AP Issues Chester Arthur Propaganda To Protect Obama.
Today the AP issued a story titled “Obama Birthplace Flap Evokes Arthur Debate”. The story makes an analogy between the Obama birth certificate issue and the controversy surrounding Chester Arthur’s birthplace. The story contains a lie. It states that Chester Arthur never publicly addressed the issue of Hinman’s allegations that he was born in Canada. But Arthur did specifically address these issues in the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper.
However, AP and MSNBC won’t tell you that because Arthur was caught lying about his parents heritage in those newspaper interviews. He was lying to cover up the fact that Hinman was correct – Chester Arthur was a British subject – but for a different reason than where he was born.
AP and MSNBC forgot to mention that Chester Arthur’s father William didn’t become a naturalized citizen of the US until 1843 – 14 years after old Chester was born. This means that Chester Arthur was not a natural born citizen since at the time of his birth he was a subject of Great Britain. These facts as to Chester Arthur’s failure to meet the Constitutional requirement were first reported at this blog back in December ’08.
Please see that report, Historical Breakthrough – Proof: Chester Arthur Concealed He Was A British Subject At Birth.
No main stream media outlet has reported this historical discovery and as we can see by the AP piece today, objective reporting has been replaced by propaganda. AP reported as follows:
Never addressed allegation
Democrats, meanwhile, hired a lawyer named Arthur Hinman who sought to discredit Arthur, claiming he was born in Dunham, Quebec, about 47 miles north of Fairfield. Hinman traveled to Vermont and Canada to research Arthur’s past, eventually concluding that Arthur was born in Canada but appropriated the birth records of a baby brother who was born in Fairfield, but died as an infant.
He later incorporated the findings into a book titled “How A British Subject Became President of the United States.”
Arthur, who served from 1881 to 1885, never publicly addressed the allegation.
But Arthur did address the issue.
In the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper, an article interviewing Chester Arthur about Hinman’s accusations was published on August 13, 1880. In that article, Chester Arthur defended himself as follows:
“My father, the late Rev. William Arthur, D.D., was of Scotch blood, and was a native of the North of Ireland. He came to this country when he was eighteen years of age, and resided here several years before he was married.”
This was another blatant lie. His father emigrated from Ireland to Canada at the age of 22 or 23. William Arthur didn’t come to the United States until sometime between March 1822 – when his first child was born in Dunham, Canada – and March 1824 – when his second child was born in Burlington, Vermont. The youngest he could have been when he came to Vermont was 26.
On August 16, 1880 Chester Arthur told the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper that at the time of his birth, his father was forty years old. Another blatant lie. His father would have been only thirty-three years old when Chester was born.
In that same article he lied that his father settled in Vermont and reiterated the lie that William came here at the age of eighteen. This age discrepancy was exposed in the August 19, 1880 edition of the Brooklyn Eagle in an article written by Hinman .
It was very convenient for Arthur that Hinman kept the focus on the extraordinary and false claim – that Arthur was born abroad – while the more subtle and true eligibility issue stayed hidden in plain site.
AP just published a story that said Arthur never publicly addressed the issue and the stench of a propaganda lie fills the air. We are treading in very dangerous waters, America. History is being controlled by lies.
“He who controls the present controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future”. George Orwell.