Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Corsi Letter

From: DNC Rapid Response Team
Subject: Fight Swift Boating

Friend —

Yesterday, you learned about the right-wing’s latest attack: extremist Jerome Corsi and his book of the same old smears and lies.

This morning, when asked about the book, all John McCain could say about Corsi’s outrageously false attacks was, “Gotta keep your sense of humor.” Despite pledging to run a respectful campaign, McCain is just standing by while Corsi and his publisher, former Dick Cheney aide Mary Matalin, poison this presidential race.

Right now, you can take the next step by pushing back on Corsi, the media, and John McCain.

Tackle this smear campaign head on. The Obama research team released a 41-page rebuttal called “Unfit for Publication,” refuting Corsi’s rehashed distortions point by point, leaving no smear unanswered.

Arm yourself with the facts and write a letter to your local newspapers telling them to do their job by debunking this kind of garbage. And remind them that John McCain should honor his word by stepping up and denouncing this kind of low road politics:

The right-wing smear machine is in full force — blasting out Corsi’s stale fabrications far and wide to a media that’s been eager to pick it up. In just three days, Corsi’s made front page news in both the New York Times and Washington Post.

The media are not playing their role as watchdogs, and they’re letting McCain off the hook as he allows Corsi’s despicable lies to drag this race into the gutter.

The Obama campaign has posted the full truth online so you have the tools to fight back in your community and local papers.

Can you write a letter to the editor exposing Jerome Corsi and his book for what they really are — another hack job by a desperate right-wing fabricator?

In 2004, Corsi helped launch the Swift Boat smear campaign with a book of distortions and lies he wrote about John Kerry. This time Democrats won’t be Swift Boated.

Keep up the good fight,

DNC Rapid Response Team

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