WND to file defamation suit against Esquire Magazine
Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND and WND Books, will be joined by Jerome Corsi, author of the New York Times bestselling book "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President," and attorney Larry Klayman to answer questions about their allegations of defamation and other charges against Esquire, parent company Hearst Corp., and its political editor, Mark Warren, who wrote and published an article falsely claiming Farah had denounced Corsi's book and pulled it from retail distribution.
The Esquire article was published on May 18, 2011 and set forth false and misleading facts about the Plaintiffs' book and stated in part:
In a stunning development one day after the release of 'Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Hussein Obama is Not Eligible to be President,' by Dr. Jerome Corsi, World Net Daily Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah has announced plans to recall and pulp the entire 200,000 first printing run of the book, as well as announcing an offer to refund the purchase price to anyone who has already bought either a hard copy or electronic download of the book. In an exclusive interview, a reflective Farah, who wrote the book's foreword and also published Corsi's earlier bestselling work, 'Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak out Against John Kerry' and 'Capricorn One: NASA, JFK, and the Great 'Moon Landing' Cover-Up,' said that after much serious reflection, he could not go forward with the project. "I believe with all my heart that Barack Obama is destroying this country, and I will continue to stand against his administration at every turn, but in light of recent events, this book has become problematic, and contains what I now believe to be factual inaccuracies," he said this morning. "I cannot in good conscience publish it and expect anyone to believe it." When asked if he had any plans to publish a corrected version of the book, he said cryptically, "There is no book."
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Press Conference — WND (WorldNetDaily.com) will announce the filing of a major defamation lawsuit against Esquire Magazine to answer questions about their allegations of defamation and other charges against Esquire, parent company Hearst Corp., and its political editor, Mark Warren, who wrote and published, on May 18 an article falsely claiming Farah had denounced Corsi's book and pulled it from retail distribution.
Wednesday, June 29th at 9:30 am
The National Press Club — Bloomberg Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
Joseph Farah, Editor and CEO of WND and WND Books
Jerome Corsi, author of the New York Times bestselling book "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President,"
Larry Klayman, Attorney
Regarding the filing, Farah offers, "We are reacting to one of the most egregious abuses of freedom of the press I have witnessed in my 30-plus year career in journalism. We are taking this action not because we desire to restrict First Amendment-guaranteed protections, but because we want to police them and guard them."