If Obama is so confident that the matter of his birth eligibility has been settled by his releasing his long-form birth certificate last month, why is the White House in full attack mode against a little book that came out just today? The book is Dr. Jerome Corsi’s Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President.
Further, if Corsi’s book indeed is, as Esquire magazine editor calls it, “a piece of shit,” why is the 79-year-old Esquire magazine acting as Obama’s puppet by publishing a fraudulent piece today claiming that World Net Daily pulled all copies of Corsi’s book?
From the WorldNetDaily article, “White House panic: Corsi book targeted,” May 18, 2011:
Why is the White House in full defense mode against a book by a small publisher contending Barack Obama is not legally eligible to be president?
Today, the Obama re-election campaign launched an all-out attack on a brand new book critical of Obama, “Where’s the Birth Certificate,” by bestselling author Jerome Corsi, Ph.D., calling it delusional, laughable and a “joke.”
…Today’s attack by the Obama machine on Corsi’s latest and most controversial book was introduced as an offering to sell Obama supporters a T-shirt or coffee mug with an image of the Obama “Certificate of Live Birth” released several weeks ago as well as a portrait of Obama, stamped “Made in America.” [See FOTM’s post on this here.]
…So, why the Obama organization’s attack against this particular book, when there are so many other hot-selling books that are also very critical of Obama?
“If what Barack Obama released is really a valid birth certificate that answers all the questions about this controversy, why is the Obama campaign in attack mode on Jerome Corsi’s bestselling book?” asks Joseph Farah, CEO of WND.com and WND Books, publisher of “Where’s the Birth Certificate?”
“Because he fears it is his undoing. Do you really think the $1 billion Obama campaign cares about selling a few coffee mugs? Give me a break. This is an effort to derail media attention from a successful book and media tour that is focusing renewed attention on his ineligibility for office.”
Esquire, which endorsed Obama for president in 2008, claimed falsely in the story that “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” was being “pulled from [bookstore] shelves,” was being disavowed by the publisher who was offering refunds to customers, and that all copies were being destroyed.
The magazine later claimed it had “committed satire” but not until after a number of major news organizations apparently accepted the report as genuine and contacted WND Books for reaction.
At the Political Punch blog on the ABC News website, Jake Tapper reported that Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt characterized the new effort as a “mobile version” of Obama’s 2008 online “fight the smears” effort, which attempted to mute criticisms about his candidacy.
Read the rest of the WND article HERE.
H/t beloved fellows May & Tina.
~Eowyn & Steve