Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Smear Merchant Jerome Corsi and WorldNetDaily (WND) And The Republican Base

Update & Edited 12:27 PM & 2:23 PM Dec. 1,2009

Uberconservative Nativist & Racist Jerome Corsi peddles lies, fabrications and smears as in his book on Obama and his other books most noteworthy his attack on John Kerry in the book "Unfit for Command"

Jerome Corsi with Fox News Resident Racist Sean Hannity
Jerome Corsi's Manufactured Obama Conspiracy Theories
Jerome Corsi of The Constitution Party

also see:
"Unfit for Publication: Corsi's The Obama Nation filled with falsehoods" at Media matters August 04, 2008

SUMMARY: In its preface, Jerome Corsi compares his new book, The Obama Nation, to his 2004 book Unfit for Command. The comparison seems apt: Just as Unfit for Command contains false attacks on Sen. John Kerry's military service, a Media Matters review finds that The Obama Nation similarly contains numerous falsehoods about Sen. Barack Obama.

Photo of Jerome Corsi of Ultra or UberConservative World Net Daily with Pamela Gellar of AtlasShrugs and Robert Spencer of the anti-Islam " Jihad Watch". Pam Gellar is holding a picture of her hero the racist anti-Islam Geert Wilders.

Racist anti-Islam Debbie Schlussel with Sean Hannity-Both Fellow Travelers with Jerome Corsi, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer & Geert Wilders

Debbie Schlussel Anti-Islam

* Corsi on Islam: “a worthless, dangerous Satanic religion”

* Corsi on Catholicism: “Boy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn’t reported by the liberal press”

* Corsi on Muslims: “RAGHEADS are Boy-Bumpers as clearly as they are Women-Haters — it all goes together”

* Corsi on “John F*ing Commie Kerry”: “After he married TerRAHsa, didn’t John Kerry begin practicing Judiasm [sic]? He also has paternal grandparents that were Jewish. What religion is John Kerry?”

* Corsi on Senator “FAT HOG” Clinton: “Anybody ask why HELLary couldn’t keep BJ Bill satisfied? Not lesbo or anything, is she?”
above quote from: Jerome Corsi: WorldNetDaily Loon Writer, Friend of Robert Spencer by Mooneye at Loonwatch.com, Aug. 5, 2009

It should be noted that Corsi is defended and his ideas promoted and promulgated by Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and at the same time by people further out on the fringe such as the wing-nut Alex Jones and appearing on the White Supremacist "Political Cesspool" of James Edwards Talk Radio program .

As Sonia Scherr at the Southern Poverty Law Center points out Jerome Corsi has no problem with appearing on a White Supremacist anti-Semitic Talk Radio program.

"Bestselling Anti-Obama Fabulist Appears On White Supremacist Radio Show by Sonia Scherr at Southern Poverty Law Center on August 13, 2008

That his book is rife with inaccuracies hasn’t stopped Corsi from promoting it on dozens of talk shows, where he has peddled additional falsehoods about Obama. On Fox News’ Hannity’s America, for instance, he made the ludicrous claim that Obama supports abortion “after a child’s born.”

Perhaps Corsi’s most telling appearance, however, has been on The Political Cesspool, an overtly racist, anti-Semitic radio show hosted by self-avowed white nationalist James Edwards. Corsi was interviewed on the Cesspool on July 20 and is scheduled to appear again this Sunday, August 17, joining a recent guest roster that has included Christian Identity pastor Pete Peters, Holocaust denier Mark Weber and former Klan boss David Duke.

Along with promoting Corsi’s appearances, Edwards is boasting on his website that the three-hour weekly show will join the Republic Broadcasting Network in September. This conspiracy-minded network, heard via satellite and the web, features talk about a sinister “New World Order” and wild theories about the causes of 9/11. Shows that air on the network include The Piper Report, named after host Michael Collins Piper, who has contributed to the holocaust denial magazine The Barnes Review, and Mark Dankof’s America, which has interviewed Weber, director of the Institute for Historical Review, a leading Holocaust denial group.

Grand Wizard Lou Dobbs Fingers Jerome Corsi's Hate-Hole at Racist FAIR Event

These characters on the right such as Jerome Corsi claim to be sincere in their views but it often appears that they are more interested in making large sums of money selling their product that is their views and their entertaining conspiracy theories as books and on the lecture circuit.So if wild imagined bizarre conspiracy theories and fear mongering sell better than the facts or a reasoned fact based discussion then to some of these charlatans that's what they will write and sell and give lectures on for the right price.

So are their intentions to honestly promote an ideology to better inform Americans of what's going on or is it just about the money and selling their product which may or may not have any relation to actual facts. Some of course are in fact right wing racist hate mongers whose mission is to sell books and improve ratings to fund their activities.

Max Blumenthal gives some background on how Jerome Corsi who was on the political conservative fringes became part of the Mainstream of the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party.

"Jerome Corsi: How a Racist, Conspiratorial Crank Became a Top GOP Anti-Obama Point Man" By Max Blumenthal, The Nation.via AlterNet, August 23, 2008.

