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Progressive Blogger Spars with Swiftboating, Anti-Obama Author

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Politics, Jerome Corsi, The Obama Nation, Jane Hamsher, Firedoglake, swiftboating, Bloggingheads.tv,

Jerome Corsi, author of the controversial book The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, was detained and will be deported by authorities in Kenya, the BBC reports. Corsi, who previously authored the notorious book Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry in 2004, was in Africa to promote his book in the lead up to the election. 

Days before his run-in with the Kenyan authorities, Corsi spoke with Jane Hamsher of the progressive political website Firedoglake. The discussion got contentious quickly, with Hamsher at one point asking him, “Do you use drugs or alcohol yourself?” She then makes the "drinky drinky motion" during his answer and even holds up a sign that says “Lying.”

You can watch that interview below: