Joseph Farah begins his Aug. 1 WorldNetDaily column this way:
Seven months ago I had a dream.
Hoping to capitalize on the overwhelming popular opinion against racking up new debt, I devised the "No More Red Ink" campaign with the notion of inundating House Republicans with hard-copy red letters urging them to stand firm against any hike in the debt limit.
It seems that Farah is admitting he was trying to make a buck off the debt crisis. (Not letting a crisis go to waste, one might say.) Of course, Farah does this sort of thing a lot by collecting chunks of cash to dump letters of questionable impact on members of Congress on their behalf.
And "cash in" really is the operative term here. Farah asserts that 1.5 million "No More Red Ink" letters were sent to 241 Republican House members. Divide that by the $29.99 WND charged to send those letters, and you come up with 6,224 people from whom WND separated their money, for gross revenue of $186,659. There's no way it cost WND $186,000 to print and send those letters, so that means that WND has turned yet another tidy profit.
Farah may be complaining about "red ink as far as I can see," but he's definitely talking about his little letter scam.