For years Big Media has pretended not to know the difference between a Birth Certificate and a Certificate of Live Birth. This pretend stupidity has been in service to the protection of Barack Obama.
For years Big Media has betrayed the journalism profession, consumers of news, and the American people by not demanding a source document – instead engaging in duplicity by saying that the source document has already been produced and smearing (Birther!) anyone who demands to see a source document. If it was Richard Nixon, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin, or George W. Bush Big Media would scream “Trust but Verify.” But for Obama the Big Media cry is “Preserve And Protect“.
Recently Donald Trump entered the fray and demanded, in a very high profile manner, to see the Obama Birth Certificate. Donald Trump (not one of our favorites at all) was immediately smeared.
Donald Trump said he would set an example for Barack Obama and produce his very own Donnie Trump birth certificate. Immediately Big Media decepticons mocked and sneered that the Donald had not produced a birth certificate but something else.
When Donald Trump produced a document purported to be a birth certificate Big Media became a fount of information on the difference between official and unofficial documents and between a REAL birth certificate and something less. For Barack Obama it was credibility destroying credulity but for Donald Trump it was microscopic analysis and attacks.
This is one of our very few articles which discuss the Obama/Big Media flim-flam on the birth certificate issue. In our very first article discussing the birth certificate we discussed one of the most deceptive publications and corrupt Journolisters – Politico and Ben Smith. What we wrote in that July 2009 article is as fresh today as it was then:
“Ben Smith at Politico is not a stupid man but he acts stupid in order to protect Obama. Ben Smith is not alone in acting stupid with reporting that can only be described as dishonest. Ben Smith and other Big Media Obama protectors well know, they must know because they are not stupid, that the Birth Certificate Issue is about the thus far unseen Obama Birth Certificate.
Ben Smith and the Obama Big Media protectors are not stupid and they must know that there is a difference between a Certificate of Live Birth and a Birth Certificate. But the Obama Big Media protectors act dumb in order to deceive and protect Obama by pretending they do not understand the difference between a Certificate of Live Birth and a Birth Certificate.
Ben Smith and other Big Media Obama protectors then pretend that Obama is being transparent and open by not producing the document that is at the center of the controversy – the Birth Certificate.”
In the Age of Fake, even the stupidity is fake. Ben Smith, in his coverage of Donald Trump has crossed the line (once again) from fake stupidity to outright lies. Ben Smith knows better but he is lying to his readers and Politico is complicit in Ben Smith’s lies.
This is what Ben Smith wrote about Donald Trump’s demand for the Barack Obama birth certificate (note what Ben Smith writes at the end):
” I asked longtime Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone, who is working on the unofficial “Draft Trump” effort, rather than the attempts at an official campaign, why Trump would embrace discredited theories about Obama’s birth.
Stone emails with five reasons:
1) He believes he is raising a legitimate question. If there is nothing wrong why doesn’t the Prez simply release his birth certificate?
2) Notice Trump makes no allegation— he is merely asking a question.
3) A solid plurality of Republican primary voters AGREE with Trump. In a split field with 5-6 candidates they are a significant group
4) Personally I think it is brilliant. It’s base building. It gives voice to a concern shared by many on the right.
5) The media immediately tries to marginalize any one who raises questions about the lack of proof that Obama was born in the US.
No other potential candidate hasdared to speak up on the issue—-politics abhors a vacuum. Trump’s poll ratings in the Republican primaries will go UP.
As I wrote earlier, an official copy of Obama’s birth certificate — the same thing Trump would have to prove his own birth — has been available and online for more than three years.“
Ben Smith knows what he wrote is a lie. There is NO “official copy of Obama’s birth certificate… available and online for more than three years.” Ben Smith knows this is all a lie. Ben Smith knows and understand the difference between a birth certificate and a certificate of live birth. Ben Smith knows but Ben Smith lies.
Ben Smith lies to Politico readers and pretends he does not know the difference between a genuine source document Birth Certificate, the one the “Birthers” are demanding, and the Certificate of Live Birth. Ben Smith knows the distinctions and differences between the source document and others – we know this because this is how Ben Smith attacked Donald Trump and protected Barack Obama:
“Trump peddles 2007 edition of conspiracy theory
There’s really no excuse for this:
They give you a certificate of live birth which anybody can get. Just walk into the hospital. This guy either has a birth certificate or he doesn’t. I didn’t think it was such a big deal, but I will tell you, it is turning out to be a very big deal. People are calling me from all over saying please don’t give up on this issue. If you weren’t born in this country, you cannot be President. You have no doctors that remember, you have no nurses — this is the President of the United States — that remember. Why can’t he produce a birth certificate? I brought it up just routinely, and all of a sudden, a lot of facts are emerging and I’m starting to wonder myself whether he was born in this country?”
