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Joseph Farah says he may sue Esquire for ‘parody’ story on Jerome Corsi book
DailyCaller/YahooNews ^ | 5-18-11 | Chris Moody

Posted on 05/18/2011 9:52:01 AM PDT by STARWISE

An article on Esquire magazine’s website, claiming that the publisher of Jerome Corsi’s new book about President Obama’s birth certificate is pulling it from bookstores, may have been written as a parody, but not everyone is laughing.

The Esquire story, written by Mark Warren, spread across the Internet moments after being posted on the magazine’s website Wednesday morning. Esquire has said it was a joke and Warren told TheDC he has no regrets about posting it.

“He is an execrable piece of ****,” Warren said of Corsi.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bookreview; corsi; esquire; jeromecorsis; josephfarah; lawsuit; naturalborncitizen; wnd
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1 posted on 05/18/2011 9:52:08 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator; Sidebar Moderator; onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; ...

.. Ding!


2 posted on 05/18/2011 9:52:57 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
...recall and pulp...
Would that I could recall a politician or three.
3 posted on 05/18/2011 9:55:29 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: All

Farah:

“Let me say this very clearly:

There is not a single word of that report that is true. I assume it is a very poorly executed parody. In any case, I have begun exploring our legal options, since this report has all the earmarkings of a deliberate attempt at restraint of trade, not to mention libel.”


4 posted on 05/18/2011 9:55:30 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Farah complaining about someone making up stories...without a hint of irony.


5 posted on 05/18/2011 9:56:14 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

well come on tex, please show us the proven false stories where he was taken to court and lost....or was forced to just recant, because of an error, not intentional malice, etc...


6 posted on 05/18/2011 10:00:26 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: STARWISE

“I have begun exploring our legal options, since this report has all the earmarkings of a deliberate attempt at restraint of trade, not to mention libel.”

He’ll find out he doesn’t have any legal options. Parody is extremely well-protected.


7 posted on 05/18/2011 10:03:02 AM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: STARWISE

Good! I hope he proverbally nails their brownshirt heads to the nearest maypole!


8 posted on 05/18/2011 10:08:02 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: STARWISE

Parody my (bleep)

This was a hit piece by the scums at Esquire. Only AFTER were they exposed for the liar they are, did they then add the sarc tag.

“Ha, ha. We were kidding”. Bull (bleep).

But no matter. This is all good for Mr. Farah and Dr. Corsi.
They can turn this Esquire screw up into more good publicity and sell more books.


9 posted on 05/18/2011 10:11:21 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: STARWISE
He’ll find out he doesn’t have any legal options. Parody is extremely well-protected.

“He is an execrable piece of ****,” Warren said of Corsi.

If it were the Onion, the parody defense might cover it. But Esquire claims for the most part to be telling the, ahem, truth. And Warren—who apparently has the legal prudence of an overheated lizard—has given clear evidence of malicious intent.

10 posted on 05/18/2011 10:11:35 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Strategerist

I don’t think a parady includes falsely quoting a named source to destroy the financial gain from the marketing of a legitimate product.


11 posted on 05/18/2011 10:12:16 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: Tex-Con-Man

So Farah makes up stories? Farah has as much courage as anyone on the scene, and I have the utmost respect for the man. The “b/c” is a clear forgery, and I find it disgusting that so many conservatives cower in fear at his flank.


12 posted on 05/18/2011 10:12:17 AM PDT by alstewartfan (While we lay under our roofs, the whole night filled up with the beating of hooves. Al Stewart)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

You should find a liberal site to post on.


13 posted on 05/18/2011 10:15:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Responsibility2nd

—>”Only AFTER were they exposed for the liar they are, did they then add the sarc tag”

Exactly! I read the article earlier today and actually looked for a parody tag or something like that. Didn’t see it.

Now, they have finally tagged it as “humor” and added this ridiculous disclaimer [links omitted by me]:

“UPDATE, 12:25 p.m., for those who didn’t figure it out yet, and the many on Twitter for whom it took a while: We committed satire this morning to point out the problems with selling and marketing a book that has had its core premise and reason to exist gutted by the news cycle, several weeks in advance of publication. Are its author and publisher chastened? Well, no. They double down, and accuse the President of the United States of perpetrating a fraud on the world by having released a forged birth certificate. Not because this claim is in any way based on reality, but to hold their terribly gullible audience captive to their lies, and to sell books. This is despicable, and deserves only ridicule. That’s why we committed satire in the matter of the Corsi book. Hell, even the president has a sense of humor about it all. Some more serious reporting from us on this whole “birther” phenomenon here, here, and here.”

What a crock of BS!

Cheers


14 posted on 05/18/2011 10:22:17 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (A lot of people probably just negated my comment while I was hunting and pecking at the keyboard!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man; All

It would be a perfect daily double of hilarity if Farah were to somehow get Judicial Watch involved......


