Man, some people just don't know when to quit.
Like the "birther" conspiracy theorists who'll jump on any and every piece of misinformation they can find and broadcast it as proof that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.
Nothing, not even the release of his long-form birth certificate, seems to put them off. And even though their arguments are as pointless and nonsensical as Newt Gingrich's ridiculous "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior" remarks, those squeaky wheels still get lubed up with attention.
So I'm not surprised that they're all hopping up and down again, waving an author's bio of Obama from 1991 around in the air like a victory flag. Oh boy, we've really got him this time!!
I can just see them salivating when they first read these words...
"Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya, and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."
Not so fast. Of course, there's more fool than proof going on here.
Because the blurb comes from a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by literary agency Acton & Dysel (Obama was a client at that time), and the booklet's editor admits it was a mistake, calling it "nothing more than a fact-checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time."
"There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii."
Well, okay then. That's a pretty clear explanation, wouldn't you say? Nope, no, still counts as evidence, apparently. Unbelievable.
Do you think the "birther" conspiracy theories will ever end?
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