Internet drives Barack Obama birth-certificate battle

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This is a story that won't go away.

Five weeks after the State of Hawaii vouched for the authenticity of President-elect Barack Obama's birth certificate, the controversy over allegations that Obama is not eligible to take office next month has reached the Supreme Court, which is expected to announce Monday whether it will consider the matter.

The fight is unusual because it thrives outside the so-called mainstream media, far beyond the oak-paneled offices of $700-an-hour lawyers and a world away from the 535 individuals whose surnames are preceded by Representative or Senator.

This is a different army at work, in an environment increasingly influenced by the Internet....

The campaign challenging the legitimacy of Obama's 1961 birth certificate or the legality of his taking office is chronicled by WorldNetDaily, a popular, politically right-leaning site that was the 26th most-visited news and media Web site during November, according to Hitwise, which monitors Net traffic.

"If this [Obama taking office] happens, the question of eligibility for the highest office in the land will no longer even be a matter for concern," wrote Joseph Farah, founder and editor of WorldNetDaily.

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  • David Horowitz: Obama Derangement Syndrome ... Conservatives Need to Shut Up About the Birth Certificate
  • Salon: Sanity was nowhere to be found at the press conference held by the alarmists who believe Obama is not a U.S. citizen.

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    Greg L, Reinders - 12/8/2008

    It is good this county lets every wacko and nut case out in the open. A certified Birth Certificate is absolute proof of place of birth. In other counties they suppress or shoot such people. Lincoln once said it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool. than open it and remove all doubt (not exact quote).