Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hillary's operatives and the origin of the Birther movement.

Former McClatchy Editor: ‘We Assigned a Reporter to Go to Kenya’ After Clinton Operative Urged Birther Investigation

David Goldstein of McClatchy reports on two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama who pushed the false “birther” narrative that Obama was born in Kenya. One of the supporters was Clinton’s longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal who pitched the story to McClatchy’s former Washington Bureau Chief James Asher. 

From McClatchy:
Meanwhile, former McClatchy Washington Bureau Chief James Asher tweeted Friday that Blumenthal had “told me in person” that Obama was born in Kenya.
“During the 2008 Democratic primary, Sid Blumenthal visited the Washington Bureau of McClatchy Co.,” Asher said in an email Friday to McClatchy, noting that he was at the time the investigative editor and in charge of Africa coverage.
“During that meeting, Mr. Blumenthal and I met together in my office and he strongly urged me to investigate the exact place of President Obama’s birth, which he suggested was in Kenya. We assigned a reporter to go to Kenya, and that reporter determined that the allegation was false.
“At the time of Mr. Blumenthal’s conversation with me, there had been a few news articles published in various outlets reporting on rumors about Obama’s birthplace. While Mr. Blumenthal offered no concrete proof of Obama’s Kenyan birth, I felt that, as journalists, we had a responsibility to determine whether or not those rumors were true. They were not.”
Read the rest here.

And here we have this admission from the then Hillary Press Secretary.

Media Apoplectic – Hillary Clinton Former Campaign Manager Admits They Originated “Birtherism”….

The media was/is so invested in protecting Hillary Clinton – they have dispatched provable empirical facts in order to drive a demonstrably false narrative.
patti-solis-doyleThere is so much evidence the Clinton campaign began the “birther” narrative against candidate Obama, it is beyond absurd to claim differently.
In short, the media are destroying themselves in epic fashion.
Former Clinton Campaign Manager Patti Solis Doyle admitted today on CNN a Clinton campaign worker originated the story about Obama:
The campaign team of Donald Trump noted and drew attention to the Doyle admission, and outlined further evidence in a media statement.
(link).  The Clinton Campaign Memo hyper-linked in the Trump statement is HERE and below. It originally appeared in an Atlantic article – SEE HERE

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