1/8/12

Brett Baier's Birther Dog Whistle


Yesterday on Fox News' supposed "straight news" program Special Report with Brett Baier, Baier gave a story about birthers still trying to prove Obama was not born in the United States.

First, he gave a preview:



And then the story:



BAIER: And now, some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine. A state judge in Georgia has denied a motion by the Obama administration to dismiss a complaint challenging the president's eligibility to be on the ballot there. Attorney Orly Taitz filed the complaint back in November on behalf of a Georgia resident, contending President Obama is not a natural-born citizen and therefore should not be on the March presidential primary in Georgia.
You will remember last year, the White House released the president's long-form birth certificate. However, Taitz, along with many others in the so-called birther movement, is still not satisfied. Some in that movement call it a fake. Others say the real issue is that he's not a natural-born citizen. A hearing has now been set for January 26. The president's lawyer in Atlanta says he's optimistic the judge will decide in the president's favor.
Hey Brett, aren't you missing something? Obama WAS BORN HERE. It's a wonder on whether he didn't say it because it's already obvious where Obama was born or he's pandering to the 63% of his audience which don't believe he was born here or don't know.

Shepard Smith is fighting this War on Misinformation solo at Fox News unfortunately.




SMITH: Well, he has produced a birth certificate. It shows his mother gave birth to him in Hawaii. It is stamped and sealed by the state of Hawaii. It is confirmed, and Fox News can confirm the president of the United States is a citizen of the United States, period.
And that was two days before the White House actually released the long-form birth certificate.

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