WHEN NO HOSPITAL IN THE U.S. HAS CONFIRMED IT?
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 whitehouse.gov 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some legal scholars believe that a birth on U.S. soil is sufficient to confer “natural born” status, others point to historical references in the Congressional Globe and other writings which specifically invoke the citizenship of the parents in addition to the birthplace of the child.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.”
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.