Radio hosts Brian Sussman, Mark Davis, Lars Larson, Bob Grant, Jim Quinn, and Rose Tennent repeated the discredited claim that President-elect Barack Obama has not produced a valid birth certificate and is not eligible for the presidency because he is not a natural-born citizen. In fact, the Obama campaign posted a copy of Obama's birth certificate on its Fight the Smears website and reportedly provided the original to FactCheck.org, whose staff concluded that it "meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship." A Hawaii Health Department official also reportedly confirmed that the birth certificate Obama's campaign posted is valid.
On Bob Grant's radio show, Ann Coulter suggested that President-elect Barack Obama's "civilian national security force" would lead to "a lot more Waco raids, Elian Gonzalez snatchings." In fact, Obama's comments about the necessity of a "civilian national security force" referred to expanding the Foreign Service, AmeriCorps, and the Peace Corps.
Radio host Bob Grant falsely attributed several quotes to Sen. Barack Obama and took other Obama quotes out of context. Among the purported "quotes" Grant aired during the program were remarks that actually were penned by conservative writer John Semmens, in a column titled "Semi-News -- A Satirical Look at Recent News," about which FactCheck.org wrote: "The quote was one conservative writer's idea of a joke, which has been picked up and repeated as though it were true in a chain e-mail."
On October 20, Bob Grant said he had simply "asked a question" when he falsely claimed during his October 15 broadcast that Sen. Barack Obama had stood in front of flags depicting the letter " 'O' for Obama" at an Ohio campaign event -- flags that actually were the Ohio state flag. In fact, while Grant initially "asked" whether the "O" on the flags stood for Obama's name, moments later, he asserted it as fact. He then said he was engaging in "conjecture."
Radio host Bob Grant asserted that Sen. Barack Obama "is not content with just having several American flags, plain old American flags with the 50 states represented by 50 stars[.] He has the 'O' flag." However, the flag to which Grant apparently referred was actually the Ohio state flag.