Friday, August 15, 2008

Jerome Corsi is a Liar and a Pervert

He's at it again. Why won't Jerome Corsi just go away? How is it that a lying jackass like this is able to make a living? Why are so many people in the media, particularly FOX Noise, giving this guy the time of day? What's up with that?

Just to refresh your memory, this is the same Jerome Corsi who four years ago coughed up the lie-filled book, Unfit For Command, a piece of propagandist trash that called into question John Kerry's military service. He even had the gall to say that Senator Kerry never deserved the Purple Heart he received for the very real injuries he sustained in the Vietnam war. This nonsense was quickly swallowed whole by many clueless American voters. Corsi's book, written in cooperation with the Swift Boat Veterans For "Truth", none of whom had even known Kerry during the war, was able to convince enough people that sending a corrupt little thug like George W. Bush back to the White House for another four years was the best thing for their country. And you wonder why the United States is the laughingstock of the Milky Way?

Corsi is back again with another work of fiction. The title is scary enough: The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality. ("Cult of Personality"? Does this knucklehead even remember someone named Ronald Reagan? Cult of personality, indeed!) Said Corsi of his latest screed:

"My intent in writing this book, as was the case in coauthoring Unfit For Command, is to fully document all arguments and contentions I make, extensively footnoting all references, so readers can determine for themselves the truth and validity of the factual claims."

Extensive footnoting? In the first eleven footnotes and throughout the book Corsi quotes himself. Call me stubborn but I wouldn't - in a million years - peg this twit as a very reliable reference. In an article that was published yesterday on AlterNet, Matthew Gertz and Eric H. Hananoki wrote the following,

"Indeed, Corsi's comparison of the two books seems quite apt: Just as Unfit For Command contains false and baseless attacks on Senator John Kerry's military service, a Media Matters For America review finds that Obama Nation similarly contains numerous falsehoods about Senator Barack Obama".

Gertz and Hananoki then went on to provide the reader with eight printed pages of examples of the lies spewed fourth by Corsi. Unlike the Kerry campaign four years ago, the Obama organization is determined not to remain "above it all". On their website, they have assertively and convincingly refuted every single charge made by Corsi in his book. It's refreshing to see that the Democrats have finally learned some hard and bitter lessons. There's no need to fight fire with fire - just fight back! HELLO???!

Oh, and speaking of fighting fire with fire:

Why on earth would the Republicans want associate themselves with a man of his character? Aren't they smart enough to understand that his troubling and sordid past is only going to end up being a major embarrassment for them when it eventually becomes public knowledge? I am speaking of the secret life of Jerome Corsi.

Jerome Corsi has never been convicted of or even charged with the crime of child molestation - but it is only a matter of time before that happens. According to a trusted contact I have recently made, he has alienated every friend he ever had with sons between the ages of ten and eighteen. In the town in which he lives, he is well known to his fellow citizens for prowling areas where young boys on skateboards normally congregate. In the summer of 1987, a woman who lived two doors away from Mr. Corsi filed a complaint against him with the local police department. Corsi, it seems, picked up her two, fourteen-year-old twin sons who were seeking a lift to the local mall. One of the boys, Robert J.V. Bush (no relation to the president), is today a thirty-five-year-old assistant manager of a computer chain store just outside Concord, New Hampshire. In a recorded telephone interview conducted on August 12, he told me the following:

"As soon as we got into the car, he started to talk to us in a really weird and disgusting way. He asked us if we had ever engaged in gay sex with one another. I mean, it must have been obvious to him that we were brothers - we're identical twins, for goodness sakes! For the five or ten minutes it took to reach the mall, he just kept on and on. He actually offered us money to pose for photos. The whole experience was really uncomfortable and very, very disturbing. Remember, we were both just kids at the time."

It is more than probable that the mother of the two boys eventually made a private financial settlement with Corsi because she later refused to press charges against him. In my interview with the son on Tuesday evening, he seemed to confirm this:

"She just told us to drop the subject and steer clear of him. I remember she laughed and said, 'He's going to help pay for your college educations.' I can't absolutely prove it all these years later, but it is my belief that she was paid off. You must understand that she was a single mother raising three children. We were living in a nice neighborhood and she wanted to keep us there. But it was difficult for her to make ends meet. She had to take the money."

Mr. Bush's mother has since passed away. According to a reliable source, Corsi is now under investigation regarding another incident alleged to have taken place in October 2006 involving an under aged boy.

Corsi's accusation against Pope John Paul II a number of years ago - that the late pontiff was in favor of child molestation - was the ultimate in hypocrisy. But his private perversions aside, Jerome Corsi is a known liar. That has been proven more times that can be counted. Even his alleged success as an author is a lie. When his book appears on the top of the New York Times Best Seller list this Sunday, there will be a small dart next to the book's title. This means that it has been purchased en bulk by various conservative organizations in an attempt to push it to the top of the charts and that the figures can't be counted on for accuracy. For the record: Michael Moore, Al Franken and Frank Rich never had to stoop to that sort of thing.

