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David Corn
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Commentator
    (February 20, 1959- )
    Political pundit, journalist
    Former Washington editor for The Nation
    Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones magazine (2007 - )
    Semi-regular contributor for MSNBC, NPR, Fox News, and BloggingHeads
    Author of 'Blond Ghost' (1994), 'Deep Background' (1999), 'The Lies of George W. Bush' (2003), ''Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War' (2006), and 'Showdown' (2012)
    Won the 2012 George Polk Award in political journalism, for breaking the '47 percent' pertaining to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (Feb. 2013)
    Broke a story reporting a collection of inconsistencies in stories told by Bill O'Reilly when recalling his experience covering the 1982 Falklands War, the El Salvadoran revolution, and the JFK assassination (Feb. 19, 2015)
    Subsequent media attention resulted in his being repeatedly and belligerently attacked on The O'Reilly Factor by its host during several 'Last Word' segments
    He's editor for the hard-Left 'Mother Jones' blog.
    He chooses obnoxiously partisan titles for his books ('Hubris,' 'The Lies of George W. Bush,' etc.)
    He has been accused of exhausting the label 'anti-Semite' to discredit people he disagrees with.
    He was accused of distorting facts to misrepresent the CIA record of Ted Shackley, blaming him for a series of the organization's shortcomings/failings.
    He has been accused of taking Mitt Romney out of context with the infamous '47 percent' tape.
    He got his big break inflating the Valerie Plame-Robert Novak leaks scandal to exaggerated proportions.
    Novak later called Corn out personally for trading on his role in breaking the scandal over the years, saying: 'Nobody was more responsible for bloating this episode.'
    He spearheaded an extensive 3-year effort to obtain some 25,000 emails from then Governor Sarah Palin's time in office. The result, from combing through the pages in 2011, was underwhelming - not offering the incriminating bombshells they were probably hoping for.
    He got into a tense exchange with radio host Hugh Hewitt over his breaking a story questioning the validity of Bill O'Reilly's 'war zone' stories.
    It probably goes without saying that he's not a fan of Donald Trump, at first pushing that he was 'linked to organized crime,' before switching to pushing the more effective 'in bed with Russia and Putin' talking point.
    He started out as an Intern at the Nation, before accepting a full-time staff position.
    He received his B.A. from Brown University, in 1982.
    His breaking the '47 percent' story was one of the 2012 election's biggest 'game changers.'
    He criticized Nation Books (his employer at the time) for publishing a translation of a controversial French book promoting 9/11 conspiracy theories.
    He contributed a work of fiction to the 'Unusual Suspects' project, a paperback collection of crime stories published as a fundraiser to combat world hunger.
    His book, 'Hubris,' detailing the media influence on the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, was turned into an MSNBC documentary, in 2013.
    He was considerably harder on Hillary Clinton and her mishandling of her email server, as well as the subsequent FBI investigation, than most in the mainstream media.
    He probably didn't anticipate being called 'a liar,' 'a moron,' 'dumber than he thinks he is,' and 'a despicable gutter snipe' by Bill O'Reilly for pointing out factual inconsistencies in his 'war stories.'
    And few probably expected O'Reilly to get away with threatening to put Corn 'in the kill zone' without so much as a slap on the wrist ('you can take that as a threat!')
    At the time, he responded to O'Reilly's attacks, telling Rachel Maddow 'I was praised by [him] when I was on his show, not as a liar but as a good reporter. But that was then and this is now... I have to say I was surprised by the use of rhetoric that had a violent tone to it.'

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