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Most have heard the name Corsi. Here's a link to a Los Angeles Times commentary written on August 16:
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-rutten16-2008aug16,0,846392.column A quote:
Jerome R. Corsi's controversial new book, "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," occupies a class of its own. Corsi, you may recall, was the coauthor of "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," the campaign diatribe that slimed the decorated Vietnam War veteran and then-Democratic presidential candidate's war record.
And another quote:
"The Obama Nation" was written and printed because major American publishing houses have decided that there's money to be made in funding right-wing boutique imprints modeled after the Washington-based Regnery, which has made a small fortune stoking the hard-right furnace with combustible prose. Corsi's book is published by Threshold Editions, a division of Simon & Schuster, which hired right-wing political operative Mary Matalin to edit the imprint.
There is a group called Citizens United. Wikipedia has this to say:
It has run ads critical of President Clinton's record on terrorism, ads supporting George W. Bush's terrorism record, and filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against Fahrenheit 9/11. The associated Citizens United Foundation is a 501(c)(3) group. Citizens United produced the films Celsius 41.11, Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60, and Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration.
It was co-founded by Floyd Brown. Here's what Joe Conason at Salon.com had to say on April 25 this year:
Will McCain denounce Floyd Brown?
It's time for the GOP to finally repudiate the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad, who is back
There is nothing remarkable in the sudden reappearance of right-wing con man Floyd Brown, whose latest venture is an inflammatory television ad now airing in North Carolina that attempts to blame Barack Obama for gang murders in Chicago (and international terrorism, too). Nobody familiar with Brown would expect him to resist smearing an African-American presidential contender.

And there's Freedom's Watch. Wikipedia recently had an extensive explanation of its work, including this paragraph:
On September 13, [2007] the group aired a new television ad, challenging a MoveOn.org advertisement which questioned the integrity of General David Petraeus saying "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" and "Cooking the Books for the White House." [14] The advertisement stated, "Name calling, charges of betrayal it's despicable. It's what MoveOn shamefully does - and it's wrong. America and the forces of freedom are winning. MoveOn is losing. Call your Congressman and Senator. Tell them to condemn MoveOn." They also plan to run print advertisements on the subject. [15]


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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.

Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.

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