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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
'Long-Popular'? Not So Much
Topic: WorldNetDaily

The WorldNetDaily "This Day in History" page marking WND's 10th anniversary listed the 1999 creation of WorldNet magazine in its Dec. 10 entry:

WorldNet evolved from the long-popular monthly magazine published by WorldNetDaily called Dispatches. 

The magazine kept its name WorldNet until August 2001, when it was renamed to the current and popular title of Whistleblower. 

Is this magazine, in whatever it is called, really all that popular? Actually, no.

In a July 2004 affadavit it filed in the lawsuit against it by Clark Jones, WND stated (paragraph 15) that in 2000 -- the first full year of the magazine's existence under the WorldNet name -- that the magazine's circulation began the year at 1,171 and ended the year at 1,209. That's an increase of only 38 subscribers over an entire year.

We suspect that the magazine's circulation today is not much bigger than that, especially given its limited distribution by mail order only, high price, and lack of newsstand sales. The affadavit is the only instance we know of in which WND has publicly stated the circulation figures of the magazine.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:49 PM EST

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