Barack Obama gave differing accounts of which hospital he was born in (Wikipedia and Snopes too) (+Bill Press)

Those who make the definitive claim that Barack Obama was born in Honolulu should know which hospital he was born in, right? How can you know for a fact that he was born there without knowing which hospital it was? Yet, not only have Snopes and Wikipedia given differing accounts of which hospital he was born in, but so has Obama himself.

How can anyone claim to know for a fact that he was born there at the same time as giving differing accounts of which hospital it was? That doesn't mean he wasn't born in Honolulu, it just means that none of those sources are credible and it's yet another example of how you can't trust those who reflexively attempt to smear those who have questions about the Obama citizenship issue. See the last link for our extensive coverage of this issue, including those who've lied about the issue.

Regarding the uncertainty, see this for screengrabs and the details. That page doesn't discuss Wikipedia; more on that angle below.

On their website, the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu reprints an official letter from Barack Obama in which he claims to have been born in that hospital (dated 1/24/09, link). But, the UPI, a local report, and others quoted him as claiming he was born in Queen's Medical Center, a different hospital that's a completely separate organization. Note also that in his letter, Obama uses the current name ("Kapi'olani Medical Center") but that they were called the Kauikeolani Children's Hospital in the 1960s (link).

Minutes after WND published their story, Snopes changed their entry to reflect the new version of the truth; see the WND link above for a screengrab of the page before they changed it.

As for Wikipedia, the following revisions said he was born at Queens: 02:04, 5 November 2004; 06:15, 1 May 2005; 20:10, 11 April 2006. Then, for a long period no hospital was given: 23:50, 19 October 2006; 20:41, 4 November 2006; 02:42, 9 January 2007; 06:43, 29 January 2007; 20:19, 13 February 2007; 22:57, 30 August 2008.

However, the 10:40, 31 July 2008 revision listed Kapiolani, as does the current version. Wikipedia adapts easily to the newtruth.

UPDATE: Please Digg this here (11/15/12 UPDATE: Digg link removed, it now just redirects to WND).

UPDATE 2: It's important to keep in mind that Obama cultists will say anything they can think up in order to protect their leader. One creative explanation offered is that when Obama referred to "Queen" he meant it in the sense of Kapi'olani being named after a queen. Give them points for creativity!

The other is more noxious, and it's an attempt to sow confusion over Kapi'olani changing their name. As discussed above. Kapi'olani were previously named Kauikeolani, but Kapi'olani/Kauikeolani are an entirely different entity from Queen.

UPDATE 3: Now, Kapiolani is trying to cover up the letter.

1/19/11 UPDATE: From Page 231 of the Bill Press book "Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves":

Even after the Hawaii Department of Health produced his birth certificate - born August 4, 1961 at Honolulu's Queens Medical Center - and even though the U.S. Supreme Court refused to even consider the matter - the issue wouldn't die.


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Any fool knows that this little black ass Obama is a set-up job by our enemies, "and its working", most if not all blacks back this ass up most hispanic back his ass up; its not about being born here its about race rights. The obama monkey citizenship BS Will go on until the usa ends, the only way back now to a real government is in blood.

You're a delusional, racist nutcase Fred. Not to worry, you will be dead soon and when you die your bigotry will go along with you into the grave and straight to hell.

Thank you petty bourgeois i am happy to be right.

I think Fred will come back as a monkey.

"But, the UPI, a local report, and others quoted him as claiming he was born in Queen's Medical Center, a different hospital that's a completely separate organization." Where's the proof of this statement? I can find no UPI story, no links, nothing proving that Obama has EVER said he was born in Queens Medical Center. What did happen was that a number of sources including UPI, AP, WND, Scopes and others incorrectly stated Obama's hospital of birth as Queen's. (Once it was out there, they all repeated the error.) And, once it was corrected, certain people see a conspiracy in the correction. But, I expect that such people see a conspiracy when the sun goes away every night.