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Just Google “Obama Sideshow”; this simple phrase “sideshow” gave cover to what has become the single greatest HOAX ever perpetrated on the American people by a sitting president with the sole purpose to place a forged birth certificate on the White House website. I have dubbed it “Operation Sideshow.” My browser showed 5,380,000 hits for this search string; you are welcome to try to ascertain this for yourself.

This is my favorite from the Huffington Post: “Carnival Barkers Slam Obama’s ‘Sideshow’ Remark“; posted on April 28, 2011, the day after the release of Obama’s latest birth certificate:

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“I think the President should come see our show,” he (Scott Baker) said. “We’ll let him in for the kid’s price. Maybe we can use his birth certificate as the ‘blow-off,’ which is the extra entertainment that’s not officially part of the show.”

This shows the effectiveness of the “messaging” that the president’s men created as media hype on April 27, 2011 at a Press Gaggle prior to Obama’s short statement that immortalized the words “sideshows and carnival barkers.” Bob Bauer, Jay Carney, and Dan Pfeiffer chaired the gaggle, whose purpose was to prime the pump for the media cycle to follow as the set-up for Obama to send the “sideshow” message home.

Of course, without a pliant and fawning media, this would never have been possible. To the credit of the president’s men, they masterfully created the messaging blitz with the delicate touch of an artist on canvas with gentle strokes that breathed life into their story almost without effort, with their dupes, the press corps, as their all too willing accomplices.

They never saw it coming!

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The first bit of irony came from Jay Carney, where was the transparency?

“I remind you this is off camera and only pen and pad, not for audio. And I give you Dan Pfeiffer.”

This made me question what was to follow; becoming suspicious of the Obama administration and their statements and motives is now almost a daily occurrence. In all fairness, I reviewed approximately two dozen random press-briefing transcripts on various topics ranging from the economy, security briefings, upcoming trips, and official state visits, whether it was aboard Air Force One or Two and various other briefing places. These briefings spanned a two-year period from today going back to March 2010 with Jay Carney and Robert Gibbs as Press Secretary.

I only found one briefing that Jay Carney required no audio or  video recording present, on April 27, 2011 for the release of the Presidents recently acquired “Certificate of Live Birth” from the day before.

The transcript also looks as if it has been edited with statements stopping mid sentence, words replaced with “–” then continues with another thought or continuation. Who talks like this? It was not a literal transcription. Did White House personnel make this transcript from a recording?

The example shown below is the editing on remarks of Dan Pfeiffer on page 2 paragraph 3:

“And he did that despite the fact that it probably was not in his long-term — it would have been in his — probably in his long-term political interests to allow this birther debate to dominate discussion in the Republican Party for months to come.”

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