Now that he has come out and said (accurately) that President Obama is American-born, our corrupt media is still in a partisan frenzy to ensure Donald Trump answers for his Birtherism. At the same time, this very same media is just as desperate to ensure Hillary Clinton never answers for her role in inventing Birtherism. In order to accomplish this, the media is doing what it does best: lying and covering up.
The media's lie is so grandiose and absurd, you have to laugh. Despite all the evidence and contemporaneous reporting (see below) that proves without question that, during their bitter 2007-2008 contest for the Democrat presidential nomination, Hillary and her campaign did everything in their power to portray Barack Obama as a foreign-born Muslim, today the media is willing to stand in front of the elephant and indignantly ask, "Elephant, what elephant?"
In order to justify this audacious lie, the media engages in a transparently desperate act of hyper-literalism. Through the anti-science art of defining the definition of "Birtherism" down to meaning only the questioning of Barack Obama's place of birth, they seem to believe they can hide the elephant.
Yes, in order to shield Hillary, America's entire political media, thousands of so-called independent journalists across dozens of "competing" news outlets, are coordinating to remove the definitions of Birtherism that Hillary is clearly guilty of. This includes, smearing Obama as a Muslim, her campaign's stated goal of questioning his "lack of American roots," her focusing on Obama's exotic "foreignness"; and yes, the questioning of Obama's place of birth.
For social media purposes, let me arm you with the facts. And your job now is to not just use whatever means are at your disposal to disseminate these facts, you should also use these facts to challenge our corrupt media and ask them (politely) why they are letting Hillary off the hook.
Here are 11 things our corrupt media does not want the public to know about Hillary Clinton's role in inventing Birtherism. Please note that all of my sources are mainstream media sources.
1. Birtherism was Birthed In a Hillary Clinton Campaign Memo
In 2007, a full year before anyone would know the name Orly Taitz, Hillary's chief campaign strategist Mark Penn would craft a wide-ranging strategy memo that included questioning the very American-ness of then-Senator Barack Obama, who was even then seen as Hillary's chief rival for the nomination.
[Penn] wrote, “I cannot imagine America electing a president during a time of war who is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values.” Penn proposed targeting Obama’s “lack of American roots.”
From Bloomberg's 2012 article: "The Democratic Roots of the Birther Movement"
Penn also suggested how the campaign might take advantage of this. “Every speech should contain the line that you were born in the middle of America to the middle class in the middle of the last century,” he advised Clinton. “And talk about the basic bargain as about [sic] the deeply American values you grew up with, learned as a child, and that drive you today.” He went on: “Let’s explicitly own ‘American’ in our programs, the speeches and the values. He doesn’t … Let’s add flag symbols to the backgrounds [of campaign events].”
2. Hillary's Hardcore Supporters First Raised the Question of Obama's Birth
As the contest between Obama and Hillary became increasingly ugly, it was Hillary's hardcore supporters who first raised doubts about the origins of Obama's birth. Hillary gave her blessing through her silence. It wouldn’t take long, though, before her campaign became directly involved.
That theory first emerged in the spring of 2008, as Clinton supporters circulated an anonymous email questioning Obama’s citizenship.
“Barack Obama’s mother was living in Kenya with his Arab-African father late in her pregnancy. She was not allowed to travel by plane then, so Barack Obama was born there and his mother then took him to Hawaii to register his birth,” asserted one chain email that surfaced on the urban legend site Snopes.com in April 2008.
The Daily Telegraph's 2011 article: "The Birther Row Began With Hillary":
It was not until April 2008, at the height of the intensely bitter Democratic presidential primary process, that the touch paper was properly lit.
An anonymous email circulated by supporters of Mrs. Clinton, Mr Obama’s main rival for the party’s nomination, thrust a new allegation into the national spotlight — that he had not been born in Hawaii.
3. Hillary Clinton's Own Campaign Distributes Obama-Is-A-Scary-Muslim Emails
In the fall of 2007, it was clear that Clinton was losing ground in Iowa. The presumptive front runner was vulnerable and people in the campaign knew it. On Dec. 5, 2007, the online magazine Politico posted the text of an email that had been forwarded by Judy Rose, the volunteer chair of the Clinton campaign in Jones County Iowa on Nov. 21, 2007. The email was a quintessential smear that offered a distorted biography of Obama’s early years. Rose offered no commentary on it. She simply passed it along.
"Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim," the email said, and it ended with, "The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the U.S. from the inside out, what better way to start than at the highest level - through the President of the United States , one of their own!!!!"
4. Judy Rose Was Not Fired Until AFTER the Media Discovered Her Email
The public airing of the email brought a quick reaction from the Clinton campaign. On Dec. 6, 2007, the Associated Press reported that Rose had resigned as chair of her county committee.
5. A Second Hillary Campaign Staffer Sent a Similar Email
A few days later, a second volunteer in a different county stepped down when it was learned that she had forwarded a similar email in October.
6. Obama Privately Confronted Hillary Over Her Birtherism
This is such a juicy story.
The episode in Iowa fueled a testy exchange between Obama and Clinton on the tarmac of Reagan National Airport in December 2007. According to accounts from people who were there, Obama complained about the emails and Clinton boiled over in anger.
When asked about Clinton and the Obama-Muslim myth, Josh Schwerin, a spokesman for the Clinton’s current campaign, told us "Clinton never pushed that."
7. The Obama Campaign Blasted Clinton Over the Obama-In-A-Turban Photo
You all remember this photo, correct? No less than Barack Obama believes it was Hillary who released it.
Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, described it as “the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election”. Obama has had to spend much of the campaign stressing he is a Christian not a Muslim and did not study at a madrassa. …
Plouffe described circulation of the picture as part of “a disturbing pattern.” “It’s exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans of all parties,” he said.
It gets better…
8. The Clinton Campaign Pretty Much Admits They Released the Photo
Then, at 10:54 a.m., Clinton’s campaign manager, Maggie Williams, pierced the quiet with her own release. “Enough,” she wrote. “If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.” She goes on to say Obama is trying to “distract from the serious issues.” Note that they never refuted Drudge’s piece. (More detail on that piece of the story is trickling in .)
Let’s take a moment to review: Obama’s campaign thinks Clinton is trying to be divisive by encouraging the Obama-is-a-Muslim myth. Clinton’s campaign thinks the Obama campaign is being divisive because it thinks Clinton’s campaign is being divisive.
9. In 2007, Chris Matthews BLASTED Hillary Over Birtherism
Forgive the craziness at the end of this video, it was the only clip I could find, and it perfectly illustrates Hillary's desperate quest to "other" Obama as a scary, un-American Muslim:
10. Hillary's Nasty "As Far As I Know" On "60 Minutes"
When asked about her and her supporter's role in the Birther movement, Hillary told "60 Minutes" that Obama is not a Muslim "as far as I know."
This clip is amazing.
11. Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann Agree Hillary Invented Birtherism
What more does anyone need?
And let me reiterate again that not a single one of my sources is anything other than a mainstream media news outlet.
Hillary is guilty as hell; she is without question The Godmother of Birtherism.
And our media is without question a left-wing pack of degenerate liars and cover-up artists.
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