08/21/2008

SPLC Exposes Anti-Obama Propagandist's Appearance on Racist Radio Show

Jerome Corsi, the right-wing author who is promoting his best-selling book attacking Barack Obama, appeared as recently as late July on an overtly racist, anti-Semitic radio show called "The Political Cesspool."

The SPLC reported Corsi's racist radio connection on Aug. 13, noting that he was scheduled for another interview on Aug. 17. The earlier interview was also streamed live by the white nationalist website Stormfront, which is run by former Klan leader Don Black.

Corsi cancelled the Aug. 17 interview after it was exposed by the SPLC.

Corsi's book has been roundly denounced by news commentators, the watchdog group Media Matters and the Obama campaign as being riddled with falsehoods and distortions. He was also the co-author of Unfit for Command, the book that helped torpedo John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2004.

Corsi, it should be noted, is no fan of John McCain, either. He has accused McCain of being supported by a group with ties to Al Qaeda.