Skip to comments.How JournOlism Works:Politico’s Ben Smith DropsRace Card on Donald Trump,NBC Runs With It
Posted on 04/12/2011 6:48:15 PM PDT by Nachum
And so it finally happened. Obviously troubled by the fact that Donald Trumps questions surrounding Barack Obamas birth certificate are starting to gain some real traction, Ben Smith at the left-wing Politico finally panicked and fired off the Race Card. Hilariously, Smith did so using my favorite brand of agendized journOlism, what I call the Some Say tactic. How it works is very simple. In order for Smith to hide behind his dishonest and arrogant veil of objectivity, he simply finds others saying what he wants to say and abuses his position to amplify the charges directly
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Few American’s are effected by the race card anymore. Those who do are solid democrat voters
The race card just doesn’t cut it anymore. Those who use it in the “some say” routine.....should be countered with, “That’s surprising....I heard the same about you before doing this interview....is it true?”
The comments by Ann Coulter are especially disturbing. It shows that she has avoided the information available on the web that reveal the truth.
That two newspapers published the same birth announcement is not proof of a Hawaiian birth. It simply shows that Hawaii’s Department of Health received a notice of birth and forwarded that information to the two newspapers that normally publish them. If you look at the actual announcements, they are word for word identical. And the listing is in the identical order with the other birth announcements. Anyone who filled out the form giving the Department of Health notice of a birth will generate such announcements. In the early 1960’s, A child could have been born anywhere and by filling out the form declaring a notice of birth, could be registered with the Hawaiian Department of Health and be considered a citizen of the State of Hawaii. This was a normal practice because many children were born at home rather than in a hospital in those days.
When Ann Coulter suggested that the birth certificate was already published on Zer0’s website, that is when she blew past the guard rails and off the cliff. That birth certificate has been debunked as a photo shopped phony. If there were laws against the counterfeiting of official documents, people would be in jail. Lucky for The Zer0.
Is Race Cards all they got?
Ben Smith /Politico keeps lying about Obama certificate issue
Sun, 03/01/2009 -
If you trust the reporting of Ben Smith of the Politico, I hope to change your mind. He offers “Culture of conspiracy: The Birthers” which is just the latest in his attempt to smear those who have questions about where Barack Obama was born and whether he’s eligible to be president. And, this excerpt contains a blatant lie:
A quick reality check, before we dive in: The challenges to Obama’s eligibility have no grounding in evidence. Courts across the country have summarily rejected the movement’s theory - that Obama can’t be a citizen because his father wasn’t - as a misreading of U.S. law; and Hawaii officials, along with contemporary birth announcements, affirm that Obama was in fact born in Honolulu in 1961.
The last bit is completely false:
1. Those “contemporary birth announcements” do not list where Obama was born or in which hospital (see the first item here). They only list the supposed address of his parents. No one has ever documented who placed the ads, and they aren’t proof of anything.
2. Hawaii officials never “affirm[ed] that Obama was in fact born in Honolulu”. Read their statement, which says nothing about where Obama was born. And, when I asked them to confirm Ben Smith’s assumptions, they
Ben Smith lied again, saying
Obama has actually produced a copy of his Hawaii birth certificate, and it has been certified by the state of Hawaii.
1. He only “produced” it to FactCheck, and the same page where they have pictures of the cert - pictures that they later compressed and removed EXIF data from - contains the blatant lie that Hawaii verified where Obama was born.
2. The state of Hawaii never “certified” that picture. They only said they have a cert on file. The picture and what they have on file may be different.
I remember when the Rats were crowing about setting up these propaganda sites. Media Matters and Politico and others. They are designed to give the Rats in the MSM a cover for pushing the Marxist line with an excuse.
I read on another site that Hawaii has just prohibited release of ALL original certificates, under any conditions. Very telling.
Interesting thing is that Trump isn't just hitting Obie on the birth certificate. Yesterday as I am sure you already know DT got in a Tony Rezko dig. Tomorrow it may be other documents he hasn't released.
Have my own opinions about Trump's motivation and desired endstate, but it is late and I'm tired. Night.
As expected, the usual qualifier was buried in this article:
“Ive never doubted Obama was born in the United States,...”
Trump is looking better every day. Now when the RINOS start to attack him it will make him look even better. I like his Spunk. Also he has been Bankrupt and made a big comeback. Hell the USA is Bankrupt now. Maybe he can do the same for us. Lead us out of it by making good deals for the country as opposed to the elites??? I bet the Libs are gettin real nervous. They do not seem to have an answer.
These Obots who believe everything 0bama says are the true Birthers!
As Christians believe in God with out any proof, these Obot Birthers believe 0bama was born in Hawaii>with out the aid of any proof
” I bet the Libs are gettin real nervous. They do not seem to have an answer. “ yes they do, “ Racism ! “ .. “ It’s all Bush’s fault “ .....
RUSH: "Okay, gonna try to get Trump on one day this week. We should be able to do that. Actually, you know, I think Trump might actually be the real illegal alien here. I mean, you say what you will, but he is once again actually doing a job that most Americans wouldn't touch. He fits the bill in that regard."
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