Media Matters reported earlier this month that many in the conservative media — including Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Fox Nation, the Washington Times, and the LA Times’s Andrew Malcolm — “have advanced various versions of the discredited myth that Barack Obama has not produced a valid birth certificate, is not a natural-born U.S. citizen, and is not eligible to be president.” Among those pushing this false myth is the right-wing site WorldNetDaily (WND), which last night reported a setback in its conspiracy-driven mission to expose Obama’s true birth origins:
In the latest effort to obtain information that could settle the controversy over Barack Obama’s eligibility for office as a “natural born citizen,” WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah attempted to buy a full-page ad in a Honolulu daily newspaper soliciting assistance in finding documentary evidence of his birth in the city Aug. 4, 1961, as he claims in his autobiography. … [T]he copy was rejected [by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin] – the latest turndown by a growing list of media companies that won’t touch the birth certificate issue even for money.
“I spoke to my publisher and unfortunately we cannot accept the ad because it is political,” explained Cyd Kamakea, classified advertising manager.
A number of billboard companies have also rejected ads from WND that ask, “Where’s the birth certificate?”