Sure it went too far, but far be it for a far-Left loon to admit who planted the seeds:
Ann Coulter made an appearance on The O’Reilly Factor this evening to lend her voice to the discussion of today’s big media story: “The birth certificate thing.” Host Bill O’Reilly asked Coulter whether she could put the issue in “any kind of context that matters.” Well, said Coulter, “we were right, they were wrong,” meaning that the conservative establishment has long been denouncing the “birther” movement as a distraction and a non-issue. So, then, who’s to blame for this movement blossoming under the watchful gaze of so many television sets? MSNBC, of course:
Well, it started with Hillary Clinton. It was her campaign who looked into it. And, by the way, if the Clintons couldn’t run this down, Trump wasn’t going to…
And then I think it was a lot of liberals who were pretending to be conservatives or, on MSNBC [...]
But MSNBC, there’s nothing secret about MSNBC. They cover it approximately 55 minutes of every hour. And, yeah, you didn’t hear anything about it at all on Fox News, so they were the ones promoting it, because it made conservatives look crazy.