AIM Vindicated in Reporting on Frank Marshall Davis
WASHINGTON, August 15, 2008—Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid said that
coverage of the Obama campaign’s fierce attack on Jerome Corsi’s book, The Obama Nation, misses the point that
the campaign has finally acknowledged that the mysterious “Frank” in Obama’s
1995 book, Dreams From My Father, is in fact the Communist Party USA (CPUSA)
member Frank Marshall Davis.
identification by AIM and others hasn’t been disputed by the media, which has
desperately tried to ignore the Obama-Davis relationship, but the Obama
campaign has not responded to it until now,” Kincaid writes in a new column
posted at www.aim.org .
writes that, “The admission that Obama’s mentor was Frank Marshall Davis, an
identified CPUSA member, can only add to growing public concern about Obama’s
relationship with a Communist pawn of Moscow who was the subject of security
investigations by the FBI and various congressional committees which examined
Soviet activities in the U.S.”
notes that a 40-page Obama report that is intended as a “rebuttal” to Corsi’s
book makes no admission that Davis was a communist and doesn’t dispute anything
Corsi documents about Davis’s membership in the Communist Party. Instead,
Kincaid notes, the report attempts to play down instances in which Obama soaks
up Davis’s anti-American thoughts and pro-communist “poetry.”
praises Corsi’s book, saying, “It is clear that Corsi is to Obama what the
National Enquirer is to admitted adulterer and liar John Edwards. The Enquirer
exposed Edwards’ secret life when the rest of the media were refusing to
investigate the candidate and making fun of the Enquirer.”
confirmed the identity of Frank Marshall Davis and his relationship with Obama
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