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World Net Daily Founder Threatens Legal Action Over Esquire Parody

This morning Esquire published a parody news story claiming that World Net Daily columnist Jerome Corsi would pulp all the copies of his book, Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President. The post included fake quotes from the author about the book.

World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah had this statement: “We are exploring our legal options right now … There is no question of damages from this irresponsible attack. This book was released yesterday. Our author is in day two of a media tour. This report is playing havoc with a bestselling book – and there is little question that is the intent.”

Esquire added this update to the controversial post: “[They] 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.”

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