WND loves Steve Stockman so much, it's promoting a conspiracy theory that the former congressman was sent to prison on financial fraud charges because he's a victim of the "Deep State." Read more >>
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
NEW ARTICLE: WorldNetDaily's Favorite Criminal Ex-Congressman
WND loves Steve Stockman so much, it's promoting a conspiracy theory that the former congressman was sent to prison on financial fraud charges because he's a victim of the "Deep State." Read more >>
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
WND's Farah: Climate Change Is Man-Made ... Because God Is Punishing Man
WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah has a, shall we say, unique interpretation of the causes of climate change in his Nov. 25 column:
Who needs science? Not Farah, apparently. And it's funny how he laments that people who reject climate science are called "deniers" -- just before he outlines how "most evangelical Christians dismiss the issue" by, you know, denying it.
After a biblical deep dive, Farah got a little clearer toward the end of his column:
We're not aware that Farah has ever dropped to his knees and prayed for forgiveness from God for disobeying His ways by using WND as a vehicle for peddling lies about Barack Obama and Seth Rich, among others.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Les Kinsolving, R.I.P.
Former WorldNetDaily Les Kinsolving died last week at the age of 90. WND gave him a nice obituary, of course, which manages to gloss over the fact that Kinsolving was a onetime Episcopal priest who was defrocked for questioning the concept of hell. WND editor also served up a gushing remembrance, declaring him a "White House press legend," adding: "I believed Les was a national treasure – sort of an informed, respectful and entertaining version of Jim Acosta, if you can imagine something like that."
Wwe remember Kinsolving as someone so wacky in the White House press room that we gave his work a "Daily Les" tag. We called him the right-wing Helen Thomas -- not that he or WND would ever admit he was biased, of course -- and we caught him pushing a revisionist history of Trent Lott's infamous remarks about Strom Thurmond.
Basically, Kinsolving was definitely entertaining, arguably respectful, but had lots of trouble with the "informed" part -- he was too biased to be genuinely informed or useful. Which, of course, made him the perfect WND White House correspondent.
WND's Medical Misinformer Still Fearmongering About Disease-Ridden Immigrants
Medical misinformer Jane Orient is back again in a Dec. 3 WorldNetDaily column to fearmonger about filthy, disease-ridden brown people at the border:
We woudl remind Orient that she has no credibility on this issue. As we documented the last time she did this (last month, actually), Orient -- in her role as head of the fringe-right Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and managing editor of the AAPS' Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons -- published a 2005 article featured similar ranting against filthy foreigners and a massively false claim that cases of leprosy in the U.S. have exploded because of immigration. As far as we know, Orient has yet to issue a correction despite the claim being debunked years ago.
But Orient was not done fearmongering:
Orient is engaging in malicious speculation. No direct link between enterovirus D68 and AFM has been found -- or to anything else and AFM. And Orient won't tell you that enterovirus D68 has been present in the U.S. for many years before 2014, since that would shoot down her anti-filthy-immigrant narrative.
But who needs facts when Orient isn't done fearmongering? And she still wasn't:
Too bad for Orient that she can't be trusted on this issue.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
WND's Kupelian: Democrats Are Either Idiots Or Insane
WorldNetDaily managing editor David Kupelian uses his Nov. 19 column -- taken from the sparsely read Whistleblower magazine -- to rant about "the progressive left’s growing descent into madness," asking among other things: "What are normal Americans to make of the never-ending attempts to overturn the constitutional election of President Donald Trump by any means possible – legal or illegal, moral or immoral?"
Ironic coming from a man who helps runs a "news" organization that spent eight years trying to overturn the constitutional election of President Barack Obama by any means possible – legal or illegal, moral or immoral.
Kupelian then graciously concedes that not every Democrat is not evil and insane, just stupid and naive:
A fine bit of condescension there, Dave. He then returned to the "hatred of Trump" theme, with a bonus plug for a book he wrote:
So, yeah, Kupelian is totally projecting here. As if to prove that he himself is the one who's gone mad, he writes under the "hatred of America" section of his bill of goods against liberals:
Actually, that Newsweek article states that over 100 Confederate monuments have been removed. Kupelian seems to have forgotten that the Confederacy fought against America in the Civil War in order to preserve the racist, immoral practice of slavery. Wouldn't the removal of Confederate monuments thus be supportive of America?
