In promoting Jerome Corsi's new pro-Trump conspiracy book fearmongering about the "Deep State," Newsmax has to sidestep the elephant in the room: Corsi's utter lack of crediblity as a diehard Obama birther who worked for WorldNetDaily and currently works for the whacked-out Alex Jones operation Infowars. So it apparently has to take endorsement for Corsi where it can.
Which brings us to this anonymously written April 30 Newsmax article:
Edward Klein once worked for one of the most liberal media organizations in America, The New York Times.
He was not just a reporter, but served as an editor of the powerful New York Times magazine.
His establishment credentials were incredible: Senior editor at Newsweek. Contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
He was the darling of the media world — until he told the truth.
When his two runaway New York Times best-sellers hit exposing Barack Obama, he was immediately shunned by the media establishment.
They turned on him because he wrote two books on Obama — "The Amateur" and "Blood Feud" — considered among the biggest exposés of the Obama years.
Now Ed Klein is endorsing a new book about President Donald Trump and the "Deep State" war against him.
It's Jerome Corsi's new "Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump."
Here is what truth-teller Edward Klein says:
"'Killing the Deep State' is an explosive must-read that not only exposes the insidious nature and goals of the shadow government, but also provides a road map to ensuring that the will of the people — through President Trump — succeeds."
The problem here is that Klein is not a truth-teller. He was not "shunned" by the "media establishment" because he told the truth about Obama; he was shunned because he couldn't back any of it up with on-the-record evidence and frequently uses anonymous, unverifiable sources for his most salacious claims.Oh, and one of the reasons he lost his job as an editor of the New York Times magazine is because it published a fabricated story under his watch.
Nevertheless, Newsmax keeps trying to make a silk purse out of this sow's ear:
Klein knows the consequences of telling the truth.
Now Jerome Corsi knows it, too.
He's been virtually banned by all the major TV networks — CNN, MSNBC, and even Fox News refuses to put him on air or discuss his book.
But Americans like you are responding.
So you have one factually challenged writer endorsing another one. Not a good sign for the veracity of Corsi's book.