Stewart to 'Birther' Dobbs: Do You Even Watch CNN?

Scam would have had to start in 1961, after all
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2009 8:36 AM CDT

The “birthers” who doubt Barack Obama’s citizenship are multiplying, but CNN performed a “thorough debunking of this silliness on July 17,” Jon Stewart said last night on the Daily Show. So why did Lou Dobbs bring it up again three days later? “Do you even watch CNN?” Stewart asked. “It’s your own f---ing network!” And Kitty Pilgrim “debunked that theory filling in for you on your show, Lou!”

Stewart then realized how Obama’s father pulled it off: “First you gotta find yourself a good old American willing to reproduce with you. Then you have that child on foreign soil while simultaneously placing the birth announcement in one of our fringe states’ local newspapers.” Then, “you sit back and let that child go out and win the election for president of the United States. It’s almost too easy!” (Read more Jon Stewart stories.)

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