Alas, Kupelian has been so driven mad by his own hatred that he can't see the illogic of his argument.
Friday, December 7, 2018
WND Comes To The Defense of Corsi
WorldNetDaily hasn't had much to say about Jerome Corsi after he left WND in early 2017 to go further down the credibility spiral to work for Infowars. But now that Corsi has been implicated in Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation, WND is taking an interest again.
A Nov. 27 article touted how "Corsi is now rejecting a plea deal he says was offered to him by Mueller because it would force him to lie about his alleged inside information pertaining to WikiLeaks leaks and his relationship with founder Julian Assange." The qrticle quotes Corsi saying "I never met Julian Assange, I never spoke with him, I’ve never emailed him, I’ve had no contact with Julian Assange whatsoever."
But Corsi somehow sure knew a lot about plans by the Assange-led WikiLeaks to release stolen Democratic emails in a bid to attack Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump. The same day as the WND article, the Washington Post reported that Corsi alerted Stone about the pending email dump. Corsi is in denial there as well, saying, "I’m convinced my memory is correct that I didn’t have a source that connected me to Assange. I really don’t think so" and insisting he was merely engaging in speculation about the email dump. That seems to strain credulity.
(That alert also proved that Corsi -- and WND -- spent the last two years lying about Seth Rich by portraying him as the person who leaked the Democratic emails to WikiLeaks.)
On Nov. 30, WND touted the lawsuit filed by terrible lawyer Larry Klayman on Corsi's behalf in an attempt to end Mueller's purported "reign of terror." That was joined by a Klayman column in which he gushes over Corsi as "a 72 year-old, vibrant, renowned and distinguished conservative journalist, investigative reporter and accomplished New York Times best-selling author now in the cross-hairs of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” to take down President Donald J. Trump" and ranted about the "felonious" plea deal Mueller wanted Corsi to sign. A Dec. 3 article further summarizes Klayman's lawsuit without any outside analysis.
Needless to say, nobody at WND is going to mention the fact that Klayman's complaint is basically a joke, full of Klayman's usual pseudo-legal BS such as charging Mueller with "conspiracy to commit treason."
Corsi has gotten some support from WND columnists as well. Dave Goronski asserted in his Dec. 4 column:
Michael Master touted: "Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone already refused to compose for Mueller. If they hold out, they will win."
Oddly subdued, though, is the guy who hired Corsi lo those many years ago, WND editor Joseph Farah. His only reference to Corsi's current troubles came at the end of a rambling Nov. 14 column that was about CNN's Jim Acosta but featuring a lot of dissembling about the birther conspiracy theories he promoted, Farah interjected: "Jerome Corsi is expressing fears he will be imminently indicted in matters related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of so-called 'Russian collusion' in the 2016 presidential election."
Thursday, December 6, 2018
WND's Farah, Tries To Bash Anti-Semitism, Complains Instead That White Men Are Being Blamed Too Often For Mass Violence
Being who he is (an inveterate liar and Muslim-hater), WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah just can't be good with a solid, uncontroversial denunciation of anti-Semitism. See how, in his Nov. 18 column, Farah takes things in another direction:
Farah seems not to understand that the reason white men are looked at as perpetrataors of mass shootings is because that's statistically likely -- more than half of mass shootings in the past 30-plus years have been committed by white men. And the worst act of violence against Jews in America -- the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that took place just a few weeks befvore Farah's column was published -- was perpetrated not by a Muslim but, rather, by a white man.
Indeed, by complaining that "demographic changes in communities and immigration trends" are not being examined as a "contributing cause" to mass violence, Farah seems to be justifying the Pittsburgh massacre. The shooter targed the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society for its work in bringing refugees into the U.S. -- an agency Farah's own WND has demonized for bringing too many Muslims into the country (which is to say, bringing any Muslims, period). So it's entirely possible that WND helped inspire the shooter, something WND has had a problem with over the years.
