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Mainstream Media Go Nuts for Attack Book on Obama, Ignore <i>The Real McCain</i>

<i>Obama Nation</i> vs. <i>The Real McCain</i>: A Study In Contrasts
 
 
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It certainly is interesting to see the amount of attention Jerome "Swift Boat" Corsi's new smear book, The Obama Nation, is already garnering. We wait with breathless anticipation Corsi's multiple appearances on cable TV talking about Obama's "unanswered questions" and anti-American attitudes, yadda yadda yadda -- during which, one can rest assured, there will be no questions about Corsi's history of ugly hatemongering at Free Republic.

In comparison, Cliff Schecter's expose of John McCain, The Real McCain, has been given the classic media blackout treatment. There have been some brief references -- like the Jon Stewart skit that discussed the "c word" story -- but otherwise, Cliff's cable appearances could be counted on one hand, as can the book's mainstream-media reviews.

Today's New York Times piece about Obama Nation sort of alludes to this when discussing how readily the right-wing media chamber picks up on books like Corsi's:

David Neiwert is a freelance journalist based in Seattle, and the assistant editor of Crosscut.