YAAAAAA! THE OBAMA CAMP HAS RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY, AND HAVE DECLARED, IN A CLEVER RIFF ON THE FORMER BOOK OF LIES, THAT THIS ONE IS: "UNFIT FOR PUBLICATION".
READ WHAT'S HAPPENED, SINCE I POSTED A FEW HOURS AGO!
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Obama hits back at critical author
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama hit back Thursday with a 40-page rebuttal to the best-selling book "The Obama Nation," arguing the author is a fringe bigot pedaling rehashed lies.
Jerome Corsi's anti-Obama book, "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," argues that the Illinois senator is a dangerous, radical candidate for president. The book is a compilation of all the allegations and innuendo against Obama — that he was raised a Muslim, attended a radical, black church and secretly has a black rage hidden beneath the surface.
The Obama campaign picked apart the book's claims in a rebuttal titled "Unfit For Publication," to be posted on the Obama campaign's rumor-fighting Web site, FightTheSmears.com. The title is a play on the book Corsi co-authored against 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's military service called "Unfit For Command."
"Jerome Corsi is a discredited liar who is pedaling another piece of garbage to continue the Bush-Cheney politics he helped perpetuate four years ago," said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor. "His is just one of what will likely be many more lie-filled books rushed to print this election cycle, which are cobbled together from debunked Internet sources to make money and advance a partisan agenda. We will respond to these smears forcefully with all means at our disposal."
Corsi's book is off to a swift start and will debut at No. 1 Sunday on The New York Times' hardcover nonfiction best-seller list. The book's prominence gave the Obama campaign reason to fight back so aggressively.
Obama's campaign says the book is full of factual inaccuracies that include the wrong date for the Obamas' marriage. Corsi also writes that Obama left much of his family background out of his autobiographies — his father's polygamy and alcoholism, his sister's birth in Indonesia and that his then-fiance Michelle accompanied him on a visit to Kenya — but the campaign points out page numbers from "Dreams From My Father" where Obama discussed all those things.
I can feel the blood rushing to my face as I type this. How is it you can call something "non-fiction", when in fact, it is fabricated? After all the brouhaha over "truth" in memoir genre' books(truth there can be quite subjective, since it is a remembrance of just one time in one's life), you'd think if one is writing a "bio" of sorts--of someone ELSE-- that fact-checking would be a must, and that any publisher would REFUSE to publish something as outlandish as this book(I've flipped through it at the bookstore, read a bit, made me nauseated) as NON-fiction. Fantasy, perhaps. Or Horror. But NOT non-fiction, which implies there is truth contained within!
Only 24 hours ago, I had a lump(presumed benign) removed from my tongue. The operation was smooth, and now, so is my tongue. I keep picturing the people who write this garbage, and I wish there were some kind of sign--a growing nose a la' Pinocchio, or a lump festering on their tongue--one we could see, and then we could perhaps adjust the nose, or remove the lump, along with all their lies. If only it were that simple.