WND senior staff writer Jerome Corsi may be the most famous man in America today for his No. 1 New York Times best-selling exposé of Barack Obama.

And that’s what’s bugging the Democratic presidential nominee and his loyal minions among so many of my colleagues in the Big Media.

So successful has been Corsi’s “The Obama Nation” that last night the Democratic Party presidential candidate released a 40-page report attacking him and his work – the work that should have been done long ago by Obama’s chums in the establishment press.

Unlike most of the critics of “The Obama Nation,” I have actually read the book from cover to cover. It is a thoroughly well-documented piece of first-rate journalism.

Are there mistakes in it?

Show me a first edition that doesn’t have some – other than the Bible.

But is it truthful? Does it add considerably to the public’s knowledge of the front-running candidate for the presidency? Do we know much more about Obama than we would had we relied exclusively for our information from the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Associated Press?

I offer a resounding “yes” to all three of those questions.

I am privileged to call him my friend, colleague and co-worker.

I stand with Jerry Corsi today as he is viciously maligned by an attack media that would prefer to aim its potent artillery at a man who dared to do their job when they refused, when they laid down, when they sucked up, when they failed to ask the tough questions, when they took sides.

Obama camp’s report

The Obama campaign dares to make the astounding claim that Corsi’s book, published by Simon & Schuster, is “brought to you by Bush/Cheney attack machine.” The report then goes on to mention that Corsi has given the Bush administration more fits over the last several years, especially with his last book, “The Late Great USA,” published by WND Books, than any other reporter in America.

WND has been described by many of the Obama apologists as “conservative,” as “right-wing,” as “Republican leaning.” To regular readers of WND who understand our commitment to fierce independence, our willingness to dig deep no matter which politician is exposed, those characterizations will prove laughable.

Isn’t it interesting how Jerome Corsi has received more scrutiny from the Big Media in the last 24 hours than Barack Obama has received in his entire political career?

Has Jerry Corsi said things and written things in his life that he regrets? Undoubtedly. But he is not running for president of the United States. He is simply a courageous, dedicated journalist – an intrepid investigator, a two-time No. 1 best-selling author, a Harvard Ph.D and a man of principle.

I am proud to have him working for WND.

If you are as angry about the attempted media lynching of Jerry Corsi, there’s something you can do about it.

Buy Corsi’s book. Buy extra copies of his book and distribute them to your friends. Keep this book on the best-sellers list right through the Nov. 4 election. Buy an autographed copy or two from WND, the news agency that employs him full-time.

And, most of all, read it for yourself.

Don’t listen to the smears of petty, jealous, politically motivated pseudo-journalists who haven’t even bothered to crack open “The Obama Nation.”

Don’t listen to the lies and spin of the Obama campaign, which doesn’t even know the meaning of the word “truth.”

There’s a feeding frenzy out there in elite circles with media vultures vying for respectability by denouncing Corsi.

You won’t see me among them.

I’ve read “The Obama Nation.”

I’ve read all the ugly lies being peddled about him.

And I’ve read the Obama campaign’s 40-page report.

I stand with Corsi.

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