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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Misinforming WND Columnist Unironically Lecures About The Ignorance of Others
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Despite his record of spreading fake news, James Zumwalt feels the need in his July 18 WorldNetDaily column to lecture others about their supposed ignorance.

He starts off by complaining that a school in Virginia named after Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart is being renamed for Barack Obama -- because Obama's family "benefited" from slave ownership because the "great-great-great-great-grandfather" owned slaves. He added: "Little did Michelle Obama know when she played the race card, claiming in a 2016 speech that the White House was primarily built by slave labor (it was not), she was casting aspersions upon her own husband’s family line.

But the site Zumwalt uses to support his claim os something called Top Right News, an anti-Obama clickbait operation that states at the end of its Michelle Obama item, "SHARE this if you agree that January 20, 2017 cannot come soon enough to see the Obamas OUT of the White House…" so it's hardly an objective source of information. The item itself fixates on Obama's broadly accuate claim to nitpick that "the White House was not built solely -- or even primarily -- by slaves" and then huff that "Once again, the Obama’s never let historical facts get in the way of their race-baiting disses of America."

Zumwalt then repeated a claim by the anti-Muslim Clarion Project that some schools in San Francisco were working with a purportedly "extremist, anti-Semitic, Islamic group to provide academic support and 'workshops' to five high schools." He then cited a random Islamic imam making extremist statements to baselessly claim such a view "does not represent the fringe of such Islamic teachings. At other mosques around the U.S. and the world, similar sermons are being preached. While the workshops the Board authorized will, undoubtedly, not immediately jump into teaching anti-Semitism, it will most assuredly lead students in that direction.

Zumwalt concludes by huffing about educators embracing "misguided political correctness" -- even though he has his own record of misinformation and embracing misguided bias as accurate information.


Posted by Terry K. at 1:30 PM EDT

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