There used to be a time when the Washington Times was a real newspaper, and conservatives derided the Washington Post as Pravda on the Potomac. We no longer live in that time.
Yesterday’s newsletter from Times247.com – “a Washington Times Internet edition that spotlights carefully selected news and commentary on a real-time basis” – featured a breathless report from none other than Pravda about President Obama’s forged birth certificate:
Pravda, you’ll recall, was the official mouthpiece of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in the former Soviet Union. The paper was officially closed by Boris Yeltsin in 1991, but former staffers created a spinoff website called Pravda Online.
This new Pravda is unabashedly pro-Putin – “Putin wins in landslide victory, opposition surrenders” – and mostly anti–Obama and anti–American. But the Washington Times was able to transcend history and politics and unite with Pravda over their shared goal of undermining the American president.
The recent article that caught the attention of folks at the Washington Times ran under the headline “Arizona sheriff finds Obama presidential qualifications forged” and focused on the bogus investigation by disgraced Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio into President Obama’s credentials as an American. It reads like a bad screenplay:
A singularly remarkable event has taken place in the United States of America. This event occurred in Arizona on March 1st and was an earth shattering revelation.
And what was this revelation?
On April 27, 2011, President Barack walked into the White House Press room with a Cheshire cat like grin and a “Long Form Birth Certificate” from the State of Hawaii in hand. From the podium in the press room, Mr. Obama said, “We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers,”. Quite the barb from a man holding a forged document.That’s right, forged.The president himself created the scene; one filled laughter from an adoring press corp., a scene of unprecedented fanfare while holding a forged document which was later posted on the White House website. This was the news Sheriff Arpaio revealed on March 1, 2012 in Arizona.
I had to check the byline to make sure that Orly Taitz hadn’t authored the piece. In fact, it was written by one Dianna Cotter, whose homespun bio is included at the end of her article:
Dianna Cotter is a Senior at American Military University, a 4.0 Student, the recipient of the Outstanding Student Essay of 2009, a member of Delta Epsilon Tau and Epsilon Pi Phi Academic Fraternities and on the Dean’s and President’s Lists for academic achievement.
Cotter closed in high dudgeon:
The house of cards is about to come tumbling down around Barack Obama’s ears as the momentum of evidence builds. Law enforcement has found his birth documents to be “highly suspect” as a forgery. His draft card has similarly been found by law enforcement as being “highly suspect” as a forgery. The smoke screen cover created by his birth certificate, hiding Minor v. Happersett in a shadow of false mockery, has been blown away. Leaving the Supreme Court case alone on the stage, glaringly exposing Barack Obama as an usurper, an unconstitutional President of the United States.The American Press is deliberately hiding the evidence published on the internet about this defrauding of the American public and the deliberate evisceration of the Constitution of the United States. It is hiding Barack Obama’s Fraud as it has been revealed by a Sheriff in Arizona. The silence of the American press would be unbelievable if it weren’t so blatantly obvious.It is nearly as egregious as the audacity of Obama’s fraud itself.
The article speaks for itself and is as patently ridiculous as it is poorly written. It actually fits in nicely on the Pravda site alongside would-be Pulitzer winners like “Russian fishermen catch squeaking alien and eat it” and “Aliens forced Americans out from the Moon.”
But as for the Washington Times? They should be embarrassed.