[eDebate] birth certificate goes mainstream: lou dobbs

Josh jbhdb8
Fri Jul 24 23:54:36 CDT 2009

I have been trying to stay out of this...but the person who replaced Lou
"hates immigrants" Dobbs last week spent thirty minutes de-bunking the Obama
birth certificate issue before Dobbs came back and ignored it.


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 11:52 PM, Old Strega <oldstrega at hotmail.com> wrote:

> despite the freakout over his skepticism about obama's birth certificate,
> lou dobbs will remain @ CNN.  i agree with what lou is saying on TV ---
> obama is an illegal and therefore not qualified to be president according to
> the constitution.   thank god soldiers are contesting the
> "commander-in-chief's" orders to go to afghanistan.   BORN IN KENYA!!!
> http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-cnnobama25-2009jul25%2C0%2C3939176.story
>  By Matea Gold
> July 25, 2009
> Reporting from New York -- CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein told staffers of
> "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on Thursday that the controversy regarding the
> legitimacy of President Obama's birth certificate -- a topic Dobbs has
> avidly pursued on the air -- is a "dead" story.
> But in an interview, the cable news chief left open the possibility that
> Dobbs may continue to raise questions about why the president has not
> produced a long-form birth certificate. The absence of such a record has
> spawned rumors that Obama was not born in the United States, despite plenty
> of evidence to the contrary.
> "He's got more than 30 years as a television journalist, and I trust him,
> as I trust all our reporters and anchors, to exercise their judgment as
> various stories evolve," Klein said of Dobbs, whose daily CNN program is a
> mix of news and opinion.
>    - [image: CNN President Jon Klein declares Obama birther story 'dead']<http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-st-cnn-joe-klein-obama24july2009,0,5131502.storylink>
>    *STORY: * CNN President Jon Klein declares Obama birther story 'dead'<http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-st-cnn-joe-klein-obama24july2009,0,5131502.storylink>
>    - [image: Lou Dobbs and the canard over President Obama's birth]<http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-onthemedia-dobbs-link,0,874276.storylink>
>    *STORY: * Lou Dobbs and the canard over President Obama's birth<http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-onthemedia-dobbs-link,0,874276.storylink>
>   "Certainly if there are future news pegs, then we have to take that
> story as it comes," he added.
> That appeared to be a step back from the stance Klein took in his e-mail
> Thursday, in which he wrote that CNN researchers had determined that
> Hawaiian officials discarded paper documents in 2001. Because of that,
> Obama's long-form birth certificate no longer exists and a shorter
> certificate of live birth that has been made public is the official record,
> they reported.
> "It seems to definitively answer the question," Klein wrote in the e-mail, first
> reported by the website TVNewser<http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn/jon_klein_on_birthers_it_seems_this_story_is_dead_122546.asp>.
> "Since the show's mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he
> should be sure to cite this during your segment tonite. And then it seems
> this story is dead -- because anyone who still is not convinced doesn't
> really have a legitimate beef."
> On Friday, Klein said he was not ordering the staff to drop the story.
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