The PJ Tatler

Two years into his presidency, CNN investigates where Barack Obama was born

Thanks for jumping on the story, CNN.

Could Obama’s 1961 birth announcement in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin be a fake? Some conspiracy theorists say yes. Longtime Honolulu newspaper reporter Dan Nakaso says no.

“It’s not possible,” Nakaso said. “Under the system that existed back then, there was no avenue for people to submit information that way. … The information came directly from the state Department of Health.”

Indeed, as CNN confirmed, all birth announcements at the time came directly from hospital birth records.