Posted by PrestoPundit on 08/13/2008

this election cycle, instead of seeking to undermine Jerome Corsi by ignoring him as it did in 2004, this time the Times has come out fighting like a momma bear protecting its little cub.  In what has become typical NY Times style, a blizzard of verbal assaults against Corsi’s investigative reporting on Barack Obama — e.g. “unsubstantiated, misleading or inaccurate” —  are backed up by, well, not much of anything, other than two wet spitball nitpicks borrowed from the crazed partisan fanatic — and admitted liar — David Brock.  [UPDATE:  I resolve the issue of when it was that Obama stopped abusing marijuana, cocaine and alcohol here.]

And I await Tom Maguire’s reply to the “hand on the scales” victory the NY Times has awarded the Main Steam Media over Corsi and his 2004 book “Unfit for Command”.  The Times insinuates that Corsi’s earlier book could be dismissed as something like trash, with the sneering claim that Corsis book, “included various accusations that were ultimately undermined by news reports pointing out the contradictions.”  Well, only the sheltered readers of the NY Times could be so stupid, gullible, and ill informed as to think so.  The rest of us, well, not only did we read the book, and we read Maguire.  And it was the authority, the credibility and reputation of John Kerry and the Main Stream Media which was left in shreds after these encounters.  [Tom Maguire replies to the NY Times here.]

By the way, Corsi’s The Obama Nation is #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and #8 in books at Amazon.

You can read the Preface of The Obama Nation here and Chapter 1 of the book here.  From the Preface:

.. let me clearly state that this book has been written solely on my
initiative. There has been no attempt made, nor will there be any
attempt made, to communicate the shape or contents of this book with
anyone in the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, the Constitution
Party, or in any third party with a candidate running for the

In contrast to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama has not been
vetted, not even by Democrats. Even today he is largely an unknown to
all but a small handful of dogged political professionals and a
concentrated core of political junkies who inhabit Internet blogs.
Thus, in this book I have pursued Obama’s extensive connections with
Islam and with radical racial politics, including those articulated by
such extremists as Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan, in order to bring
these issues from the shadows where Obama has tried to keep them
hidden. For this same reason, I have pursued Obama’s extensive and
continuing connections with Kenya, the homeland of his father, where
Obama has continued to involve himself personally in advancing the
goals of Raila Odinga, the radical socialist presidential contender who
comes from Obama’s home tribe. Even for Obama, his past is prelude, in
a political world where voters legitimately see character as an
important predictor of policy.

Hence, I also document Obama’s emergence in Chicago politics
through the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing.
Alinsky used the battle cry of “Change” as a code word for a socialist
redistribution of wealth. I have also examined Obama’s involvement in
the slum landlord empire of Chicago political fixer Tony Rezko. I
reported questions about Rezko’s use of a loan from Nadhmi Auchi, a
Middle Eastern financial intermediary, to help Obama finance the
purchase of his dream-home property in Chicago ..

UPDATE:  Don’t miss Althouse’s take down of the Times. Roger Kimball also takes a whack.

UPDATE II:  Tom Maguire weighs in.

UPDATE III:  Now it’s the Washington Post running cover for Obama.

Instead of playing protective momma bear for Obama, why don’t these papers do some reporting of their own, telling us who this guy is?  But the, someone might want to actually subscribe to these papers, and they wouldn’t want that, would they?


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