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NBC Nightly News Analyzes Obama 'Birthers' Movement: "Becoming A Staple Of Blogs And Conservative Talk Radio" (VIDEO)

First Posted: 08/23/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:40 PM ET

Anchor Brian Williams addressed the already-disproved claim that President Obama is not an American citizen last night in his Nightly News broadcast. The issue has become resurgent after a tape of a woman angrily questioning a GOP Congressman about the issue at a town hall spread like wildfire across the internet.

Williams called it "the question that won't seem to go away for President Obama even though it's been answered," and noted that it's become "a kind of conspiracy theory."

NBC's legal correspondent Pete Williams reported that despite being debunked, the conspiracy theory is "becoming a staple of blogs and conservative talk radio."

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Filed by Nick Graham  |