How desperate is WorldNetDaily to attack President Obama? It's smearing people who might have worked somewhere near him.
A July 30 WND article begins:
A company working on behalf of a Las Vegas newspaper has filed a spate of copyright-infringement lawsuits against as many as 80 individuals and publications since March, and now bloggers reveal the CEO may have crossed paths with Barack and Michelle Obama during their stints at a Chicago law firm.
According to Wired.com, copyright group Righthaven has filed more than 80 federal lawsuits against websites and bloggers who posted articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
According to his online work profile, Steven A. Gibson, CEO of Righthaven, studied law at the Chicago-Kent University of Law and graduated with honors in 1990. The Godlike Productions blog noted Gibson worked as an associate at corporate law firm Sidley Austin LLP – the Chicago firm where Obama met his wife.
As WND reported, Michelle Obama was an associate at Sidley Austin from 1988 to 1991. Her specialty was marketing and intellectual property.
That's right -- WND is claiming that Gibson is doing the bidding of the Obama administration by enforcing copyrights -- an issue of intellectual property rights, not a political issue -- because he might have worked with one Obama or another 20 years ago.
Another thing WND fails to mention, presumably because it's inconvenient to its anti-Obama agenda: The Las Vegas Review-Journal, under the leadership of publisher Sherman Frederick, is a staunchly conservative and rabidly anti-Obama newspaper.