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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Newsmax Takes Another Dip In the Birther Pool
Topic: Newsmax

Newsmax has never had the rabid birther obsession that WorldNetDaily does, but it does dabble in the birther cesspool on occasion.

It takes another dip with a Jan. 13 "Insider Report" item:

The mainstream media initially gave little or no coverage to presidential candidate Barack Obama's failure to produce a birth certificate, then lambasted those who questioned his eligibility for the White House.

But the press is already bringing up the question of Cruz's eligibility for president — which suggests that Democratic sympathizers are worried about his possible run for the White House in 2016.

Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother and a Kenyan father, although some questioned his Hawaiian birth. Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father who were working in the petroleum industry, and he lived in Canada for four years before his family moved to Texas.

Newsmax overlooks the fact that not only did Obama produce a birth certificate before the election, he produced another one afterwards.

Newsmax also names nobody in "the press" or the "mainstream media" who is, in fact, making this an issue --  it quotes only legal experts and campaign spokespeople.

The next question is: will WND pick this up? We shall see.


Posted by Terry K. at 10:39 AM EST

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