Jack Cashill devotes his Aug. 17 WorldNetDaily column to boosting the case of a familiar WND friend, Tim Adams. It appears that Adams has written a master's thesis about his adventures as a birther, and Cashill is just the guy to whitewash things further.
As Cashill writes, Adams presents himself in his thesis as a Hunter Thompson-esque gonzo journalist who "hoped to have some fun" with the "paleo-conservative" Council of Conservative Citizens by revealing his questionable story about the purported non-existence of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate.
Of course, as Cashill surely knows, the CofCC is not just "paleo-conservative"; it's outright white supremacist, as we've noted. And the radio host to whom Adams told his birther story does not merely have a show with an "unsavory title" ("The Political Cesspool"); he has declared that it represents "a philosophy that is pro-White."
Cashill uncritically repeated Adams' claim that in Hawaii, "he ran an office that verified voter eligibility that had a staff of about 50 people." In fact, Adams' boss has pointed out that Adams was nothing more than a low-level data entry clerk.
Cashill also rails against Keith Olbermann for calling Adams a "white supremacist" -- a logical conclusion to make about someone who made his claim at what even Cashill admits was "a meeting of a group whose own racist website denounced anyone who advocated integration." Cashill also huffed that Olbermann "concluded his slander with a smarmy zinger, 'Well done, WorldNetDaily.'" In fact, as the video shows (embedded in this WND article), Olbermann was pointing out, as we did, that WND failed to report the white supremacist ties of Adams.
Cashill then claimed that "anti-journalists like Olbermann do not report the news, let alone the truth. Rather, they attack the people who do." In fact, the exact opposite is happening here. Cashill is the anti-journalist: Olbermann reported the truth, and Cashill is attacking him for it.
We expect no better behavior for the conspiracy-obsessed Cashill. The real issue is that many of these same distortions and omissions -- and many more -- appear in Adams' thesis, which makes one wonder how it ever made it past the thesis committee at Western Kentucky University, where Adams is working toward his master's degree.We will delve into Adam's thesis very soon. Stay tuned...