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President Obama was not born in America? 42% of Americans have absorbed the Birther movement’s conspiracy meme

This statistic, cited at Slate today, makes me despair of a lot of Americans’ basic sense of proportion and rationality. The Iagos in right wing radio and at Fox News must be laughing their asses off: A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found … Continue reading

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Survival of the John Birchest: The Economic Pressures on Shout Radio to Push Ever Further to the Far Right

At conservative David Frum’s New Majority website is a fascinating article on what’s driving American “shout radio” to, well, shout even louder than usual: [I]n an interview with a talk radio trade publication, Talkers Magazine, late last year, Talk Radio … Continue reading

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Mr. Abercrombie on President Barack Obama’s Birth in Hawaii

This today in the New York Times: There are no living family members to testify to the events of Aug. 4, 1961, at the Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu. The president’s parents are both deceased, as are his … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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