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CNN Chief is source of latest "Birther" claim
By Andrew Walden @ 1:51 PM :: 8493 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"...the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. "The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength."  -- Saul Alinsky

by Andrew Walden

After CNN's Lou Dobbs last week demanded Obama's original birth certificate, CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein apparently has told staffers of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" that the issue is a "dead" story.  LINK  

Any such public announcement would of course have the effect of making the conspiracists even more certain that the truth is being suppressed by the media...but it gets worse.

According to Media Bistro's TVNewser webblog:

Klein asked CNN researchers to dig into the question of why Obama couldn't produce the original birth certificate. The researchers contacted the Hawaii Health Dept. and confirmed that paper documents were discarded in 2001 when the department went paperless. That reportedly includes Pres. Obama's original birth certificate.

The Los Angeles Times confirmed TVNewser's account.

The Hawaii DoH director sharply denies this stating that she has personally seen Obama's original birth certificate.  According to the Honolulu Advertiser:

In 2001, Hawai'i's paper documents were reproduced in electronic format but "any paper data prior to that still exists," Health Department spokeswoman Okubo said.

Okubo would not say where Obama's original birth certificate is, but said "we have backups for all of our backups."

And so the Democrat media boss Klein, head of CNN's US operations, is now creating and spreading a new false claim about Obama's birth certificate--that Hawaii has destroyed all paper records.

CNN talkers under Klein -- including Paul Begala and James Carville -- are part of a daily conference call led by Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.  Is Klein also on that call?  Has the White House asked for the upsurge in Birther coverage in order to mask the collapse of Obamacare in Congress?  Don't hold your breath for reporters to ask Klein this question.

The other network keeping the "Birthers" alive?  MSNBC, of course.  Even further to the left than CNN, MSNBC personnel clearly can see how the "Birther" scam helps Obama divert his opponents.

Klein's role is entirely logical because Obama benefits from the diversion of his opponents away from substantive issues such as Socialist Medicine into birth certificate conspiracy theories.  "Birtherism" was started by Democrats and 9-11 trooothers such as Democrat trooother and former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Phil Berg and California dentist/attorney Orly Taitz--a $1000 Democrat donor whose website publishes articles by anti-Semite and 9-11 trooother Devvy Kidd.     

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RELATED: Don't be fooled: Obama was Born in Hawaii

 

If anybody actually questions the leftism of Jon Klein, here is a good example: D.L. Hughley Gets Ugly on Nazi GOP: CNN Boss Jon Klein Told Him 'Anything Goes....Run Amok!'

 

Here is how Klein transmitted the new "Birther" lie to Dobbs.  The lie is four words in the second section: "Paper documents were discarded."

From TVNewser:

----- Original Message -----
From: Klein, Jon (CNN)
Sent: Thu Jul 23 19:00:44 2009
Subject: Important re birth certificate

I asked the political researchers to dig into the question "why couldn't Obama produce the ORIGINAL birth certificate?"

This is what they forwarded. It seems to definitively answer the question. 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.

Thx

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*In 2001 - the state of Hawaii Health Department went paperless.*Paper documents were discarded*The official record of Obama's birth is now an official ELECTRONIC record Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Health Department told the Honolulu Star Bulletin, "At that time, all information for births from 1908 (on) was put into electronic files for consistent reporting," she said.

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Transcript from Lou Dobbs Tonight - 07.23.09

DOBBS: ....And a number of Americans are asking, why not? The left-wing media has attacked me because I simply asked the question. Meanwhile, the state of Hawaii says it can't release a paper copy of the president's original birth certificate because they say the state government discarded the original document when the health department records went electronic some eight years ago.

That explanation, however, has not satisfied some critics. Joining me now, Roland Martin. He's CNN contributor, syndicated columnist. And joining us as well, Congressman Ted Poe.

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