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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Who's Paying for Corsi's 'Embedded' Trip to Hawaii?
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A May 21 WorldNetDaily article about how "Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has dispatched his lead Cold Case Posse investigator and a deputy detective to Hawaii" because "the Hawaii Department of Health continues to resist efforts by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to verify that the Honolulu agency has a valid birth certificate on file for Obama" contains this interesting tidbit:

WND reporter Jerome Corsi is embedded with the investigators in Hawaii with the provision that reporting during the trip be curtailed to protect the investigation.

As we've detailed, Corsi is far more than "embedded" with Arpaio and the cold case posse -- he's cozily in bed with them, helping out with their investigation, fluffing Arpaio, and even (it is alleged) being named a secret "special deputy" by Arpaio.

There's also the issue of what role Corsi's secret birther fund -- Constitution Consultants LLC, through which Corsi has pledged to launder anonymous contributions and forward them to the cold case posse -- is playing in this trip.

It seems that Corsi has to decide who he is, a reporter or an activist. Apparently, in putting journalistic concerns aside, he's fully an anti-Obama activist.

WND also makes sure to downplay the facts around Bennett's attempt to get a copy of Obama's birth certificate: namely, that he's not authorized to do so. As Talking Points Memo details, the emails between Bennett and Hawaii officials make it clear that he has not established his credentials under Hawaiian law to obtain a copy of the birth certificate. WND only briefly mentions this, instead letting cold case posse leader Mike Zullo accuse Hawaii officials of "stonewalling" and Arpaio claim that "it looks like they’re hiding something."

Despite the fact that TPM published the email chain between Hawaii officials and Bennett, WND makes no mention whatsoever of it.

The ones who are actually hiding something here are Arpaio, Zullo, Corsi, and WND.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:28 AM EDT

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