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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Another WND Columnist Swallows Birth Certificate Lie
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Add Craige McMillan to the growing list of WorldNetDaily writers who don't read their own website.

In his Dec. 18 column, McMillan complains that courts have "dismissed citizen demands that [Barack] Obama show his real birth certificate to the court (not the "Certificate of Live Birth" posted on his website, which is not acceptable identification to obtain a passport, among other things)."

In fact, as has noted, the "Certificate of Live Birth" released by Obama's campaign meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Indeed, U.S. passports require only a "Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state"; the "short form" birth certificate appears to be permissable in most cases, including for those born in Hawaii.

Nowhere does McMillan give any indication that he has read the WND story from August in which it declares that Obama's birth certificate is authentic.

McMillan does, however, appear to have read another WND story -- an Oct. 23 article on an unsubstantiated claim by Philip Berg (whose lawsuit claiming that Obama is a U.S. citizen, WND wrote in August, "relies on discredited claims") that Obama's paternal grandmother has stated that Obama was born in Kenya -- for he writes that Obama is "a man born in Kenya (according to his grandmother)." But McMillan offers no evidence to back up that claim, either.

Is a raging case of Obama Derangement Syndrome a requirement of employment for all WND writers?

Posted by Terry K. at 10:18 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, December 18, 2008 10:33 PM EST

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