But Farah doesn't want to talk about that -- there are brown people to fearmonger about.
Farah is also a pro-Trump sycophant, so his column turns to the president as well:
Well, Joe, one gets tagged as having anti-Semitic when one rants that one's political opponent "meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty," is slow to disavow the support of white supremacist David Duke, tells Republican Jews he doesn't want their money, and inspires anti-Semitic attacks on his Jewish critics, among other things. It's not preposterous at all, which Farah would know if he had done the slightest bit of research before writing his column.
Farah concludes his column by declaring: "Never again. No more racism. No more bigotry. No more phony blame-gaming slanders. No more fake hate-baiting." That's an odd declaration from a man whose website was built on bigotry and slander (against Obama) and a lot of fake hate-baiting (of Muslims).
You want the hate to stop, Joe? You first.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Linda Harvey LGBT Derangement Watch
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade included a float from the Broadway musical "The Prom," which is about a gay teen who wants to take her girlfriend to the high school prom over the school's objections. The production piece from the show concluded in the two lead characters kissing -- the first same-sex kiss in parade history.
Cue anti-gay activist Linda Harvey's freakout in her Nov. 22 WorldNetDailiy column:
Harvey's outrage is as tedious as it is predictable.
Jealous Much? WND's Farah Rants About Obamas Making Money
What we're gonna decide is that Farah is having a massive jealousy fit over Barack and Michelle Obama making money after leaving the presidency, just like every other president has done:
Farah mocking the Obamas for ghostwriting their books -- allegations he doesn't substantiate, by the way -- is highly ironic, given that probably the most lucrative thing Farah has ever done was ghost-write Rush Limbaugh's 1994 book "See, I told You So." We're guessing Farah has never begrudged all the money he made from that the way he lashes out at the Obamas.
And, as usual, Farah lies about Obama. The reported $65 million advance was for memoirs by both Michelle and Barack, not Michelle's book alone -- which, by the way, has become the best-selling book of 2018. That, along with the sold-out tour and merchandise sales, means that she's likely to make back her part of the advance.
Farah's hate continued:
Actually, value of the Netflix deal Farah relayed is merely high-end speculation, and it's still a small fraction of Netflix's $8 billion programming budget. And only Farah would think that a charitable organization would b e a scam, a "way to make lots of money on the misfortunes of others," solely because it's run by people he hates and spent years trying to personally destroy (only to destroy his own operation instead).
Maybe that's the real issue here. Farah's eight-year campaign to destroy Obama with birther lies backfired badly; not only are the Obamas thriving, he ruined his own "news" organization in the process. It must grate on Farah that he is basically a failure who can't admit he's failed -- that's why he lashes out at the internet "cartel" as his supposed downfall when it's really his and WND's shoddy journalism that actually caused it.
Farah still hasn't demonstrated that WND deserves to live, and continuing to rant enviously about the Obamas isn't exactly helping his case.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
WND's Massie Has Another Spasm of Obama Derangement Syndrome
Massie's latest anti-Obama screed is his Nov. 26 column headlined "The Obama have led blacks away from God," and Michelle Obama's new book seems to have set him off this time. He writes:
Gotta love the random Bible quotes about lying and forgiveness Massie sticks in there -- this from a man who has clearly not forgiven Barack Obama for the crime of being elected president and who has told numerous malicious lies about Obama (grifter Larry Sinclair, for one, would be surprised to learn that he died suspiciously in 2011).
Also note that Massie omits the full context of Michelle Obama's words about Trump. As we've previously noted, Obama said of Trump's birther obsession: "The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him."
In other words, Obama was mad because the bogus birther conspiracy endangered her family. Funny how Massie doesn't think that part is newsworthy. Massie would likely be not so forgiving of someone (almost as much as he's unforgiving of Obama) if someone told lies about him that put him and his family in danger.
