Editors Note: At the tea party convention there was as a verbal sparring between WorldNetDaily’s founder and CEO Joseph Farah and Andrew Breitbart the web entrepreneur and founder of Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Hollywood. Today Farah and a writer at Big Journalism both revisited the issue. Below is an excerpt of the article from Big Journalism. (the Farah article is here) One other thought, how do Breitbart and his writers respond to Sarah Palin saying questioning Obama’s eligibility is a valid position?
Some people will tell you that there is no such thing as a stupid question. They’re wrong. People ask stupid questions all the time. It becomes a problem when people do it on purpose.
The “we’re just asking questions” rationale seems to be the explanation du jour for the tiresome and self-destructive continuing “Birther” fixation of some journalists who purport to be on the Right. As depicted in a fairly straightforward Washington Independent article, WorldNetDaily Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farah used his Friday night dinner speech at the Tea Party convention to “raise questions” about the President Obama’s citizenship, much to the disgust of other attendees, including Andrew Breitbart. “It’s self-indulgent, it’s narcissistic, it’s a losing issue,” Breitbart told one of Farah’s minions, his frustration evident
Let me add a few more adjectives. It’s “stupid,” “irrational” and “destructive” of everything we are fighting for. The movement might as well take out its figurative .45, aim directly at its foot, and pull the trigger. And, according to a new book by John Avlon, “Birtherism” began on the Left.
These are the same tactics that have been deployed against us for as long as we can remember –charges leveled not to be proven but to merely insinuate. There’s no real question being raised here – the question, such as it was, was answered in November 2008 when the voters elected President Obama fair and square. He won. We lost – at least until the Congressional elections this fall. More specifically, the whole “birth certificate” argument – which was raised and discredited because of its complete lack of merit – lost, clearly and decisively.
Read More: by Kurt Schlichter, Big Journalism
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