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Jerome Corsi

AKA Jerome Robert Corsi

Born: 31-Aug-1946
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Author, Unfit for Command

According to his publisher, Jerome R. Corsi is "an expert on the anti-Vietnam war movement." He is the co-author of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, attacking the 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate's Vietnam service.

A week before their book came out, the Swift Boat Vets hit a snag. On 5 August 2004 Lieutenant Commander George Elliott admitted that he had erred in signing a legal affidavit for SBVFT asserting that John Kerry shot a Vietcong soldier in the back. "I still don't think he shot the guy in the back. [...] It was a terrible mistake probably for me to sign the affidavit with those words. I'm the one in trouble here."

Elliott said he was no under personal or political pressure to sign the statement, but he did feel "time pressure" from those involved in the book [Unfit for Command]. "That's no excuse," Elliott said. "I knew it was wrong[...] In a hurry I signed it and faxed it back. That was a mistake."

Trouble was, Unfit for Command contained the same claim. So after The Boston Globe broke the story, Elliott issued an immediate re-retraction in the form of another affidavit, claiming without specifics that the Globe had misquoted him. The paper responded in a statement: "the Globe stands by the article. The quotes attributed to Mr. Elliott were on the record and absolutely accurate." Elliott promptly disappeared from the radar, refusing to grant any more media interviews.

Then somebody dug up a bunch of posts dating back to 2001 on the Free Republic message boards, which Dr. Corsi admitted writing. In addition to a series of vituperative posts attacking homosexuality, Islam, the Roman Catholic Church, the Democratic party, and the Clintons (Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea), there were several comments specifically targeting John Kerry:

  • John F*ing Commie Kerry and Commie Ted (Kennedy) discuss their plan to hand America over to our nation's enemies.
  • Kerry offers a clear choice. Anti-American hatred.
  • Kerry has a long history of Communist supporters.
  • After he married TerRAHsa, didn't John Kerry begin practicing Judiasm? He also has paternal gradparents that were Jewish. What religion is John Kerry?
  • Just don't let anybody put a tablet with the Ten Commandments in front of the school where that girl wants to wear a Muslim scarf -- OH, No --- then the RATS would complain. Anti-Christian, Anti-American -- just like their Presidential Candidate -- Jean Francois Kerrie.
  • the Rats better think twice about the bogus charge that the President went "AWOL." Looks like John F*ing Kerry went traitor.

In addition to Unfit for Command, Dr. Corsi has authored books on early computer programming and financial investments, and the illustrated children's book The King, The Dragon, and The Witch. His political works include three books on the dangers of nuclear-armed Iran, two books on international attacks on American sovereignty, and The Obama Nation, which presents a long litany of shocking but unsourced, anonymous, and untrue allegations about Barack Obama. Corsi believes, or at least says he believes that Obama "has stolen the identity of a natural born citizen," is "using someone else's social security number," and was married to a gay Pakistani man before marrying Michelle Obama.

In a 2008 trip to Kenya, Corsi was, he said, questioned and briefly detained by local officials. In an interview broadcast on the conservative radio program The War Room, Corsi asked listeners to "call Barack's office and ask him why I'm being detained", and added that "it's pretty dangerous to write a critical book of Barack Obama."


[1] Jessica Yellin, "Book on Obama Blasted for Vicious Innuendo", CNN.com, 14 August 2008. As part of an apology for provocative online posts disparaging both Islam and the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, Corsi explained, "I stated they were not written to express my true views. They were intentionally written to be antagonistic or aggressive or provocative. The Catholic Church, I'm a good member. I was born and raised in the Catholic Church. You can't take a few quips that I've wrote that I've apologized for -- that should not have been written -- and I have not done again -- to be representative of my beliefs and writing."

Father: Louis Corsi
Mother: Alice Corsi
Brother: Tom Corsi
Wife: Monica (m. 1991)
Daughter: Alexis

    University: BA Economics and Political Science, Case Western Reserve University (1968)
    University: PhD Political Science, Harvard University (1972)
    Teacher: Franconia College, Franconia, NH (1973)
    Teacher: University of New Mexico
    Teacher: University of Denver (1981)

    Human Events Contributor
    Freedom's Defense Fund
    Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
    TheVanguard.Org Senior Political Strategist
    WorldNetDaily Senior Staff Writer
    US Agency for International Development (1981)
    Birther Movement
    Deported from Kenya (7-Oct-2008)

Author of books:
Shoot-out in Cleveland: Black Militants and the Police (1969, with Louis H. Masotti)
Judicial Politics: An Introduction (1984)
Debugging Techniques for IBM PC Basic (1986)
Marketing Life Insurance in a Bank or Thrift (1986)
Self-Directed IRAs: Investment, Marketing, and Trust Administration Strategies (1986)
Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out against John Kerry (2004, with John E. O'Neill)
Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians (2005)
Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil (2005, with Craig R Smith)
Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders (2006, with Jim Gilchrist)
Rebuilding America (2006, with Kenneth Blackwell)
Showdown with Nuclear Iran: Radical Islam's Messianic Mission to Destroy Israel and Cripple the United States (2006, with Michael D. Evans)
The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality (2008)
The Late Great USA: NAFTA, the North American Union, and the Threat of A Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada (2009)
Why Israel Can't Wait: The Coming War between Israel and Iran (2009)
America for Sale: Fighting the New World Order, Surviving a Global Depression, and Preserving U.S.A. Sovereignty (2009)
The Shroud Codex (2010, novel)
Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President (2011)
Bad Samaritans: The ACLU's Relentless Campaign to Erase Faith from the Public Square (2013)


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