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Sunday, January 13, 2013
WND Panders To Its Readers With Deceptive Story
Topic: WorldNetDaily

The last time WorldNetDaily wrote about an effort to repeal the constitutional amendment limiting presidential terms, it carried the absurd headline "Hail King Obama: President For Life."

WND is back on the case again, with a headline -- "Democrat plan lets Obama run for 3rd term" -- that again falsely suggesting that Obama is the only beneficiary of the effort.

The unbylined article notes that the bill's sponsor, Rep. Jose Serrano, "has introduced the bill before, in 2003, 2009 and 2011 with no success." But that's a deliberate downplaying of the issue. In fact, as FactCheck.org has detailed, Serrano has introduced a bill to repeal the 22nd Amendment in every Congress since 1997, a period that covers George W. Bush's presidency.

It seems that WND published this article for spite as part of its agenda of Obama derangement, as well as to gain some traffic for its reader forums. Indeed, at this writing, there are nearly 500 comments on the article despite its deception.

WND certainly knows its readers well, correctly surmising that an article like this would set off yet another round of frothing at the mouth over Obama. That's a rather cynical exploitation of one's readership, don't you think?


Posted by Terry K. at 12:43 AM EST

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