The Media Circles the Wagons on Obama’s “Birthplace”

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by Sharon Rondeau

Galileo Galilei was a physicist, astronomer and later deemed the “Father of Modern Science” after his theory of “heliocentrism” was proven accurate, although he was kept under house arrest for heresy on account of his theories.

(Feb. 26, 2013) — In a radio interview on Tuesday, Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson said he did not know where Barack Hussein Obama was born, after which the mainstream media began its customary ridicule and editorializing masquerading as journalism.

The media does not ask why questions about Obama’s birthplace and history have persisted over more than four years, but rather, attempts to marginalize anyone who voices a concern.

Since Casperson’s interview, the political organization “Progress Michigan” featured a story about it on its website, which seeks “to provide a strong credible voice that holds public officials and government accountable, assists in the promotion of progressive ideas and uses state-of-the-art web based new media to creatively build grassroots support for progressive ideas.”  The group’s executive director declared that “Questioning the President’s birthplace is like believing in Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster.”

There are numerous reports of sightings of a “Loch Ness Monster,” and many believe that there is a Bigfoot creature living in the wild.  Galileo Galilei was placed under house arrest after presenting his theory that the earth rotated around the sun instead of the other way around, a contention also believed by the scientist Copernicus, although he did not publish his research for fear of ridicule.

No hospital in Hawaii has confirmed that Obama was born there, and a letter used to raise funds for Kapiolani Medical Center was immediately cloaked after the hospital was questioned on it by a media outlet in 2009.

It is generally believed that a person must be born on U.S. soil to be considered a “natural born Citizen,” which Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires of the president and commander-in-chief of the military.  However, many scholars believe that the intent of “natural born Citizen,” as opposed to simply “a citizen,” was to ensure sole allegiance to the United States by requiring the parents to also be U.S. citizens, either by naturalization or descent.

Left-wing websites have seized upon Casperson’s comments by asking, “Casperson’s not sure about Obama’s birthplace…How much proof does State Sen. Tom Casperson want?” Casperson stated that the questions surrounding Obama were relegated to “a conspiracy theory” because the media failed to perform its due diligence into his background.

The Huffington Post reported that Casperson had “joined the ranks of conservative ‘birthers’ who have raised doubts about the validity of the president’s birth certificate.”

However, it was neither “conservatives” nor “birthers” who first “raised doubts about the validity of the president’s birth certificate,” but rather, software, Adobe®, and computer graphics experts.  Within hours of the image’s release on the White House website on April 27, 2011, experts declared it a crude forgery.  Mara Zebest, a co-author of more than a dozen books on Adobe software, staked her reputation on the claim during a press conference in June of that year.

The short-form certificate image released in June 2008 which first denoted Obama’s father as a member of the “African” race when “Negro” was the commonly-used term of the era was also declared a forgery by experienced investigators.  Tabloids have reported more on the alleged birth certificate forgery than mainstream media outlets.

After the publication of the long-form image, members of two Arizona Tea Party groups approached Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to request a formal investigation into its validity.  A “Cold Case Posse” of volunteers was assembled at no cost to taxpayers.  An initial press conference was held on March 1, 2012, at which time lead investigator Michael Zullo and Sheriff Arpaio stated that they had found probable cause to believe that the Selective Service registration form and long-form birth certificate containing Obama’s name were “computer-generated forgeries.”

The press failed to investigate, and the posse held a second press conference on July 17 to state that there was no longer any doubt that the birth certificate image had been created on a computer and not from an original paper document.

Congress would not investigate, and the FBI will not respond to pleas from the public to perform its sworn duty.

On November 9, 2012, Zullo signed an affidavit which outlined the Cold Case Posse’s findings after making two trips to Hawaii and speaking with a former registrar at the Hawaii Department of Health, also noting the reports of Obama’s use of a fraudulent Social Security number.  In a radio interview in September, Zullo had said that Obama “is the only American president that has Soebarkah,” and possibly “Bari M. Shabazz.”  He has provided conflicting accounts of his early life, including that he was born to married parents but also to a young, single mother.  His wife Michelle first reported that his mother was “very young and very single” when Obama was born, and she also called Kenya Obama’s “home country.”

Obama’s biographer had stated that he had been born in Kenya up until 2007, when suddenly the story was changed to say that he was born in Hawaii.

Why would someone’s two birth certificates, Selective Service form, Social Security number, and life story all be fraudulent?

If Obama has committed identity fraud to appear eligible for the presidency or to cover his true past, is the media complicit in the cover-up?  Journalists are expected to investigate, not propagate stories which may not be accurate.

As in the case of Richard Nixon, is the cover-up worse than the crime?

On Tuesday evening, The Post & Email contacted the author of the Progress Michigan article, Jessica Tramontana, with information in the public domain regarding Obama’s documentation with a request for comment:

Hello, I read your story about Sen. Casperson’s comments on a radio show today regarding Barack Obama’s birthplace.

Your executive director stated that questioning Obama’s birthplace is “like believing in Bigfoot…”

Is he aware that a law enforcement entity has declared Obama’s long-form birth certificate, short-form birth certificate, and Selective Service registration form “computer-generated forgeries?”

The Social Security number Obama is using also has been reported to have been “stolen” or not assigned to him:

Would you be willing to comment on these assertions?

Thank you very much.

Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email

We are awaiting Ms. Tramontana’s response.


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