Corsi's success represents the apotheosis of a long, strange trip from the furthest shores of the right into the national spotlight.

These are good times for Jerome Corsi. Already notorious for his factually challenged book-length takedown of 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, Unfit For Command, the 61-year-old Corsi has another hit on his hands. His new book, Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality has made Corsi a hot commodity again on the right-wing radio circuit, the bane of the Obama campaign and catapulted to the top slot on the New York Times bestseller list. With his newfound notoriety, Corsi has brought his pathographic anti-Obama narrative to hundreds of thousands of readers -- and millions on radio and TV -- just as he did with Kerry. Corsi has become the court bard of the conservative movement. "The goal is to defeat Obama," Corsi told the New York Times. "I don't want Obama to be in office."

Corsi had dabbled off-and-on the fringes of conservative backlash politics for nearly three decades. In his spare time, which he appeared to have lots of, Corsi busied himself at his computer, firing off opinions on the far-right website Free Republic, marked by their sexual and racial obsessions.

In a comment typical of the dozens he posted under the handle "jrlc," Corsi wrote, "Anybody ask why HELLary couldn't keep BJ Bill satisfied? Not lesbo or anything, is she?" In another, he ranted, "Isn't the Democratic Party the official SODOMIZER PROTECTION ASSOCIATION of AMERICA -- oh, I forgot, it was just an accident that Clintoon's [sic] first act in office was to promote 'gays in the military.' RAGHEADS are Boy-Bumpers as clearly as they are Women-Haters -- it all goes together."

Then he composed Unfit For Command, suddenly vaulting into best-sellerdom. Surrounded by the media buzz of talk radio and Fox News, Corsi no longer plied the seamy troll-zones of the right-wing blogosphere. Overnight, he had become a conservative folk hero. But as Bush's popularity waned during his second term, Corsi's star dimmed. He tried to reignite it by co-authoring a book with "prophecy expert" Michael Evans, Showdown with Nuclear Iran, calling on the United States and Israel to attack Iran "before it's too late," and another, Black Gold Stranglehold, claiming to expose the Big Lie that will "enslave" Americans: "the belief that oil is a fossil fuel and a finite resource." Corsi's conspiracy theories consolidated his cult status, but he did not revive the brightness of his Swiftboating campaign. As another presidential election approached, however, Corsi followed his well-trod path back to renown.

In early 2007, Corsi huddled with an old friend, Howard Phillips, a veteran conservative operative who had attempted to organize the anti-government militia movement into a cohesive political bloc during the 1990s. Corsi emerged from their discussion convinced of his destiny. He would declare his campaign for the presidential nomination of the ultra-right Constitution Party, enthusiastically embrace the party's call for a complete halt on immigration, banning abortion even in cases of rape and incest, and upholding its official platform that the "U.S. Constitution established a Republic under God, rather than a democracy." With this momentous announcement, Corsi hoped to cast himself as the last, best hope to save America from the godless, globalist duocracy conspiring to merge the United States, Mexico and Canada into a "North American Union." (His latest flop, published in 2007, was a screed entitled, The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada.)

Given his fact-challenged theories Jerome Corsi is still a favorite of the Conservative Movement and Talk Radio & of course Fox News even though much of what Jerome Corsi has written has been examined and debunked. His writings provide a wealth of evidence that his facts and arguments do not stand up to scrutiny and do not pass muster as scholarly works which he claims them to be. Whether he is writing about individual political figures such as Obama and John Kerry or writing about the nefarious conspiracy theories which are backed by some mysterious powerful elite such as the North American Union, or about illegal-immigration Jerome Corsi has little interest in any fact which might contradict his elaborate paranoid world view.

The online conservative magazine WorldNetDaily is a conservative equivalent to Tabloid journalism in which various unsubstantiated Conspiracy Theories are presented as facts and taken seriously from the Birthers to Obama is a secret Muslim to the North American Union, or Fema Camps or that the H1N1 inoculations are part of some conspiracy to keep Americans in fear or to kill off a number of citizens or preparation for setting up for mass incarcerations etc.

Conservative Jon Henke views World Net Daily as undermining serious conservative issues and policies . He further sees it as undercutting the intellectual basis of Conservative ideology as it is turned over to the wing-nuts and fear merchants. But it appears few Republicans are willing to publicly defend his view .

Jon Henke from "The NextRight" Rachel Maddow sept. 8,2009

Jon Henke seems to be a lone voice against the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement being taken over by the extremist and the wing-nuts while others take comfort in the increase of volume and invective of the base.

Rather than being represented by cooler heads as it were the Conservative Movement is drifting more and more towards the unhinged fringe thereby welcoming them into the mainstream of the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party. So once an individual or group is discredited by the media etc. rather than Conservatives publicly distancing themselves from these groups instead they appear to become more strident in their defense of discredited individuals or ideas such as conspiracy theories. We have seen this in the case of Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck etc. who have given some credibility to the "Birthers" or The New World Order or Obama as a NAZI or socialist or Muslim with a secret agenda to destroy America.

