As one of the first national media sources to report on the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s birth certificate, the Western Center for Journalism has been among the few to continue covering the story’s subsequent developments.
When Obama ultimately released purported documentation of his birth in Hawaii, many claimed the debate was over when Loretta Fuddy, the state’s public health director, confirmed its authenticity. A number of skeptics, however, now view Fuddy’s death in a recent plane crash with suspicion.
The reaction was so swift and widespread that even leftist news organizations reported on the controversial development. Of course, many referred to dissenters using the derisive “birther” moniker.
Among the first to express cynicism was Donald Trump, who has long contended that Obama’s birth certificate is fake. Posting on his Twitter account Thursday, he expressed dismay regarding the circumstance of Fuddy’s death.
How amazing, the State Health Director who verified copies of Obama’s “birth certificate” died in plane crash today. All others lived
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2013
Suggesting the White House is “tying up loose ends,” Trump wrote that Fuddy died while “[a]ll others lived.”
In fact, eight other passengers were rescued after the plane crashed into the ocean near Honolulu Wednesday afternoon. For some reason, local fire captain Terry Seelig reported, Fuddy “remained in the fuselage of the plane.”
The unusual event prompted one prominent attorney to redouble her efforts of exposing the truth behind Obama’s mysterious past. Orly Taitz, who has filed multiple lawsuits on the matter, said this latest wrinkle adds even more substance to her position.
In a statement on her website, she called on the “8 courts and judges who received her cases to rule expeditiously on the merits and review the evidence of forgery and theft in Obama’s IDs before more people die in strange accidents.”
While the left attempts to portray these concerns as the unfounded rants of a vocal minority, polls show such skepticism is widespread. With nearly four in 10 voters – including a full 64 percent of Republicans – expressing the belief Obama is hiding information about his past, it is clear this debate is far from over.
Fortunately, dedicated investigators, such as those working with Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s famous Cold Case Posse, refuse to let the mainstream media direct this important story’s narrative.
Arpaio’s lead investigator, Mike Zullo, weighed in on the developing story.
While he asserted that the crash “appears to us, at this time” to be “simply a tragic and unfortunate accident,” he affirmed the CCP will continue searching for the truth.
“While her death certainly is a tragedy, it in no way hampers our investigation in this matter,” he explained. “If people truly believe that her untimely demise was somehow related to an attempt to silence her for ‘what she may or may not know,’ then there are several more people in Hawaii who should be very, very concerned.”
–B. Christopher Agee
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