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Townhall scrubs Sheriff Joe Arpaio article by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, Intentional censorship?, Obama Selective Service documents, 5 Orwells awarded

Townhall scrubs Sheriff Joe Arpaio article by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, Intentional censorship?, Obama Selective Service documents, 5 Orwells awarded

“Did President-elect Barack Hussein Obama commit a federal crime in September of this year? Or did he never actually register and, instead, did friends of his in the Chicago federal records center, which maintains the official copy of his alleged Selective Service registration commit the crime for him?”…Debbie Schlussel

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

***  Update Below  ***

From WND, World Net Daily March 5, 2012.

“TOWNHALL YANKS COLUMN ON ARPAIO’S FINDINGS”

“A popular column on Townhall.com – the self-described “leading conservative and political opinion website” – discussing Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president has unexplainably disappeared.

Earlier today, the column “Sheriff Joe Exposes Forgery of Obama’s Selective Service Registration” by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown of The Western Center For Journalism was Townhall.com’s most emailed and eighth most read column.

But then … it was gone.

Even after WND alerted Townhall.com’s managing editor that the column had been deleted from its site, it remained listed as “cannot be found.” And despite multiple contacts with the site’s editorial staff, no one at Townhall.com would explain to WND why the column was removed.

Floyd Brown is a regular columnist on Townhall.com, with multiple columns in the site’s archive listed for every month since 2008.

“I hope that it’s not the result of any type of intentional censorship; that would be my sincere hope,” Brown told WND of the removal of his column. “The article is obviously being well received and highly read and highly emailed by the Townhall audience, so why they would want to keep people from seeing it – that would really shock me.”

Still, Brown told WND, if it were intentional, it wouldn’t be the first time even “conservative” media has tried to sweep the story under the rug.

“I have seen conservative media be almost more diligent in censoring on the issue of Barack Obama’s eligibility,” Brown said. “Even though they criticize it on one hand, they all have a desire to be loved by mainstream media.””

““We found the most interesting information presented to have nothing to do with the Obama nativity story,” the Browns write in their vanished column, which nonetheless can be read on The Western Center for Journalism site. “Instead it had to do with the Selective Service records. Forensic document analysis proved this document was also a forgery. Intensive documentation proving that Postal indicia on the form was forged was particularly damaging, as this type of postal fraud is a federal felony.

“In the days ahead, it will be interesting to see if the mainstream media provides any coverage of the event’s allegations,” the Browns continue. “Sitting in the room we were overwhelmed by the professionalism of these sworn officers of the law. They clearly used the best experts in their investigation. Finally a legitimate law enforcement official has looked at the evidence and found, as Arpaio said, ‘probable cause that a felony has been committed.’”

The Browns also write that they agree with Arpaio’s claim that the mainstream media has been more interested in ridiculing the story than covering it.

“Having just attended Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s ‘Cold Case Posse’ news conference in Phoenix, Arizona,” the Browns write, “we candidly admit we have never seen a greater example of raw media bias in our 30 years of watching the fourth estate.”

They conclude, “Citizens are still daring to ask questions about Obama. And by doing it you face certain ridicule, name calling and being treated as children. Even when you may be asking legitimate questions, which have been routinely asked of presidential candidates in the past or have been asked of Republican candidates this year, you are censured.”

But whether the Browns merely face “censure” or “censor” for their column remains to be seen.”

http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/townhall-yanks-column-on-arpaios-findings/

A search on this:

“townhall “Sheriff Joe Exposes Forgery of Obama’s Selective Service Registration”

Yields:

“News for townhall “Sheriff Joe Exposes Forgery of …

Townhall yanks column on Arpaio’s findings

WND.com‎ – 10 hours ago
More ↓ A popular column on Townhall.com – the self-described “leading … column “Sheriff Joe Exposes Forgery of Obama’s Selective Service Registration” by …
Sheriff Joe Arpaio Exposes Forgery of Obama’s Selective … – Townhall
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1 day ago – Sheriff Joe Arpaio Exposes Forgery of Obama’s Selective Service Registration … Instead it had to do with the selective service records. Forensic … TOWNHALL DAILY: Be the first to read Floyd and Mary Beth Brown’s column.
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2 days ago – Having just attended Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” news conference in Phoenix, Arizona, we candidly admit we have never seen a …

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Exposes Forgery of Obama’s Selective Service Registration … TOWNHALL DAILY: Be the first to read Floyd and Mary Beth Brown’s column.”

Clicking on the Townhall link yields:

http://townhall.com/columnists/floydandmarybethbrown/2012/03/04/sheriff_joe_arpaio_exposes_forgery_of_obamas_selective_service_registration

“The page you requested cannot be found. The page you requested cannot be found.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Please visit Townhall.com’s homepage for a full listing of what’s online”

An appropriate exerpt from “1984 ” by George Orwell:

“As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any partiucular number of the Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in it’s stead. This process of continuation alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound tracks, cartoons, photographs–to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to be correct; nor was any item of news, or expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to be on record.”

Deservedly, 5 Orwells for TownHall.

*** Update ***

From commenter GORDO.

Submitted on 2012/03/06 at 10:30 am
“Just did a search for ‘Arpaio’ at townhall.com. Townhall keeps the AP article critical of Arpaio and protects Obama with the usual nonsense we’ve all read countless times.

http://townhall.com/search2.aspx?SearchWord=arpaio&q=arpaio&SearchSection=all&cx=partner-pub-9450655209824617:ykuecd6vpv2&cof=FORID:10&sa=Search

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“Sheriff Joe Arpaio Exposes Forgery of Obama’s Selective Service”

“1 day ago … Having just attended Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” news conference in Phoenix, Arizona, we candidly admit we have never seen a …”

links to:

http://townhall.com/columnists/floydandmarybethbrown/2012/03/04/sheriff_joe_arpaio_exposes_forgery_of_obamas_selective_service_registration

“The page you requested cannot be found. The page you requested cannot be found.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Please visit Townhall.com’s homepage for a full listing of what’s online”
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“Arizona sheriff unveils Obama birth probe”

“4 days ago … Arpaio on Thursday unveiled preliminary results of an investigation, conducted by members of his volunteer cold-case posse, into the …”

links to:

http://townhall.com/news/us/2012/03/02/arpaio_investigates_obamas_birth_certificate/page/full/

“Arizona sheriff unveils Obama birth probe”
APNews
Mar 02, 2012

“America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff finds himself entangled these days in his own thorny legal troubles: a federal grand jury probe over alleged abuse of power, Justice Department accusations of racial profiling and revelations that his department didn’t adequately investigate hundreds of Arizona sex-crime cases.

Rather than seek cover, though, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is seeking to grab the spotlight in the same unorthodox fashion that has helped boost his career as a nationally known lawman.

Some critics suggest Arpaio’s aim is to divert attention from his own legal troubles while raising his political profile as he seeks a sixth term this year. The sheriff vehemently denies such strategies are in play.

Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama’s citizenship, and Obama released a copy of his long-form birth certificate in April in an attempt to quell citizenship questions. Courts also have rebuffed lawsuits over the issue. Of late, the president’s re-election campaign has poked fun at it, selling coffee cups with a picture of the president’s birth record.”