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Fox News anchor takes heat for tweeting Obama birther conspiracy

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 18:27 EDT
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The liberal watchdog Media Matters on Tuesday pounced on a tweet sent by Fox News anchor Heather Childers, which linked to an article that claimed Obama’s 2008 campaign staff had threatened to kill Chelsea Clinton.

“Thoughts? Did Obama Campaign Threaten Chelsea Clinton’s Life 2 Keep Parents Silent?” Childers asked on Twitter, linking to the article in question.

The article accused the Obama campaign of coordinating a “reign of terror and intimidation” in 2008 to prevent information about his eligibility to be president from being revealed. Part of that “reign of terror” included threatening to kill Chelsea Clinton if her parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, disclosed information that could prove Obama was ineligible.

Many of the so-called “birthers” believe there is persuasive evidence that Obama was born in Kenya in 1961 and that his birth certificate was faked in order to make him eligible for the president.

Childers has since defended tweeting the article to her more than 3,000 followers, claiming she only wanted to hear others’ opinion about the story.

“Here’s the thing folks… that ONE topic sure got alot [sic] of you tweeting. Why? I apologize if the article offended anyone. Very interesting,” she tweeted.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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