Michigan State Sen. Tom Casperson said on Michael Patrick Shiels’ radio show on Tuesday that he didn't know if President Obama was born in the United States (audio below), reports ProgressMichigan.org.
Casperson also claimed that the birth "issue was dropped immediately as far as the major media went," even though it was covered for four years straight by the mainstream media.
“I don’t know because it seems like that issue was dropped immediately as far as the major media went,” said Casperson. “My gut tells me if it had been a different president, like say George W. Bush, they’d have been digging into like there was no tomorrow and trying to get to the bottom of, which they never really tried to get to the bottom of, so it became a conspiracy theory and no big deal.”
“I think it is strange, again, that it is not being looked at by certain groups that normally would. I think what the media did to George W. Bush was OK. They kept his feet to the fire, but I think they equally should be doing the same thing to this president.”
Actually, the mainstream media didn't dig very much into any controversy regarding President Bush, except for his missing years in the National Guard. One investigation in 2004 made by CBS News cost one news producer her career, trigged the threat of a congressional investigation and ended Dan Rather's decades of reporting for CBS News.
Casperson failed to mention that President Obama released his long-form birth certificate and Hawaii state officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama was born in Hawaii.