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Commentary: President Obama 'allegedly' born in U.S., so the story says
Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | November 21, 2012, 6:25 a.m. | By James Rainey

Posted on 11/21/2012 6:58:46 PM PST by thecodont

News that a small Montana newspaper inserted the word “allegedly” in the midst of an AP news story -- so that it read “Obama was allegedly born in Hawaii” -- caused a small furor Tuesday. But how should we read this latest commentary on the president’s birthright? A) Proof that racism runs rampant in American society.

B) Evidence that "birthers" have infiltrated the ranks of the mainstream media.

C) An instance of precision from journalists, most of whom have been too willing to accept flimsy proof of President Obama’s birthplace.

D) As a window into how bored journalists amuse themselves on deadline.

It would be more fun to vote for one of the more nefarious conclusions, but in fact America can be almost certain that the scribes at the Helena Independent Record don’t really think Obama was reared on the Serengeti.

I’m voting for D).

And that would be the explanation offered in an editor’s note Tuesday — that a copy editor inserted the offending modifier into an otherwise accurate account from Associated Press, “thinking the other copy editor would catch it, [but] he didn’t.” The note added: “It was a poor attempt at humor and a poor decision, but was not intended to be printed in the paper.”

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: birthers; certificategate; journalism; naturalborncitizen; obama

1 posted on 11/21/2012 6:58:56 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Now that the “election” is over, I believe we’ll see more stories like this as newspapers start to dip their toes in the water — always, of course, with the disclaimer that they were “only kidding” or some such thing. They’re setting up a windsock.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 7:00:26 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

I think Rainey is the alleged “journalist” with too much time on his hands....


3 posted on 11/21/2012 7:02:15 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: thecodont

In other news today ... President Obama was allegedly reelected after a contentious election battle with Mitt Romney amidst numerous claims of voter fraud ...


4 posted on 11/21/2012 7:05:23 PM PST by plain talk
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To: thecodont

“Obama was allegedly born in Hawaii”

Let the Undocumented Kenyan submit a paper LFBC to a Federal Civilian court or a U.S. military court.

He will never, never, ever do it.

And there is a reason. Or reasons.

What that is, I do not know.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 7:15:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: thecodont

The LA Times allegedly employs journalists. Their editors allegedly justified locking up the Khalidi tape, in the name of alleged integrity. They alleged that the public’s right to know the truth was trumped by their alleged sacrosanct obligation to protect their sources.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 7:18:43 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: thecodont

One of our websites uses the forum software to automatically insert the word “Alleged” into any story that says “President Obama.” :-)


7 posted on 11/21/2012 7:20:35 PM PST by EternalVigilance (America's creed: Our rights come from God, not men. Governments exist to secure those rights.)
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To: F15Eagle

C being an option indicates progress is being made.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 7:20:55 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: thecodont

I believe Sheriff Joe.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 7:22:16 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: thecodont

The Commie, an alleged “American”... Allegedly was re-elected recently.....or so I hear tell....


10 posted on 11/21/2012 7:44:40 PM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: F15Eagle

Sadly we may be looking at the last President of the United States I for one Believe him to be the Greatest fraud perpetrated on this country ever


11 posted on 11/21/2012 7:50:39 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: thecodont

The word “allegedly” is not used very often in this style of article. However, the press almost wears out the phrase “so-called” when dealing with some conservatives or conservative topics. Turnabout is certainly fair play.

Certainly BHO was born somewhere. The problem is that I can’t really be sure of where that was. His entire life is a mirage, part truth, part fiction, part ego boost.

Like with Bill Clinton, the “truth” about Obama a lie yet undiscovered.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 7:54:53 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: thecodont

Obama was allegedly born or so the story goes.....he maybe one of the new robots.....


13 posted on 11/21/2012 8:09:09 PM PST by yoe
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To: thecodont

Shove it up your smelly Kenyan Obama, LAT.

You know d£mn good and well that virtually everything about your Obamadork is fake.

