An interview with newly elected Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie that addressed Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility has prompted two opposing interpretations by legacy media – one insisting the governor has resolved the issue and the other concluding he effectively has admitted he can’t find the long-form birth certificate that would help put the controversy to rest.

The New York Daily News apparently found the interview published Tuesday by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reason to declare final victory over “conspiracy theorists,” but ABC News featured a story on its website pointing out Abercrombie has not delivered the promised proof.

After WND’s report of the interview Wednesday – emphasizing Abercrombie tacitly has admitted an investigation he first mentioned in December has failed to produce a birth certificate – the New York Daily News declared in its headline, “Record of President Obama’s birth in 1961 is ‘in the archives’: Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie.”

The Daily News lead paragraph stated: “Officials in Hawaii have tracked down papers indicating that President Obama was indeed born in their state, according to its new governor.”

But the New York paper acknowledged that Abercrombie has not yet presented the proof to the public, stating “he again promised he would do ‘what I can do’ to publicly verify that records show Obama was born in Hawaii and is a citizen of the United States, making him eligible to be President.”

The ABC News report, meanwhile, noted, “Despite his assurance to end the controversy, the governor has yet to present the document.”

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