So Oliver might want to become better informed before he wildly accuses mainstream conservative outlets of promoting “conspiracy theories.” The Obama is a Muslim - wasn’t born here - fake birth certificate - is a terrorst - crew are relegated to the fringes of conservatism with most mainstream conservatives condemning the idiocy.
Andy McCarthy on National Review Online, July 6, 2008:
Our Jim Geraghty seemed to pooh-pooh the birth certificate controversy about a week ago, but according to the above cited report (at a site called DougRoss@Journal) and a new one from Israeli Insider, there are new developments, and the Obama campaign appears to be stonewalling. Shouldn't it be a fairly easy matter to prove he was born in Hawaii if he really was? Why wouldn't Obama just end this quickly?
Granted, National Review is the sort of publication that once advocatedagainst Martin Luther King so it should be consigned to the fringes of American society. But alas, what is fringe and nutty to most Americans is mainstream conservative thought. Like the National Review. Like the ideas being pushed by Fox News, right wing radio and the like about Democrats and liberals from Bill Clinton to Barack Obama.
The right refuses to acknowledge the consequences of the atmosphere they helped create and continue to foster, so its up to regular Joes like myself to point them out.