by Sharon Rondeau

(Jul. 20, 2020) — Editor’s Note:  At 9:00 p.m. EDT Monday, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria hosted a “primetime special” detailing what he says are the “origins of a fabulist president’s biggest lies,” referring to Donald Trump, and “America’s obsession with and susceptibility to conspiracy theories.”

Clearly not an example of unbiased journalism, the promo for the broadcast states, in part:

Donald Trump uses false conspiracy theories to damage perceived enemies, explain away poor polling numbers, or to cover up his own misdoings.  In a new primetime special, Donald Trump’s Conspiracy Theories, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria explores why some people are vulnerable to believing Trump’s conspiracy theories, and whether the damage the president has done to American institutions and global standing can be undone after he someday leaves office…

Although he didn’t invent the lie, Trump launched his political self-invention as the highest profile ‘birther,’ a peddler of the racist accusation that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. The sitting U.S. president has also spun tales to explain away his polls, and shake the faith Americans have in the electoral process. Trump has falsely tweeted that former President Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012 was a ‘total sham,’ and that Sen. Ted Cruz ‘stole’ the 2016 Iowa Republican caucus. Trump has claimed, without evidence, that dead people and non-citizen voters are why Hillary Clinton won nearly three million votes more than he did in 2016…

Zakaria also discusses the challenge and the danger of America’s obsession with and susceptibility to conspiracy theories. Most importantly, Zakaria asks, is Trump setting up a series of conspiracy theories to ensure that tens of millions of people refuse to accept the outcome of the 2020 election and throw America into a constitutional crisis like it may never have seen before?

Zakaria’s guests will include Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, for which Zakaria’s personal website states he is a “contributing editor” in addition to hosting his regular CNN show, “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

Zakaria was educated at Yale and Harvard, his biography states, and he sits on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  His résumé includes positions at PBS, Time, ABC News, and Newsweek International.

Zakaria’s recent columns in The Washington Post include “Biden Finds a Better Way to do ‘America First'” and “Bolton’s Book Reminds Us of the Biggest Problem with Trump,” among others.

In August 2017, Zakaria hosted a CNN broadcast titled, “Why Trump Won” in which he opined that four issues — class, communication, culture and capitalism — played a major role in the outcome of the 2016 election.  Zakaria further expounded, “All these forces have been at work for decades, but in recent years, the Republican Party has been better able to exploit them and identify with those Americans who feel frustrated, anxious, angry — even desperate about the direction that the country is headed in. Donald Trump capitalized on these trends even more thoroughly, speaking openly to people’s economic anxieties, cultural fears, and class rebellion. He promised simple solutions, mostly aimed at others — Mexicans, Muslims, Chinese people and, of course, the elites and the media.”

In advance of the broadcast, citizen Tom Arnold (not the actor) contacted Zakaria and other CNN personalities, writing:

Would it surprise you, Mr Zakaria, if I told you that “birtherism” is NOT a conspiracy theory?  Rather, it is a fact which is supported by a ton of evidence, not the least of which is that Nancy Pelosi, the DNC, and others conspired with “Obama” to have his name unconstitutionally placed on various states’ general election ballots in 2008.  Why do you suppose they did this?

The Theory is Now a Conspiracy And Facts Don’t Lie

The Theory is Now a Conspiracy And Facts Don’t Lie, The Mistake, The Evidence, The Coverup, Constitution, Obama …

Also, “Barack Hussein Obama” (or whatever his real name and identity is) provided personal background information for a bio which was published in 1991 and stated that he was “Kenyan-born.”  The bio and its content remained intact and unchallenged for sixteen years until 2007, and we all know what happened then!  By the way, Mr Zakaria and CNN, do you suppose “Obama” forgot (for sixteen years!) to proofread his own bio?  Doesn’t all of this make him THE ORIGINAL “BIRTHER?”

The Vetting – Exclusive – Obama’s Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: ‘Born …

Joel B. Pollak

Note from Senior Management: Andrew Breitbart was never a “Birther,” and Breitbart News is a site that has never…

“Obama’s” purported Hawaiian birth certificate, which he released to the public in 2011 amid nagging questions from Donald Trump and others about where he was born IS A FORGERY.  IT HAS BEEN EXAMINED BY FORENSIC DOCUMENT EXPERTS AND FOUND BEYOND DOUBT TO BE A PIECED-TOGETHER, PHOTO-SHOPPED, AMATEURISH FORGERY.

Scientific Evidence: Obama Birth Certificate Copy Proven Fake And Forged…

So, Mr Zakaria and CNN, known as “America’s Most Trusted News Source!”
In addition to CNN anchors, Arnold copied the email to dozens of media figures at Fox News Channel and other outlets including Townhall.com, ABC News, MSNBC, Newsmax, Arizona Republic, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Rush Limbaugh, CBS News, WorldNetDaily, and The Washington Post. Not overlooked was the Trump Organization.  Finally, Arnold directed the email to U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut John Durham, who is conducting an investigation into the origins of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” probe based on the false theory that the 2016 Trump campaign was “colluding” with the Kremlin to impact the election.


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  1. The leftist propaganda machine comprised of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC are public enemy number one. And make no mistake, FOX is far from perfect.

