Saturday, April 23, 2011

Has WND reported that Obama spent millions to hide his birth certificate?

"WND never reported that Obama had spent $2 million hiding his birth certificate."
- Joseph Farah, April 23, 2011
Joseph Farah wrote the above in his column today at WorldNetDaily, as part of a follow-up rebuttal to a Salon article about Donald Trump repeating a Birther allegation.

Is Farah correct? Has WND only reported the amount that Obama paid his legal counsel, without suggesting that all of those funds were spent on eligibility issues? Has WND never reported that Obama spent millions to hide his birth certificate?

Consider the following 48 quotes from WND articles. This is not a comprehensive list; I simply gave up when I reached the four dozen mark. Also included for timeline purposes are the three Chelsea Schilling articles mentioned by Farah and Salon.

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("Is Obama campaign cash quashing eligibility suits?" - Chelsea Schilling, April 22, 2009)

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Bob Unruh, May 9, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Bob Unruh, May 13, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Bob Unruh, May 16, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Jerome Corsi, July 12, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate and other documentation."
- Jerome Corsi, August 2, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Jerome Corsi, August 6, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Jerome Corsi, August 7, 2009

("Obama law tab up to $1.4 million" - Chelsea Schilling, August 10, 2009)

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend an estimated sum approaching $1.4 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- uncredited, August 13, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions."
- Jerome Corsi, August 25, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions."
- Drew Zahn, September 6, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated at more than $1 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest some questions."
- Bob Unruh, September 7, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated at more than $1 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions."
- Chelsea Schilling, September 16, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated at more than $1 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions."
- uncredited, September 17, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated at more than $1 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions."
- uncredited, September 17, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated at more than $1 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions."
- Bob Unruh, September 19, 2009

("Obama law tab up to $1.7 million" - Chelsea Schilling, October 27, 2009)

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- uncredited, October 27, 2009

"The ruling came this morning from Judge David Carter who as WND reported last night apparently recently hired a law clerk out of the law firm that has been paid nearly $1.7 million to defend Obama from eligibility challenges."
- Bob Unruh, October 29, 2009

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, October 29, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums exceeding $1.7 million to avoid releasing an original long-form state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions."
- uncredited, November 12, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums exceeding $1.7 million to avoid releasing an original long-form state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions."
- Bob Unruh, November 13, 2009

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, November 18, 2009

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, November 29, 2009

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in excess of $1.7 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Bob Unruh, December 2, 2009

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, December 8, 2009

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, December 22, 2009

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, December 28, 2009

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, January 8, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- uncredited, January 9, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Drew Zahn, January 12, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- uncredited, January 15, 2010

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in excess of $1.7 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Bob Unruh, January 18, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, January 20, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, February 3, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation, such as his original birth certificate."
- uncredited, February 4, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – and payments to one of his eligibility lawyers at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of numerous lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation. That's in addition to the work done by U.S. attorneys defending Obama's eligibility, as in this case."
- Chelsea Schilling, February 4, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, February 23, 2010

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in excess of $1.7 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Joe Kovacs, February 24, 2010

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in excess of $1.7 million to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- uncredited, February 24, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, March 8, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, March 17, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, March 25, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, March 25, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, April 8, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Chelsea Schilling, April 8, 2010

"Adding fuel to the fire is Obama's persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation."
- Bob Unruh, June 29, 2010

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions."
- Bob Unruh, August 12, 2010

"If one court had guts enough to deal with this and allow discovery, Obama would be out of office," Berg told WND. "We would ask for a lift of Obama's ban on all of his documents. The last official report said Obama has spent $1.6 million in legal fees [keeping his papers secret], and the total is probably over $2 million now."
- Brian Fitzpatrick, November 23, 2010

"Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest the questions."
- Bob Unruh, March 31, 2011

2 comments:

  1. It looks a lot like someone at the WND copy desk has an "insert fake paragraph" key on the computer, and they use it to insert whatever propaganda Farah likes into articles almost at random. Is there any other way to explain why the exact same paragraph appears in columns by Corsi and Unruh -- other than the possibility they are both craven plagiarists and plagiarized from the same incorrect source?

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