CNN 'birther buster' report 'perpetrates fraud'
On the heels of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case
Posse’s investigative trip to Hawaii, CNN pulled out old material –
including microfilm misrepresented as Barack Obama’s birth certificate –
to run a report called “Busting the Birther Conspiracy Theory.”
In the segment, broadcast May 30, reporter Gary Tuchman declared his
intention to refute conclusively the contention Obama’s birth
certificate is fraudulent.
Some careful observers, however, objected that the Tuchman report was
a rebroadcast of material that CNN originally broadcast last year and
possibly even earlier.
Moreover, CNN showed a microfilm copy of a birth certificate as if it
were Obama’s original 1961 record. But it turned out to be someone
else’s birth certificate.
At approximately the 1:22 mark of the segment, CNN displayed a
microfilm copy of what viewers were led to believe was Obama’s birth
Close examination of a screen capture as seen in Exhibit 1 makes clear that the document is not Obama’s.
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