World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah plans to file a lawsuit against Esquire magazine next week over a satirical article alleging he was recalling a WND-published book questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
Farah’s lawsuit is still being crafted and will be probably be filed in Washington, D.C. next week, he told TPM in an email. He said last month he was considering his legal options after Esquire published a parody article that said Farah was recalling Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President by Dr. Jerome Corsi and giving refunds to anyone who already purchased a copy.
The Esquire piece, which was published shortly after Obama released a copy of his long-form birth certificate, included fake quotes from Farah that said he couldn’t publish the book “in good conscience” because it was “problematic,” contained “factual inaccuracies.”
As TPM chronicled, the release of the long-form version of Obama’s birth certificate did little to satisfy the most committed members of the so-called birther movement, who quickly went back to their back-up theories, including the claim that Obama isn’t eligible because his father wasn’t a citizen.