Hoax of the Day: Birther Book By Swift Boat Liar Jerome Corsi Pulled From Shelves

Here’s a step in the right direction. Jerome Corsi’s Birther book has been pulled from the shelves:

In a stunning development one day after the release of Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President, by Dr. Jerome Corsi, World Net Daily Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah has announced plans to recall and pulp the entire 200,000 first printing run of the book, as well as announcing an offer to refund the purchase price to anyone who has already bought either a hard copy or electronic download of the book.

In an exclusive interview, a reflective Farah, who wrote the book’s foreword and also published Corsi’s earlier best-selling work, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak out Against John Kerry and Capricorn One: NASA, JFK, and the Great “Moon Landing” Cover-Up, said that after much serious reflection, he could not go forward with the project. “I believe with all my heart that Barack Obama is destroying this country, and I will continue to stand against his administration at every turn, but in light of recent events, this book has become problematic, and contains what I now believe to be factual inaccuracies,” he said this morning. “I cannot in good conscience publish it and expect anyone to believe it.”

If they had only taken the same action when it turned out that the claims of the Swift Boat Liars, including Jerome Corsi, was also based upon factual inaccuracies.
Even more unfortunate, this turned out to be a hoax:
for those who didn’t figure it out yet, and the many on Twitter for whom it took a while: We committed satire this morning to point out the problems with selling and marketing a book that has had its core premise and reason to exist gutted by the news cycle, several weeks in advance of publication. Are its author and publisher chastened? Well, no. They double down, and accuse the President of the United States of perpetrating a fraud on the world by having released a forged birth certificate. Not because this claim is in any way based on reality, but to hold their terribly gullible audience captive to their lies, and to sell books. This is despicable, and deserves only ridicule. That’s why we committed satire in the matter of the Corsi book. Hell, even the president has a sense of humor about it all. Some more serious reporting from us on this whole “birther” phenomenon here, here, and here.
Update: Jerome Corsi, who is making a living by lying and smearing people, is now upset that Esquire posted a false story about him and is threatening to sue Esquire. The difference is that Esquire admitted their story was a parody while Corsi continues to spread his lies.
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    Progressive Hub says:

    RT @RonChusid: Birther Book By Swift Boat Liar Jerome Corsi Pulled From Shelves #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/PqVN9C4

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    Pope Shakey says:

    RT @RonChusid: Birther Book By Swift Boat Liar Jerome Corsi Pulled From Shelves #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/PqVN9C4

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    John Cline says:

    RT @RonChusid: Birther Book By Swift Boat Liar Jerome Corsi Pulled From Shelves #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/PqVN9C4

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    jim says:

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    stephanie says:

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    Javier E. Bocanegra says:

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    Mugwumpie says:

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    Bobbi says:

    Maybe you should take this down, now that Esquire has apologized and claimed that the posting in the political section was their idea of “satrie”, in an update two hours later.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Updating to point out that it was posted as satire is better than taking it down. It still manages to bring a little more attention to the fact that Corsi is scum who makes a living off of lying and slandering people.

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