UPDATE, 12:25 p.m., for those who didn't figure it out yet, and the many on Twitter for whom it took a while: We committed satire this morning to point out the problems with selling and marketing a book that has had its core premise and reason to exist gutted by the news cycle, several weeks in advance of publication. Are its author and publisher chastened? Well, no. They double down, and accuse the President of the United States of perpetrating a fraud on the world by having released a forged birth certificate. Not because this claim is in any way based on reality, but to hold their terribly gullible audience captive to their lies, and to sell books. This is despicable, and deserves only ridicule. That's why we committed satire in the matter of the Corsi book. Hell, even the president has a sense of humor about it all. Some more serious reporting from us on this whole "birther" phenomenon here, here, and here.I don't read Esquire (it sucks, obviously), but Marisa Miller's lovely, and painful though it may be, here's the exception: "Marisa Miller Would Like to Welcome You to Summer."
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I covered this today, but the Kos Kids are getting a load out of it, "BWAHAHA! Corsi/Farah/WND PUNKED by Esquire!" (I like the BWAHAHA! part ...) And here's the key passage, an official statement from Esquire, apparently: