How Does the MSM Purport to Know Where Obama was Born…


by Sharon Rondeau

(Jan. 14, 2018) — An article written by David Caplan of “Good Morning America” positively states that Barack Hussein Obama II was “born in the U.S., in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961.”

Like many mainstream media articles issued since former Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio announced he is running for the U.S. Senate last Tuesday, Caplan’s assertion was made in an apparent attempt to sidestep an issue on which Arpaio focused in an interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday night: that his 5+-year investigation into the “long-form” birth certificate image posted on the White House website shows that it was created on a computer and not from a real, paper document.

Almost universally, mainstream media outlets have characterized the investigation as one which sought to confirm where Obama was born or if he is a “natural born Citizen” rather than whether or not the image posted at on April 27, 2011 is authentic.

It is well-known by the media and the public that the U.S. Constitution requires the president and commander-in-chief to be a “natural born Citizen,” a term of art not precisely defined by the Framers in the nation’s founding documents.

While some legal scholars believe that a birth on U.S. soil is sufficient to confer “natural born” status, others point to historical references in the Congressional Globe and other writings which specifically invoke the citizenship of the parents in addition to the birthplace of the child.

Arpaio’s investigation of the image was prompted by 242 constituents who expressed concern that initial reports that it is not a genuine representation of a real, paper document would disenfranchise their votes in the 2012 presidential election.

Initially confident that a cursory examination of the image would “clear the president,” Arpaio delegated the probe to his “Cold Case Posse,” one of dozens of volunteer posses assisting his office to safeguard the people of America’s fourth-largest county.

On many occasions, Arpaio has made it clear that learning or confirming Obama’s birthplace was never the goal of the investigation. Rather, it focused on the creation of what Arpaio calls a “phony” document which his lead investigator, Mike Zullo, has said was released to the public “with the intent to deceive.”

A mainstream media figure claiming to have looked into Obama’s background is former FNC host Bill O’Reilly, who reported that the “short-form” birth certificate image posted in 2008 at a number of websites is an authentic representation of the events surrounding Obama’s purported birth in Honolulu on August 4, 1961. Curiously, O’Reilly additionally claimed to have received a copy of the document from the state of Hawaii when to release a copy of a vital record to anyone without “a direct and tangible interest in the record” is a violation of law.

Another “investigation” conducted by CNN’s Gary Tuchman showed former Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino averring that Obama was born in the Aloha State just before the release of the “long-form” image on April 27, 2011 amid questions as to why she took the authority to find the alleged document and speak publicly about its contents given the state’s privacy laws, which CNN mischaracterized in its report.

Just three months before, newly-elected Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie had said that he was unable to locate Obama’s original birth certificate within the state “archives.”

Zullo has stated in a number of radio appearances that a high-ranking official at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, where Obama says he was born, said that the event “never happened.” No other hospital in Hawaii, in the United States or the world has claimed to have been Obama’s birthplace.

On Wednesday, Arpaio told CNN’s Chris Cuomo in regard to Obama, “I didn’t care where the president came from” (10:41 in video).  We have the evidence; nobody will talk about it…you’re gonna hear more about this fake, phony birth certificate.”

In response, Cuomo insisted that Arpaio’s investigation was an attempt to “delegitimize a sitting president of the United States” and that Obama “was born in this country” without presenting any evidence of his own.

A myriad of news outlets have touted Trump’s “admission” of September 16, 2016 when he stated at a press event that Obama “was born in the United States” given that he was the first public figure to demand that Obama release his “long-form” birth certificate to prove it.

The day prior, The Washington Post quoted Trump as having said that rather than casting a shadow over his candidacy, the “birther” issue “hangs over the reporters.”




5 Responses to "How Does the MSM Purport to Know Where Obama was Born…"

  1. Dr. Lou   Monday, January 15, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    The Media’s awkward and absurdly stupid attemps to obfuscate the issue of Obamas fraudulent birth certificate and selective service registration can be explained by the following: “oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive!” When Obamas fraud is exposed the Left Wing Media will become superfluous! Thank God!!!

  2. Cort Wrotnowski   Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    This may be the point that needs to be relentlessly hammered away at. Perhaps another letter writing campaign to Congress. Recite the fraud and ask the congressman to identify where he was born.

  3. Cody Robert Judy   Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    #USA has suffered near irreparable #CivilRights wound at hands of #HillaryClinton & #BarackObama It’s #Buried & #CoveredUp under Tomb of #MLKDay @realDonaldTrump #MAGA #Birther #Utpol #MSM Celebrates? @CodyRobertJudy weeps! @ABC2020 @NBCNews @CBSNews @FoxNews #shame #Election2016

  4. Robert Laity   Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:50 AM

    A Natural Born Citizen is one born in the United States to Parents who are both US Citizens themselves.-Ruling of the United States Supreme Court in Minor v Happersett, (1875),

  5. Gary Wilmott   Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    How Does the MSM Purport to Know Where Obama was Born…? Answer: By abrogating any obligation to upheld the essential principles and practices of honest and accurate journalism. Specifically the mainstream media and cable news no longer have an obligation to the truth. They have no loyalty to the citizens, i.e., their viewers and listeners. In fact their loyalty is to their employer and their own personal job security or their own personal biases. There is no effort made now to verify stories if the message is one that they do not agree with or wish to avoid. The pundits and so-called journalists are not interested in independence but would rather promote self-interest at the expense of the truth and accuracy in reporting. There is no open-mindedness or intellectual curiosity to dig deeper. No public discussion is allowed. Guests are routinely cut-off, ridiculed and insulted if their message/story is one that the establishment media is dead set against.
    In their book the Elements of Journalism authors Kovach and Rosenstiel state, “The first task of the new journalist/sense maker is to verify what information is reliable and then order it so people can grasp it efficiently.” A part of this new journalistic responsibility is “to provide citizens with the tools they need to extract knowledge for themselves from the undifferentiated flood or rumor, propaganda, gossip, fact, assertion, and allegation the communications system now produces.” Geeeez is their anyone….ANYONE out their today on radio or TV who follows these professional guidelines? I think not.
    Thank goodness we have Sharon Rondeau here at The Post Email who always presents an objective, fair and thoughtful story or analysis based on the facts.


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