Could Obama’s 1961 birth announcement in the Honolulu Star Bulletin be a fake? Some conspiracy theorists say yes. Longtime Honolulu newspaper reporter Dan Nakaso says no.
“It’s not possible,” Nakaso told CNN. “Under the system that existed back then, there was no avenue for people to submit information that way. … The information came directly from the state Department of Health.”
Indeed, as CNN confirmed, all birth announcements at the time came directly from hospital birth records…
Dewey remembered a conversation in which Dunham compared the birth of Obama with that of his sister, Maya, who actually was born overseas.
“She said, ‘When I had Maya, it was a lot of more difficult because Indonesia doesn’t believe in painkillers while you’re giving birth. … Of course, in the United States, giving birth to Barry (Obama’s childhood nickname) was quite different and much more comfortable,’ ” Dewey recalled.
Waidelich’s mother, Monika, believes she saw Obama in Honolulu’s Kapiolnai Medical Center next to her son back in 1961.
“In those days, there were hardly any other black babies,” she told CNN.