Here’s an interesting tit-bit. Back in August 2009, Birther High Priest and head honcho of right-wing “news outlet” World Net Daily, Joseph Farah went on record as saying he would donate $15,000 to the hospital where President Obama was born.
To whit, he said:
“We’ve tried the stick,” said Farah. “Now let’s try the carrot. Obama has said he was born in Kapi’olani Hospital in Honolulu. He participated in a fund-raiser for the medical center in January. WND will send a check in the amount of $15,000 to whatever birth hospital is listed on his long-form birth certificate. All Obama has to do to see that donation made is to release it publicly.”
Well, the long-form birth certificate was released, and the hospital’s name – Kapi’olani Medical Center – is clearly visible on the certificate.
Not only that, but in true WND style, Farah asked for donations from WND’s readers in order to pay for the donation. It would appear that, like Ken Ham, Farah is very good at spending other people’s money. He claimed that:
All donations made to this fund, if not used to make a donation to the birth hospital, will be used to further WND’s investigative reporting efforts and the billboard campaign that asks the question, “Where’s the birth certificate?”
Interestingly enough, this page is no longer available on WND. We’re now sitting in July 2012. The long-form birth certificate was released in April 2011. To date, Farah has not paid a single cent of the promised $15,000. I suppose he’s hiding behind the “the certificate is fake!” lie. However, note what he said originally:
WND will send a check in the amount of $15,000 to whatever birth hospital is listed on his long-form birth certificate.
Now that seems pretty clear-cut to me. I’m guessing that under his breath he muttered something like “…as long as that hospital is in Kenya.”
However, one has to ask the question – what happened to the money? WND doesn’t make any audited statements available, so there’s no evidence that it even exists anymore. For that matter, we don’t even know if they managed to fleece their gullible readers for the whole $15,000 and maybe Joe “I’ve a mustache like Stalin’s” Farah is too cheap to make up the difference. What about the interest this money is earning? It’s been sitting somewhere for close to 2 years now.
It’s much the same as Farah’s request for money to sue Esquire for $250 million… which they are apparently appealing – because, as with all the other cases these idiots lose in court, it’s the judge’s fault. One wonders if Joe was going to refund those who contributed, had WND won? One also wonders if there’ll be another appeal for donations?
I think it’s time people started to ask Joe just where all the money is.