I was watching Morning Joe this morning because Scarborough wasn’t there and the right-winger Chris Licht (producer of Morning Joe), who is in love with Paul Ryan according to Joe Scarborough, let Donald Trump use MSNBC air time to promote his completely bogus story with no challenge AT ALL from the giggling guests on the panel. They were more interested in joking around with Trump between his rambling diatribes that had absolutely no basis in fact. To me, it was like watching the balloon boy floating across the sky….remember when the cable news networks wasted everyone’s time with that bogus story?
Why would MSNBC let Donald Trump use their network to promote his brand, whether as a reality side-show or a potential side-show presidential candidate? Hmmmm….is Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. Doh! In case NBC and MSNBC doesn’t know how to use Google and find it for themselves, here is the evidence of President Obama’s actual live birth in Hawaii courtesy of Factcheck.org…
On the birth announcements, I’ve heard many people spin the conspiracy theory that somehow President Obama’s parents sent a notice from Kenya to the Hawaii newspapers as part of their big master plan to make their newborn baby an American citizen. Well, since his mother was born and raised in Kansas, he is an American citizen even if he were born in Kenya. The difference is being a “natural born citizen”, which makes the conspiracy even crazier. I saw a guy on television the other day, I think he was from Factcheck.org, but he said that the newspaper announcements printed in the newspaper were sent in by the hospitals, not the parents. The hospitals send over the list of all the births for that week, it isn’t the parents who send them in at all. I’m still looking for more evidence of this, but that is the way my local newspaper has done it for decades.
HEY MSNBC, STOP USING YOUR CABLE NEWS NETWORK TO PROMOTE YOUR STUPID REALITY PROGRAMMING AND PERPETUATING A SCAM THAT IS HURTING OUR COUNTRY. WE HAVE A FEW MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES THAN A PROVEN LIE.
Updated: Steve Benen, the best blogger on the internet, has a post on this. Check it out!
Update II: (I feel like Glenn Greenwald for some reason) See photo of Donald above…via White Noise Insanity, go read her post.