Jerome Corsi

Not impressed with Corsi.

This morning C-SPAN interviewed Jerome Corsi and then followed up with a representative from David Brock's Media Matters for America. I would like to encourage interested parties to D/L the two interviews, and consider seriously the charges laid against Corsi.

My impression is that Corsi is far more interested in selling books than he is in staying on target with the truth. According to Media Matters, his book, "The Obama Nation", is rife with false claims and weak sourcing. Here are a few examples of false claims identified by Media Matters;
http://mediamatters.org/items/200808040005?f=h_top

The Obama campaign has also published a 41-page rebuttal, pointing out a series of false claims by Corsi;
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/docs/unfit_for_publication.pdf

Corsi appears to be reviving the role he played smearing the John Kerry campaign in 2004 with the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" attacks. Corsi helped pave the way for 4 more years of Bush. I won't argue that 4 years of Kerry would have been better, but it's unlikely it could have been worse. Corsi appears to be paving the way for an extension of the PNAC agenda under McCain. How can this be any good?

Here is the link to Corsi's interview: right click and save;
http://www.911podcasts.com/files/video/corsi.mov (86 mb)

Media Matters follow up: right click and save;
http://www.911podcasts.com/files/video/media-matters.mov (97 mb)

If you agree that Corsi plays fast and loose with the truth, then what good can this be to 9/11 Truth?

Anti-Obama Author on 9/11 Conspiracy

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/14/anti-obama-author-on-911-conspiracy/

August 14, 2008, 2:38 PM
Anti-Obama Author on 9/11 Conspiracy
By SARAH WHEATON

Among the follow-up efforts to Jerome R. Corsi’s “Unfit for Command,” which inspired the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attacks on Senator John Kerry in 2004, is “Obama Nation.” But the conservative commentator’s book about Senator Barack Obama appears to have distracted him for another project he was planning in January: exposing what he calls the government’s lies about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

A YouTube video making the rounds, especially among Obama supporters, mocks Mr. Corsi for a Jan. 29 interview on Alex Jone’s radio show, a forum for those who take a deeply skeptical view of government claims about the attacks. (Mr. Corsi also frequently talks about the “North American Union” and other threats from globalization during his appearances).