Joseph Farah Explains Why Obama Birth Certificate Story is Still Alive
WASHINGTON -- How did a supposedly "bogus" story questioning Barack Obama's eligibility for the presidency get to the top of the news budgets of every major media outlet in the country?
It didn't happen by accident.
Three months ago, Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WorldNetDaily.com, the largest independent news source on the Internet, hatched a plan to do just that.
Frustrated by the lack of coverage of what he considered to be an issue of extraordinary importance, Farah launched a national billboard campaign asking the question: "Where's the birth certificate?"
"The plan was to create some buzz" to get people talking about a grave constitutional issue," he explained. "Before that campaign began, this really was a dead story, other than in WND. Now, every major media outlet is covering it -- if only in covering the tracks of their previous ineptitude and negligence."
The facts are simple, says Farah.
No controlling legal authority in America ever checked to see if Obama was a "natural born citizen" as the Constitution requires. They took at face value Obama's story as told in his autobiography and accepted a document he released that could never prove his eligibility. Farah says the release of Obama's long-form birth certificate is vitally necessary even to begin proper vetting as to his constitutional qualifications.
As WorldNetDaily.com has reported, Obama has also failed to release his school records, his Occidental College records, his Columbia University records, his Columbia thesis, his Harvard Law School records, his Harvard Law Review articles, his scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, his passport, his medical records and his files from his years as an Illinois state legislator.
"A Question of Eligibility," the first major DVD documentary on the eligibility issue, will debut on Obama's birthday, Aug. 4.
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