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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Farah Ratchets Up Lies About Obama
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Among the pile of lies we've documented WorldNetDaily telling about Barack Obama is Joseph Farah's false claim that Obama's mention of a "civilian national security force" means he wants to create a police-state apparatus-- whhile failing to note that Obama is on record as describing "civilian national security force" as the State Department as well as "agricultural specialists and engineers and linguists and cultural specialists who are prepared to go into some of the most dangerous areas alongside our military."

Farah has now taken that lie one step further in his Sept. 8 column: he now baselessly claims that Obama wants to create "a boot camp for community agitators – paid for by you, the U.S. taxpayer." Farah bases his claim on an equally specious Sept. 4 Investor's Business Daily editorial asserting without evidence that the Obamas "plan to herd American youth into government-funded reeducation camps where they'll be brainwashed into thinking America is a racist, oppressive place in need of 'social change.'"

But Farah has overlooked the fact that IBD offers absolutely no evidence to support its assertion -- the story's just too good for him to fact-check. One would think he'd have learned his lesson about the consequences of not fact-checking things by now.

Instead of reason and accuracy, we get Farah howling about "Barack Obama's draconian plans to create a domestic army of radical extremists promoting bigger and more intrusive government," with absolutely no evidence to back him up.

Farah is a man bereft of journalistic standards, and this just further confirms it. Apparently he's decided that as long as he's spreading lies about Obama, he might as well make them whoppers.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:19 AM EDT

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