And, as we've also pointed out, it's revisionist history to blame Hillary for birtherism. Hillary made no public statements about it whatsoever, and her campaign never made it an official talking point. It's only when right-wing, anti-Obama outlets like WND got a hold of it that it became an public issue. It was WND, not Hillary, that fed birther conspiracies behind the scenes to Trump in 2011 -- an inconvenient fact Massie clearly doesn't want to talk about.
Meanwhile, the hate-filled Massie fills the rest of his column with rants that fulfill its headline:
It's clear the hypocritical Massie will never apply Proverbs 6:16-19 and Matthew 6:14-15 to himself.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Did WND Know The Seth Rich Conspiracy Was Fake News All Along?
Last week, the Daily Beast reported that Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone, despite spending the past two years promoting the conspiracy theory that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered because he leaked private DNC emails to WikiLeaks, knew as early as August 2016 -- less than a month after Rich's death in apparent botched robbery attempt -- that Russian hackers, not Rich, gave those emails to WikiLeaks.
This raises some uncomfortable questions for WorldNetDaily, one of the chief promoters of this bogus conspiracy theory. Corsi was an employee of WND until January 2017, when he moved to Alex Jones' InfoWars.
WND was quick to embrace the conspiracy theory that Rich was murdered over the emails. An August 2016 article by Bob Unruh published a week after Corsi knew Rich had no role in leaking the DNC emails touted how Rich was among the "people with tangential connections to Bill and Hillary Clinton have died in unusual circumstances" and repeated the suggestion from right-wing columnist Rachel Alexander -- most recently prominent at WND for painting corrupt right-wing ex-congressman Steve Stockman as an innocent victim of the "deep state" -- linking his death to the leak of the DNC emails. Even the slow disintegration of the Rich conspiracy theory on other fronts hasn't moved WND to correct the record.
Now we know that at least one WND employee at the time it embraced the Rich conspiracy theory knew the story was false as WND promoted it. It's possible, if not likely, that others at WND knew that as well.
In short: WND knew or should have know the Rich conspiracy was fake news, yet it spent two years promoting it as if it was real.
Rich's family and spokespeople have not been shy about filing lawsuits against those who promulgated the false conspiracy theory (even if they don't always succeed). It's clear that with this revelation, Corsi and WND now face legal liability for pushing a story they knew or should have known was false from the get-go.
WND has not reported on this development, let alone admit its implications. This refusal to take responsibility for its mistakes -- or, in this case, an apparent decision to knowingly publish a false story -- is a big reason why WND has not yet demonstrated that it deserves to live beyond its ongoing financial crises.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Jesse Lee Peterson vs. 'Evil'
WorldNetDaily columnist Jesse Lee Peterson loves to trotsout the word "evil" to attack anyone he disagrees with that he has rendered the word almost meaningless from overuse. To wit, his work in just the past couple months:
That's a lot of evil -- and, conveniently, they are all Peterson's political enemies. He, of course, does not see his own evil in his obsessive hatred of President Obama, his issues with women (note how many of his "evil" targets above are women) and his insistence on sounding like a white supremacist.
Friday, November 30, 2018
WND's Farah Claims His Book Is 'Sold Out' -- But Is It Really?
After months of begging for hundreds of thousands of dollars from his readers to print a massive first printing of his new book citing demand he never substantiated -- money which he apparently failed to receive -- WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah is doing what a smart businessman would have done in the first place: printing what he could and then claiming they sold out in an attempt to induce demand by invoking scarcity.
The script goes to plan in a Nov. 15 WND article:
Just one little problem: there doesn't seem to be an actual problem obtaining Farah's book right now. The page for it at the WND online store does not state that it's sold out, and Amazon (which the WND store curiously links to) not only has it in stock, it also lists at this writing 35 new copies and 31 used copies through independent sellers. And, of course, there's the digital edition of the book, which never goes out of stock.Yet Farah insists on making the scarcity case:
As before, Farah offers no substantiation for the claim that "there’s a demand for hundreds of thousands of copies right now in the marketplace." And if Amazon's sales rankings are any indication, that demand doesn't exist; the hardcover version is ranked at No. 10,168, and in the Kindle store, where it's No. 43,848 overall and even in the incredibly narrow category of "Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Christian Books & Bibles > Bibles >More Translations," it's still ranked only 26th.
