Even as Obama Nation author Corsi claimed Obama campaign didn't "prove a single falsehood," he corrected several of them

››› ››› MATT GERTZ

Obama Nation author Jerome Corsi asserted that Sen. Barack Obama's campaign "failed to prove a single falsehood contained in pages of the book." Corsi then went on to provide a list of 11 "corrections to the next printing of The Obama Nation" -- many of which correct falsehoods documented by the Obama campaign or Media Matters.

In a September 8 "WorldNetDaily Exclusive," author Jerome Corsi wrote of "Unfit For Publication," a document produced by Sen. Barack Obama's campaign debunking numerous falsehoods in Corsi's book, The Obama Nation: "[T]he 40-page rebuttal plus cover has failed to prove a single falsehood contained in pages of the book." Yet Corsi went on to provide a list of 11 "corrections to the next printing of The Obama Nation" -- many of which correct falsehoods documented by the Obama campaign, Media Matters for America, or both.

Corsi's list of corrections -- which is by no means an exhaustive compilation of his book's falsehoods -- includes the following falsehoods identified by the Obama campaign or Media Matters:

3. Page 25 now reads: "Nowhere in the autobiography does Obama disclose that his wife-to-be accompanied him to Africa on the 1992 trip." It will be corrected to read: "Only in the epilogue to the autobiography does Obama disclose that his wife-to-be accompanied him to Africa on the 1992 trip."

4. Page 48 now reads: "Obama devotes the entire second chapter of his autobiography to his time in Indonesia, but remarkably, he makes no reference to Maya's birth." It will be corrected to read: "Obama devotes the entire second chapter of his autobiography to his time in Indonesia, but remarkably, he makes only one reference in passing to Maya's birth."

5. Page 49 now reads: "Obama did not dedicate 'Dreams from My Father' to his mother, or to his father, Barack Senior, or to his Indonesian stepfather. Missing from the dedication are the grandparents who raised him in Hawaii, especially during the years his mother abandoned him to return to Indonesia to be with Lolo." It will be corrected to read: "Obama did not include a separate dedication page in 'Dreams from My Father.' Instead, he included the dedication in the introduction, mentioning his mother, his grandparents and his siblings 'stretched across oceans and continents.' Missing are mentions of his father and his step-father."

6. Page 77 now reads: "Still Obama has yet to answer questions whether he ever dealt drugs, or if he stopped using marijuana and cocaine completely in college, or whether his drug use extended into his law school days or beyond." It will be corrected to read: "Obama told several reporters that he stopped taking drugs sometime during his college years."

7. Page 123 now reads: "No one in Obama's paternal or maternal family had ever resided in Chicago." It will be corrected to read: "No one in Obama's paternal or maternal family except for a great uncle had ever resided in Chicago."

8. Page 129 now reads: "In the 'Audacity of Hope,' Obama mentions in passing that in 1984 he had just graduated from college and was working as a community organizer out of the Harlem campus of the City College of New York. This is a job that Obama does not mention in his autobiography, 'Dreams from My Father.' It will be changed to "In the 'Audacity of Hope,' Obama mentions in passing that in 1984 he had just graduated from college and was working as a community organizer out of the Harlem campus of the City College of New York. This is a job that Obama also mentions only in passing in his autobiography, 'Dreams from My Father.'"

9. Page 130 now reads: "More likely, Kellman went to New York to see if reports coming out of New York City about Obama were right, that Obama's profile might just fit in with Kellman's organization." It will be corrected to read: "Kellman happened to be visiting family in New York, so he was able to schedule an appointment to see for himself if reports coming out of New York City about Obama were right, that Obama's profile might just fit in with Kellman's organization."

10. Page 145 now reads: "The year 1995 was a banner one for Obama. He had just married Michelle and the couple bought a Hyde Park condo, the first home Obama ever owned. In 1995, Obama became an author when his first book, his autobiography, 'Dreams from my Father,' was published, to modest sales, but good reviews." It will be corrected to read: "The year 1995 was a banner one for Obama. He had married Michelle in 1992 and the couple bought a Hyde Park condo in 1993, the first home Obama ever owned. In 1995, Obama became an author when his first book, his autobiography, 'Dreams from my Father,' was published, to modest sales, but good reviews."

11. Page 257 now reads: "He has been endorsed by Hamas and had to fire a Middle Eastern advisor who had been meeting privately with Hamas." It will be corrected to read: "He has been endorsed by a Hamas advisor and accepted the resignation of a Middle Eastern advisor who had been meeting privately with Hamas."

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