At the same time cable "news" networks MSNBC and CNN are accused of giving too much airtime to the fraudulent right-wing non-controvery over President Barack Obama's birth certificate, a new poll finds many Republicans want more so-called "birther" coverage.
The new poll from Pew Research finds "a plurality, 39 percent, of self-identified Republicans" believe there has been"too little" coverage of "allegations that President Obama was not born in the United States."
A new poll also finds "only 53% of Virginians were sure that President Obama was born in the U.S." Obama, btw, carried Virginia in the 2008 election.
In related news: In a new 30-second television spot, Media Matters for America is attacking CNN's Lou Dobbs’ birther obsession. Media Matters previously booked a week’s worth of ad time on MSNBC, Fox, and CNN during Dobbs’ show. CNN, "the most trusted names in news", now refuses to run the ad and has been accused of pressuring cable operators against running the spot.
AFTER THE JUMP, watch the Media Matters ad attacking Lou Dobbs' birther obsession that "the most trusted name in news" refuses to broadcast.