August 4, 2009
LIZ HALLORAN from NPR and the “birthers”.
She talked to a CIA psychiatrist profiler of sorts [his birther thoughts] and a conspiracy expert (mentions the name of his book).
Here’s all you need to know: barry produced his birth CERTIFICATE, factchecks confirmed it to be authentic, birthers are fringe conspiracists, persistent right-wing agitators and mentally ill and she mentions the Nazi who shot up the Holocaust Memorial Museum as did Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews.
Barack Obama was still a long-shot presidential candidate when he posted copies of his Hawaii-issued birth certificate onlne to satisfy fringe conspiracists who claimed he wasn’t born in the United States.
Public service “fact check” Web sites responding to persistent right-wing agitators confirmed nearly a year ago that the certificate is authentic; they turned up a 1961 item in The Honolulu Advertiser announcing the Aug. 4 birth of a son to “Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama of Kalanianaole Hwy.
What most people would view as truly bizarre, conspiracy theorists find energizing.
It would be easy to dismiss the screaming woman and other birther adherents as mentally unhinged. Some on the left have taken pains to note that James Von Brunn, the suspect in the June murder of a Holocaust Museum guard, ascribed to the birther conspiracy.