Wednesday, August 13, 2008

9-11 Truther's Book Debuts at #1 on NY Times Bestseller List

(Welcome, Ace of Spades, Conservative Grapevine and Damien Penny readers!)

But you can probably guess the punchline: It's not a 9-11 Truth book.

In the summer of 2004 the conservative gadfly Jerome R. Corsi shot to the top of the best-seller lists as co-author of “Unfit for Command,” the book attacking Senator John Kerry’s record on a Vietnam War Swift boat that began the larger damaging campaign against Mr. Kerry’s war credentials as he sought the presidency.


Significant parts of the book, whose subtitle is “Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality,” have already been challenged as misleading or false in the days since its debut on Aug. 1. Nonetheless, it is to make its first appearance on The New York Times best-seller list for nonfiction hardcovers this Sunday — at No. 1.

Corsi embraced 9-11 Trooferism in January of this year on Alex Jones, citing the microspheres argument of Steven Jones:

Here's Corsi on Corsi, also from the Times. Somehow he neglects to mention his 9-11 nuttery. That's not particularly surprising; he also forgets that he bravely led the charge against the North American Union in 2007.

UPDATE: The NY Times' Caucus Blog runs with the story:

Among the follow-up efforts to Jerome R. Corsi’s “Unfit for Command,” which inspired the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attacks on Senator John Kerry in 2004, is “Obama Nation.” But the conservative commentator’s book about Senator Barack Obama appears to have distracted him from another project he was planning in January: exposing what he calls the government’s inadequate explanations about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

And it turns out that Alex Jones' show is not the most objectionable outlet where Corsi has appeared:

Perhaps Corsi’s most telling appearance, however, has been on The Political Cesspool, an overtly racist, anti-Semitic radio show hosted by self-avowed white nationalist James Edwards. Corsi was interviewed on the Cesspool on July 20 and is scheduled to appear again this Sunday, August 17, joining a recent guest roster that has included Christian Identity pastor Pete Peters, Holocaust denier Mark Weber and former Klan boss David Duke.

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