The Fox News Candidate Comes Full Circle With Birther Flirtation
During a rally today, Mitt Romney echoed the right-wing media's obsession with President Obama's birth certificate.
Romney told  an audience in Commerce, Michigan: "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."
(video from TPM Media )
Fox News  and other conservative outlets have repeatedly touted false conspiracy theories involving President Obama and his birth certificate. Fox's opinion programs  ran dozens of segments last year in which the hosts either espoused birther conspiracies or did not challenge or correct false claims about Obama's birth.
Fox News also teamed  up with birther Donald Trump -- a current Romney surrogate -- to repeatedly  smear Obama on the subject. Fox's flagship "straight news" program, Special Report, drew fire  for treating birther conspiracies seriously even after President Obama released his long-form birth certificate last year.