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USA Today Turns To Conspiracy Theorist Jerome Corsi To Advocate Arming Teachers

USA Today Turns To Conspiracy Theorist Jerome Corsi To Advocate Arming Teachers
By Jared Holt | February 28, 2018 10:54 am

USA Today published an op-ed in favor of arming teachers today, and apparently, the best person they could get to take that stance was Jerome Corsi, the crackpot conspiracy theorist who works as a “journalist” for Infowars. USA Today presented Corsi as a legitimate “investigative reporter” with no mentions of his role spreading conspiracy theories, from the “Swift Boat” attacks on John Kerry to racist birther allegations about Barack Obama to his recent forays into the pedophilia-obsessed “Storm” conspiracy theories.

Today’s edition of USA Today included a column by Corsi titled “Arm qualified, willing teachers and staff,” in which Corsi argues that allowing teachers to bring concealed weapons into classrooms is a solution to school shootings. This is how USA Today identified Corsi at the end of the column:

Investigative journalist Jerome R. Corsi is author of Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump.
What this short bio of Corsi conveniently omits, however, is Corsi’s employment with an outlet poised to be banned from YouTube after smearing Parkland shooting survivors as “crisis actors” and which achieved national infamy for conspiracy theories surrounding the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school. USA Today also fails to mention Corsi’s extensive history of making insane claims as a “journalist” with no proof whatsoever. Like his employer, Corsi has received a personal suspension from live streaming on YouTube and is one strike away from being banned for his reckless creation and promotion of conspiracy theories.

In 2004, Corsi wrote a book promoting unfounded “Swift Boat” claims that John Kerry had lied about his military service. As a “reporter” for the conspiracy theory outlet WorldNetDaily, Corsi later became a chief proponent of the “birther” conspiracy theory about Barack Obama, culminating in the publication of his book “Where’s the Birth Certificate?”

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http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/usa-today-turns-to-conspiracy-theorist-jerome-corsi-to-advocate-arming-teachers/

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 05:02 PM

1. I wondered when that snake Corsi would slither from out underneath a rock to do his next despicable

....act. Guess we now know where he is and what he is doing next....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 05:10 PM

2. And the USA Today is normalizing the Infowars contributor.

 

I hope people are letting them know about themselves.

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 05:11 PM

3. i hate the usa today...they coupled with our local gannett paper and i had to cancel it.

fuck that shit

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:16 PM

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