Following is a continuation of the now-infamous interview of Ben Shapiro, the Editor-at-Large of Breitbart.com, by Tea Party Power Hour talk-show host, Mark Gillar on Saturday, March 17, 2012. The Author was Mark’s second guest in the segment that followed on the same broadcast.
Mark Gillar: I’m going to…put you in a tough situation because it’s a subject that nobody wants to talk about, but you said “if you have tips, contact us.” Why isn’t the mainstream media covering the eligibility issue? ….we have a birth certificate that looks like it was cut and pasted together with Elmer’s Glue. We’ve got a Social Security Card that won’t pass E-Verify. We have a Selective Service Card where the Pica Stamp is clearly faked…. You’re an intelligent guy. I know you understand computers. I could send you tapes that I’ve made of why this thing is fake, but yet the mainstream media is yawning at this, and so are a lot of conservative media outlets. Why?
Shapiro: Well, you know, I’m one of the people who yawns at it, because I just…I…I think it’s…I think that the amount of conspiratorial intent that would have to go into falsifying this stuff from forty years ago…
Okay. Let me explain to Ben what that statement makes abundantly clear. It’s quite obvious to any of us who have actually looked into this – that would be “investigated” it, Ben – where you got that line of “reasoning.” Here it is, from the always-reliable Annenburg Foundation’s FactCheck.org (posted on August 21, 2008 – desperately attempting to douse this fire before the November election some 9-10 weeks away at the time.)
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Of course, it’s distantly possible that Obama’s grandparents may have planted the announcement just in case their grandson needed to prove his U.S. citizenship in order to run for president someday. We suggest that those who choose to go down that path should first equip themselves with a high-quality tinfoil hat. The evidence is clear: Barack Obama was born in the U.S.A. (At least their moniker isn’t “Fair and Balanced” or “The No-Spin Zone,” because they, like PolitiFact, Snopes, and even Wikipedia, are clearly neither as I document ad nauseam in O’Reilly!)
Okay. Call it a Red Herring or a Straw Man (the intent is the same – to distract and/or mislead), it is also what one learns in Seventh Grade English Class to be a “faulty dilemma” – a circumstance or event represented as having only two possible explanations, when there are clearly others. So, according to FactCheck, either the birth announcement (two sources, one announcement, so not “corroborating testimonies” as is universally held) was “planted” by the grandparents (totally allowable under HI law, as extensively documented in the book) “just in case their grandson needed to prove his U.S. citizenship in order to run for president someday.” Of course, this is an easily recognized and dismissed absurdity (even to those of us who didn’t go to Harvard Law, Ben) or, it is proof positive that he was born here (in Hawaii, and thus in the U.S.)!
The totally plausible, and far more likely explanation, of course, is that they did it in order to afford to their grandson the abundant advantages which accrue to all U.S. citizens. There is an entire industry in the U.S. today known as Birth Tourism, which exists for the very purpose of bestowing such coveted privileges on the children of non-U.S. citizen parents. The U.S. is the only country in the world at this late date which still allows this practice.
Meanwhile, O’Reilly, one of the “subjects” of my book, claims to have “discovered” this information (the “twin” birth announcements). He also arrogantly and absurdly tells fellow “non-conspirator” Karl Rove that “We’ve done the investigation!” (Rove’s own theory that the O. Admin. orchestrated all of this simply to embarrass the “fringe” Right is, indeed, a conspiracy theory!) As an aside, while I did not set out to make BO’s legitimacy the subject of my entire book, the evidence of both fraud and cover-up – by all concerned – was so massive that I ended up writing in excess of 155,000 words on the subject! And yet, just before the above conclusion in the same the “FactCheck,” we find this gem:
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We think our colleagues at PolitiFact.com, who also dug into some of these loopy theories, put it pretty well: “It is possible that Obama conspired his way to the precipice of the world’s biggest job, involving a vast network of people and government agencies over decades of lies.”
Actually, the “vast network” of lies (also extensively documented in O’Reilly) have all taken place in roughly the last five years, since 2007 – although as only the Postman knows, the preparation of the marionette started at about the mid-way point of his life.)
“Anything’s possible. But step back and look at the overwhelming evidence to the contrary…
I hardly need recite the astonishing lack of evidence for anyone who is a regular reader of this site, of course, but the Annenburg Foundation’s (former employer of both Bill Ayers and Barack Obama) FactCheck, just like you, Ben, refers to the “overwhelming evidence.” Could we please see even one scrap? I’m still waiting for him to unseal (or “find”) his school records, starting with Kindergarten and continuing on through three separate prestigious colleges, and his time as President of the Harvard Law Review. There is not a single paper out there published by the reputed “most able writer to win the presidency since Lincoln” – unless one reads my friend Jack Cashill’s Deconstructing Obama. In this book, Jack proves beyond any doubt that Bill “Just-a-guy-who-lives-in-my-neighborhood” Ayers, wrote Dreams from My Father), and, continuing on, the records regarding his disbarment. Amazingly, the President of the United States no longer maintains a law license, nor does his wife– his Illinois State Senate records, his passport records, and his health records are mysteriously unavailable. Pretty overwhelming alright…!
…and your sense of what’s reasonable has to take over.”
“Reasonable”…like spending three to four years and millions of dollars – I have copies of actual Perkins & Coie Law Office billing records in the Appendix of O’Reilly – fighting in court to this very day on multiple fronts the release or examination of the original documents of which he claims before the whole world that he has bona fide copies posted on his official website? Yep, that’s reasonable in the Left’s apparently distant galaxy, at least!
And so, Ben, I suggest that that was perhaps the extent of your “research”!
Shapiro (Continued): ….it’s just…it’s too heavy, and…there’s no, you know, to my knowledge, there’s no evidence to suggest this…and I just don’t believe it. I know there are people who are concerned with this. I think it’s a waste of resources. Number one I don’t think it’s true, and number two, even if it were true, it would have no impact on the political debate, because nobody is going to do anything about it. So it’s a waste of resources, and a waste of time, and it makes people look like kooks, even if they aren’t. So I would recommend that…I would really recommend that people drop this topic, and focus on who this president is, as opposed to…an issue that is not going to be an issue in this election cycle, and something I believe to be baseless anyway.”
What you really mean, Ben, is that you don’t want to believe it! While there is a mountain of additional evidence, Sheriff Arpaio’s Posse has already provided enough to start legal proceedings, and NO ONE – who isn’t afraid of the truth – could even peruse the Posse’s findings without being floored by the sheer volume and irrefutable nature of the evidence. But you, Ben, “just don’t believe it”? A bit of an odd statement coming from someone who refuses to even consider the matter, don’t you think, Ben?
With respect, Ben, I find that to be breathtaking in its not-uncharacteristic pairing of arrogance and ignorance – common bedfellows of the willfully (and woefully) un- or mis-informed!Gillar: Why can’t one more issue be brought on the table?
And with that, I’ll end this portion of my diatribe…to be continued in the third installation of my “Open Letter to Ben Shapiro” in the coming days!
Tom Ballantyne – Author of Oh Really, O’Reilly!
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