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Saturday, May 5, 2012
WND's Lashing Out At Sharpton's Birther Criticism Shows It's Scared
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily dedicated a May 3 article to attacking a segment by MSNBC's Al Sharpton mocking birthers, in a way that defies reality:

A segment on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show deriding the findings of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation of Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility shows the White House fears coming revelations, according to WND senior writer Jerome Corsi.

Corsi, who has probed Obama’s eligibility for four years, said “it’s obvious that the White House is scared.”

The segment by Sharpton on his daily “PoliticsNation” show April 27 was an attempt to get out ahead of the news, Corsi said.

The White House is “front-running the story, putting it out through a surrogate trying to ridicule Arpaio’s investigation, because they know how much damage he is about to do to the president,” he said.

“The legitimacy of Obama’s presidency is about to come unglued.”

First, Corsi provides no evidence that the White House had any role whatsoever in Sharpton's segment. That's just paranoia on his part.

Second, the fact that WND feels it must try to knock down Sharpton, of all people, shows that it's Corsi and WND, not the Obama White House -- who are running scared.

WND has been in a state of denial about the unraveling of its birther story. It can't hide anymore that it manipulated Sheriff Joe Arpaio into cranking out an "investigation" that reads like it was copied from WND's website (which it, in significant parts, was).

Now, a former member of the "cold case posse" that conducted the birther "investigation" has come out with a new e-book detailing the manipulation of Arpaio into conducting the investigation. It alleges that the Surprise Tea Party was using Arpaio as part of a publicity stunt in the second "birther" press conference, not really announcing any new information, but rather getting people to show up and sign a petition for the "birther" legislation. As we've detailed, the Surprise Tea Party was itself manipulated by Corsi and WND into petitioning Arpaio to do a birther investigation -- something WND has never denied.

The authors also claim that Corsi has been granted "special deputy" status by Arpaio -- which makes Corsi's role as Arpaio's PR agent even more suspect.

The jig appears to be up, but Corsi and WND are so far up Arpaio's backside that they don't recognize it. They can only hide their behind-the-scenes manipulation for only so long.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:17 AM EDT

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