WHOA: Journo claims Sid Blumenthal ‘spread the Obama birther rumor’ to him; Update: McClatchy sent reporter to Kenya

Posted at 3:17 pm on September 16, 2016 by Sarah D.

As Twitchy told you, the ever-shameless Hillary tried to pawn the blame for birtherism off on Donald Trump. And it’s hard to blame her. The woman is growing more and more desperate every single day.

Unfortunately for her, James Asher, the former Washington bureau chief for McClatchy, may have thrown a bit of a wrench in her plans:

Oh, my.

That sound you hear is the sound of the plot thickening.

We’ll wait.





Jake Tapper says he’s looking into Asher’s claims:


McClatchy actually sent a reporter to Kenya to investigate Blumenthal’s claim:

“During the 2008 Democratic primary, Sid Blumenthal visited the Washington Bureau of McClatchy Co.,” Asher said in an email Friday to McClatchy, noting that he was at the time the investigative editor and in charge of Africa coverage.

“During that meeting, Mr. Blumenthal and I met together in my office and he strongly urged me to investigate the exact place of President Obama’s birth, which he suggested was in Kenya. We assigned a reporter to go to Kenya, and that reporter determined that the allegation was false.

“At the time of Mr. Blumenthal’s conversation with me, there had been a few news articles published in various outlets reporting on rumors about Obama’s birthplace. While Mr. Blumenthal offered no concrete proof of Obama’s Kenyan birth, I felt that, as journalists, we had a responsibility to determine whether or not those rumors were true. They were not.”