The president of CNN, Jonathan Klein, still defends Lou Dobbs' contention that President Obama needs to provide a birth certificate. Klein claims that Dobbs is simply reporting on the conspiracy theories.
This is not true.
Dobbs has consistently claimed that the President needs to provide a birth certificate (by the way he has posted it on the internet). Dobbs suggests that the birther conspiracys have legitimacy.
As president of CNN, Klein sets their tone. He is now part of the legitimization of this ridiculous conspiracy movement.
The transcript of Kleins comments on the LA Times is here: http://mediamatters.org/research/200907290039