More than a year ago, staff from Annenberg's FactCheck.org "touched, examined and photographed" Obama's "original birth certificate," according to the FactCheck.org site.
"It's case closed," said Brooks Jackson, FactCheck's director.
Send better rebuttals and reporters separated from the faith-based community.
PILING ON: Politifact kinda sorta had the State of Hawaii "examine" the short form certificate, if asking a Dept of Health spokesperson to inspect an emailed electronic image meets your conception of examine. The result:
And about the copy we e-mailed her for verification? "When we looked at that image you guys sent us, our registrar, he thought he could see pieces of the embossed image through it."
Still, she acknowledges: "I don't know that it's possible for us to even say beyond a doubt what the image on the site represents."
Close enough for government work!