WorldNetDaily has been one of the top cheerleading teams for Herman Cain's presidential campaign, and WND editor Joseph Farah was the head cheerleader (as we've detailed). Allegations of sexual harassment against Cain, however, have had a dampening effect on WND's enthusiasm.
WND was rather slow to rush to Cain's defense. While WND columnists have ultimately reacted in the usual way, by floating conspiracy theories and attacking the victims, one voice has been conspicuously missing from the debate: Joseph Farah.
Since the scandal broke in late October, Farah has not mentioned the Cain scandal once in his weekday column. The only mention of Cain at all in a Farah column since the scandal is a passing refrence in a Nov. 7 column complaining about an tax audit he's supposedly facing, grousing again that President Obama accepted the monetary award of his Nobel Peace Prize in voluation of federal law, and that "If you or I or Herman Cain did that, believe me, there would be multiple federal investigations of our actions."
Here's what Farah has written about since Politico first broke the story of Cain's sexual harassment on Oct. 31, in addition to the aforementioned audit:
- Occupy Wall Street-bashing
- Grover Norquist-bashing
- "Eligibility" (twice)
- Defending the Electoral College (but curiously omitting the crucial fact that Republicans are the ones who are leading the current attack on it)
- Complaining that Christian publisher Thomas Nelson was being bought by News Corp. (but curiously omitting the crucial fact that Thomas Nelson was WND's original partner in its book-publishing venture)
- A defense of convicted felon Jack Abramoff, whose book WND has just published
- A declaration that Americans need to be indoctrinated to his right-wing way of thinking, like a dog is trained.
But not a word about Cain's scandal. Why?