Not suprisingly, the major TV networks are refusing to air a paid ad by Faith2Action.org that publicizes factual information about the eligibility concerns surrounding Barack Obama. The Supreme Court will be considering another case of Obama’s eligibility on January 23.
TV networks: Don’t raise eligibility questions
Fox, CNN, MSNBC all refuse permission for advertising time
Posted: January 08, 2009
12:14 am Eastern © 2009 WorldNetDaily
Barack Obama’s campaign officials and transition office repeatedly have rejected reporters’ requests for comment on questions raised over his lack of documentation regarding his birth and the resulting concerns over his eligibility to be president. Now a number of media organizations apparently don’t want questions raised either.
She told WND that national networks that refused to sell her time for a 60-second commercial included CNBC, MSNBC, Headline News, CNN and Fox. Washington, D.C., outlets for the same organizations did the same.
“With the date for congressional approval (of the Electoral College today), we wanted them to have access to the facts,” she told WND. “Congress is sworn to uphold the Constitution.”
She said the donors who contributed the funding that was to be used for the ads were being contacted to find out whether they wanted to reach another direction in the media.
The ad to be broadcast already is available on YouTube, and also is embedded here:
“Heard rumors about Barack Obama’s citizenship? These are the facts,” the ad states.
It cites a statement from the president-elect’s paternal grandmother that she was present at his birth in Kenya, his refusal to release his original birth certificate, his attendance at school in Indonesia “as Barry Soetoro when only Indonesia citizens were permitted to attend,” and Obama’s travel to Pakistan in 1981 “when it was illegal to enter as a U.S. citizen.”
It concludes, “Our Constitution still matters.”
“As requested, we backed up every sentence of this ad, and still it was rejected,” Porter said. “What does that say about freedom of speech when we not only cannot count on the media to cover the story, but we can’t even buy time to publicize what may be the biggest story of the century.”
“What if an impostor from another country ran for the presidency and won?” she asks. “What if the media blocked any news of his birthplace and citizenship? What if the media censorship even blocked paid advertising which tried to expose it?
“What if no one had the courage to challenge or verify it? What if he was inaugurated illegally? What if the military had to answer to a commander in chief who was illegitimate? What if every law he signed was invalid?”
And, she wonders, “What if it all happened on our watch?”
WND reported the U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled Friday a conference – a private meeting at which justices consider whether to take individual cases – on a lawsuit challenging Obama’s eligibility.
Twice before the justices have heard the questions, and twice before they’ve decided to ignore them.
The lingering questions continue to leave a cloud over the impending presidency of a man whose relatives have reported he was born in Kenya and who has decided, for whatever reason, not to release a bona fide copy of his original birth certificate in its complete form.
Multiple lawsuits have been filed around the nation alleging Obama does not meet the “natural born citizen” clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, which reads, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
Some of the legal challenges have alleged Obama was not born in Hawaii, as he insists, but in Kenya. The woman identified by Obama as his American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time – especially if it took place in a foreign country and the man identified as his father, Barack Obama Sr., was a Kenyan citizen.
Where’s the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 200,000 others and sign the petition demanding proof of eligibility now!
Other challenges also have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. Such cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.
Several details of Obama’s past have added twists to the question of his eligibility and citizenship, including his family’s move to Indonesia when he was a child, his travel to Pakistan in the ’80s when such travel was forbidden to American citizens and conflicting reports from Obama’s family about his place of birth.
On Friday the justices will consider Philip J. Berg’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari.
“This is a historic occasion that will impact the office of the president of the United States as never before. No one has ever brought an action against a president-elect candidate challenging his eligibility to serve based on the ‘natural born’ citizen requirement provided in the United States Constitution, Article II Section 1,” said a statement on Berg’s ObamaCrimes.com website.
Berg suggested if Obama “is allowed to be sworn in as president of the United States, there will be substantial and irrevocable harm to the stability of the United States of America and to its citizens.”
“Because Barack Obama is not a ‘natural born’ citizen as required by the United States Constitution, then all of his actions as president would be null and void,” Berg said.
Last month, WND reported similar concerns raised in a lawsuit filed in California.
“Should Senator Obama be discovered, after he takes office, to be ineligible for the Office of President of the United States of America and, thereby, his election declared void,” argues a case brought on behalf of Ambassador Alan Keyes, also a presidential candidate. “Americans will suffer irreparable harm in that (a) usurper will be sitting as the President of the United States, and none of the treaties, laws, or executive orders signed by him will be valid or legal.”
Berg, who has another case on the issue pending on behalf of a retired military officer, earlier stated, “I am determined, on behalf of the 320 million citizens in the United States, to see that ‘our U.S. Constitution’ is followed. Specifically, in the case of Soetoro a/k/a Obama, does he meet the constitutional qualifications for president?
“I am appalled that the mainstream media continue to ignore this issue as we are headed to a ‘constitutional crisis.’ There is nothing more important than our U.S. Constitution and it must be enforced,” he said.
The Supreme Court also has another hearing on an issue raised by Berg for Jan. 16, and the Supreme Court just confirmed today yet another conference is scheduled Jan. 23 on a separate case, this one handled by California attorney Orly Taitz, challenging Obama’s eligibility.
Because of the high stakes, WND earlier launched a letter campaign to contact Electoral College members and urge them to review the controversy.
That followed a campaign that sent more than 60,000 letters by overnight delivery to the U.S. Supreme Court when one case contesting Obama’s eligibility for the Oval Office was pending.
A separate petition, already signed by more than 200,000 also is ongoing asking authorities in the election to seek proof Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the “natural-born American” clause in the Constitution.
WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi went to both Kenya and Hawaii prior to the election to investigate issues surrounding Obama’s birth. But his research and discoveries only raised more questions.
The biggest question was why, if a Hawaii birth certificate exists as his campaign has stated, Obama hasn’t simply ordered it made available to settle the rumors
The governor’s office in Hawaii said there is a valid certificate but rejected requests for access and left ambiguous its origin: Does the certificate on file with the Department of Health indicate a Hawaii birth or was it generated after the Obama family registered a Kenyan birth in Hawaii?