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Friday, November 11, 2011
WND's Corsi turns Revenge Into An Article
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Nov. 8 WorldNetDaily article by Jerome Corsi is a petty act of revenge, his attempt to get back at a reporter for refusing to share information with him.

Here's Corsi's complaint against Sally Jacobs, a Boston Globe reporter who wrote a book about Barack Obama's father earlier this year:

In writing her biography of Barack Obama's father, Boston Globe reporter Sally H. Jacobs had access to what appears to be the father's unredacted Immigration and Naturalization Service file. The documents cover the time Barack Obama Sr. arrived in Honolulu in 1959 until he was forced to leave the United States in 1964.

However, the redacted file the Department of Homeland Security provided in an Freedom of Information Act request to independent reporter Heather Smathers whited-out key facts about the president's birth narrative, judging from the one unredacted page WND has obtained.

Get the inside details on what could be the most serious constitutional crisis in the nation's history in "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama is Not Eligible to be President."

Jacobs, in a telephone interview with WND, said she got a "less redacted" file than Smathers appears to have received.

Jacobs refused to share with WND the less-redacted file or to post it on the Internet as Smathers has done with her file.

"Why would I do that?" Jacobs asked.

WND suggested it would be in the public interest to have available for study the additional information her less-redacted file might contain.

Jacobs suggested WND needed to make that request in a FOIA to DHS.

"I'm sure they will give you what they gave me," she said.

WND's own FOIA request is in process.

That's right -- Corsi is bitching because Jacobs won't share something with him that he was too lazy to file an FOIA request and get his own copy of.

Corsi then bizarrely claims: "Jacob's refusal to make the file public is reminiscent of Sen. John Kerry's decision in 2005 to sign Standard Form 180, releasing his Navy Records only to the Boston Globe, known to be a newspaper favorable to Kerry, not to the U.S. public at large."

Uh, no, it doesn't. Corsi offers no evidence that the information on Obama Sr. that Jacobs obtained via FOIA was released only to her -- after all, he apparently never bothered to make the same FOIA request that Jacobs di.

Corsiis  simply trying to cut corners by demanding that Jacobs give him her copy of the FOIA documents, and Jacobs merely called out his laziness. The fact that Corsi is a lousy reporter is not Jacobs' fault.

Corsi's not engaging in journalism -- he's engaging in revenge.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:18 AM EST

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