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Monday, July 11, 2011
WND Still Lying To Its Readers That Nobody's Defending Obama Birth Certificate
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A July 9 WorldNetDaily article goes to absurdly dishonest means to discredit anyone -- like WND -- who claims that nobody has come forward to defend President Obama's long-form birth certificate:

On the Obamaconspiracy site, forum participants blasted those who want information about Obama's qualifications.

"The people who have expertise and used it objectively to look at the document have found no signs of tampering," wrote one, although there was no citation to support it.

Another, however, raised some concerns about the adequacy of the certificate.

"I have looked at the evidence … All experts unanimously agree that it is fake. This was not even a good forgery."

WND doesn't explain that the Obama Conspiracy website is an anti-birther site. Not only doesn't WND link to the site in general, it doesn't even link to the post in which those comments were made.

If you looked for that specific comment in the post, you would find that it was written by "Dr. Conspiracy," who runs the website. WND's claim that there "no citation to support" his comment since Obama Conspiracy has posted at least two analyses of the certificate's PDF file -- one of them conducted by "Dr. Conspiracy" himself. Anyone with any familiarity with the Obama Conspracy website -- as WND appears to demonstrate -- would know that.

As for the other comment cited by WND that "All experts unanimously agree that it is fake," "Dr. Conspiracy" directly responds to it in a later comment:

Brian Leffler: ALL experts unanimously agree that it is fake.

But of course that statement is false. The most technically competent person to have looked at the PDF file found no signs of tampering whatever:

WorldNetDaily itself quoted Jean Claude Tremblay (this is not Fox news, but WND who talked to Tremblay) as saying:

“For me, what I have seen does not prove that it is legit, nor that it is a fake, nor that there has been any tampering whatsoever,”

And what about John Woodman? He didn’t find anything abnormal.

And what about the fellow at the National Review, Nathan Goulding?

So when you say ALL experts, you just show your own lack of information. Now if somebody had fooled me like that, tricking me into embarrassing myself saying that “ALL” experts agree when in fact it’s not even close, I would seek out that person and buffet them about the head.

I have not seen any expert that demonstrates any expertise in his field saying that the White House long form PDF has been tampered with. I’ve seen a lot of hand waving, a lot of claims of expertise and ZERO science. It’s not a matter of quantity, but of quality, and not one certified document examiner has said there’s evidence of tampering.

WND curiously didn't mention this response.

WND is either so lazy that it can't be bothered to read the entire comment thread or lift a finger to poke around elsewhere in the website -- or it's deliberately hiding the truth from its readers for fear of undermining its birther crusade. We'll go with the latter, since WND is already on record as lying about the purported lack of document defenders.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:00 PM EDT

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