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Once a trademark of the fringe right, Obama birth conspiracies are dominating the Gop's discourse-and now, Amazon's bestseller list. Michelle Goldberg on why that's good news for Democrats.
There probably are some politicians who are very nervous about the fact that Jerome Corsi's new book, Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President has already rocketed to the top spot on Amazon weeks before its publication date. None of them are Democrats. Throughout the last two years, the conservative movement has mainstreamed once-fringe elements, encouraging ever more outré speculation about our president and his origins. Now the Republican Party has a birther problem it can't control.
Related story on The Daily Beast: Should We Hit Gaddafi Next?
The list of prominent conservatives who have winked at birtherism is long. Earlier this month, Rush Limbaugh said, "We've got somebody about whom there are legitimate citizenship questions here, »
- Michelle Goldberg
Hey there. Brian Gallagher here with this week's look at all the news that wasn't fit for print in the past seven days. There's a lot to get through this week so lets get started with an interesting new take on 3D without those pesky glasses:
Glasses-Free 3D Solution - via Kotaku
The 3D craze is a continually hot-button topic within the movie community and now it seems a new method has been devised to enjoy a 3D movie but without the hassle of plastic glasses. Below is a video from filmmaker Francois Vogel which "demonstrates" this new technique that doesn't involve glasses but does involve the viewer blinking at an abnormal rate. Check it out below:
So... all you have to do is put some weird Led's on your temples and blink a lot for 2 hours? Yeah, the glasses aren't That much of a hassle... Nice try, Frenchy. »
2 items from 2011
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