Eligibility Update: Wikipedia Censors (Again), Grand Jury Memo, $25 million for Birth Certificate, Rumors and Strunk FOIA05/1/2009
As WorldNetDaily had originally documented, Wikipedia took people to task over just how much information would be allowed on the President’s wiki entry. Now, after some (including myself) had taken note about another wiki entry concerning the Presidents’ places of birth, they have once again scrubbed another entry.
First, here’s the page — now archived — as it looked like until February 7, 2009. Towards the bottom of the page, it stated the following:
Footnote “9” referenced the following:
^ British Nationality Act of 1948 (Part II, Section 5): “Subject to the provisions of this section, a person born after the commencement of this Act shall be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by descent if his father is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies at the time of the birth.” Since Kenya was a British colony at the time of Barack Obama Jr.’s birth in 1961, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject at that time and therefore Barack Obama Jr. was a British subject at birth.
This is, of course, exactly what I had reported back on December 8, 2008 from FactCheck.org/FightTheSmears.com and is precisely the source that the Defendants used in Hollister v. Soetoro in their motion to dismiss.
Yet, user “Riptor3000″ on February 7, 2009, gave the following reason for the change:
Removed Barack Obama from the list of Presidents born as British subjects; this claim is without merit and politically motivated
What a baseless and meritless claim, per se! Apparently, Wikipedia clearly needs to be FactChecked themselves!