The extreme right has one hell of an uphill battle ahead of them, that's for damned sure! John McCain is the worst candidate in my lifetime (I'll be fifty tomorrow). Not since the Democratic party nominated the reactionary and incompetent civil war general George McClellan to run against Abraham Lincoln in 1864 has a major political party put forward such a dud as their standard bearer. Knowing this, you would think that Senator Obama would be a cinch to win this thing, wouldn't you? Yeah, I would think so too. We both would be wrong, though.

The fact of the matter is that Americans are absolute gluttons for propaganda. A full one third still believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim. He is not. Most people still believe that Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet during the campaign of 2000. Not only did he never make such an absurd statement, he never even implied it. Both assertions were fabrications put forward by the GOP as matters of fact. As has been stated before, they can no longer win a national election based of their ideas because those "ideas" are positively revolting. The only way they will be able to claim victory at the polls in November will be by distorting the character of Senator Obama. Enter Jerome Corsi, stage right.

Will the electorate be naive enough to fall for the GOP's lies and half truths? Times are so desperate that it is next-to-impossible to believe they would compound the mistake of sending George W. Bush to the White House seven-and-a-half years ago by continuing his disastrous policies under a McCain administration. But then again, as P.T. Barnum (or was it H.L. Mencken?) once observed, no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. 

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

In the two years I've been writing "The Rant", I have never printed a single sentence that I knew to be false. The two or three times I found that I had inadvertently printed an error of fact, I went back to correct the offending passage or deleted it entirely. The column that you have just finished reading is an exception to the rule. Some of it is not true - or at least I hope like hell it isn't! As the late, great Fats Waller once intoned with a wink, "One never knows, does one?"

Of the nineteen paragraphs in this piece, five of them are bald-faced lies. The title, "Jerome Corsi Is a Liar and a Pervert" is only half true. While he is indeed a known and documented liar, he is not - to the best of my knowledge anyway - a "pervert". Did you notice those little "details" I provided in order to make the charge of child molestation sound all the more convincing? That is one of Corsi's tricks. What was the point to this journalistic mischief on my part? No point at all, really. I just wanted to give Mr. Corsi a well-deserved taste of his own very nasty tasting medicine. The difference between me and him is the fact that I at least had the common decency to issue this disclaimer. Don't expect the same courtesy from a professional liar like Jerome Corsi.


Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
by Al Franken

UPDATE, 22 October 2012:

Four years later and Jerome Corsi is up to his old mischief. His charge against President Obama this campaign season? He's secretly gay. I kid you not.

For more recent postings on this electronic cesspool of left wing propaganda, please go to the link below:

"The Rant" by Tom Degan


Keep voting Republican. There will be.


At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Dr. Rick Lippin said...

Thanks Tom-

Dr.Corsi is beneath any human dignity whatsoever. So don't feel bad about slamming him. Obama needs some of that fighting spirit too. But not too much because Obama is trying, against all odds, to bring us all to a higher plane.



Rick Lippin

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Thank you for the kind words, Dr. Rick!

Yeah Madonna and I turn nifty fifty tomorrow - THE BIG FIVE-0! She may have more money than me, but I look better....Oh, who the hell am I kidding?

Tom Degan

At 4:49 PM, Blogger stoney13 said...

Come on Tom! you know he's a pervert! LOOK AT THAT FACE!!! Who in the blue hell is going to have sex with that, and have any thing to say about it?

He looks like a televangelist, thinking about all the dirty magazines he's got stashed in his bathroom closet! Calling him a liar, is like calling a horned toad ugly! It's a fact so apparent that it hardly bears declaration!

Of course when it comes to "The American Sheople", anything that sounds scandalous and interesting is likely to be believed!

The whole Edwards thing is a perfect example! Of course nobody mentions the fact that John McCain cheated on his first wife with Cindy while the poor woman was lying in a hospital bed recovering from a car wreck! I really think they should, so I did!

Happy Birthday!

At 5:04 PM, Blogger stoney13 said...


I don't know about your singing voice, and that in and of itself puts you a notch above Madona!

While it is probable that perhaps you cannot sing, at least you have the class, and good graces to keep that fact to yourself!

Madonna, however, puts her underwear on the outside of her clothes like an idiot, and wails shallow meaningless drivel, at whoever is unfortunate enough to hear it!

She then proceeds to writes shallow meaningless books full of the very thing that assures that the radical, right-wing, televangelist types will give free advertising to!

Afterward she decides to fancies herself worthy of being a children's author, and saving the morals of the next generation! This only after behaving like a spoiled slut, and fucking half of Hollywood in the eighties!

Yea, when you look at all things considered, your a MUCH better person than Madonna, and it doesn't matter what the fuck you look like!

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Congratulations, Tom, and happy Big 5-0y! You've reached a point where life comes at you ever faster, and the only thing slowing down is your ability to react to it. Now that you've crested the hill, life is all downhill (but an uphill struggle just the same--one of life's little ironies). Simply enjoy it as much as you can for as long as you can, and keep those good rants comin'.


