UNFIT FOR PUBLICATION: Setting the Record Straight on the Lies in JeromeCorsi’s “The Obama Nation”
Once again, bigoted fringe author Jerome Corsi is trying to make money off of anelection, 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 newsorganizations, which have questioned his “scholarship,” his conclusions, and hisideological bent. This report will take you through the allegations point by point. DespiteCorsi’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, likethe year the Obamas got married.As you might expect from the book’s shoddy foundation, many of its claims are alsocompletely 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 believesthat 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-upof 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 BoatVeterans for Truth disavowed him. This is a man who smears the Catholic Church, callsthe 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.