U.S. Politics

Now Graphic Artists On the Internet Claim Obama Birth Certificate Is A Fake (Video)

Now they are saying because the birth certificate that President Obama released on Thursdays has “layers”, that proves that the certificate is fake. 

 Watch video of alleged “fake” birth certificate:

I’ve actually relied on FoxNews.com to rebut the theory…


It didn’t take long for some of President Obama’s doubters to claim the long-awaited birth certificate posted online by the White House on Wednesday had been altered or might be a fake.

But a leading software expert says there’s no doubt about its authenticity, and he dismisses claims of fraud as flat-out wrong.

The doubters have latched onto the idea that Adobe Illustrator — the premier program for computer graphic artists — “reveals” evidence of document manipulation in the Obama birth certificate. They note Illustrator reveals nine separate layers of the document, and claim it’s “proof” the file has been altered.

But that’s not so, says Jean-Claude Tremblay, a leading software trainer and Adobe-certified expert, who has years of experience working with and teaching Adobe Illustrator.

He said the layers cited by doubters are evidence of the use of common, off-the-shelf scanning software — not evidence of a forgery. “I have seen a lot of illustrator documents that come from photos and contain those kind of clippings—and it looks exactly like this,” he said.

Tremblay explained that the scanner optical character recognition (OCR) software attempts to translate characters or words in a photograph into text. He said the layers cited by the doubters shows that software at work – and nothing more.

“When you open it in Illustrator it looks like layers, but it doesn’t look like someone built it from scratch. If someone made a fake it wouldn’t look like this,” he said.“Some scanning software is trying to separate the background and the text and splitting element into layers and parts of layers.”

Tremblay also said that during the scanning process, instances where the software was unable to separate text fully from background led to the creation of a separate layer within the document. This could be places where a signature runs over the line of background, or typed characters touch the internal border of the document.

“I know that you can scan a document from a scanner most of the time it will appear as one piece, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no software that’s doing this kind of stuff,” he said, adding that it’s really quite common.

“I’d be more afraid it’d be fake if it was one in piece. It would be harder to check if it’s a good one if it’s a fake,” Tremblay said.

5 thoughts on “Now Graphic Artists On the Internet Claim Obama Birth Certificate Is A Fake (Video)

  1. Joel, why is it that Obama has to “show his papers” when no other president in our country’s history has ever been as scrutinized as Obama? Could it be because Obama is Black?

    C’mon, be real. Tell the truth about WHY Obama is expected to prove who he is?


  2. A smart man knows where there is smoke, there is fire.

    There is smoke coming from this whole BC, and until Obama comes clean and opens up all his records, people are going to question him.

    The reality is, the BC issue is a non starter. If Obama attempts to run on what he has done since 2008, then it will be a cake walk for the Right. Obama and the minions who still haven’t figured out he was never, and will never be qualified for this job, are trying to make this more of an issue so that people forget what an utter failure he has been


  3. Oh no, that’s what they want jean-philippe! That’s exactly why they’re doing this.

    This is what the GOP is afraid of:

    a) Obama gets re-elected in 2012
    b) Ruth Bader-Ginsberg retires (She’s 78) – 1 new Progressive Justice is seated – that keeps the court at 5 conservatives and 4 progressives
    c) Justice Scalia or Kennedy retires, they are 75. Obama replaces either with a progressive…

    That would reverse the court’s position from majority conservative to majority progressive.

    That’s just one scenario, but my point is, the GOP knows this could happen if Obama gets a 2nd term.

    While birthers just hate the “black guy inthe White House”…The GOP leadership hates the Black guy too, but also see the ramifications of his winning re-election.

    So no, Obama needs to stay.


    1. I don’t think Scalia would ever accept to retire under Obama, even with broken arms and legs… Kennedy, who knows… He may be proud enough to refuse to let Obama switch the SCOTUS from conservative to progressive…


  4. In a way, I hope Obama would tell these people he’s so sick of their ?%$%%$ stupidity that he won’t seek another term.


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