The article closes with the usual appeal to give a tax-deductible donation to Gospel for All Nations to support the book (WND has never released the details of the agreement that permits this), give directly to WND, or "order it in unlimited number of digital e-book copies or wherever the hardcover can be found."
But it looks like hardcover copies can be found pretty easily -- and Farah is merely playing his same money game, just from a slightly different angle.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
WND's Klayman Blames 'Jewish Left' For Synagogue Massacre
Larry Klayman knows who to blame for the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, and it is the Jews. Well, certain Jews.
Klayman began his Oct. 30 WorldNetDaily column by outlining his convoluted religious views: "Let me get one thing clear up front. I am a proud Jew and Zionist! Jesus spoke to me on three occasions when I was very down and out and going through a very difficult period in my life, so I also became a proud Christian. That’s why I call myself a Jewish Christian." Messianic Jews are mostly seen as a tool for evangelical Christians to lure Jews by claiming they can cling to their Jewish heritage while also embracing Jesus, even though Judaism as a whole does not recognize Jesus as the son of God.
He then throws in the tired right-wing lie about George Soros:
Actually, it is so in dispute that it is a documented lie to make that claim about Soros. Apparently Klayman is rooting for one more Jew to have died in the Holocaust.
But on to the big smear. Klayman went on to huff that for "non-leftist Jews" like himself -- "the ones who truly are in sync with the Jewish masses here and in Israel – President Trump has proven in just two short years in office to be the biggest friend of Jewry there ever was in the White House," adding without proof that former President Obama was "truly anti-Semitic." And then he dropped this bomb:
Klayman concluded by delcaring that "to combat the Jewish Left, I am today forming Freedom Watch’s 'Coalition of the Jewish Right,' which I urge all like-minded Jews and fellow Christians to join to combat the Jewish Left."
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Farah Just Can't Stop Prevaricating About Vince Foster, Obama's Birth Certificate
Joseph Farah keeps his birther and conspiracy-theorist credentials alive in his Nov. 14 WorldNetDaily column.
Once again, Farah is being too clever by half. As we pointed out the last time he did this, if you doubt the official finding that Foster committed suicide, as Farah does, the only other possible option is that he was murdered. Farah is hiding behind a flimsy semantic argument that because he allegedly never explicitly said the words, he can't possibly have advanced that view.
Later in the column, Farah got too clever again:
Farah is once agian engaging in revisionism. Farah has, in fact, forcefully argued that Obama was not born in the United States.
But Farah wasn't done reliving, and revising, his very profitable birther years:
Farah is lying -- Corsi's book appears nowhere on USA Today's list of top selling books for 2011, let alone as "the No. 1 best-seller in 2011." In fact, WND claimed in a lawsuit against Esquire magazine for a parody article claiming that the book had been withdrawn from the market because Obama released his "long-form" certificate that the parody "suppressed sales" of the book.
Farah is also lying when he claimed Obama's long-form birth certificate "couldn’t previously be found," and he offers no evidence that anyone claimed it didn't exist. It was always in the Hawaii state archives, but Obama didn't feel the need to release it because the state-certified certificate of live birth he originally produced should have been sufficient evidence of his birth in Hawaii -- and it was, for everyone except Farah, Corsi and other birthers.
Farah concluded with an "update" that "President Trump booted Acosta from the White House" and "Jerome Corsi is expressing fears he will be imminently indicted in matters related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of so-called 'Russian collusion' in the 2016 presidential election," adding: "Strange how these things work out, huh?"
Strange indeed. Farah hasn't exactly run to Corsi's defense in the wake of his current troubles -- perhaps because he knows that Corsi BSed about the birth certificate as much as he did and, thus, it's entirely likely that Corsi did lie to Robert Mueller.
Farah never cared about the truth regarding Obama's birth certificate -- otherwise, he would have published all the evidence debunking WND's birther conspiracy theories. Instead, he was more interested in turning the birth certificate into Obama's Vince Foster.
Farah didn't care about the truth then, and he certainly doesn't now. No wonder WND has trouble staying alive.
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