Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fact Check: Jim Suchomel Gets It Wrong

The waffles at PolitiFact would likely deem it "Half True".

From Jim's letter to the DeForest News. (5/13/2011)

In the presidential primary two-and-a-half years ago, Hillary Clinton demanded Barack Obama to present his long-form birth certificate. It took Donald Trump about 3 weeks to get Obama to present it. Why did it take so long for Obama to present it?!

And so does this headline, strictly speaking:  Birther Row Began With Hillary Clinton. (The Telegraph, 5/19/2011)

Excerpt:  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

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