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|05-31-2012, 06:44 AM||#1|
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Breitbart Resurrected Birther Dragon
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"One wonderful detail that’s being underplayed in the current Donald Trump Magical Birther Tour™, now sponsored by The Mitt Romney Campaign®, is that Trump was set back in motion by a story so slight, even its own authors dismissed its Constitutional implications. Despite their protestations that they “never advocated” Birtherism, Breitbart.com has managed to launch the discredited racist narrative into an unprecedented orbit. Even funnier is that the same site declared that “Donald Trump finally slew the Birther Dragon” when President Obama beclowned him at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last year.
A few weeks ago, Breitbart.com‘s Joel Pollak published an expose´ of President Obama that revealed some sloppy work by an assistant at a literary agent’s office. They unearthed a 1991 trade booklet which said that future POTUS Barack Obama “was born in Kenya,” but they insisted they did not want anyone to draw the conclusion that President Obama was born in Kenya. Their “theory” was that he just wanted people to think that in 1991, a theory that evaporated the next day when the editor responsible for the booklet said she made the mistake, not Obama.
The answer to “What kind of moron would actually take Breitbart.com’s pamphlet-gate seriously?” was answered this week: Mitt Romney’s kind of moron, Donald J. Trump.
What makes this development especially hilarious is that the site has been fairly consistent in its contempt of the Birther movement, but not for the reasons you might think. Their problem with the Birther movement isn’t that it’s racist, it’s that it gives the media a chance to call conservatives racist. From Breitbart.com’s John Nolte:
I’ve never doubted Obama was born in the United States, mainly because there was no way the Ambition Machines we call the Clintons would’ve ever let something like that pass. I also believe the White House and their partners in the MSM love the Birther issue because it allows for them to scream “racism” at the Right — their favorite political weapon.
It’s like being mad at tornadoes for giving reporters a chance to call homes “devastated.” Many in the conservative media also accuse the dreaded Lamestream media of “keeping the Birther controversy alive,” despite the parade of conservative media figures and politicians who constantly bring it up, which is, again, like claiming that weather reporters are keeping tornadoes alive."
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