Corsi goes to Africa

Right-wing author heads to Kenya to investigate Obama's family and deliver $1,000 check to Obama's brother.


Thomas Schaller
October 2, 2008 6:08PM (UTC)

Jerome Corsi is at it again:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 2 October 2008

CORSI IN KENYA TO PROBE OBAMA TIES

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

NAIROBI -- WND author and staff writer Jerome Corsi has arrived in the Kenyan capital to investigate Sen. Barack Obama's ties to the prime minister, who was appointed to the position to stop a wave of violence by Muslim supporters.

Corsi came at the invitation of Christian missionaries who contend the rise of Islam in the African nation has been spurred by an agreement Obama signed with Muslim leaders in an effort to elect Raila Odinga last December. Odinga lost the election but now shares power with the Kenyan president to appease Islamic leaders.

Corsi's highly critical book examining Obama's career, "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," remains on the New York Times best-seller list after its publication Aug. 1. The book was No. 1 on the list for four straight weeks after its launch.

Corsi plans to file daily dispatches from Kenya for the next week ... .

Corsi also plans to utilize contacts in Kenya and the Kenyan media to set up a private meeting with Obama's "lost brother," George Hussein Onyango Obama, who was featured in a London Telegraph story.

George Obama said he lives on $12 a year in a six-by-nine-foot shack in the shantytown of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi, according to the Italian edition of Vanity Fair.

Obama met his brother on two trips to Africa, according to the Telegraph, including during the Illinois Democrat's 2006 fact-finding tour. Corsi said he is carrying a $1,000 check for George Obama from WND founder and CEO Joseph Farah ... .

Corsi reports in "The Obama Nation" that Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr., was a polygamist.

Sayid Obama, the senior Barack Obama's brother, told Corsi in a telephone interview reported in "The Obama Nation" that the Obama family did not know for certain how many wives and children Barack Sr. had.

A report published in Thaindian News reported George Obama was into "all sorts of vices" and "has tried all the drugs you can imagine."

Invited by Christian missionaries. Daily dispatches. Arriving with $1,000 check in tow. This sounds like a really rigorous, objective reporting trip, eh?

Calling Paul Waldman ...


Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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