Media Matters on Jerome Corsi:
While the recent anti-Obama book by Jerome Corsi, The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality (Threshold Editions), will debut atop the New York Times bestseller list, many in the media are challenging the book, noting its numerous falsehoods as well as its author’s track record, which includes a slew of bigoted posts on the conservative website Free Republic and co-authorship of a discredited book attacking Sen. John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign. The media’s reaction to The Obama Nation stands in stark contrast to coverage of that 2004 book, Unfit for Command. As Media Matters for America has noted, the media were sharply criticized for taking too long to challenge Unfit‘s numerous smears and falsehoods.
Greg Mitchell of Editor and Publisher calls the book by the Swiftboat author a “swift kick to his credibility.” Eugene Robinson talks about Corsi’s “vicious lies” and “concocted venom.” Kenneth Vogel of Politico says that Corsi’s “wild theories, vitriol and dogma..have called into question his credibility.”
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC says “You may remember Corsi for his sober allegations that Hillary Clinton is a lesbian, that John Kerry is both a Jew and a Communist, and his allegations that Muslims actually worship Satan. You may remember Jerome Corsi for his recent book attacking the liberal myth that oil is a finite resource, since he, Jerome Corsi, has learned how to make new oil.”
There are many more accounts of Corsi’s debunked credibility that are available at Media Matters.
Corsi has been pushing war with Iran for many years now. It bears mentioning that Corsi is the author of Atomic Iran—if you haven’t read the book, the picture on the cover serves as a good indicator of Corsi’s simplistic sensationalism, demagoguery, fear-mongering and racism.
Irancove @ August 16, 2008