Early this month, we demolished the lies about how Barack Obama could not legally obtain or release his birth certificate. That “legal” line of defense came about because the earlier lies had failed. For years Big Media and JournoListers like Ben Smith deceived their readers with published proclamations that Obama already had released his birth certificate. Today Barack Obama pushed Ben Smith, George Stephanopoulos, and the Obama protection army called Big Media under the bus by supposedly releasing the “long-form birth certificate”.
On March 30, 2011 we proved that Big Media (and specifically JournoListers like Ben Smith) purposefully deceived their readers by pretending they did not know the difference between a birth certificate and a certificate of live birth. The lies from Big Media in order to protect Barack Obama will continue.
Big Media has been lying to the American public for years about the birth certificate issue. A survey of the Big Media landscape yields only two outlets that however belatedly and meekly (and only once each) declared that indeed Barack Obama had not released his long form birth certificate and that Obama could easily acquire and release the birth certificate. Time magazine published a typically misleading article about the birth certificate on April 11, 2011 but to its credit at 5:40 p.m. that same day Time magazine updated the article and quietly published the truth that Obama could easily obtain, photocopy, and release his own birth certificate. Joan Vennochi of the Boston Globe belatedly and quietly also published the truth in early April.
But that is pretty much it. Two tiny articles which buried the story about the birth certificate told the truth and the rest of Big Media lied.
Big Media did everything possible to protect Obama and deceive its readers/viewers/listeners. Pat Buchanan yesterday confronted Chris Matthews and asked our oft repeated question about why supposed journalists protected Obama instead of demanding Barack Obama produce documentation and records: