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October 8, 2008 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
The American author of a controversial book attacking Barack Obama was detained Tuesday by the other Obama nation. Jerome Corsi, author of "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," was picked up by Kenyan authorities shortly before he planned to hold a news conference to promote his book, which has widely been denounced in the U.S. for repeating discredited rumors about the Democratic presidential nominee's background and upbringing.
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May 18, 2011 | By Melanie Mason
With Donald Trump abandoning his presidential ambitions, the “birther” conspiracy theory lost one of its most prominent voices. But now an unlikely group is looking to keep birtherism in the conversation: President Obama’s reelection campaign. A fundraising e-mail sent to supporters Wednesday morning offers up—for the donation of $25 or more—a “Made in the USA” T-shirt   , featuring a picture of the president on the front and an image of his recently released long-form birth certificate on the back—a tweak at those who think Obama was not born in the United States and therefore not eligible to be president.
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May 18, 2011 | By Melanie Mason
With Donald Trump abandoning his presidential ambitions, the “birther” conspiracy theory lost one of its most prominent voices. But now an unlikely group is looking to keep birtherism in the conversation: President Obama’s reelection campaign. A fundraising e-mail sent to supporters Wednesday morning offers up—for the donation of $25 or more—a “Made in the USA” T-shirt   , featuring a picture of the president on the front and an image of his recently released long-form birth certificate on the back—a tweak at those who think Obama was not born in the United States and therefore not eligible to be president.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2011 | JAMES RAINEY
Back in the summer of 2008, as a furious presidential race ramped up to full hurricane force, the blogosphere unleashed its own series of ugly storm fronts. Something about those Obamas wasn't right, the narrative went. A video would drop, any moment, showing Michelle Obama exploding in a racist rant, so multiple blog posts contended. The radical ghost author of Obama's autobiography would emerge. And the candidate's citizenship couldn't be confirmed. Where was his birth certificate?
OPINION
August 19, 2008
Re "Rebuttal issued to anti-Obama book," Aug. 15 Barack Obama states that "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality" by Jerome Corsi is a compilation of innuendoes and false rumors about him. The book charges that Obama attended a radical black church and secretly harbors "black rage"; his response is that he is a Christian who attended Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. What kind of a rebuttal is that? Trinity United Church, whose pastor was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., a hate-filled man who in some sermons was anti-American as well as anti-white?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2011 | JAMES RAINEY
Back in the summer of 2008, as a furious presidential race ramped up to full hurricane force, the blogosphere unleashed its own series of ugly storm fronts. Something about those Obamas wasn't right, the narrative went. A video would drop, any moment, showing Michelle Obama exploding in a racist rant, so multiple blog posts contended. The radical ghost author of Obama's autobiography would emerge. And the candidate's citizenship couldn't be confirmed. Where was his birth certificate?
BOOKS
October 31, 2004 | Michael Parks, Michael Parks is the director of the School of Journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication. He was the editor of The Times from 1997 to 2000 and a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the paper. He also covered the Vietnam War for the Baltimore Sun.
Our troops are embattled in Iraq, and every day that conflict seems to get uglier. We are in the midst of a global war on terrorism whose front lines can be anywhere and which appears to have no end. And the goal of security for Americans in their homes is far away and not certain.
NATIONAL
August 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, vacationing on Oahu, issued a 40-page rebuttal to the bestselling book "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," arguing that the author is a fringe bigot peddling rehashed lies. Jerome Corsi's anti-Obama book claims the Illinois senator is a dangerous, radical candidate for president. The book is a compilation of the innuendoes and false rumors about Obama -- for example, that he was raised a Muslim, attended a radical black church and secretly harbors "black rage."
NATIONAL
August 12, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
Right-wing author Jerome Corsi hit it big in 2004 with a book attacking John F. Kerry. "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry" soared to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Now Corsi has done it again -- taking aim at a different Democratic presidential candidate. Corsi's latest, "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," will top the Aug. 17 New York Times hard-cover nonfiction bestseller list.
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August 16, 2008 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
An offhand remark Sen. John McCain made to reporters Friday morning is adding kindling to the controversy over an inflammatory new book about Sen. Barack Obama. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was asked by a reporter if he had a response to the best-selling "Obama Nation" by Jerome Corsi, which repeats discredited allegations about Obama and portrays him as a stealth radical with extensive Muslim ties.
WORLD
October 8, 2008 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
The American author of a controversial book attacking Barack Obama was detained Tuesday by the other Obama nation. Jerome Corsi, author of "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," was picked up by Kenyan authorities shortly before he planned to hold a news conference to promote his book, which has widely been denounced in the U.S. for repeating discredited rumors about the Democratic presidential nominee's background and upbringing.
OPINION
August 19, 2008
Re "Rebuttal issued to anti-Obama book," Aug. 15 Barack Obama states that "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality" by Jerome Corsi is a compilation of innuendoes and false rumors about him. The book charges that Obama attended a radical black church and secretly harbors "black rage"; his response is that he is a Christian who attended Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. What kind of a rebuttal is that? Trinity United Church, whose pastor was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., a hate-filled man who in some sermons was anti-American as well as anti-white?
BOOKS
October 31, 2004 | Michael Parks, Michael Parks is the director of the School of Journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication. He was the editor of The Times from 1997 to 2000 and a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the paper. He also covered the Vietnam War for the Baltimore Sun.
Our troops are embattled in Iraq, and every day that conflict seems to get uglier. We are in the midst of a global war on terrorism whose front lines can be anywhere and which appears to have no end. And the goal of security for Americans in their homes is far away and not certain.
OPINION
August 23, 2008
Re "The extreme-right way to make a buck," Opinion, Aug. 16 Will Tim Rutten be writing a similar column about the extreme-left way to make a buck? After all, there have been many agitprop books attacking the Bush administration and conservatives over the last eight years, written by left-wing literary hit men such as Michael Moore, Frank Rich, Robert Scheer, Eric Alterman and Chalmers Johnson. The bottom line: Who cares whether these types of books are published? We live in a free society.
NATIONAL
August 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday that it had been pinched by strong demand for a new book that questions the Vietnam-era actions of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry. The nation's largest book store chain also said Republican and Democratic critics had lodged thousands of complaints accusing it of favoring and suppressing "Unfit for Command," which accuses the Massachusetts senator of distorting his military record. The book, which went on sale Aug.
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