Summary: Reporting on a rally Gov. Sarah Palin held in Pennsylvania, theHere's the P-G article. They probably should have mentioned that the story's been debunked. I mean it's the truth and everything.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted an audience member saying of Sen. Barack Obama:
"Tell him to go back to Indonesia. Tell him to show his birth certificate." The
Post-Gazette did not note that the charge that Obama has not released a valid
U.S. birth certificate has been widely debunked.
Here's the debunking from the wingnut World Net Daily:
I could have posted the debunking from Politifact or even Mediamatters itself, but it's just so much fun writing that World Net Daily, a news/commentary source now claiming that Senator Obama was once a member of a "socialist" political party, is on record saying that Obama's birth certificate is "authentic."
However, FactChecker.org says it obtained Obama's actual birth certificate and that the document was indeed real. The site discredited some of the claims of Internet bloggers, such as that the certificate as viewed in a scanned copy released by Obama's campaign lacked a raised seal. FactChecker.org also established that many of the alleged flaws in the document noted by bloggers were caused by the scanning of the document.
A separate WND investigation into Obama's birth certificate utilizing forgery experts also found the document to be authentic. The investigation also revealed methods used by some of the bloggers to determine the document was fake involved forgeries, in that a few bloggers added text and images to the certificate scan that weren't originally there. [emphasis added]
But there's a bonus in the mediamatters coverage:
According to a Nexis* and post-gazette.com search, the Post-Gazette previously wrote one article mentioning Obama's birth certificate. A July 20 article -- which compiled local blog postings -- quoted a Pittsburgh blog noting that, contrary to a Pittsburgh radio host's claim, the Obama campaign has posted his birth certificate on his website.Here's the July 20 article. And the text:
Hey, that was ME!
As if Barack Obama didn't have enough PR trouble thanks to the New Yorker, Two Political Junkies reported calling into Mike Pintek's "Night Talk" show the other day to address yet another "Obama smear."
"Obama won't release his birth certificate. Only the birth certificate would prove that he was born in the United States. The (not-so) hidden implication is that Sen. Obama isn't born in the United States and so therefore ineligible to be president.
"When I called into the show to let them know that Pintek was mistaken, I was told that he was aware of the controversy surrounding the certificate and that parts were 'whited out.'
"Guess what? The campaign has posted the birth certificate" at fightthesmears.com.