Factcheck’s non-profit status challenged over Obama birth certificate

Researcher Ron Polland has launched Federal Election Commission and Internal Revenue Service challenges against Factcheck.org, charging the media monitor has violated its tax-exempt legal status as a non-partisan organization by publishing and promoting a short-form birth certificate for Obama he contends was forged.

Polland began his investigation of Factcheck when it published a full-page scan copy of Obama’s short-form Certification of Live Birth on June 16, 2008, four days after the Daily Kos posted the first copy on June 12, 2008 – a trimmed version of Factcheck’s full-page scan.

Factcheck is the only entity besides the St Petersburg Times to publish a full-page copy of the short-form birth certificate. The Obama campaign posted a reduced copy of the trimmed version.



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