FLORIDA, May 19, 2012 — Despite President Obama having presented his birth certificate months ago, which should have dealt the birther movement its final blow, the question of whether or not he is a natural born citizen has risen once again.
This time it is not entirely rooted in the blind supposition, if not outright clairvoyance, of years past. Late during the week, Breitbart media network subsidiary Big Government released a blurb from a promotional booklet issued by Acton & Dystel, the literary agency that represented Obama during the early 1990s. It proclaimed that he was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii”.
Miriam Goderich, who is currently a partner at the agency, now named Dystel & Goderich, told Yahoo News that she was responsible for editing his biography, and the birthplace mishap “was nothing more than a fact checking error by me - an agency assistant at the time.”
“There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii,” she continued. “I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”
I think that the vast majority of us understand you loud and clear, Miriam.
Of course, this will not stop those who hope that the President is a foreign national and constantly seek a means to rationalize their collective end. A reel of film containing footage of his birth at the Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu could probably be shown to them and they would nevertheless claim it to be fraudulent.
It is worth noting that, according to a disclaimer written by senior management officials at Breitbart, Andrew himself “was never a ‘Birther,’ and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of ‘Birtherism.’ In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961.”
This just about says it all. If the birther narrative was too implausible for a man who once styled himself as “Matt Drudge’s b-tch,” then it surely is not worthy of serious national attention.
Then again, when have objectively discernible facts ever gotten in the way of an appealing cause for those beholden to the false promises of crowd psychology?
History repeats itself once again.
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