Who is the first Birther? Not Barack Obama- since Barack Obama never claimed he was born in Hawaii. The article you post wasn't even discovered by Birthers until 2011- 3 years after Birthers started their lies about Obama. And of course- as you know- the editor of that article stated clearly that mistake was her mistake- and that Barack Obama never told her he was born in Kenya. Not all Birthers were Birthers because they were racists. But all Birthers are idiots- and lots and lots of Birthers became Birthers because they couldn't stand the idea of a black man in the White House.