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.)!
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