Washington Times Runs Anti-Obama Monkey Birther Ad

November 30, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The Washington Times, a conservative right-wing newspaper owned by Reverend Sun Myung Moon, recently ran an offensive full-page anti-Obama birther ad depicting three images of apes. The ad with racial undertones, says that President Obama is a usurper and a British citizen, under the British Nationality Act of 1948.

As noted by Think Progress, the ad makes little sense, besides being racially charged:

“The Center for American Progress’ Ian Millhiser points out that if this rule were actually applied to the presidency, every foreign nation would have the power to remove the President of the United States simply by granting the president citizenship.”

The ad’s images of three monkeys suggests that Congress, the media and the courts are ignoring the fact that President Obama is not a natural born citizen. The ad then states that, “Obama the putative U.S. President, was born a British subject governed by the British Nationality Act of 1948 and is currently also a British protected person and/or a British citizen to this day.”

The “advertorial” was taken out by Charles F. Kerchner, Jr., a plaintiff in a birther lawsuit, “Kerchner et al vs. Obama & Congress et al,” filed against President Obama in New Jersey.

Kerchner’s website, Protect our Liberty, is seeking donations to “remove the usurper.”

Source: Think Progress


2 Responses to “Washington Times Runs Anti-Obama Monkey Birther Ad”

  1. Steve on December 3rd, 2009 7:54 pm

    The monkeys look more like white people to me.

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