“FAKE NEWS” IS ALL AROUND US
by Sharon Rondeau
“We learned…that Obama’s birth certificate is fake,” Gutfeld said sarcastically while reciting the litany of alleged “conspiracies.”
But Gutfeld’s sarcasm is misplaced and his statement false.
The long-form birth certificate image represented to be a scan of a certified copy of Barack Hussein Obama’s original birth record has been concluded by two forensics analysts and a 5+-year criminal investigation to be fraudulent, with investigators in Maricopa County, AZ deeming it a “computer-generated forgery.”
Contrary to that which was reported by Fox News’s “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier on January 2, the White House has never addressed the claims. In the broadcast, Baier erroneously termed former Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, who commissioned the birth certificate investigation, the former “Phoenix Metro sheriff.”
Shortly after a short-form Certification of Live Birth bearing Obama’s name was posted on June 12, 2008 at The Daily KOS, it, too, was declared a forgery by several analysts. It did not appear on the White House website until after the long-form forgery was uploaded and presented to the American people as authentic on April 27, 2011.
The mainstream media accommodating to Obama in parroting his claim that the image, termed a forgery by several graphics professionals almost immediately after it was posted, was an accurate representation of his birth certificate showing that he was born in Honolulu, HI on August 4, 1961 at 7:24 p.m.
In a press conference later that morning in which Obama claimed the long-form image to have provided “more information about the place of my birth,” the White House posted the short-form birth certificate image in a different color scheme than it originally appeared at KOS. Neither image bears the customary raised seal indicative of an official government-issued birth certificate.
Fox News is one of the major media companies which have failed to report on the credible evidence gathered by Arpaio and chief investigator Michael Zullo in the birth certificate probe, which was launched in August 2011 and officially concluded last month. In March 2012, Zullo himself reported that Sean Hannity had invited him to appear on his show following an initial press conference announcing the findings of forgery to that point but that Hannity’s producer canceled the interview.
Why Gutfeld would joke and mislead his audience about the conclusions reached by Zullo, Arpaio and the two independent forensic analysts, as explained at a third and final press conference on December 15, is an open question.
None of the other four co-hosts corrected Gutfeld nor made any comment about his misleading claim.
It is unknown whether or not the incoming Trump administration will open an investigation into the findings of the Maricopa County team to determine if any laws were broken. In 2011, Trump was labeled the leader of the “birther” movement which allegedly claimed that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, and the press has not held back in exhibiting its dislike for him as a result, among other reasons.
Obama has claimed that some Americans see him as “foreign.“