BUCHANAN: Tell me, Bill, tell me, Bill, when you say to Jay Carney, “Jay, why doesn’t the President just release the birth certificate? Get this over with? It’s an enormous distraction for the country? MSNBC is transfixed with it. They ought to focus on the issues you talked about, Libya and Iraq.”

Buchanan was absolutely right. The show he was on devoted almost half of its program on this issue Tuesday. Preceding “MSNBC Live” was “Hardball” which did three separate segments on Trump totaling over fifteen minutes. “The Last Word” did ten minutes.

To be sure, Trump is an interesting figure, and is likely drawing ratings, but if the liberal press are sick and tired of this birther issue, they could just drop it – unless, of course, the goal is to paint all Republicans as birthers.

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