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Saturday, November 19, 2005
WND Repeats Lies About Itself
Topic: WorldNetDaily
A Nov. 19 WorldNetDaily article yet again claims that WND is "ranked No. 1 in the category of 'News and Media'" at when, in fact, that ranking is in the Society > Politics > Conservatism > News and Media category.

In addition to rehashing other dubious claims about WND's ranking on Alexa and -- which, as we've noted, are counting systems based on browser toolbars and link exchanges and are not necessarily reflective of actual traffic counts -- the article also includes the following:

When WND got started in 1997, the big three Internet services were AOL, Compuserve and Prodigy," said Joseph Farah, the founder, editor and chief executive officer of WND. "Today, WND is bigger than both Prodigy and Compuserve and closing in on AOL."

But this is an irrelevant comparison. The primary business of AOL, CompuServe and Prodigy is providing Internet connections -- a business WND is not in.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:32 PM EST

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