As the mainstream media is hellbent on reviving the Obama birther controversy by using it as a cudgel against Donald Trump as Hillary Clinton has begun declining in the polls, we should be reminded that it wasn’t Trump who started the “birther movement,” nor was it even Hillary Clinton or her 2008 presidential campaign.
The original birther may have been Obama’s own book agent, Acton & Dystel, who wrote in a promotional pamphlet that Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii,” a proclamation that was allowed to stand as truth — even by Obama himself — until it resurfaced in an investigation conducted by Breitbart News.
Even fact-checker Snopes.com, which is believed to be funded by America-hating leftist billionaire and funder of virtually every anti-American communist front group, pro-Obama George Soros, calls the story “true,” as you can see by the screenshot from the website:
Nineteen years later, in 2012, at the height of the Obama birther controversy, Miriam Goderich, representing Obama’s literary agency at the time of the release of the booklet, described the “born in Kenya” declaration as “a simple mistake and nothing more.”
However, it lacks believability that Obama didn’t see the original 1991 promotion, which begs the question, why was the “error” allowed to stand uncorrected for 19 years?