Sheriff’s eligibility ‘posse’ sparks media whirlwind


News – first reported by WND – that for the first time a law enforcement official is investigating the document Obama presented as proof of his birthplace has caught fire in the wider press, prompting questions as to whether this effort will get to the bottom of the story.

As WND reported, Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responded to concerns from tea-party activists in his county by forming a volunteer posse to investigate whether the purported Hawaiian birth certificate Obama released to the public on April 27 is a forgery.

Arpaio says that since WND ran its story, he has been inundated with media inquiries, including invitations to appear on national TV news programs.

The story has since been picked up by the Washington Post, Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV-TV, KTVK-TV in Phoenix, , the national news websites Daily Caller, Talking Points Memo and Newser, and the grocery-store tabloid Globe.

Mainstream media bloggers have also picked up the story, including Sarah Anne Hughes of the Washington Post and the staff of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Read More at WND By Drew Zahn, WorldNetDaily


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