Obama Launches Corsi Counterstrike

Candidate hits back at Obama Nation with detailed rebuttal
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2008 10:10 AM CDT
This photo released by Threshold Editions shows the cover of "The Obama Nation-Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.   (AP Photo/Threshold Books)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is launching an aggressive counterattack on Obama Nation, the Jerome Corsi book aimed to derail his reputation, Talking Points Memo reports. In sharp contrast to John Kerry's "don't dignify that with a response" approach to Corsi's book demolishing the decorated veteran's Swift Boat record, the Obama campaign is swiftly responding to claims in the book, blasting Corsi's credibility, and pushing media outlets to give his side equal time.

The campaign has released a 40-page rebuttal to Obama Nation, and plans to send a team of surrogates, well-armed with talking points, out to work the cable news networks. They'll contact producers of programs Corsi appears on, rebut the book's charges, and arm them with some of Corsi's more outrageous past claims. (Read more Jerome Corsi stories.)