Pages

Loading...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Debunking Jerome ‘Bigot’ Corsi’s Smear Attack Book: ‘The Obama Nation’

LATEST UPDATE: Barack Obama’s campaign has released a 41-page PDF file designed to rebut accusations made in Jerome Corsi’s book, “The Obama Nation.” Here are some excerpts from it. We begin serialising it tomorrow...

UNFIT FOR PUBLICATION: Setting the Record Straight on the Lies in Jerome Corsi’s “The Obama Nation”
Once again, bigoted fringe author Jerome Corsi is trying to make money off of an election, spinning garbage as journalism and relying on the right-wing echo chamber to pump up sales. Make no mistake: “The Obama Nation: is nothing but rehashed lies.

The allegations: rehashed lies
Corsi’s falsehoods about Barack Obama have been discredited by numerous news organizations, which have questioned his “scholarship,” his conclusions, and his ideological bent. This report will take you through the allegations point by point. Despite Corsi’s high opinion of his own scholarly abilities—he childishly touts the number of footnotes it contains, for example—he gets many of even the most basic facts wrong, like the year the Obamas got married.

As you might expect from the book’s shoddy foundation, many of its claims are also completely false. The Obama’s never gave a million dollars to a Kenyan politician. Obama has no secret plan to destroy the military. Obama has regularly shared many of the facts about his family that Corsi claims he has covered up.

The author: a discredited, fringe bigot
Of course, the lies in “The Obama Nation” almost pale in comparison to the bizarre, conspiratorial views that Jerome Corsi has advocated in his broader work. He believes that President Bush is trying to merge the United states with Mexico and Canada. He believes that there is a literally unending supply of oil beneath the ground. And in perhaps the gravest sign that his views can’t be trusted, he alleges a government cover-up of the 9/11 attacks and denies that airplanes were to blame for the towers’ collapse.

And it doesn’t stop there. Corsi has penned a litany of bigoted, hateful comments—crossing the line so thoroughly that even the right-wing operatives behind Swift Boat Veterans for Truth disavowed him. This is a man who smears the Catholic Church, calls the Pope “senile,” and regularly demeans public servants in vile sexual and racial terms. In short, his record of attacks is disgusting and false, and so is this book.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Reviews Are In!............................................................................3
Factual Inaccuracies In Corsi’s Book ..................................................5
Consider The Source: Corsi Holds Widely Discredited Beliefs............34
Consider The Source: Corsi Is A Bigot .............................................37
Offensive Language In Corsi’s Book .............................................. 39




PS:

From The Obama-Action-Wire
08-15-2008

Right now, vile smear-peddler Jerome Corsi is back with a new book of lies — this time about Barack Obama.

In 2004, Corsi helped launch the Swift Boat smear campaign with a book of distortions and lies he wrote about John Kerry. We’ll need the combined efforts of every member of the Action Wire to push back against this year’s vicious Republican attack book.

Corsi and his right-wing backers are counting on you not to fight back. Spreading these lies about Barack is their best chance to elect John McCain and continue George Bush’s failed policies for another four years.

Check out some facts about Corsi and his desperate fabrications in the DNC research document below. Forward this message to your friends and family or use this online form to push back with the truth: http://my.barackobama.com/bookoflies.

Together we’ll show Corsi and the right-wing smear machine that we won’t back down from a fight.

Thanks,
Obama Action Wire

No comments: