Obot.

    Reality Check: Could they be stealth Obots?

  3. RanTalbott February 18, 2014 at 2:52 am  (Quote) #

    This is a good example of birther recycling

    Although I’ve used “recycling” that way, myself, I’m approaching the conclusion that it’s an improper usage of the term, because the definition says it means to re-use the material content to make another, possibly quite different, object.

    I think “regurgitation” might be better (although that has the problem that lots of people, including me, have used it with a different meaning). As in, “cows regurgitating something they’ve already swallowed, so they can chew on it some more and pass it on to the next stomach”.

    Maybe we should call it “cudding” 😉

  4. The Magic M February 18, 2014 at 4:39 am  (Quote) #

    If I had a nickel for every time some birther’s tweet or blog post claimed “BREAKING” about something that actually was anywhere between 3 months and 5 years old, I could buy Switzerland.

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