As dozens of reporters looked into, and wrote, in 2007, Hawaii (like Trump’s native New York) will give natives a copy of their birth certificates on request. Obama gave it to the press back then. Here’s a picture.
Trump isn’t even up to date on his Birther lunacy, which now revolves around tortured explanations of the totally conclusive birth announcements and demands for the original, hand-written birth certificate, which isn’t what you get from the Department of Health in New York either.
UPDATE: Trump has now released the handwritten original, not the official copy; this doesn’t change the story much, as the Hawaii Department of Health — whose rules have prevented the release of the original — has validated it any number of times.”
Ben Smith lies when he writes that it is the Hawaii Department of Health “whose rules have prevented the release of the original” – no Barack Obama can request and release his birth certificate at any time. Ben Smith knows Barack Obama has fought in court repeatedly to prevent the release of his birth certificate.
Ben Smith linked to the Certificate of Live Birth pictures and nonsense from the fake FactCheck. Both FactCheck and Ben Smith pretend they are stupid and that a Certificate of Live Birth is a Birth Certificate. They are lying to protect Barack Obama. They pretend to be stupid and not understand the difference – when it comes to Barack Obama. But as to Donald Trump the understand the distinctions and smear and slime the “Donald” (again, not a favorite of ours).
Ben Smith knows better. Ben Smith cited the Maggie Haberman article in Politico and even quoted from it. Ben Smith knows better but he is a leading liar Journolister in the propaganda ministry protecting Barack Obama.
This is what Journolister Maggie Haberman wrote, which demonstrates quite a bit of knowledge about birth certificates and their lesser cousins:
“Welcome to Donald Trump’s birth certificate, the sequel.
A day after the presidential tease released what he said was his birth certificate — a document that POLITICO found was not actually official — Trump produced the real thing for ABC News. The network’s website showed an image of the actual, New York City-issued certificate, a grainy microfilm production.“
Amazing that for Donald Trump Politico sees and seizes on the distinctions between a source document Birth Certificate (see baby Donnie’s birth certificate HERE) and a less comprehensive document. But hey, Donald Trump is a builder in New York who must be microscopically examined and Barack Obama is a Chicago flim-flam man with little known history who must be Journolister protected. More from Haberman:
“Trump released the initial document as part of his his spotlight-seeking effort to push the debunked “birther” argument about President Barack Obama, as he has repeatedly raised questions in recent days about where Obama was born — and gotten plenty of airtime for it.
An aide to the real estate mogul told ABC News that “a ‘birth certificate’ and a ‘certificate of live birth’ are in no way the same thing, even though in some cases they use some of the same words. … One officially confirms and records a newborn child’s identity and details of his or her birth, while the other only confirms that someone reported the birth of a child.”
Haberman lies when she says the Barack Obama Birth Certificate story has been “debunked”. Haberman and Ben Smith, the Politico Protectors, pretend to be stupid in order to deceive their readers and protect Barack Obama. Both of them know better but instead choose to attack Donald Trump instead of joining him and demanding to see the source document – the Birth Certificate.
ABC News’s Michael Falcone joined in the mock “the Donald” festivities.
“Take Two: Donald Trump Releases Official Birth Certificate
ABC News Michael Falcone reports:
Donald Trump learned the hard way this week that if you’re going to call on the president to release his official birth certificate, you’d better do the same.
Trump, who has been putting pressure on Obama lately to make public his long-form birth certificate from Hawaii, decided to set a good example and release his own on Monday. Only problem was, the document that Trump provided to the conservative Website Newsmax wasn’t his actual birth certificate, but rather a “hospital certificate of birth.”
On Tuesday, Trump, who is contemplating a presidential run in 2012, sought to correct the oversight, providing a copy of his official birth certificate issued by the New York City Department of Health to ABC News.“
Amazing how when it comes to Donald Trump the distinction between a birth certificate and a certificate of live birth is so easy to understand and explain.
