'Deathers' take over where 'birthers' left off
May 5th, 2011
03:05 PM ET
8 years ago

'Deathers' take over where 'birthers' left off

Washington (CNN) - With "birthers" mostly silent, "deathers" are now pushing a new conspiracy theory.

The release of President Obama's birth certificate last week apparently tamped down - to a large degree - skeptics who questioned whether he could legally serve as president because they said he wasn't a natural-born citizen. Now, a surprisingly diverse crop of people are questioning whether Osama bin Laden is actually dead.

Some media outlets and bloggers are calling them "deathers."

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Filed under: Osama bin Laden • President Obama
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  1. Rudy NYC

    Let me add my piece to the conspiracy. He released his birth certificate because he knew it was feeding time for the conspirists. Obama knew he had something else to make them sound off.

    Deathers: We will re-consider releasing images if and when Bin Laden releases a tape denouncing the raid that killed him. In the event that such a tape is released, we have decided that releasing images is off the table due to the fact that he is still alive.

    May 5, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  2. ConservaFASCISTS -aka- Mammon

    Some people just need to get a life!

    May 5, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. Frank

    Hey Trump! Help us out. Get Obama to release the photos. We Americans will thank you again.

    May 5, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    "Napolitano began his Monday show by saying bin Laden was "killed on the illegal whim of the president." Moments later, he added, "Osama bin Laden is dead. And the president seems to thinks he has the right to kill whomever he wants so long as the person is perceived as a monster and the public supports it."
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    "Napolitano began his Monday show by saying SADDAM was "killed on the illegal whim of the president." Moments later, he added, "SADDAM HUSSEIN is dead. And the president seems to thinks he has the right to kill whomever he wants so long as the person is perceived as a monster and the public supports it."

    sound familiar Napolitano????

    May 5, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    And BOTH have been created and egged on by Obama. He uses every opportunity he can to keep the spotlight on HIM, the One, the Messiah, Numero Uno. Yes, it is ALL about Obama. It is called a personality cult.

    May 5, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    How many of you birthers cheered for the spirit of John McCain's campaign slogan, "Country First"?

    May 5, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. vic , nashville ,tn

    “Deathers” don’t believe our military sad

    May 5, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  8. Lucy

    "Some media outlets and bloggers are calling them "deathers.""

    Is this statement to mean the media are calling themselves "deathers" since they appear to be as obessed over the OBL photo as Donald Trump was over the President's birth certificate?

    May 5, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  9. cee jay

    where is Donald? Oh trying to determie wht to do with Star and NeNe..

    May 5, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    @ "the Day of" and the reast of the idiots

    All we hear is "WAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!" Seriously...get a new schtick....maybe one that has some substance instead of just reflecting the filthy crybaby underbelly of the right wing. You just can't stand it that there's nothing to actually criticize here and so you have to invent some nonsense to jsutify your tears. Go get a tissue and prepare to shed some more as the stories start coming in about the GOP throwing up the white flag and backwalking their support of Ryan's idiotic, middle-class destroying Medicare privatization plan.

    May 5, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  11. Obama is, always will be my President

    Why dont you ask Bin Laden to please come to the front, if he is not dead. I am sure he would show his face. How dumb can some of you be. It is so sad to know that some of you hate the President that much that you think he would tell the whole world that Bin Laden was dead and if he is not what the point?

    May 5, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. Ins1te

    Some people will never believe or give this president any credit no matter what he does. It could be hate or blind partisanship. It's taken over reason.

    May 5, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. oc

    I wonder if they'll demand an official death certificate

    May 5, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  14. Marry

    @ The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE – The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends
    I wonder what a president would look like that you could support. Palin? Bachmann? Trump? Anyone from the GOP/TP circus? What would they have to recommend them? You like their lack of honesty, respect, knowledge, connection to reality, work ethic, good manners? What would you like a president to do? Any idea?
    Thought so! Your comments are not only pointless but disrespectful and not very bright.
    I am so glad and truly thankful Mr. Obama is the President! OUR President!

    May 5, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  15. GI Joe

    Republicans have taught the tea-baggers how to whine - LOUDLY !!!!!

    May 5, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |