August 14th, 2008
06:37 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama camp dubs anti-Obama author 'fringe bigot'

Jerome Corsi’s picture graces the cover of the Obama campaign memo trashing his new book.
Jerome Corsi’s picture graces the cover of the Obama campaign memo trashing his new book.

(CNN) - One day after reports that a new book slamming presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama would debut in the top spot on the New York Times non-fiction best-seller list, his campaign called the author “a discredited, fringe bigot” and sent reporters a 41-page memo laying out alleged inaccuracies in his latest release, “Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality.”

"Jerome Corsi is a discredited liar who is peddling another piece of garbage in order to continue the Bush-Cheney politics he helped perpetuate four years ago," said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor.

"His is one of what will likely be many lie-filled books rushed to print this election cycle that are cobbled together from debunked internet sources to make money and advance a partisan agenda. We will forcefully respond to these smears with all means at our disposal."

Corsi co-wrote a 2004 work attacking then-nominee John Kerry’s military record titled “Unfit for Command”; the Obama team called its response “Unfit for Publication.” It plans to post the contents of the document in full on its “Fight the Smears” Web site.


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  1. David in San Diego

    Don't buy this piece of crap, but look at his "footnotes" in a book store.

    He cites to himself for most of his documented sources of his own factless propaganda. Thats a fine trick. Not a piece of scholarship.

    What a sham work by a total fraud with no sense of ethics or right and wrong.

    August 14, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  2. Court

    why is it that if someone is against Obama they are labeled racist bigots. The only people playing the race card anymore these days are liberals. If it weren't for Him calling himself 1/8 black, no one would ever mention it. When will y'all look past race and see people for who they are not what they look like. He is so bad for this country, socialism has never worked and never will work. All I can say to the Obama supporters is get a JOB, life aint free or easy.

    May GOD have mercy on this nation.

    August 14, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  3. Democracy Undermined

    The Great American Democracy
    How sad that a racist, hate filled bigot can manipulate the mind's of voters into holding the view that a genuine American hero is actually a war Criminal thereby being the only voice that picks the next president.
    That's how the Great American Democracy is undermine,.

    Even worse is that there those who are already anti-obama or just against Obama's policies who would go out of thier way to purchase and read the book blindly and intentionally agreeing with the lies as a reason to continue supporting a candidate other than obama.

    I went to McCain's blog and some of his supporters who have come across this book thankfully understand his disgusting character and rightfully reject his brand of politics for which im grateful.

    In the End it is such divisive political stunt's that lead voters to vote not for a candidate but against another. In the midst of this the real issues that actually affect people's lives are ignored and go out of sight because a lie such as Obama not dedicating his book to his family is more an important reason not to vote for him, a lie claiming Obama is a muslim is an important reason not to vote for him.

    These are the same political tactics that where enacted by the bush administration to manipulate the population into supporting an unjust war. It was used to turn a war hero into a war criminal in order for a real war criminal to continue holding the seat of power. Today it is being used to uphold the failed political structure of the status quo.

    And the democrats are always the victims. I hope voters are smarter than this but ofcourse we all know there exists like minded people out there as jerome corsi.
    I applaud those who vote for McCain yet Reject Jerome Corsi's politics.

    August 14, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  4. keesa

    PEOPLE OUT THERE MCCAIN IS LOBBYING FROM GEORGIANS AN ON LARRY KING TONIGHT ONE OF GEORGIANS FORMER PRESIDENT SAY TONIGHT THAT THE GEORGIANS STARTED THE CONFLICT FIRST WITH RUSSIA I WONDER IF MCCAIN PAID THE GEORGIANS TO START CONFLICTS WITH RUSSIA TO MAKE MCCAIN LOOK TOUGH ON FORIAGN POLICIS. THINK ABOUT PEOPLE WHY GEORGIANS STARTED CONFLICT WITH RUSSIA ON THE FIRST DAY OBAMA WENT ON VACATION. YALL BETTER TAKE HEED REMEMBER 9/11 WHEN BUSH WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. REPUBLICANS WANTS POWER SO BADLY THAT THEY DONT EVEN CARE IF IT COST LIVES THIS IS ONE OF THE REPUBLICANS FEAR TACTICS AN IT`S SAD.

    August 14, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  5. Wisconsin

    Since CNN is covering the lies in this book I would like to see CNN go into the truth about Obama.

    Then again I would like to see McShame talk about his own issues, but that will never happen.

    August 14, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
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