Right on cue, attack artist Jerome Corsi has released another book smearing another Democratic presidential candidate. “The Obama Nation” is a hit piece against Barack Obama that is filled with falsehoods, such as how Obama is secretly a radical Muslim. Corsi is the guy who co-wrote “Unfit for Command,” which smeared John Kerry’s war record and gave us the term “Swift-boating.” He also has smeared the Catholic Church and wrote a book claiming that President Bush was part of a secret conspiracy to create a one-worldlike North American Union.
So how could a book by this guy debut at No. 1 on the New York Times’ best-seller list? It’s partly because people like books that reinforce their fears and biases. But the main reason is that conservative book distributors and groups buy the book in bulk in order to place it on the best-seller list, which appears to legitimize the book and enables right-wing commentators to treat it seriously.
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