Anyway, though the strategy is clearly intended to cause birthers to foam at the mouth even more than usual, most of the right-wingers pushing the story have been careful to clarify that they're "actually not birthers." On the other hand, St. Louis's resident extremist Jim Hoft aka Gateway Pundit had no such inhibitions. Here's what Hoft wrote on his blog:
Barack Obama was either born in Kenya or he lied about it for years.Meanwhile, St. Louis radio stations like KFTK and KMOX continue to have Hoft on as a "very serious" guest.
h/t Eric Boehlert via Twitter.
Update: NicoleGennette on Twitter points out Hoft's long history of unabashed birtherism.