Paul Irey was my guest on the second hour of RC Radio last Thursday. Mr. Irey retired from the graphics design and advertising profession. He was also an Air Force clerk back in the 1950’s. Mr. Irey claims no expertise in document forensics. His background and lack of credentials would lead one to ask why Mr. Irey took it upon himself to perform an analysis of the Obama long form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27 and declare it a forgery. It would also lead one to question why anyone would take him seriously. World Net Daily seems to the only site with any wide distribution who has published Mr. Irey’s “findings”. Mr. Irey blames the “corrupt media who are protecting Obama” for not widely distributing his analysis.
Let’s look a little more closely at Mr. Irey’s story. Mr. Irey said he became interested in the eligibility issue in 2008 when he heard of Phil Berg and his lawsuit. Mr. Irey has some of the facts wrong on Berg. He claimed Berg had filed his suit in the Pennsylvania courts and that Berg was a “respected attorney” when he filed his suit. Neither of these is correct. Berg filed in the Federal Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was known as a 911 Truther who wanted both President Bush and VP Cheney tried for treason for their part in the 911 terrorist attack. Mr. Irey repeated the long debunked Birther claim that one could obtain a short form COLB stating Hawaiian birth without having been born in Hawaii. Irey also claimed that he knew the BC was a forgery before he even looked at it because an unnamed Secret Service agent had told him “Obama had not been vetted”. Can you say confirmation bias?