Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid said in a news release Friday that coverage of the Barack 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.
“This 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 the nonprofit press watchdog’s web site.
“The admission that Obama’s mentor was Frank Marshall Davis, an identified CPUSA member,” Kinkaid explained, “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.”
Kincaid 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.”
Kincaid 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.”
AIM confirmed the identity of Frank Marshall Davis and his relationship with Obama last February.