President Obama Addresses Muslim, Birth Certificate Rumors
Barack Obama hasn’t commented very much on the conspiracy theories about his birth or his religion, but he opened up in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams:
(CNN) – President Obama dismissed on Sunday the results of recent polls that show a significant portion of the population have doubts about his citizenship and believe he is a Muslim.
In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams on Sunday, Obama said “the facts are the facts, right?” But said “there is a mechanism, a network of misinformation that in a new media era can get churned out there constantly.”
“I can’t spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead,” the president added.
Indeed not, but there also isn’t really very much that he can say that will convince the 1/5 or so of the population that seems to believe these unsupported rumors that they’re wrong either, and addressing them openly only serves to give them some level of credibility it seems to me. If I were his adviser, I would tell the President to keep his mouth shut about this kind of stuff.