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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Porter Takes Richardson Out of Context
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In her Dec. 9 WorldNetDaily column, Janet Folger Porter takes a statement by Bill Richardson out of context to assert that Richardson said Barack Obama wasn't born in the U.S.

Citing a brief YouTube clip of a TV announcer on an French TV channel translating a interview Richardson gave in Spanish, in which the announcer says that Richardson said "Barack Obama is an immigrant," Porter howls: "You don't need a translator to understand what Richardson admitted: Barack Obama is NOT a natural born citizen. That means we have a guy who's planning to take over the White House who is in direct violation of the Constitution. And his own Cabinet member says so."

Needless to say, Richardson did NOT say that "Barack Obama is NOT a natural born citizen." Richardson was speaking about Obama's appeal to Hispanics, as is clear from even the brief clip Porter cites. The clip, in its entirety (remember, as translated from Spanish and aired on French TV):

Barack Obama is the best candidate for the Hispanic community because our community wants a united country. Obama is an immigrant. When he speaks to Latinos, he doesn't just speak about immigration and civil rights.

But logic is not on Porter's agenda. She continues screaming that this is "the story of the century." She also repeats the claim that the birth certificate released by the Obama campaign is an "obvious forgery" without mentioning the fact that the publication where her column appears weekly has declared it to be authentic.

By telling such lies-by-omission to her readers, Porter isn't exactly turning Faith2Action, is she?

Posted by Terry K. at 10:11 PM EST

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