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Radio host: I want my own birth-certificate billboard
Posted By Joe Kovacs On 08/26/2009 @ 8:32 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled
Peter Boyles of Denver’s KHOW Radio
The national billboard campaign asking “Where’s the Birth
Certificate?” could be getting a boost from a popular radio station
that might put up its own billboard asking the same question.
Peter Boyles, who hosts the top-rated morning program on Denver’s KHOW-AM,
said on his broadcast today that he’ll ask permission to post the message
questioning the constitutional eligibility of President Obama.
“I’m serious as a heart attack,” Boyles said. “Should we have a
billboard? My answer is yes, but we must have approval and I will ask
Boyles, who has been fascinated with the president’s refusal to
release his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate to verify
his qualification to serve as commander in chief, has dedicated many
hours of his program in recent weeks to discussion of all sides of the
eligibility issue, much of which has been based on WorldNetDaily’s
He’s seen WND’s billboards pop up across America, including the
latest in front of the Mandalay Bay resort on the Las Vegas Strip, and
said he has not heard of any other radio station in the U.S. posting a
“Maybe we could be a league leader,” Boyles said. “I think it’d be fun.”
KHOW is owned by Clear Channel Communications,
the corporate media giant whose outdoor-advertising division actually banned the birth-certificate question from any of its own
billboards. Thus, Boyles indicated he’d likely have to shop around to
find a local advertising company willing to carry it.
“Let’s see if that’s acceptable to a billboard company in Colorado or here in Denver,” he said.
In June 2006, Boyles spearheaded a successful effort for KHOW to post two billboards concerning the issue of illegal immigration, suggesting the city of Denver was welcoming illegal aliens.
One sign proclaimed: “Welcome to SANCTUARY CITY … Relax, you made it! Brought to you by Executive Order 116.”
The other displayed three military helmets atop rifles and read,
“Mr. President, Mr. Governor, Mr. Mayor; they did not die for ILLEGAL
Boyles says he’s aware that posting a sign asking Obama’s birth certificate would become a lightning rod for controversy.
“We’ll take a lot of heat,” he acknowledged.
One caller to his show jokingly asked, “Where do I sign up to be one of the armed guards to protect that billboard?”
WND has reported on the multitude of lawsuits and other challenges to Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president based on the U.S. Constitution’s demand that the president be a “natural born citizen.”
And Obama’s birth certificate is not the only document at issue. WND has reported that among the documentation not yet available for Obama includes kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, his passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.
The newest “Where’s The Birth Certificate” billboard – in Las Vegas
Fans of the campaign kicked off originally by Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, placed their own sign in Quilcene, Wash., on Center Road, a state highway that connects 101 and 104, leading to the Hood Canal Bridge.
“Lots of tourists pass by this sign all summer long,” said the folks responsible. “We are proud of our contribution, however humble.”
Another effort, by an unknown supporter, appears on Kenwood Drive in Spring Valley, Calif., in San Diego County.
The fence on which this sign hangs faces a large Presbyterian church, so all members see the banner upon exiting on Sunday morning, notes the photographer.
Others were found in Chehalis, Wash., and Linden, Texas.
How does all this sit with the originator of the campaign? Farah says he’s pleased and considers imitation, in this case, a positive development.
“We may never be able to place billboards in every state in the country and certainly not every community,” he said. “I encourage those with the means to take matters into their own hands to do so.”
For those less ambitious, Farah also devised a way for everyone to get into the act – with your own car or your own yard.
WND previously launched a petition campaign that has collected nearly half a million names demanding Obama’s eligibility be verified and demonstrated publicly. That campaign continues. That list has been shared with members of the Electoral College and the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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