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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Farah Still Pushing Discredited Obama Birth Certificate Claims
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In a softball interview with Examiner.com's "Orlando Republican Examiner" Blas Padrino, Joseph Farah is still repeating false and discredited claims about Barack Obama's birth certificate.

Farah referenced a "sworn affidavit from the translator of the interview with Sarah Obama, Barack's grandmother, who said she was at his birth in Mobassa." But as we've detailed, that claim has been discredited, and WND has never posted the affadavit for public view, let alone informed readers to whom the affadavit is "sworn."

In response to a question from Padrino about whether getting named "Worst Person in the World" by Keith Olbermann is "a sign that your efforts are paying off," Farah said:

When people have to lie about what you do and say repeatedly to mock and criticize you, then you know you must be doing all right. Olbermann obsesses over the fact that one WND news report seemed to challenge the idea that the certification of live birth was fraudulent. But this has never been an issue for me or WND. I have never challenged the certification of live birth as a forgery. The problem is that the real thing is meaningless to the issue of whether he is constitutionally qualified.

In fact, as we've detailed, the August 2008 WND article in question didn't merely "seem to challenge the idea that the certification of live birth was fraudulent," it specifically declared that a "WND investigation" found that the certificate was "authentic" and that Philip Berg's lawsuit questioning Obama's birth "relies on discredited claims." There is no ambiguity, despite what Farah suggests.

Further, contrary to Farah's claim that the veracity of the certificate "has never been an issue for me or WND," WND has promoted claims attacking the certificate's veracity.

And the part about knowing "you must be doing all right" when "people have to lie about what you do and say repeatedly to mock and criticize you"? Farah must be talking about his treatment of us and anyone else who dares to tell the truth about him.


Posted by Terry K. at 12:41 AM EDT

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