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Friday, August 15, 2008

Has the Obama Swift Boat Hit an Iceberg?


Well, boys an girls, its not gonna be like 2004, for damned sure.

Unlike John Kerry, who allowed right-wing propagandists to destroy his Presidential campaign via the infamous Swift Boat Vets, Barack Obama is meeting the liars head-on.

I say lairs because the latest stream of right-wing bile offered up by WorldNetDaily's Jerry Corsi is...well, let the AP tell it:

Corsi suggests, without a shred of proof, that Obama may be
using drugs today. Obama has acknowledged using marijuana and cocaine as a
teenager but says he quit when he went to college and hasn't used drugs since.
(http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080815/ap_on_el_pr/anti_obama_book)

Notice the phrase, WITHOUT A SHRED OF PROOF. The AP seldom goes there. But did.

Obama, unlike Kerry, immediatly resesponded point-by-point:

The Obama campaign picked apart the book's claims in a rebuttal titled
"Unfit For Publication," to be posted on the Obama campaign's rumor-fighting Web
site, http://www.fightthesmears.com/. The
title is a play on the book Corsi co-authored against 2004 Democratic
presidential nominee John Kerry's military service called "Unfit For Command."
"Jerome Corsi is a discredited liar who is peddling another piece of garbage
to continue the Bush-Cheney politics he helped perpetuate four years ago," said
Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor. "His is just one of what will likely be many more
lie-filled books rushed to print this election cycle, which are cobbled together
from debunked Internet sources to make money and advance a partisan agenda. We
will respond to these smears forcefully with all means at our disposal."


Yesterday, Joesph Farah, whose moustache is so thick you cam almost see it twirling, defended the author his uber-neocon birdcage carpet is bankrolling:

WND senior staff writer Jerome Corsi may be the most famous man in America today
for his No. 1 New York Times best-selling exposé of Barack
Obama
.

And that's what's bugging the Democratic presidential nominee and his loyal minions among so many of my
colleagues in the Big Media.

So successful has been Corsi's "The Obama Nation"
that last night the Democratic Party presidential candidate released a 40-page
report attacking him and his work – the work that should have been done long ago
by Obama's chums in the establishment press.

Unlike most of the critics of "The Obama Nation," I
have actually read the book from cover to cover. It is a thoroughly
well-documented piece of first-rate journalism.
Bullllll-shite!

Are there mistakes in it?
You got a couple of days?

Show me a first edition that doesn't have some – other than the Bible.
And there are some questions about THAT....

But is it truthful? Does it add considerably to the public's knowledge of the
front-running candidate for the presidency? Do we know much more about Obama
than we would had we relied exclusively for our information from the New York
Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Associated Press?

No Joe. The claims the Obama is a Muslim but actually a Christian, that he did not discussi his family..whe he indeed did, that Obama is still using drugs....lie after lie. What a lying sack of crap!
I offer a resounding "yes" to all three of those questions.

I am privileged to call him my friend, colleague and co-worker.

I stand with Jerry Corsi today as he is viciously maligned by an attack
media that would prefer to aim its potent artillery at a man who dared to do
their job when they refused, when they laid down, when they sucked up, when they
failed to ask the tough questions, when they took sides.
The Obama campaign
dares to make the astounding claim that Corsi's book, published by Simon &
Schuster, is "brought to you by Bush/Cheney attack machine." The report then
goes on to mention that Corsi has given the Bush administration more fits over
the last several years, especially with his last book, "The Late Great USA,"
published by WND Books, than any other reporter in America.

WND has been described by many of the Obama apologists as
"conservative," as "right-wing," as "Republican leaning." To regular readers of
WND who understand our commitment to fierce independence, our willingness to dig
deep no matter which politician is exposed, those characterizations will prove
laughable.

Isn't it interesting how Jerome Corsi has received more scrutiny from
the Big Media in the last 24 hours than Barack Obama has received in his entire
political career?

Has Jerry Corsi said things and written things in his life that he
regrets? Undoubtedly. But he is not running
for president
of the United States. He is simply a courageous, dedicated
journalist – an intrepid investigator, a two-time No. 1 best-selling author, a
Harvard Ph.D and a man of principle.

I am proud to have him working for WND.

If you are as angry about the attempted media lynching of Jerry Corsi,
there's something you can do about it.

And, most of all, read it for yourself.

Don't listen to the smears of petty, jealous, politically motivated
pseudo-journalists who haven't even bothered to crack open "The Obama Nation."

Don't listen to the lies and spin of the Obama campaign, which doesn't
even know the meaning of the word "truth."

There's a feeding frenzy out there in elite circles with media vultures
vying for respectability by denouncing Corsi.

You won't see me among them.

I've read "The Obama Nation."

I've read all the ugly lies being peddled about him.

And I've read the Obama campaign's 40-page report.

I stand with Corsi.

In the dung you do, Farah.

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