The lamestream media told you:
Arizona's controversial publicity-hungry Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed toughest Sheriff in America, has staged a publicity stunt over the completely resolved issue of Mr. Obama's birth certificate. Backed by "birthers" from the "tea party," and responding to a "birther" demand to investigate -- against overwhelming evidence that no wrongdoing exists -- the controversial Sheriff bowed to "birther" conspiracy-theory demands and staged the show. More than 50 news outlets attended the press conference, and left only with tales of who accused who of what, and redundant reports that Obama's righteous Justice Dept. is investigating the controversial Sheriff.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
"Birther" has become the new "N" word for the media, used with dripping hatred for anyone who dares ask questions about Mr. Obama's falsified birth certificate. Where facts do not exist, the media hurls epithets, a classic sign of bigotry.
"News" outlets nationwide ran similar ridiculous-on-its-face suppressions of this important news. This letter appeared in one of the main offenders, The Arizona Republic, Gannett's #2 rag (after USA Today) and went to hundreds of others:
"The only thing missing from today's Arizona Republic story about Sheriff Arpaio's investigation into Obama's controversial birth certificate was... news. The reporter provided plenty of charges and accusations, a lot of he said she said, finger pointing and sordid old history, but no actual news. What were the findings? Good journalism would require that in the lead. It wasn't covered at all.
"I hope some of the rest of you reported on that. Why did Arpaio say the birth certificate is suspicious? It didn't even get mentioned in passing. Six months of investigation, 2,000 hours of work, one hour of news conference, not a single word on the news! Please give us the facts in your next edition [they did not]. I cannot believe reporting has fallen to such a low that not a single word about what the irregularities actually were made it into print, and editors didn't notice. It's no wonder people have lost faith in the "news," because there isn't any."
Read the report yourself. The irregularities and obvious evidence of tampering are plain to see. The media are collectively hiding the truth and attempting to derail any effort to expose this deception.
Christian Science Monitor -- basically the same thing, all bluster, no details
Boston.com -- they report that the findings in the report are being sold as a book (but no mention of the findings)
Yahoo News -- all presidents have conspiracy theories, no details on this one
CBS -- "investigators believe that the long form birth certificate was manufactured electronically and that it did not originate in the paper format as presented by the White House." Many reports quoted this single line from Arpaio. The other more frequent quote: his six-month investigation had found that "probable cause exists indicating that forgery and fraud may have been committed" in the release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate. None of the reports followed up on that devastating breaking news.