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David Emery, About.com, Urban Legends, Birther Wackiness Continues, NY Times, Obama birth certificate, Kenya, COLB, Elitist smears

“He jests at scars, that never felt a wound.”…Shakespeare

 

Why dost David Emery of About.com (aka NY Times) jest?

“‘Birther’ Wackiness Continues with Release of Obama’s ‘Kenyan Birth Certificate'”

William Shakespeare, once again, waxes pertinent.

“Horatio:
He waxes desperate with imagination.

Marcellus:
Let’s follow. ‘Tis not fit thus to obey him.

Horatio:
Have after. To what issue will this come?

Marcellus:
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”…Shakespeare, Hamlet Act 1, scene 4

 

I perform a great many internet searches and today, quite by accident, or perchance divine inspiration, was confronted with an article by David Emery dated August 3, 2009  on About.com.

“‘Birther’ Wackiness Continues with Release of Obama’s ‘Kenyan Birth Certificate'”

“One of the myriad alternative-reality scenarios promulgated by “birthers” — the folks who maintain that Barack Obama’s presidency is illegitmate because, supposedly, he has never released a valid birth certificate or proven he’s a natural-born citizen — is that he was actually born in Kenya.

The first and only “evidence” proffered to support that theory surfaced just yesterday in the form of a document allegedly proving that Obama was, in fact, born at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya in 1961.”

The word document, highlighted above, links to a Citizen Wells article with news of an alleged Kenyan birth certificate.

The article goes on to state:

“it only took about a nanosecond for reality-based debunkers to prove the “Kenyan birth certificate” a fake”

Reality based?

The article then states:

“The debacle shines a light on two fatal flaws of the birther movement: one, their blatantly inconsistent and prejudicial standards of evidence — i.e., they’re perfectly willing to accept (and circulate) unsourced photographs of an unvetted document as “proof” of foreign birth, while dismissing out of hand a state-issued, state-validated U.S. birth certificate; and two, what the foregoing reveals about their true motives — i.e, despite their protestations, they have no interest whatsoever in truth, accuracy, or “protecting” the U.S. Constitution, but are bent, rather, on delegitimizing Obama’s presidency at any cost and by any means possible.”

Read more:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2009/08/03/birther-wackiness-continues-with-release-of-obamas-kenyan-birth-certificate.htm

I am going to email David Emery and ask what his motivation was for producing this inaccurate and insulting article.

One of the first clues for his motivation is this fact from the bottom of the website:

About.com, a part of The New York Times Company.

You remember the NY Times. They are the ones who withheld the important ACORN story until after the 2008 election.

Mr. Emery states “their blatantly inconsistent and prejudicial standards of evidence” when he hasn’t a clue about what he is talking about.

He goes on to state “while dismissing out of hand a state-issued, state-validated U.S. birth certificate.”

He ends with “but are bent, rather, on delegitimizing Obama’s presidency at any cost and by any means possible.”

David Emery, even Lou Dobbs while at CNN, of all places, questioned Obama’s birth certificate. He also was paying attention when he stated that the alleged COLB was a piece of paper that referred to another piece of paper.

Mr. Emery, I am well educated with a strong background. I do not refer to myself as a birther. I am an American, natural born citizen, who believes that the US Constitution is the supreme law of the land. I also keep things simple. Can you answer this simple question?

Why has Obama employed a legion of private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?