At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tom.

Oh, and about that Corsi guy. Nope, he's not a pedophile, though I do have reliable sources (local hog farmers) that have video of him deeply involved with one of their Hampshire sows named Momma Mia. Oink, oink.


At 6:34 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

The propaganda-machine steamrolls on, doesn't it?

Jim Marrs, in his newest book, The Rise of the Fourth Reich, devotes a chapter to "Propaganda" and the devastating affect it has on societies, particularly relating how it was utilized by the Nazis of the Third Reich, and comparing its methodologies to those used by the major corporations that control the mass media.

Marrs points out that, "...propaganda is not just false or spun information, but the omission of critical material that is essential to enable the reader to place the presented information in a meaningful context. Critics see the greatest failing of the modern corporate mass media as that while it daily bombards its audience with facts, figures, and statistics, it rarely attempts to bring coherence or meaning to this data."

Besides the fascist globalists' banks and foundations that seek to control every major aspect of modern life, including energy, transportation, communications, education, religion, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare, they also seek, and apparently succeed, to control our elections.

At 7:28 PM, Blogger Prairie Waif said...

My computer was down until I was able to get my Mac Guru over here to reset it's Karma (It may need to be reset with a new motherboard).

I hope you had a fortuitous 50th Birthday party. You are charming and that is much better than advertising you share a birthday with Madonna. You have it all over her kid!

It's getting disheartening with all these false accusations against Obama made by those who, if the tables turned, would likely end up in jail for past crimes (he looks like the kind of guy who doesn't believe in the fact of "Date Rape," after all, he *did* take the money out of his pocket for food at Arnold's Drive-in. . .GACK!

While listening to CBC overnight, the "newest" slam against Obama was discussed on Radio Netherlands. It didn't even hit the radar on Alternets "Top 10 list of Wingnut Smears."

The latest? Obama is the Anti-Christ.

The "evangelical" group that relishes reading the Tim LaHaye "Left Behind" series about post-apocolyptic times, has run up the flag pole that Obama is the Anti-Christ and are selling it in the blog-o-sphere based upon:
1. His eloquence as a speaker
2. The fact that great crowds in Europe turned up to see/hear him.
Thin? You betcha, but then these people are the ones who believe the Emperor is wearing velvets.

The world has been declaring, "The Emperor has no clothes!" for the last 8 years, and yet?

Thank God that McCain forgot how many houses he owns. That will provide some good fuel for all along with his definition of "What is the definition of rich?"

Now, maybe, just maybe, those who are trying to hold on to their one house on their $150,000/year income, will see that McCain hasn't a clue about peoples' lives anymore than Hillary did about pouring herself a coffee at a gas station.

At 9:12 PM, Blogger Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Thank you for the kind words, Prairie Wolf,

Actually, that "fortuitous birthday party" is this weekend. My sister is having it for me at her place in Wolf Lake, NY in Sullivan County. She thinks that I am oblivious but I have figured the whole thing out! It'll be our little secret!

All the best,

At 8:05 AM, Blogger Avram Mirsky said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Tom. And keep the Advil close by.

It only hurts when I sneeze, cough, laugh, bend, lift, etc. etc.


At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a Rtard

At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

left/right paradigm moron.

Its people like you who will quote someone like carlin or others making comments about politics being an illusion of choice. Ohh sooo smart, then you move a long and vote for a puppet like Obama and harp on "chaaange"

just another american sucker.

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Thank you for your insights - all are welomed! Keep commin' back.


Tom Degan

At 1:36 PM, Blogger freehawk said...

This is a d*mned lie. I don't know
Corsi, but if he gets by with trashing people like this is trash I hope he never sells another book.
Now I can truthfully say "Tom Degan is a liar and ummm what else"
I don't know Tom Degan either, but this is a LIE. You people want to read more lies, read some more of this. Obama is going to bring us to a higher plane of what? Politicians aren't into higher planes unless they fly in them.
I'm going out and try to catch this higher plane that Obama is sending my way. Get real politicians are usually crooks.

At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, Tom, these days all the liberals hate Corsi already, so if you want to convince anyone of something they don't already believe, you shouldn't attack him strictly from the Left. I'm a strong conservative, and I think that Obama is a profoundly evil man who seems hell-bent on doing more damage to America then even LBJ managed, but if you want to know what I think of Corsi then all you need to do is google for:

Jerome Corsi is a liar

...or just click here, or read my letter to Joseph Farah of

Love and Peace,

Dave Burton
Cary, NC

At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insinuating someone is a child molester is not just irresponsible but pretty low. I don't care for the guy but I'd look out for a lawsuit if I were you. It's called "slander" and "defamation of character", and it's provable in a court of law because you were dumb enough to write it here.

At 3:17 AM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

Judging by your words it is obvious that you didn't bother to read the entire piece. Read it.

Tom Degan


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