15 posted on 05/18/2011 10:22:32 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Populism is antithetical to conservatism.)
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To: bmwcyle
Why? Because I'm not a birther?

Because I consider Farah a hoax huckster?

My definition of conservatism doesn't include believing every idiotic conspiracy that comes along.

I value conservatism over birtherism.

You should try it.

16 posted on 05/18/2011 10:22:39 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Come on, Tex-Con-Man. We’re waiting for your response. Answer raygunfan’s question:
...show us the proven false stories where he was taken to court and lost....or was forced to just recant, because of an error, not intentional malice, etc...


17 posted on 05/18/2011 10:34:49 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Getting preachy to fellow conservatives who do their own extensive research, formulating their own concerns and probabilities ... may want to put this on your shopping list.


18 posted on 05/18/2011 10:43:09 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Joe has as much chance to win his suit as he is to see one of those pterodactyls he claims are still flying above the earth.


19 posted on 05/18/2011 10:48:58 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: DoctorBulldog; onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; ...

Thanks for that.

Emblematic of the lowlife press scum of this generation.


20 posted on 05/18/2011 10:52:04 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: All

Obama Campaign Hawks Birth Certificate T-Shirt, Campaign Claims Its A “Mobile Version” of Truth Squad to Refute Birther Book

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/05/obama-campaign-hawks-birth-certificate-t-shirt-campaign-claims-its-a-mobile-version-of-truth-squad-t.html


21 posted on 05/18/2011 10:53:08 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
deliberate attempt at restraint of trade

If Farah's attorneys can prove this in court, I would guess that Esquire might have to pay out a lot of money, especially if Farah can prove that he lost revenue. Any FReeper attorney types know anything about how this works?
22 posted on 05/18/2011 10:54:01 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: STARWISE
Here is the start of the article.

In a stunning development one day after the release of Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President, by Dr. Jerome Corsi, World Net Daily Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah has announced plans to recall and pulp the entire 200,000 first printing run of the book, as well as announcing an offer to refund the purchase price to anyone who has already bought either a hard copy or electronic download of the book.

In an exclusive interview, a reflective Farah, who wrote the book's foreword and also published Corsi's earlier best-selling work, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak out Against John Kerry and Capricorn One: NASA, JFK, and the Great "Moon Landing" Cover-Up, said that after much serious reflection, he could not go forward with the project. "I believe with all my heart that Barack Obama is destroying this country, and I will continue to stand against his administration at every turn, but in light of recent events, this book has become problematic, and contains what I now believe to be factual inaccuracies," he said this morning. "I cannot in good conscience publish it and expect anyone to believe it."

When asked if he had any plans to publish a corrected version of the book, he said cryptically, "There is no book." Farah declined to comment on his discussions of the matter with Corsi.


Is there anyone reading that who can't work out that it is not serious?
23 posted on 05/18/2011 10:55:57 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: STARWISE

WND should run a “parody” about how Mike Warren likes to have sex with little boys. When asked, just say we were joking.


24 posted on 05/18/2011 10:57:42 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Appears Corsi’s book has hit on some truths and the Alinsky supporters are firing back.

If the book was without any merit, the Alinskyites would just let it die a quiet death.

“When you’re over the target, you get the most flak.”


25 posted on 05/18/2011 11:04:49 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Signalman

Joe has no case.


26 posted on 05/18/2011 11:11:26 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: STARWISE
I have begun exploring our legal options...

Sue the "Illegitimati".!

27 posted on 05/18/2011 11:13:23 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a fraud. The founders gave us the tool of impeachment for a reason.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Read Farah’s series of articles last week exposing the “b/c” as a fraud, and THEN explain to us why you still think that HE is the hoaxter, not Obama. Sorry, TCM, but if you knew the reasons for skepticism, you’d realize that you are clueless on this one. Bob


28 posted on 05/18/2011 11:18:41 AM PDT by alstewartfan (While we lay under our roofs, the whole night filled up with the beating of hooves. Al Stewart)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Making an ass of yourelf on another thread, I see.


29 posted on 05/18/2011 11:31:40 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Why? Because I'm not a birther?

No becuase you're a jerk!
30 posted on 05/18/2011 11:33:22 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Check out this link and try thinking for yourself instead of running with the herd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s9StxsFllY&feature=player_embedded

31 posted on 05/18/2011 11:36:53 AM PDT by monday
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To: STARWISE

It was a joke and the editor explains it afterward.

Esquire is one of my favorite magazines and after I thought about his post it just an inside joke.


32 posted on 05/18/2011 11:40:30 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: STARWISE

^5's AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

Corsi's book is almost doomed by the timing of the Marxist's release of his BC, anyway and I think that's the real reason he released it.

