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Sunday, August 21, 2005
WND Lies About Itself
Topic: WorldNetDaily
Just how mendacious is WorldNetDaily? It can't even tell the truth in its own self-promotion, even though ConWebWatch caught WND in the same exact lie last year.

An Aug. 20 WND article once again claims that "In its News and Media category, Alexa, a subsidiary of, shows WND at No. 1 again this year as it was in 2004." But, as ConWebWatch pointed out when WND made the same claim last year (twice), that ranking is in fact in the "Politics > Conservatism > News and Media" category. Alexa's all-encompassing "News" rankings -- the one WND falsely claims to be tops in -- feature the folks you'd expect: Yahoo, CNN, BBC, etc.

WND also claims that "The Internet market research company also lists WND as the No. 1 website in the category of "News, Web Directories, Headline Indices," but doesn't point out that's rankings are, like Alexa's, based on only a small subset of users that use a browser toolbar and a link exchange system with a counting mechanism built into it and is not necessarily reflective of traffic rankings as a whole.

If WorldNetDaily can't even tell the truth about itself, why trust it to report the news fairly and accurately?

Posted by Terry K. at 10:45 AM EDT

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