Rick Montgomery/ Kansas City Star lies about Obama birth certificate

Rick Montgomery of the Kansas City Star offers the same old article as others dealing with the issue of obama citizenship in "Anti-Obama bloggers challenge birthplace", link [1]. The sentence below contains one lie and two misleading statements:

The argument is over his place of birth - Hawaii, if you accept statements by Hawaiian officials, his 1961 birth notice in a Honolulu newspaper and a certified document his campaign obtained 18 months ago.

As detailed at the penultimate link, officials have never stated that his birthplace was Hawaii, only that his certificate is on file. And, the birth notice didn't include any details on his place of birth, only the address of his parents. And, the "certified document" has only been (supposedly) seen by FactCheck and only provided to the American public in JPEG form.

Montgomery goes on to mock this issue as simply a figment of the imagination of far-right bloggers, when it's Montgomery's failure to do real reporting that should be mocked.

8/25/10 UPDATE: Montgomery's article was originally at kansascity.com/105/story/919601.html but it seems to have disappeared. An excerpt is here.


Isn't it funny that most of the talk shows think that the birth place means nothing? just listen to the guys call it BS, But yet people that do not follow laws become mexico or red china so our we going to just become some lawless monkey country like most third world places? I think obama is just a setup guy for the real rulers of evil yet to come.

just because he has an anouncement in the paper in hawaii about his birth in 1961, his grandmother could have put that in the paper, when learning he had been born in kenya. that's no proof he needs to provide his real birth certificate. i don't trut him, or his wife.