Too much information in Corsi's book that otherwise would have been talked about. Now the issue is dead [again] until facts in Corsi's book gain traction.

33 posted on 05/18/2011 11:52:28 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Vendome

An ‘inside joke’ for the benefit of the office crew doesn’t get printed publicly in a supposedly credible publication.
.. and THEN when the flak starts, the article is conveniently described as ‘satire.’

He’s obviously lib .. his intention is clear. Then add his vulgar statement about Corsi = BINGO.


34 posted on 05/18/2011 12:04:40 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

I accept his explanation and he did put some clues in the article for those that caught it.

I didn’t but went back and read and got it.


35 posted on 05/18/2011 12:06:44 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Tex-Con-Man
My definition of conservatism doesn't include believing every idiotic conspiracy that comes along.

I value conservatism over birtherism.

The conservatives I know don't believe a word out of the liar-in-chief's mouth. His presented history is chronicled entirely in unverified autobiography. This sole documentation of his associations, actions, and whereabouts demands thorough and determined investigation. Without validation, obama's life story remains a simple political publication, with as much biographical value as Alice in Wonderland. Farah/Corsi are intelligent enough to understand this.

36 posted on 05/18/2011 12:11:07 PM PDT by taraytarah (There is no truth in him.)
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To: onyx

I guess we shall see. The fact that his hand was very likely
forced prematurely by both Trump and Corsi .. now that’s really something. Shows the twitching pressure they must be feeling. Otherwise, his malignant arrogance would’ve prevented him from releasing one iota of anything to respond to the questions of those he considers so beneath his pompous a$$ self.

And there’s yet to be an official/legal forensic authentication of any of his bc’s.

#14 on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/53/ref=zg_bs_nav


37 posted on 05/18/2011 12:29:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: raygunfan; Tex-Con-Man

“Conservative Web site WorldNetDaily has settled a legal case with a Tennessee businessman after admitting that work it published more than seven years ago is untrue.”

http://nashvillepost.com/news/2008/2/14/far_right_web_site_settles_case_stemming_from_gore_2000_campaign


38 posted on 05/18/2011 1:06:17 PM PDT by Vickery2010
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To: Signalman

Well, I was going to buy the book before I saw the Esquire story, weren’t all the rest of you?
that shows Corsi has lost revenue right there............


39 posted on 05/18/2011 1:18:46 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: Vickery2010

NYT apologizes to The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/15/new-york-times-apologizes-washington-times/?feat=home_headlines

~ ~ ~ ~

N.Y. Times to apologize for photo, video of soldier

Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4516479.html#ixzz1Mjj5Yi3w

~ ~ ~ ~

Editor’s Note: An apology

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/editors-note-an-apology/2011/03/16/ABxGsnf_story.html


40 posted on 05/18/2011 1:20:12 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

He should sue them.

That story was designed to wreck the sales of the book so the public would not know about Corsi’s research on Obama’s background. Git ‘em Joseph!


41 posted on 05/18/2011 1:27:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Tex-Con-Man

the irony of those words, coming from the mouth of a Con-Man... ;-)


42 posted on 05/18/2011 1:33:39 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: SaraJohnson

Do you really want to live in a country where writers are sued for writing political satire?


43 posted on 05/18/2011 1:36:11 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: STARWISE
correction...

#13


44 posted on 05/18/2011 1:39:18 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

Ooh .. ok .. thanks.


45 posted on 05/18/2011 1:40:29 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Jerome Corsi was just on the Janet Mefferd (radio) show this afternoon and discussed Esquire’s fraudulent report. He said the book is “selling like crazy”.

Here is part of the interview which was just posted on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBfjrnrDTvM


46 posted on 05/18/2011 1:44:12 PM PDT by patriot453
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To: Brown Deer


It seems that the dirty stories about Corsi have backfired and book sales are now climbing. Is that because people want to know why the White House does not want us to read it and learn the facts?


Watch out for the Con-Man trying to con us with his BS!
47 posted on 05/18/2011 1:46:21 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: patriot453

Thank you!


48 posted on 05/18/2011 1:49:46 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: patriot453
Corsi's interview on the Steve Malzberg Show yesterday.
49 posted on 05/18/2011 1:50:57 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: trumandogz

There can be a fine line between satire and libel. The Esquire piece looked perfectly legitimate, even upon multiple re-readings after the “it’s satire” disclaimer was added. I don’t see what is “satirical” about the piece at all, esp. in light of the feds actually buying up all copies of a book (name escapes me, gave too much info about military activity) and pulping it some time last year or so.

Given the circumstances of this week’s expulsion of a reporter from the WH press pool, I could see someone going “ya know, he did release the BC, so how about you just make that book, ya know, go away...”

So what was “satirical” about that piece? Oh, and “satire” does not automatically confer protection from being sued for damages, even if it was funny.


50 posted on 05/18/2011 1:53:13 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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