Falcone of ABC News posted a picture of the Trump birth certificate as well as an enlarged version. Falcone included in his report the memo from the Trump staffer but it is a longer excerpt which clarifies matters even further (something Politico would rather muddy up and deceive their readers about). Too bad that Falcone did not produce a side by side comparison of Barack Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth and Donald Trump’s source document Birth Certificate. We now have much more information about Donald Trump, New York builder, than about Barack Obama, flim-flam man from Chicago:
“It shows that “Donald John Trump” was born June 14, 1946 in Jamaica Hospital in Queens.It lists his father as Fred C. Trump and his mother as Mary Mac Leod. The date of the report is listed as June 14, 1946.
The image came with an accompanying memo from a member of Trump’s staff.
“A ‘birth certificate’ and a ‘certificate of live birth’ are in no way the same thing, even though in some cases they use some of the same words,” wrote Trump staffer Thuy Colayco in a message to ABC News. “One officially confirms and records a newborn child’s identity and details of his or her birth, while the other only confirms that someone reported the birth of a child. Also, a ‘certificate of live birth’ is very easy to get because the standards are much lower, while a ‘birth certificate’ is only gotten through a long and detailed process wherein identity must be proved beyond any doubt. If you had only a certificate of live birth, you would not be able to get a proper passport from the Post Office or a driver’s license from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, there is very significant difference between a ‘certificate of live birth’ and a ‘birth certificate’ and one should never be confused with the other.” [snip]
“This guy either has a birth certificate or he doesn’t,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News on Monday. “I didn’t think this was such a big deal, but I will tell you, it’s turning out to be a very big deal because people now are calling me from all over saying please don’t give up on this issue.”
The Obama campaign released a “certification of live birth,” which is a shorter document that carries the same legal weight as the long one, in 2008.”
Falcone is wrong and the Donald Trump staffer is right – a certificate of live birth does NOT carry the same legal weight as the long one [birth certificate].
“Already one likely Republican contender, Tim Pawlenty, indicated that Trump’s emphasis on the issue was unwise.
“I, for one, do not believe we should be raising that issue,” the former Minnesota governor said in an interview MSNBC on Tuesday. “I think President Obama was born in the United States.”
Trump discussed his calls for Obama to release his official birth certificate on ABC’s “The View” last week:
Notice the duplicity of the video above. The ladies of the View are pretending they are stupid too. They pretend to not understand the difference between a certificate of live birth and a source document birth certificate. For the ladies on The View, like the Big Media Obama protectors, ignorance is bliss.
There are plenty of issues of great import which must be discussed. But the Birth Certificate issue is important too. Tim Pawlenty does not understand that this issue is a matter of Big Media bias too. If he has already surrendered to Big Media Pawlenty should go home and drink beer and watch hockey. Big Bird will make a better president than Tim Pawlenty:
Big Bird knows something stinks. A while back we noted that Lou Dobbs was smeared for raising the same questions Donald Trump and the fun-faux Big Bird are raising:
Barack Obama promised to be “transparent”. Big Media has forgotten that promise. Bid Media refuses to stop smearing those who want a source document not “trust me” statements from hacks.
Big Media is acting dumb to protect the Big Boob.
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Big Media is not only protecting the Big Boob. Smaller boobs are protected as well. By that we mean Bill Maher “…from last night’s Greta lamenting that anyone, let alone a “progressive,” can get away with sexist insults without being called on it :
Big Media will pass on exposing Bill Maher for the vile sexist and misogynist he displays himself to be. The left, bereft of all rationality and decency will laugh with Maher because the targets are women on the right side of the political spectrum. The right wing will laugh when it is women like Hillary Clinton who are the targets of the attacks. The sexism and misogyny will not stop because Big Media is a corrupt institution.
Big Media must be confronted and their faces shoved into their own
shi… works in the way dogs used to be toilet trained. Big Media must be forced to stop lying to those who depend on the truth – the American public.
Whether it’s the Barack Obama Birth Certificate or the unreported sexism and misogyny Big Media is a Big Fail. The American people are increasingly fed up with Barack Obama’s boobery (see today’s new flaccid poll) Increasingly the American people are borrowing a line from Donald Trump and saying “You’re fired.” Couldn’t happen to a bigger bunch of boobs.