FORMER McCLATCHY DC BUREAU CHIEF: CLINTON SURROGATE SID BLUMENTHAL PITCHED ME ‘BIRTHER’ STORY IN 2008.
More: Clinton aides claim Obama photo wasn’t intended as a smear, the London Guardian reported in February of 2008. “Barack Obama’s campaign team today accused Hillary Clinton’s beleaguered staff of mounting a desperate dirty tricks operation by circulating a picture of him in African dress, feeding into false claims on US websites that he is a Muslim.”
As Ace writes today, “Well that guy who said point-blank that Sid Blumenthal pitched the Obama Birtherism conspiracy to him in 2008 is more than just an investigative gadfly — he’s formerly with McClatchy, so he has credentials, and you understand the importance of credentialism in the media.”
UPDATE: “Blumenthal pushed McClatchy so hard on birther story that they sent a reporter to Kenya.”