Friday, January 7, 2011

Boehner Dismisses Birthers: Hawaii‘s Word Is ’Good Enough For Me.' Media Liberals Still Painting Conservatives As 'Birthers' But The First Were Dems

Media Liberals Paint Conservatives as 'Birthers', But First Birthers Were Dems

Here's something you won't hear from the liberal media: that whole "birther" conspiracy movement? Yeah, that was started by a couple of Democrats, and neither is named Orly Taitz.

Their names, in fact, are Linda Starr and Philip Berg, according to John Avalon, author of the new book "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America" (just to clarify, he singles out "wingnuts" on both sides of the aisle). Both were die-hard supporters of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 campaign.

Starr was cited as a source of the false documents that got disgraced CBS correspondent Dan Rather fired. Berg is an aggressive Pennsylvania attorney (and former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General) who filed a lawsuit against former President George W. Bush in 2004 alleging he was complicit in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Despite these revelations, it probably goes without saying that the next time David Shuster claims that "most Republicans" are birthers, the theory's history will go unmentioned.

But perhaps rather than roundly placing the blame on Rush Limbaugh for the birther movement, the New York Times might look into the movement's actual origins.

And the next time the folks at National Public Radio see fit to suggest that all Tea Party protesters are birthers, maybe they should note that the first birthers were in fact Democrats. READ MORE...

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