Media Matters Firing up Anti-Birther Machine

Kyle-Anne Shiver
This just in my email box from those leftist guerrilla warriors over at Media Matters.  They are launching an ad campaign to attack Lou Dobbs for mentioning the birth certificate controversy.

From the announcement email, really a shakedown for funds (Is George Soros starting to lose money now too?):

"As countless other media figures criticize Dobbs, CNN is making a mockery of its claim of being "the most trusted name in news." Jon Klein, the network's president, continues to downplay Dobbs' promotion of the birther theories, saying he is merely covering "the phenomenon of the doubters" -- even though Dobbs himself has questioned the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate. CNN can't continue to condone Dobbs' birtherism and expect to be taken seriously. Jon Klein owes viewers -- and his network -- more. So what's next?

"This week, we are launching a major television ad campaign against CNN and Lou Dobbs. We have purchased airtime on Dobbs' show, as well as on Fox News and MSNBC. The ad calls out CNN for allowing Dobbs to relentlessly promote this racially charged fringe conspiracy theory on its network. It will air starting on Tuesday, and we need your help to run it as many times as possible. Preview the ad and please make a donation today so that we can keep the pressure on CNN"

I've been waiting for the "racist" charge to be thrown into this boiling pot.  And Media Matters didn't disappoint.  There it is.  They're calling the birth certificate issue a "racially charged fringe conspiracy."

I'm tired of people in this country wanting to have things both ways.  We're no more racists for wanting proof of the American part of the president's hyphenated heritage than the folks who touted said president as the "First African-American President" nonstop to win him the office.  If one wants to be called "African-American," then ante up with the long-form, proof-positive American birth certificate.  Not the computer print-out, the one that has the name of the hospital and the attending physician's signature. Simple.

Question:  Will the Media Matters simply add more fuel to the quickly escalating flames of the already too-hot-to-handle birth certificate melee?

Stay tuned...Media Matters is certainly adding a spark to my dreary dog days of summer.
This just in my email box from those leftist guerrilla warriors over at Media Matters.  They are launching an ad campaign to attack Lou Dobbs for mentioning the birth certificate controversy.

From the announcement email, really a shakedown for funds (Is George Soros starting to lose money now too?):

"As countless other media figures criticize Dobbs, CNN is making a mockery of its claim of being "the most trusted name in news." Jon Klein, the network's president, continues to downplay Dobbs' promotion of the birther theories, saying he is merely covering "the phenomenon of the doubters" -- even though Dobbs himself has questioned the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate. CNN can't continue to condone Dobbs' birtherism and expect to be taken seriously. Jon Klein owes viewers -- and his network -- more. So what's next?

"This week, we are launching a major television ad campaign against CNN and Lou Dobbs. We have purchased airtime on Dobbs' show, as well as on Fox News and MSNBC. The ad calls out CNN for allowing Dobbs to relentlessly promote this racially charged fringe conspiracy theory on its network. It will air starting on Tuesday, and we need your help to run it as many times as possible. Preview the ad and please make a donation today so that we can keep the pressure on CNN"

I've been waiting for the "racist" charge to be thrown into this boiling pot.  And Media Matters didn't disappoint.  There it is.  They're calling the birth certificate issue a "racially charged fringe conspiracy."

I'm tired of people in this country wanting to have things both ways.  We're no more racists for wanting proof of the American part of the president's hyphenated heritage than the folks who touted said president as the "First African-American President" nonstop to win him the office.  If one wants to be called "African-American," then ante up with the long-form, proof-positive American birth certificate.  Not the computer print-out, the one that has the name of the hospital and the attending physician's signature. Simple.

Question:  Will the Media Matters simply add more fuel to the quickly escalating flames of the already too-hot-to-handle birth certificate melee?

Stay tuned...Media Matters is certainly adding a spark to my dreary dog days of summer.