  2. CDR Kerchner: Only trouble is- a lot of these people who should go to jail are in our CIA and elsewhere throughout our federal government (past and present). They had enough POWER AND INFLUENCE (and corruption and anti-American ideology) to get a communist-mentored, radically-disposed, Muslim, Arab American (not African American!), racially-driven, constitutionally ineligible, impostor on our states’ general election ballots and elected to our land’s Highest Office. And, they did it TWICE! I’m beginning to believe that the SICK TREASONOUS TRUTH, as I like to call it, will not be told in its entirety and that no one who was/is a principal in these crimes and other offenses being investigated will be held accountable or go to federal prison in our lifetimes. And, that probably means that they NEVER will. WE SEEM TO BE GIVING UP (AS IN SURRENDERING) A REASONABLY TIMELY OPPORTUNITY FOR AMERICA TO STOP LIVING THE LIES OF “OBAMA,” THE DNC, THE CIA, AND OTHER TRAITORS LIKE THEM. I DO HOPE AND PRAY THAT WE CAN TAKE BACK OUR CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC FROM THESE ENEMIES. I confess that I am not always completely happy with President Trump and his current administration, but I’M DARN SURE, FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, TRYING TO DO MY PART TO SEE HIM RE-ELECTED. THE “SWAMP” HAS NOT BEEN FULLY IDENTIFIED OR DRAINED YET!

  3. Many thanks to all of the writers and commenters to this website over the years that uphold the fact that aka Obama – or whatever his name is – was never a constitutional president of the United States of America.

    Shame to all persons that aided and abetted aka Obama’s two illegal presidencies and their refusal to investigate this foreign spy, before, during, and after the presidential terms of office.

  4. Barack Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate has been treated like a national treasure. One may not view, examine, or discussed the document in polite society without being verbally persecuted and called names. The Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the H-bomb are not so well protected as that birth certificate
    For years Obama and his surrogates have deflected the issue which in my opinion has only led to more increased suspicion that something is wrong. His Administration first claimed that only a Certification of Live Birth (COLB) or short form birth certificate existed. There was no long form birth certificate and anyone who said there should be, was mocked and called a “birther.” Then it was claimed that the long form birth certificate that did not exist, did exist, but the governor of Hawaii after searching everywhere, could not find it. So the long form birth certificate that didn’t exist, but then did exist, but couldn’t be found, mystically appeared at a “pencil and paper only” Whitehouse press gaggle, 6000 miles away from Hawaii; but only a copy of a PDF copy, not a certified copy, could be viewed.

    What a coup it would’ve been for Obama to holdup a certified copy of his Hawaiian Birth Certificate with a big Cheshire Cat smile on his face and proclaim, “Look you stupid ‘birthers’; here is my Hawaiian birth certificate. Now shut up or Lois Lerner (IRS) will audit you and the NSA will spy on you.” But he did not do that. His handlers would not let him near the damn thing. He avoided the document like the Corona virus.

    A birth certificate is nothing more than a piece of paper that includes signatures and statistical data. In the case of Obama, it should be a record of his 1961 live birth in Hawaii. Thousands of records like it are created every day all over the world. Societies create and keep these records so they can be looked at. Yet, the Obama document is hidden away as though anyone who viewed it, would be turned to stone. Why? If the document were lost or stolen, Hawaii, for a few bucks, would surely give him another one.

    Hence, Mr. Obama please put an end to this. Show the country the certified copy of your birth certificate obtained by you, at your request, from the Hawaiian Department of Health, during the April 2011 time-period. If for some reason you no longer have it, please obtain another from the HDOH and show that. If you cannot afford the fee, many of us will gladly contribute to the fee and other associated costs.

  5. Thank you CDR Kerchner. I am glad CNN is finally bringing this up. The reason it did not happen much earlier is because the fake news media and other protectors of Obama did not want the issue of The Obama Fraud revisited. CNN made a mistake. They all know Obama is an ineligible, identity fraud con-artist and have since 2008. I hope President Trump takes this opportunity to fully reveal and act on the truth…soon. It might be the only way for him to save his Presidency and our Constitutional Republic. The concern of, “riots in the streets”, if Obama is gone after no longer applies as the riots are already here…………

  6. CNN is finally bringing up the real reason Obama and his enablers fear Trump, the primary motive behind Obama and gang trying to stop him from being elected, trying to stop him from freely governing, trying to undermine and impeachment him, … i.e., his questioning Obama’s online PDF birth certificate and other documents, which are proven forgeries. This gives Trump the opportunity to revisit the issue, at a time and place of his choosing. This will backfire on Obama and CNN. And I hope it does, big time. Obama the benefactor and user of the forged documents and his gang of forgers need to go to jail.

    Obama’s Birth Certificate & Other Key Docs (Draft Reg Card) Forged – Expert Reports: https://www.scribd.com/lists/3166684/Obama-s-Birth-Cert-Other-Key-Docs-Draft-Reg-Card-Forged-Expert-Reports CDR Kerchner (Ret) — http://www.ProtectOurLiberty.org

  7. Bill, Sidney Powell stated yesterday that she has filed a Motion with the DC Court of Appeals and that a decision may be forthcoming from the court “this week”.

  8. Sidney Powell needs to publicly adopt the Flynn Obama BC issue once USCA dcc en banc is denied — that is IF if it is denied this week

    A Not so improbable situation— then on to Texas and the 2020 general election