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Obama 'smear' site vanishes from Web

Posted By Chelsea Schilling On 07/09/2009 @ 11:50 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled

A website aimed at combating so-called Internet “smears” about President Obama has disappeared from the Internet – including an alleged certification of live birth posted during his campaign – and archives for the website have been thoroughly scrubbed.

As The Obama File notes, even the Internet Archive Way Back Machine appears to have lost its archived copies of Obama’s “Fight the Smears” website.


WayBackMachine fails to produce archives for “Fight the Smears” website

A Google cache of the website still shows many of the “smear” topics the website addresses, but content for each posting is no longer available. The snapshot of the page from July 2, 2009, lists the following topics:

  • Obama’s campaign was funded by foreigners
  • Obama sought endorsement from the New Party
  • Obama has connections to Bill Ayers
  • Jerome Corsi’s research on Obama and Kenya’s Raila Odinga
  • Obama’s relationship with Fannie Mae executives
  • Obama’s affiliation with ACORN
  • NRA research on Obama’s record on guns
  • “Born alive” accusations concerning Obama’s pro-abortion stance
  • Jerome Corsi’s research on Obama in “new hit book”
  • Obama is a Muslim
  • Obama has not shown a long-form birth certificate and may not have been born in America

Obama’s campaign posted a “Certification of Live Birth” on the “Fight the Smears” website that has been widely touted as “Obama’s birth certificate” – though it does not in any way prove he was born in Hawaii, since the same “short-form” document is easily obtainable for children not born in Hawaii. The true “long-form” birth certificate – which includes information such as the name of the birth hospital and attending physician – is the only document that can prove Obama was born in Hawaii, but to date he has not permitted its release for public or press scrutiny.

Nonetheless, that posting has vanished along with the website. A screenshot image of the original page can be seen below.


Obama “Fight the Smears” website posted response to eligibility issue

The statement read, “Smears claiming Barack Obama doesn’t have a birth certificate aren’t actually about that piece of paper – they’re about manipulating people into thinking Barack is not an American citizen.”

It continued, “The truth is, Barack Obama was born in the state of Hawaii in 1961, a native citizen of the United States of America. Next time someone talks about Barack’s birth certificate, make sure they see this page.”

The White House did not respond to a WND request for comment.

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As WND reported, another main issue addressed by Obama’s “Fight the Smears” site was the contention he was once a Muslim.

“Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised as a Muslim, and is a committed Christian,” stated the site.

The following is a screenshot of that topic.


Screenshot of “Fight the Smears” website statement on Obama’s faith

Obama launched his “Fight the Smears” website in June 2008 to stop “ideologues” from “spreading a ‘pack of lies’ about Barack.”

Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the Obama campaign, told the New York Times at the time of launch that the campaign sought to confront “lies” and “false rumors” with the “Fight the Smears” website.

“Whenever challenged with these lies we will aggressively push back with the truth and help our supporters debunk the false rumors floating around the Internet,” he said.



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