Israel Insider is reporting that analysts working separately have determined the birth certificate posted on the Daily Kos website and later on Sen. Barack Obama's "Fight the Smears" campaign website is fraudulent, and now two different actions have been launched to try and obtain the truth about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's birth.
The Israel Insider report said the two analysts it interviewed both have been "able to independently discern the name 'Maya Kassandra Soetoro' from artifacts left behind in the process of forging a new fake document for Barack from an image of Maya's original document." Maya is Obama's younger half-sister.
The report follows a posting from another researcher identified by the news publication as Techdude that the birth certificate is a forgery because it originally documented the birth of a woman in the 1970s.
TechDude did not make amateur mistakes. Instead, he intentionally manipulated the data so that it would support his theory.
There is a wonderful book titled How to Lie with Statistics. Although it was written in 1954, the examples and topics are very apt today.
Chapter 1 covers the built-in bias and is exactly what TechDude did in his writeup. TechDude is also guilty of using wiz-bang pictures to support a false conclusion (see Chapters 3, 4, and 7).
It is important to recognize that TechDude's analysis is misleading and fraudulent. Moreover, TechDude is impersonating a respected investigator. People should not harass Mr. Fink since he is yet another victim of TechDude's deception.