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Monday, July 21, 2008
Exclusive: WND Now Hosting Michael Savage's Website
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In a move as yet unannounced by either WorldNetDaily or radio host Michael Savage, the website, now automatically redirects to a subdomain owned by WorldNetDaily, The domain is owned by WND and directs to WND's front page.

The design of Savage's website appears not to have changed with the move.

Savage's radio show is syndicated by Talk Radio Network. As we've detailed, WND has had a synergystic relationship with TRN over the years, promoting its hosts such as Rusty Humphries and Bob Just, as well as publishing Savage's first two books. WND's Oregon offices are located near the headquarters of the Foundation of Human Understanding, a organization (accused of cult-like tendencies) founded by Roy Masters; Masters' son is head of TRN, and Masters himself still does a TRN-syndicated show.

Does WND's takeover of Savage's website portend a larger WND-TRN merger, akin to Salem Communications' purchase of and its subsequent use of the site to promote Salem radio hosts alongside Townhall's regurgitating of columns by conservative writers? We shall see. We'd ask whether TRN wants to be associated with a website with such loose journalistic standards as WND, but then, TRN syndicates Savage, who thinks autism is "a fraud" and merely the result of "a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out."

Posted by Terry K. at 5:42 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, July 21, 2008 5:44 PM EDT

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