In sketch on Corsi's detention in Kenya, Liddy played audio of "jungle telegraph drums"

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On his radio program, G. Gordon Liddy discussed the detention of Jerome Corsi in Kenya and aired a sketch in which he said: "We've used the satellite connection to Kenya, and we are now focusing in on the trial of Dr. Jerome Corsi. ... [H]e's being accused of impersonating a human being. My Zulu's not -- not as good as Obama's, but -- yeah, they're really upset with him. You can probably tell." Liddy then aired a clip apparently from the 1950 movie King Solomon's Mines, which featured characters speaking in Kinyarwanda (not Zulu), one of the official languages of Rwanda, and playing music on drums.

On the October 7 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, G. Gordon Liddy discussed the detention of author Jerome Corsi in Kenya and aired a sketch in which he said: "We've used the satellite connection to Kenya, and we are now focusing in on the trial of Dr. Jerome Corsi. ... [H]e's being accused of impersonating a human being. My Zulu's not -- not as good as Obama's, but -- yeah, they're really upset with him. You can probably tell." Liddy then aired a clip apparently from the 1950 movie King Solomon's Mines, which featured characters speaking in Kinyarwanda (not Zulu), one of the official languages of Rwanda, and playing music on drums. Liddy continued: "This is it. This is the -- I think the entire Obama family is getting set to do something terrible to Dr. Corsi. I must say that Dr. Corsi appears to be bearing up with great courage. He's a man. Dr. Corsi will show 'em how to die. Yes, indeed." Liddy went on to say, "That is the -- says it -- the message is going out from Kenya to our brother in America, if I'm understanding the jungle telegraph drums correctly. 'O great brother, born in Kenya, smuggled into Hawaii.' Oh, my. This does not look good for Jerry Corsi. Yes, I think they're going to burn his book now. Matter of fact, they seem to have -- yeah, they've piled up a lot of -- a lot of his books, and there's a big stake in the middle of the pile." Liddy concluded: "All right, I guess it's all over. Jerry Corsi will not be coming back, but he will live on in our memory. Good man, good man. All right, we've lost the satellite feed. ... But remember, you heard it here first: the death of Jerry Corsi, under torture, by Obama's relatives in Kenya."

Contrary to Liddy's suggestion that Obama was "born in Kenya," as Media Matters for America has documented, in addition to the Obama campaign's posting of a copy of Obama's birth certificate on its website, the campaign also reportedly provided the original to FactCheck.org, whose staff said in an August 21 post that they "have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate" and concluded that the document does, in fact, exist and that it "meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Liddy has repeatedly and baselessly suggested that Obama was born in Kenya, rather than in Hawaii, falsely claiming that Obama has yet to produce a U.S. birth certificate.

Also, earlier in the broadcast, Liddy hosted Joseph Farah, founder and editor of conservative website WorldNetDaily.com, to discuss Corsi's detention. During the interview, Liddy asked Farah, "Now, in addition to freeing Dr. Corsi, are you also trying to free Obama's white grandmother?" Farah replied: "Good point. That's my next mission." Liddy's question echoed a 2007 Newsmax.com column by Andy Martin, a self-described "Internet journalist," titled "Free Obama's White Grandmother." In the column, Martin wrote that Obama, whom he called "one of the most racist politicians in America today," has "locked the grandmother who actually raised him away in a closet," adding: "[T]he 'segregation' of Madelyn Dunham, Obama's white grandmother, and only real grandmother, has to be one of the cruelest and most mendacious political kidnappings this nation has ever seen." As Media Matters has documented, Martin has a history of anti-Semitic and racially charged comments. Martin recently appeared on the October 5 edition of Fox News' Hannity's America and baselessly claimed, among other things, that Obama's work as a community organizer was "training for a radical overthrow of the government."

From the October 7 broadcast of Radio America's The G. Gordon Liddy Show:

LIDDY: There you go. Folks, I just want you to know that I'm speaking with Joseph Farah. He is the founder and the chief editor of WorldNetDaily. It's on the Internet at wnd.com or WorldNetDaily.com. It is the world's first and largest -- it's gigantic -- Internet news agency, and we're very proud of Mr. Farah and happy to know him. OK, thank you, Joseph. From the great state of Texas, Brother Jim.

FRANKLIN RAFF (executive producer): Had a question for Joseph, actually.

LIDDY: Has a question -- oh, has a question for Mr. Farah.

CALLER: OK, good morning, Joseph and Gordon. I'm just startled by your news about Jerome Corsi being held in Kenya. Do you think that that news will reach the debate setting tonight?

FARAH: I hope to have Mr. Corsi, Dr. Corsi, on a plane to the U.K. before that debate takes place. If that is not the case, I hope we can make enough noise about this to make it an issue tonight.

LIDDY: Yeah. Now, in addition to freeing Dr. Corsi, are you also trying to free Obama's white grandmother?

FARAH: Good point. That's my next mission.

LIDDY: OK, Joseph. God bless you.

FARAH: Thank you, guys.

LIDDY: All right. Oh, my.

[...]

[background audio clip from King Solomon's Mines]

LIDDY: All right, ladies and gentlemen. We've used the satellite connection to Kenya, and we are now focusing in on the trial of Dr. Jerome Corsi. He's -- he's being accused of impersonating a human being. My Zulu's not -- not as good as Obama's, but -- yeah, they're really upset with him. You can probably tell. All right, I don't know --

[crowd chanting]

LIDDY: That doesn't sound too good for Jerry Corsi. What are they going to do now?

AUDIO CLIP: This is where the fun begins.

[background audio: drums]

LIDDY: [unintelligible] This is it. This is the -- I think the entire Obama family is getting set to do something terrible to Dr. Corsi. I must say that Dr. Corsi appears to be bearing up with great courage. He's a man. Dr. Corsi will show 'em how to die. Yes, indeed. That is the -- says it -- the message is going out from Kenya to our brother in America, if I'm understanding the jungle telegraph drums correctly. "O great brother, born in Kenya, smuggled into Hawaii."

Oh, my. This does not look good for Jerry Corsi. Yes, I think they're going to burn his book now. Matter of fact, they seem to have -- yeah, they've piled up a lot of -- a lot of his books, and there's a big stake in the middle of the pile. Uh-oh.

AUDIO CLIP: It's all right now. It's all over.

LIDDY: All right, I guess it's all over. Jerry Corsi will not be coming back, but he will live on in our memory. Good man, good man. All right, we've lost the satellite feed. We'll take a little break, let you catch up to the other news. But remember, you heard it here first: the death of Jerry Corsi, under torture, by Obama's relatives in Kenya.

Network/Outlet
Radio America
Person
Joseph Farah, G. Gordon Liddy
Show/Publication
The G. Gordon Liddy Show
Stories/Interests
Barack Obama, 2008 Elections
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