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Monday, September 17, 2007
WND's Standards Fall Further
Topic: WorldNetDaily

First, it was the hiring of a gay-porn actor as its Iraq correspondent. Now, WorldNetDaily's standards slip further as, according to a Sept. 17 article, managing editor David Kupelian plans to make a appearance on "Mancow's Morning Madhouse."

This is a show that WND itself criticized in 2003 for rejecting an attempt by a man to purchase a "pro-God" ad during the show. Mancow also has a history of obnoxious and offensive behavior.

By contrast, WND stopped linking to articles in 2001 because if offered "galleries of erotic art and photography."

Is Kupelian so desperate to peddle his book that he will team up with a smut merchant like Mancow to do it? Yep. It's the second time this month WND has done so; on Sept. 6, WND news editor Joe Kovacs made an appearance.

Of course, there's a couple of mitigating factors that WND doesn't mention in its Kupelian promotion.

First, as the 2003 WND article noted, Mancow has "usually conservative or libertarian political views" and offers a "staunch defense of the U.S. Constitution. Second, Mancow is syndicated by Talk Radio Network, with which WND has a synergistic relationship.

For a news outlet that has made a big deal about having a certain set of standards, WND is sure eager to violate them.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:04 PM EDT

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