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CNN wrong – birth record not destroyed. How could they get it "wrong"??

Hawaii contradicts network boss' claim that Obama certificate no longer exists
Posted: July 27, 2009
8:36 pm Eastern
By Jerome R. Corsi
Directly contradicting CNN chief Jon Klein – who ordered host Lou Dobbs to quit discussing President Obama's birth certificate – the Hawaii Department of Health affirmed that no paper birth certificates were destroyed when the department moved to electronic record-keeping.
"I am not aware of any birth certificate records that have been destroyed by the department," Janice Okubo, public information officer for the Hawaii DOH, told WND. "When the department went electronic in 2001, vital records [were] maintained. We don't destroy records."
Okubo affirmed that beginning in 2001, all vital records, including birth records, moved to electronic formats.
"Any records that we had in paper or any other form before 2001 are still in file within the department," she insisted.

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Asked by waldorfmom at 2:14 PM on Jul. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • your point please

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • oh how convenient... first they didn't have one anymore, then magically one popped up!! How lucky is he?!?!

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 2:23 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Lou Dobbs likes to listen to himself talk.

    Answer by PsWifey at 2:29 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • CNN, what do you expect

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:32 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Another Obama Bash

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • I don't think this is Obama's fault, so it's not any kind of Obama-bash.

    Either some CNN researchers gave their boss the wrong info - they misunderstood something a Hawaii official told them, or they told their boss a wishful rumor, or else the boss himself got something wrong:

    "Klein wrote in an email that CNN researchers found Hawaiian records were discarded in 2001 when the state's records system went electronic. Therefore, Klein said, Obama's original long-form birth certificate no longer exists. A computer-generated abbreviated version that has been promoted on the Internet is the official record, he said.

    "It seems to definitively answer the question," Klein wrote. "Since the show's mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he should be sure to cite this tonite. And then this story is dead – because anyone who still is not convinced doesn't really have a legitimate beef."

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:47 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • OMG, you people must need a brick to fall on your head!

    Soooooooo many coincidences going on around such an important question!?!?

    Gee, gullible.

    Just an accident concerning something that really needs cleaned up!

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 3:52 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • julians and grace, now you hold Obama accountable for claims made by CNN?

    Answer by autodidact at 4:54 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

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