Factcheck.org: Correction #2
On Sept. 4, 2009 I published a blog entitled FACTCHECK.ORG CAPITULATES. In that report, I pointed out that Factcheck.org – while admitting my report accurately corrected their original statutory analysis as to President Obama’s Kenyan citizenship – erroneously stated I was a “former attorney”:
Unfortunately, they made another factual error above; I am not a former lawyer. I am currently a lawyer with an active, pristine law license in the state of New Jersey. I expect Factcheck.org to correct the defamatory statement.
As of September 6, 2009 they have corrected their report to reflect that I am currently “a lawyer”, not a former lawyer:
While I appreciate their correction, I fail to understand why they made this mistake to begin with. They could have checked their facts with the State of New Jersey, but they didn’t. This is twice now that Factcheck.org has been forced by this blog to admit and correct errors.
This means we must force Factcheck.org to justify everything written in their original report, which stated:
Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on…
– There is nothing in the public record to indicate President Obama’s personal opinion as to whether he still holds Kenyan citizenship.
– There is nothing in the public record to support Factcheck.org’s analysis that President Obama fails to qualify as a Kenyan citizen under the entire Kenyan Constitution and applicable statutes.
Since Factcheck.org has admitted to having been corrected twice by this blog, I would now ask Factcheck.org to substantiate its alleged factchecking on these issues by informing the public as to any “facts” which support its original conclusions.
Has Factcheck.org been privy to a direct interview with Barack Obama on these issues and if so when will the transcript be printed?
As far as I am aware, President Obama has never endorsed the conclusion made by Factcheck.org – that he lost his Kenyan citizenship. And I see no reason to implicate the President in the faulty statutory and factual analysis Factcheck.org has recently admitted to.
So, we need to hear directly from the President: Are you now a current citizen or national of Kenya or any other country? Are you now a citizen or national of any supranational body?
President Obama’s answers need to be a matter of public record. We cannot depend on bloggers to answer for the President any longer.