Joseph Farah, Without A Prayer
How can a liar and deceiver like WorldNetDaily's editor lead a "National Day of Prayer and Fasting" when he pretends it's not about his anti-Obama agenda and he won't repent for his own journalistic misdeeds?
By Terry Krepel
When WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah first called for "a national day of prayer and fasting" in an April 11 column, his bill of particulars read like an anti-Obama rant:
Now, Farah wants you to believe there's no partisan intent behind his now-formal (it must be; it has its own special URL, which redirects to a promotional page) National Day of Prayer and Fasting, set for the totally-not-meant-to-send-a-political-message-really day of Sept. 11, and he whines when he's called on it. From Farah's May 3 column:
An editorial in the Times and Democrat of Orangeburg, S.C., expresses concerns about the idea.
No, that's not it, Mr. Farah. It's the fact that you're pretending it's not another attempt on your part to stick it to Obama that makes you not worthy of it.
There's also the fact that Farah painted President Obama's re-election in the most dire and apocalyptic of Biblical terms:
Farah peddled some of that false modesty in his May 3 column as well, stating, "I’ve been attacked for many things in my life. For some of them, I deserved it. I’ve beat myself up for much of what I’ve done."
Do any of those involving destroying the credibility of his own "news" website to pursue an four-year, scorched-earth anti-Obama jihad, or that has yet to acknowledge the fact that WND refuses to tell its readers the truth about its utterly discredited "eligibility" obsession? Somehow, we suspect not.
In addition to Farah's hate and lies by proxy through the website he operates, Farah has told numerous lies in his WND column. Will Farah be seeking forgiveness from God for the lies he's told? Shouldn't he also seek forgiveness from his readers first?
WND's gallery of prayer-endorsing rogues
Another reason resist Farah's Day of Prayer and Fasting, beyond the involvement of Farah himself, is the rogue's gallery that has endorsed it.
A May 13 WND article ticks off the chief endorsers: "Chuck Norris is on board. So is Michele Bachmann. Best-selling author Jonathan Cahn agrees. So does evangelist Greg Laurie. Historian and author David Barton likes the idea."
To that illustrious list the WND article added ... Mancow:
Matthew Erich “Mancow” Muller, better know as plain old Mancow, joined the growing list of celebrities and leaders who have endorsed the 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer and Fasting called for by WND’s founder, Joseph Farah.
Ah, yes, Mancow. This guy:
Mancow's Morning Madhouse ran afoul with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indecency regulations in at least six separate incidents during 2000 and 2001. As a result, the FCC levied $42,000 in fines on Emmis Communications, the licensee of Mancow's then-home station WKQX-FM. In 2004, Emmis Communications signed a consent decree with the FCC sharply restricting indecent content and requiring the payment of $300,000 to the US government.
On top of his history of radio indecency, Mancow is also known for vicious anti-Obama rants and conspiracy theories.
This is the guy WND is turning to endorse Farah's Day of Prayer? Really? Apparently so.
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Farah complains that his National Day of Prayer and Fasting is political "only in the vivid, warped and distorted imaginations of people with their own political agenda." No, Joe, they're not warped or distorted at all -- they've simply been watching you operate for the past 15 years.
If Farah really believes in the power of repentance, he should publicly apologize to his readers for the massive dishonesty his website has perpetrated over the past the past four-plus years, trying to personally destroy Obama -- using the same manufactured-scandal playbook Farah ran against President Clinton in the 1990s -- merely to gain a political scalp.
If he can't do that simple and desperately needed act, there's no reason for anyone to believe he's sincere about his day of prayer.