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This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of the long form of President Barack Obama This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of the long form of President Barack Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  

‘Where’s the Birth Certificate?’ still going strong: TheDC’s interview with author Jerome Corsi

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

When a current event ostensibly destroys the entire premise of one’s book, most would expect the author to slink away. Jerome Corsi, the author of the recently released “Where’s the Birth Certificate?,” however, is far from concerned about the fact that Barack Obama produced his long-form birth certificate on April 27. Indeed, the book’s sales remain strong and, according to Corsi, Obama still has a lot of explaining to do.

The book attempts to demonstrate why Obama is not eligible to be president, primarily because, as Corsi still contends, President Obama was not born in America.

With Obama’s birth certificate release, however, some might say the point is moot. Not Corsi, who says the document is a forgery.

“I was called by my insiders, several of my informants in Hawaii about three weeks before it was released,” Corsi said, “and I was told the document had been forged and put into the log book and that we would be seeing it shortly and had it described to me in detail what had been forged. I knew what was on that document before it was made public.”

Despite the certificate’s release, Corsi’s book sales have not taken a blow, in fact his book is flying off the shelves. At the time of this publication, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” is ranked number 12 in overall book sales on Amazon and number 4 on Amazon’s nonfiction list.

“I mean it’s just increased our sales,” Corsi said of the post-certificate release sales.

Corsi added that his book was one of the impetuses which led Obama to release what he alleges is a fake certificate.

“I named the book, ‘Where’s the Birth Certificate?’” he said, explaining that his book’s title had a purpose. “It was part of the strategy. I wanted to force Obama to release something.”

Business mogul Donald Trump might have taken credit for Obama’s birth certificate release, but Corsi thinks that the threat of his book was the primary factor.

“I think Trump certainly helped to put the issue on the front burner but I’m not sure really what side Trump was on, I mean Trump dropped out awfully quick,” Corsi said. “I think if he was serious he would have done what I’ve done and said why don’t we have…examination of the original document.”

While many in the media have characterized Corsi’s argument as a conspiracy theory, Corsi believes the evidence for his claims are there and that to deny his contention is to ignore the proof.

“There are 125 exhibits in this book which are there documentary evidence to support the points I’m making,” he said.

To Corsi, the presumption that his ideas are merely part of an elaborate conspiracy theory is an insult.

“Clearly, I consider that to be an insulting question,” Corsi said, when asked if he believed in any conspiracy theories, “because you’ve couched what I’m arguing with a conspiracy theory…I don’t believe in the moon landing conspiracy theory. I don’t believe in Big Foot. I consider the entire line of questioning insulting. It’s inappropriate for you to characterize what I’m arguing as a conspiracy theory.”

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  • G4wilson

    What a bunch of liars. Helped boost their sales what a joke.
    WND bought the book in bulk trying to keep it at the top.
    You can now get your hardback copy from WND for 4.95
    If you hang on another couple of weeks they will be giving it away
    when you buy a Where’s the Birth Certificate T-Shirt.

  • Mark Edward Gillar

    Jerome Corsi discusses his latest New York Times Best-Seller. It should be noted that Corsi discusses some of the reasons the Birth Certificate is unquestionably a fake.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/markgillar/2011/05/28/jerome-corsi–wheres-the-birth-certificate

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  • LarryG

    Have a look at this:

    I got this article from the newspaper’s archives but it has been magically expunged. How did that happen, I wonder.

    THE KENYA STANDARD
    Big Issue | Financial Standard | Maddo | Pulse | Style | Society
    Sunday, June 27, 2004

    Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate
    Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.
    The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative.
    Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to kinky sex clubs in Paris, New York and New Orleans.
    “It’s clear to me that a vigorous debate on the issues most likely could not take place if I remain in the race,” Ryan, 44, said in a statement. “What would take place, rather, is a brutal, scorched-earth campaign – the kind of campaign that has turned off so many voters, the kind of politics I refuse to play.”
    Although Ryan disputed the allegations, saying he and his wife went to one ‘avant-garde’ club in Paris and left because they felt uncomfortable, lashed out at the media and said it was “truly outrageous” that the Chicago Tribune got a judge to unseal the records.
    The Republican choice will become an instant underdog in the campaign for the seat of retiring Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald, since Obama held a wide lead even before the scandal broke.
    “I feel for him actually,” Obama told a Chicago TV station. “What he’s gone through over the last three days I think is something you wouldn’t wish on anybody.”

    The Republican state committee must now choose a replacement for Ryan, who had won in the primaries against seven contenders. Its task is complicated by the fact that Obama holds a comfortable lead in the polls and is widely regarded as a rising Democratic star.
    The chairwoman of the Illinois Republican Party, Judy Topinka, said at a news conference, after Ryan withdrew, that Republicans would probably take several weeks to settle on a new candidate.
    “Obviously, this is a bad week for our party and our state,” she said.
    As recently as Thursday, spokesmen for the Ryan campaign still insisted that Ryan would remain in the race. Ryan had defended himself saying, “There’s no breaking of any laws. There’s no breaking of any marriage laws. There’s no breaking of the Ten Commandments anywhere.”
     
    —AP

  • birther4life

    job well done, mr. corsi.

    time to start investigating mitch daniels, another secret muslim with ties to syria.

  • truebearing

    It seems to me we owe Corsi some gratitude and respect. He Swiftboated Kerry, but good, and for that I thank him. I haven’t read his latest book, but the man has been researching this topic for years and was once arrested in Kenya while doing his research, possibly because he was getting too close to the truth. At least he’s trying to expose the truth about Obama, which is more than you can say about 99% of our pathetic media.

    • russ311

      “It’s never too soon to begin padding your obituary.”

      • truebearing

        No need to. Every funeral leads to the burial of a hero.

  • kingfish

    TRUNEWS – BARACK OBAMA IS HARRISON J. BOUNELL (1/3)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyJVgISDZ94

  • kingfish

    TRUNEWS – BARACK OBAMA IS HARRISON J. BOUNELL (1/3)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyJVgISDZ94
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEUNVrHHGmc

  • kingfish

    Dr. Steve Pieczenik did a radio interview with Alex Jones on May 3 & 12. He was a high-level operative for 5 administrations, is the hero in the Clancy novels, an official in 3 administrations, taught “false flag” techniques. In the interview, he stated that Bin Laden has been DEAD and on ICE since 2001, and that Bush Jr. and Obama (also Clinton), all psychopaths, have ruined the country, that 911 was a false flag attack perpetrated by the Bush Jr. administration and certain generals in the AF and Navy. He names names. He specifically warned Admiral “the best you can do” Mullens to cease and desist and NOT to perpetrate ANOTHER false flag attack against the American people.

    PIECZENIK named W, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Condi, NSA’s Hadley, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrahms, Air Force generals (from previous reading Gen Meyer) and the Navy.
    The Mossad was also involved but not mentioned.
    GOOGLE: “Israel Did 911 all the proof you need” GOOGLE: “Dancing Israelis”
    Visit Christopher Bollyn website & VeteransToday.com articles on 911

    BIN LADEN HAS BEEN DEAD FOR YEARS, 9/11 A HOAX, CFR Dr. Steve Pieczenik Interview 3 of 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vicwIrB9JFw