Holy Birther of a Nation, Batman! Is President Barack Obama’s Kenyan Birth Cerificate Not Just a Forgery, But a Hoax?


It appears so.

The latest “birther document” circulating among the John Birthers as President Barack Obama’s “real” birth certificate appears to have hoax markers. In other words, somebody isn’t just forging a document, but seems to be conning the Birther Right, and having fun doing so. This today at Doug Mataconis’s blog:

There are various internal inconsistencies that have been pointed out that suggest that the Kenyan certificate is more a hoax than a forgery (e.g. the certificate number 47,044 – Obama was 47 years old when he became the 44th president of the US and that the name of the Registrar, E. F. Lavender, is also a brand of handwash).

Hmm. And the date of birth is three years off. And the image of the document circulating is a photo and not a document scan (which would provide people with a closer look and an opportunity to pick up forgery markers).

But they want to believe, don’t they?

Oh, and was Hawaii even a state back when Barack Obama was born? Didn’t it belong to Indonesia or something?

Just asking.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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