David Corn Biography
David Corn is an American political journalist, author, and the chief of the Washington bureau for Mother Jones. He has been an editor of Washington for The Nation where he appeared regularly on FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and BloggingHeads.tv opposite James Pinkerton or other media personalities.
On February 2013, he was named the winner of the 2012 George Polk Award in journalism in the political reporting category for his video and reporting of the “47 percent story,” Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s videoed meeting with donors during the 2012 presidential campaign.
David Corn Age
David Corn was born on February 20, 1959, in New York, New York, United States.
David Corn Net worth
David Corn earns his income from his businesses and other organizations including the Awards industry. He also earns his income from his work of journalism and other related works. He has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million dollars.
David Corn Education
David Corn graduated from Brown University where he majored in history and worked for The Brown Daily Herald. After his junior year, he interned at The Nation where he accepted a job as an editorial assistant instead of returning to finish his degree. He earned his remaining credits at Columbia University and received a B.A. from Brown University in 1982. He joined Mother Jones in 2007.
David Corn Journalist
David Corn first book was published in 1994 in a biography form of longtime Central Intelligence Agency official Ted Shackley, which received mixed reviews. The book used Shackley’s climb through the CIA bureaucracy to illustrate how the Agency worked and to follow some of its Cold War-era covert operations. In the Washington Post, Roger Warner called it “an impressive feat of research”; but, in the New York Times, Joseph Finder claimed Corn was seriously distorting history to blame Shackley for a series of CIA failings.
He moved on to fiction with a contribution to Unusual Suspects (1996), a paperback collection of crime stories published as a fundraiser to combat world hunger. His first novel, Deep Background, was a conspiracy thriller about the assassination of a president at a White House press conference and the ensuing investigation. Reviews praised Corn’s mastery of the political atmosphere and characters, although they split on whether this was a virtue or, coming at the conclusion of the Clinton years, already all-too-familiar territory.
With the arrival of George W. Bush, Corn became a harsh critic of the President. His next book, The Lies of George W. Bush, charged that Bush had systematically “mugged the truth” as a political strategy; and he found fault with the media for failing to report this effectively. The book also broke with the journalistic practice for its explicit charge of lying, a word usually avoided as editorializing.
In particular, Corn criticized many of the arguments offered to justify the 2003 Invasion of Iraq; and he challenged New York Times columnist William Safire for claiming links between Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda. In Hubris, written with Michael Isikoff of Newsweek, Corn analyzed the Bush administration’s drive toward the invasion. He has several fictions and non-fiction outputs with the George Polk Award in journalism. He also has been a reviewer of books since sometimes. The author cum journalist is in a happy married life with Welmoed Laanstra. They have two children, Maaike, andAmarins Laanstra-Corn.
He announced on The Rachel Maddow Show on 9/12/2017 that he and Michael Isikoff were working on a new book about the Trump campaign and administration’s ties with Russia and the Russian hacking during the 2016 Presidential campaign, as well as a history of Russian tactics; which was released on March 13, 2018 and entitled Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.
Sexual Harassment against David Corn
The chief editor of the Washington bureau of Mother Jones was accused of having “inappropriate workplace behavior” as quoted by the Politico. The case was charged against him three years ago. Hence, he is thought to be under internal investigation for a quite time now. Boingboing.net has quoted David Corn’s statement as. The statement said, “I am an exuberant person and have been known to pat male and female colleagues on the shoulder or slap them on the back, but always in a collegial or celebratory way.”
David Corn Books
- Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump 2018
- Sharp: My Story of Madness, Cutting, and How I Reclaimed My Life 2012
- 47 Percent: Uncovering the Romney Video That Rocked the 2012 Election 2012
- Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party 2012
- Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War 2006
- The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception 2003
- Deep background 1999
- Blond Ghost 1994
- Energy Conservation: A Campus Guidebook 1981
David Corn The Plame affair
David Corn was personally involved in the early coverage of the controversy over leaks to the media of the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame. After Robert Novak revealed Plame’s identity in his July 14, 2003, column, Corn was the first to report, three days later, that Plame had been working covertly; and he raised the possibility that the leak of her identity violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.
Novak, for his part, disputed that Plame had been a covert operative at the time her identity was revealed. He also objected to the negative portrayal of himself in Hubris, for which he blamed Corn more than Isikoff. He said of Corn, “Nobody was more responsible for bloating this episode.” Novak felt that Corn was too close with former ambassador Joseph Wilson, Plame’s husband and a key figure in criticism of the administration’s arguments for invasion.
However, in early 2007, an unclassified summary of Valerie Plame’s employment history at the CIA was disclosed for the first time in a court filing and confirms that Plame was indeed a covert operative at the time her name was made public by Novak.
David Corn Mitt Romney “47 Percent” video and George Polk Award
In announcing Corn’s being awarded the George Polk Award for 2012, the sponsors wrote: David Corn of Mother Jones will receive the George Polk Award for Political Reporting for a story that rocked the nation and perhaps cost Mitt Romney the Presidential election. Through persistent digging and careful negotiation with a source,
He secured a full recording of Romney at a $50,000-a-plate Florida fundraiser declaring that 47 percent of Americans those who back President Obama are “victims” who are “dependent upon government” and “pay no income tax.” Corn worked for weeks to obtain the recording, but it was his years of high-impact journalism that helped lead him to the source of the recording. Furthermore, it was Corn’s extensive previous reporting on Romney that convinced the source to trust him with its release. David Corn’s story that introduced the secret tape was published in Mother Jones on September 17, 2012
David Corn Publications
- Blond Ghost: Ted Shackley and the CIA’s Crusades. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
- Deep Background. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
- The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception. New York: Crown Publishers, 2003.
- Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War. New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. (Co-authored with Michael Isikoff.)
- Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party – William Morrow, 2012.
- Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, 2018. (Co-authored with Michael Isikoff