“VERY FAKE NEWS” OMITS FORGERY CONCLUSIONS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 25, 2017) — In an effort apparently intended to discredit Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, CNN on Wednesday published an article focusing attention on Moore’s questioning of Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility for the office of president, labeling him a “birther.”
The article focused on several statements and interviews Moore has given since 2008 in which he joined then-businessman Donald Trump and millions of other Americans in questioning whether or not Obama is a “natural born Citizen,” as Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires for the nation’s chief executive.
Radio host Andrea Shea King brought the matter to this writer’s and others’ attention in a Friday morning email in which she correctly reported that CNN misspelled her first name when referencing a March 2009 radio interview she conducted with Moore on the subject.
At the time, Moore commented that Obama had not released what was later termed his “long-form” birth certificate which in early 2011 Donald Trump very publicly demanded. During the interview and quoted by CNN, Moore had told King, “The press doesn’t mention them and the courts continually reject them. I don’t understand it; I think — they can holler political question all they wish, but it’s a simple fact that if he’s not a natural-born citizen, he’s not qualified to be President, and I don’t care who he is.”
On April 27, 2011, the White House released what it said was a PDF scan of a certified copy of Obama’s original birth record obtained from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH). Within hours, however, the image was declared a forgery by several computer and graphics experts whose position did not change over the ensuing months and years.
In its article, CNN failed to report that a criminal investigation conducted by the then-Maricopa County Cold Case Posse, a volunteer arm of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), declared in three press conferences over a more-than-five-year period that the long-form birth certificate image could not have emanated from a paper document.
In the third presser, which took place on December 15, 2016, lead investigator and former detective Mike Zullo revealed that two different forensic analysts probing the image from two different disciplines and two different continents arrived at very similar conclusions to his own.
Moore, who twice served as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, wrote a dissenting opinion when the court responded to a lawsuit claiming that the Alabama Secretary of State failed to vet Obama and other candidates for presidential eligibility in 2012. In his opinion, Moore stated that it should have been incumbent upon the state’s election official to verify the qualifications of each presidential candidate.
Dozens of civil lawsuits were brought challenging Obama’s constitutional eligibility beginning in August 2008, with none being heard on the merits. Currently, one suit remains active in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, as plaintiff Cody Robert Judy on Monday requested a rehearing en banc after a three-judge panel affirmed a lower court’s ruling that his case is “frivolous.”
Trump has long called CNN “fake news” and, more recently, “very fake news.” Just before the release of the long-form birth certificate image, the first “cable news network” ran a two-part special hosted by Anderson Cooper claiming that the “short-form” birth certificate image posted on Obama’s 2008 campaign website is authentic despite many experts’ claims to the contrary.
Part 2 of the series in which a screenshot of microfilm was strongly suggested to be from Obama’s original birth record was removed from the web several years ago without explanation.
As with the evidence supportive of the theory that DNC staffer Seth Rich was killed in July 2016 for contact he might have had with WikiLeaks, the many credible reports issued prior to the criminal investigation stating that Obama was born in Indonesia or Kenya have been ignored by such sources as The Washington Post, The New York Times,, and CNN itself.
The Post and the AP have both issued conflicting accounts to Obama’s public life narrative which remain unexplained to this day, with the former claiming he was “raised in the Kansas heartland” and the latter that Obama went with with mother to live in Indonesia at age 2, not 6.
Other than local Arizona media, television news has failed to report the findings of the Maricopa County investigation at any point in its more than five-year history. The Associated Press and other mainstream outlets have attempted to minimize Zullo’s December revelations by stressing that because then-Sheriff Joseph Arpaio would be leaving office on January 1, the investigation would soon be “closed.”
As if in lockstep, the mainstream media has insisted that the claim that Obama’s long-form birth certificate is a forgery has been “debunked,” but not by whom.
Arpaio and Zullo stated from the outset that the investigation did not focus on Obama’s birthplace, but rather, the fact that an image said to be a representation of his original birth record was created on a computer and released to the public “with the intent to deceive.”
Also found to be fraudulent and made public at the first press conference on March 1, 2012 is Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form. When Zullo and Arpaio asked to see the original form or a certified copy at Selective Service System offices, then-SSS Director Lawrence Romo refused, suggesting that Obama’s records and others of that era had been destroyed.
CNN does not have open comments to Wednesday’s article.
According to a recent poll, Moore is leading Republican run-off opponent and current seated U.S. Senator Luther Strange by a considerable margin. Since neither candidate won 50% or more of the vote on August 15, a runoff election will take place on September 26 to determine the Republican candidate for the December special election to fill the seat vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.