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Wednesday, December 7, 2005
'Noted Author and Media Watchdog'
Topic: WorldNetDaily
A Dec. 7 WorldNetDaily article attacking a decision by the Armed Forces Network to carry the first hour of Al Franken's radio show described the attacker, Alan Skorski, as a "noted author and media watchdog."

In fact, Skorski is barely the former and definitely not the latter. His claim to authorial fame is his WND-published smear attack on Franken, "Pants on Fire." As Media Matters (and ConWebWatch) noted, Skorski is a former wholesale candy and snack distributor and a failed candidate for Congress who withdrew from the race after fellow Republican candidate and former NewsMax columnist Dan Frisa challenged signatures on the petitions to place Skorski on the ballot.

Additionally, that description is a promotion from previous WND descriptions of Skorski; a Nov. 11 article, for example, described him as a "veteran political consultant."

Note to Skorski and WND: One smear book does not a "media watchdog" make.

And no, WND does not mention anywhere in this article that it published Skorski's book.

Posted by Terry K. at 7:27 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2005 7:31 PM EST

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