The Birth Certificate and Legacy of Presidential Rumors
Friday, April 29, 2011
On Wednesday, the White House released President Obama’s long-form birth certificate. Obama said he hoped the move would finally allow the country—and the media—to focus on more important issues. James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, says this isn’t the first time a president has dealt with irrational rumors, and that this one in particular isn’t likely to go away anytime soon.