Especially BOTH of his photoshopped birth cents.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 8:12:32 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: thecodont

Who was the attending doctor?


15 posted on 11/21/2012 8:23:19 PM PST by Tymesup
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To: butterdezillion

BTTT


16 posted on 11/21/2012 8:29:25 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: al baby

I agree on all counts


17 posted on 11/21/2012 8:29:25 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: thecodont

Wonder if we’ll have another whole 4 years and nobody will even know for sure whether or not Obama was an Indonesian citizen as a child. I’ve followed the birther question for years and there is still no clear answer on Indonesian citizenship. Maybe a citizen journalist will ask the Obama himself?


18 posted on 11/21/2012 8:36:18 PM PST by kreitzer
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To: kreitzer

I guess that I am allegedly a birther as I question why alledegly Obama has spent $5,000,000+ alleged US dollars sealing his alleged college records and his alleged birth certificate. Until someone can say why he spent that kind of dough preventing someone looking at his records, I will be very suspicious. Label me an alleged birther as I vote “C”.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 9:26:40 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: kreitzer

I guess that I am allegedly a birther as I question why alledegly Obama has spent $5,000,000+ alleged US dollars sealing his alleged college records and his alleged birth certificate. Until someone can say why he spent that kind of dough preventing someone looking at his records, I will be very suspicious. Label me an alleged birther as I vote “C”.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 9:26:40 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: thecodont
So the LA times reads a"a small Montana paper"?

Gestapo media!

21 posted on 11/21/2012 9:47:33 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: thecodont

Now that the “election” is over, I believe we’ll see more stories like this as newspapers start to dip their toes in the water — always, of course, with the disclaimer that they were “only kidding” or some such thing. They’re setting up a windsock.

I think you are right on this. If things continue to get worse, they will jump ship and actually critize "the one".

22 posted on 11/21/2012 10:09:42 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: thecodont
The Diversion Continues.

Even if Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama had been birthed in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House Obama is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

23 posted on 11/21/2012 10:12:47 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: F15Eagle

Happy Thanksgiving Sir


24 posted on 11/22/2012 5:29:09 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, all FReepers and all lurkers out there. Everyone have a safe holiday.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 7:35:53 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

HI registrar Alvin Onaka has already disclosed why Obama won’t release the real thing: it’s not legally valid, and the real thing has notation of the late filing and/or alterations that invalidate it. The thing is legally worthless. Obama has no legally-established birth facts, and he cannot “qualify” by Jan 20th as required by the 20th Amendment unless the real document is submitted to a judicial or administrative person or body so that the Federal rules of Evidence can be applied and it can be determined whether the record is credible enough to be probative.

At this point any journalist who DOESN’T use the word “allegedly” is contradicting the legal evidence at this point. The “call on the field” by the HI state registrar is that Hawaii can NOT verify that Obama was born there. If anybody wants to claim that he was, they have to come up with evidence to overturn the presumption of regularity - that Onaka’s letter of verification to AZ SOS Ken Bennett was not accurate when it revealed that Obama’s HI BC is non-valid.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 7:53:09 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

I think Obama has enough legal background he knows what will happen to him if he submits a forged document to a Federal Civilian court or a U.S. Military court.

That’s why they spends hundreds of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars fighting against submitting a $10 document.


27 posted on 11/22/2012 7:57:21 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
Let the Undocumented Kenyan submit a paper LFBC to a Federal Civilian court or a U.S. military court. He will never, never, ever do it. And there is a reason. Or reasons. What that is, I do not know.I can prove my citizenship in less than 48 hours for less than 20 dollars.


1. Write letter to Department of Health Records in Austin, Texas. This letter would give permission for anyone that wants to examine my birth records permission.
2. Have letter notorized.
3. Fed-Ex letter to Austin.

If I can do this for less than 20 dollars why did Obama spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to not do this!!!!!!!?

28 posted on 11/27/2012 7:31:53 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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