It was just a few weeks ago, but it feels like a different era: Osama bin Laden was still alive, Donald Trump was still a viable candidate for President, and Jerome Corsi's book, Where's the Birth Certificate?, was number one one Amazon.com's presale list. In the weeks since, a lot has changed. But apparently, not everything. Corsi's book is still on bookshelves, it's ninety-fourth on Amazon's bestseller list, and still tops the government category.
Esquire had a bunch of people excited this morning when they ran a satirical post suggesting that the book's first imprint had been pulled and destroyed, after the publishers came to their senses and realized they'd looked like fucking idiots. It was a joke, however. They haven't realized it yet. The book can still be purchased at a Barnes & Noble near you, and given its Amazon ranking, at least some people are buying it.
While on the one hand, it's pretty depressing that we're still talking about this (I know, I know, "Let he who is without sin…"), it's also a reminder about conspiracy theorists — they're not logical people, and they're holding an illogical belief. By the very nature of those two things, you can't "argue" them out of it, any more than you can convince a Creationist that his grandmother's a monkey.