Rachel Maddow And Eric Burns Debunk Smear Merchant Corsi-Aug. 15, 2008

Jerome Corsi writings have been debunked yet Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck present him on their respective programs as a well respected researcher and expert in a number of fields. They ignore the fact that Corsi is unreliable and makes stuff up to fit his own conspiracy theories.
The "North American Union" & "Obamanation": Dr. Jerome Corsi from CPAC 2009!

Late Great U.S.A - Dr. Jerome Corsi on Glenn Beck Show

Glenn Beck interviews Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of the NY Times bestseller "The Late Great U.S.A: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada" about the North American Union.

Jerome Corsi: WorldNetDaily Loon Writer, Friend of Robert Spencer by Mooneye at Loonwatch.com, Aug. 5, 2009

WorldNetDaily is for some strange reason one of the most popular right-wing sites and is frequently sited by Conservative pundits and their underlings. It has given space to a range of strange conspiracy theories and “discredited” ideas such as,

‘9/11 was caused by the immorality of America, promoting the cause of radical Israeli settlers, KGB defector Alexo Litvinenko was a terrorist, Anglo-Saxon identity and White only immigration, Barack Obama is a secret Muslim and not really an American (the Birther hullabaloo), and on and on.

Jerome Corsi, is a staff writer for WND and his inclusion on the site and its popularity is quite mind boggling. You might remember him for his infamous book Unfit for Command which attacked John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign. It rode a wave of popularity and was credited as contributing to sabotaging (or better yet swift-boating) Kerry’s election.

His inclusion on the site begs the question are people this naive, ignorant or just plain hateful? Any veneer of credibility that WND and these other internet “news” sites such as the NRO are shattered when they hire and have as members and contributors people like Jerome Corsi. Media Matters, the news watch dog group has done a detailed examination of these sites and their propagation of morbid hate speech.

Amongst other things Corsi is on the record stating,

* Corsi on Islam: “a worthless, dangerous Satanic religion”

* Corsi on Catholicism: “Boy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn’t reported by the liberal press”

* Corsi on Muslims: “RAGHEADS are Boy-Bumpers as clearly as they are Women-Haters — it all goes together”

* Corsi on “John F*ing Commie Kerry”: “After he married TerRAHsa, didn’t John Kerry begin practicing Judiasm [sic]? He also has paternal grandparents that were Jewish. What religion is John Kerry?”

* Corsi on Senator “FAT HOG” Clinton: “Anybody ask why HELLary couldn’t keep BJ Bill satisfied? Not lesbo or anything, is she?”

This is just a sampling of a wider oeuvre from Corsi that goes back decades and includes many strange ideas and theories, including that: John McCain was associating with groups linked to Al-Qaeda, 9/11 Truther’s, Birther’s, etc.

In an interesting aside, that queen of plagiarism accusations and the harbinger of the internecine Civil Blog Wars, Debbie Schlussel has accused Corsi of plagiarism. Is there any end to the destructiveness of the loons, motivated by different agendas, some that over lap (such as money) — they are always ready to throw one another under the bus.

LoonWatch.com Robert Spencer: Wanna-be Conquistador by Garibaldi at LoonWatch.com ,April 18,2009

also see: Source Watch on Jerome Corsi

and articles by Jerome Corsi in Human Events include:
"Michael Medved Loses His Cool Over North America Union" by Jerome R. Corsi at Human Events 01/02/2007

A 'Switch Grass' Energy Solution?
by Jerome R. Corsi (01/12/07)
North American Union Isn't Going Away
by Jerome R. Corsi (01/09/07)
More Insults About the 'North American Conspiracy'
by Jerome R. Corsi (01/05/07)
Michael Medved Loses His Cool Over North America Union
by Jerome R. Corsi (01/02/07)
Could the Dollar's Collapse Prompt a New Currency?
by Jerome R. Corsi (12/20/06)
Democrats Prepare Global Warming Push
by Jerome R. Corsi (12/12/06)
High Court Hears Global Warming Hoax
by Jerome R. Corsi (11/30/06)
Regime Change, Not War, Remains Only U.S. Solution in Middle East
by Jerome R. Corsi (11/28/06)
'Foley Problem' Plagues Ted Strickland
by Jerome R. Corsi (10/25/06)
Bush's Immigration Message Undermines His Message on Terrorism
by Jerome R. Corsi (10/17/06)
Cardinal Mahoney's Unspoken Agenda on Illegal Immigration
by Jim Gilchrist and Jerome R. Corsi (09/27/06)
Bush Administration Advances on Path of Creating North American Union
by Jerome R. Corsi (09/21/06)
The Left Practices Genocide by Abortion
by Jerome R. Corsi and Kenneth Blackwell (09/08/06)
Bill Cosby and Black Responsibility:
The Problem of 'Blaming the Victim'
by Jerome R. Corsi and Kenneth Blackwell (09/07/06)
Democrats' War on Poverty Has Failed
by Jerome R. Corsi and Kenneth Blackwell (09/06/06)
Wider Panama Canal Would Aid Chinese
by Jerome R. Corsi (09/05/06)
Bush Administration Mortgages U.S. to Red China Over NAFTA Trade
by Jerome R. Corsi (08/23/06)

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and so it goes,

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