CNN Prez: ‘Birther’ story is dead

CNN President Jon Klein emailed some "Lou Dobbs Tonight" staffers last night regarding  the debunked "birther" theory, informing them that "it seems this story is dead."

With Dobbs raising the issue on TV and radio, Klein had researchers on the political staff look into it, and the findings were passed along in an email, obtained by TVNewser.

*In 2001 – the state of Hawaii Health Department went paperless.*Paper documents were discarded*The official record of Obama’s birth is now an official ELECTRONIC record Janice Okubo, spokeswoman for the Health Department told the Honolulu Star Bulletin, "At that time, all information for births from 1908 (on) was put into electronic files for consistent reporting," she said.

Dobbs did mention the findings on-air, but pointed out that the state’s explanation "has not satisfied some critics." Next he debated the issue with Roland Martin (clip above).

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