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Matt Davies, NY Journal News
Since opinionated CNN news anchor Lou Dobbs began reporting on a conspiracy theory story that suggested President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States, his ratings have fallen some 15 percent.
In two weeks.
Dobbs began reporting on the Obama birth certificate story — circulated by the hard right — on Wednesday, July 15. In the following two weeks, his Nielsen ratings dived — reducing his overall viewers from an estimated 771,000 to 653,000.
Your move, Dobbs. Make it a good one!
LA Times, by Bill Maher
Never underestimate the ability of a tiny fringe group of losers to ruin everything.
For the last couple of weeks, we’ve all been laughing heartily at the wacky antics of the “birthers” — the far-right goofballs who claim Barack Obama wasn’t really
born in Hawaii and therefore the job of president goes to the runner-up, former Miss California Carrie Prejean.
Which raises the question: Why, in this country, is it always the religious right that won’t take anything on faith?
So far, the reaction from Democrats is to laugh this off, and I understand why. If you seriously believe that President Obama is an African sleeper spy, get out of your chat room and have your house tested for lead.
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