A couple of days ago I wrote a somewhat blistering commentary on National Review Online’s editorial on the Barack Obama birth certificate controversy.
My intent on writing “NRO – No Real Obligation” was to ensure my readers and those of National Review Online understood the difference between a CERTIFICATION of Birth which Obama has released and the long-form CERTIFICATE of Birth that he has protected at all costs.
I was very tough on NRO and I want to be fair so I need to point out Andrew McCarthy’s latest editorial titled “Suborned in the U.S.A.”
Mr. McCarthy addresses the initial assertion of NRO’s editorial and then makes the following statement:
On reflection, I think this was an ill-considered assertion. (I should add that I saw a draft of the editorial before its publication, was invited to comment, and lodged no objection to this part.) The folly is made starkly clear in the photos that accompany this angry (at NRO) post from Dave Jeffers, who runs a blog called â€œSalt and Light.â€
McCarthy goes on to clarify to his readers the difference between a certificate and a certification of birth. And he takes the media to task for not going after this story:
There may be perfectly benign answers to all of this. But the real question is: Why donâ€™t the media â€” the watchdog legions who trekked to Sarah Palinâ€™s Alaska hometown to scour for every kernel of gossip, and who were so desperate for Bush dirt that they ran with palpably forged military records â€” want to dig into Obamaâ€™s background?
Thank you Andrew McCarthy and as I have been saying these last few days:
I want to see the long form birth certificate!
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