This year marks WorldNetDaily's 20th anniversary, and one of the things it's doing is a daily on-this-day-in-history thing that purports to highlight a "milestone" in WND's "path to greatness." So far, WND's "path to greatness" has included promoting Vince Foster conspiracy theories, repeating never-verified rumors, promoting birther conspiracies, cheering the deaths of Israeli prime ministers they didn't like, and smearing undocumented immigrants as disease-ridden filth.
Now, WND is proudly proclaiming that fake news is a part of its "path to greatness." From a Sept. 6 article:
Sept. 6, 2016: After then-Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suffered the worst coughing fit of her 2016 campaign just two months before the election, a mysterious man seen by her side for many months on the campaign trail suddenly appeared on her plane.
As WND reported, Clinton suffered two coughing fits on Labor Day 2016 – one during a speech in Cleveland, Ohio, and a second one during a press conference on her plane.
In the past, the same man had been spotted helping Clinton up stairs and holding what appeared to be a Diazepam pen. Some observers referred to the man as Hillary’s “mysterious handler.”
WND did ask the Hillary Clinton campaign about the identity and role of the man in the photos but never received a response.
At an earlier campaign appearance, the same man was reportedly seen carrying a long object that some claimed resembled a Diazepam pen.
As we documented when WND first published this a year ago, it's a pack of lies; WND perpetuated the story by deliberately ignoring all the established facts that proved it wrong. Later updates further confused things, but the bottom line is that WND published a lie, knew it was a lie when it was published, and tried -- and is continuing to try -- to con its readers into believing that lie.
This fake-news story is what WND considers a "milestone" on its "path to greatness." That's why it doesn't understand why it's on the path to oblivion.