Apparently there’s a lot of potential overlap between football fans and birthers, because the birther-tastic site WorldNetDaily took out an aerial ad asking “Where’s the real birth certificate?” at a Cowboys-Giants game on Sunday.An article on the right-wing “news” site describes how the banner “took to the skies above Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to let everyone within eyeshot know there are serious questions about the authenticity of Barack Obama’s purported record of birth.”
The banner was originally scheduled to run over the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving game, but had to be rescheduled because of inclement weather.
“This flyover is another manifestation of our national billboard campaign that began three years ago, asking simply, ‘Where’s the birth certificate?'” Joseph Farah, who started WND, said Sunday.
“We have used billboards because the rest of the media refuses to address seriously the problems of Obama’s eligibility,” he continued. “And we will continue to use other creative efforts to address one of the most serious constitutional questions facing our country, namely, ‘Is Obama actually eligible for office?'”
Here’s video of the ad, via WND:
WND did not immediately return TPM’s inquiries about any future plans for similar banners at sporting events. They previously ran an aerial billboard at the CNN-Tea Party Republican debate in Tampa, FL, in September.
Late Update: In an e-mail to TPM, Farah could not recall the exact cost of the banner. “It’s not just flying a banner. You have to fly it, photograph it, video-record it and hire a helicopter to fly near it for the pictures and video. All told it’s in the thousands of dollars – less than $10,000,” he said. “It was paid for by WND.com, just as our billboards are. We do have a fund that solicits contributions for opportunities like this that helps to defray the costs.”
When asked about the choice of Texas to run the ad, Farah said that it’s “WND country” and they’ve also previously considered running aerial ads at the Kentucky Derby and Indy 500, but “those events came shortly after Obama produced his phony birth certificate so we had to evaluate the document to determine its authenticity.”
“Every national poll shows broad skepticism of Obama’s eligibility among the public – sports fans or not,” Farah said.