Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Beyond parody


From The Onion:

Afterbirthers Demand To See Obama’s Placenta

WASHINGTON–In the continuing controversy surrounding the president’s U.S. citizenship, a new fringe group informally known as “Afterbirthers” demanded Monday the authentication of Barack Obama’s placenta from his time inside his mother’s womb. “All we are asking is that the president produce a sample of his fetal membranes and vessels—preferably along with a photo of the crowning and delivery—and this will all be over,” said former presidential candidate and Afterbirthers spokesman Alan Keyes, later adding that his organization would be willing to settle for a half-liter of maternal cord plasma.

From Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast:

All I have done is ask for evidence that Sarah Palin is the biological mother, evidence that must be easily available and definitive.

From the very get-go, I have wanted simply to get this out of the way and have deliberately kept my inquiry narrowly focused on the obligation of a public figure to provide evidence to back up politically loaded biographical claims.

The difference is one is parody, and the other is supposedly a well-respected journalist.

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