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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Another WND Writer Who Doesn't Read WND
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Add Janet Folger Porter to the list of WorldNetDaily writers who don't read the website they work for.

Porter's Nov. 25 WND column calls the birth certificate released by Barack Obama's campaign "Rathergate all over again with more amiss than a 1970s Selectric typewriter," asserting that the "Certificate of Live Birth documents posted on Mr. Obama's website, Daily Kos (a pro-Obama blog) and, (a pro-Obama political research group), were found to be altered and forged."

So how does Porter (or any other WND employee, for that matter) explain what WND wrote in August about this very same certificate:

A separate WND investigation into Obama's birth certificate utilizing forgery experts also found the document to be authentic. The investigation also revealed methods used by some of the bloggers to determine the document was fake involved forgeries, in that a few bloggers added text and images to the certificate scan that weren't originally there.

Porter's not exactly known for her careful research; she once uncritically quoted a neo-Nazi racist to advance her anti-gay agenda. Indeed, in this column she falsely called "a pro-Obama political research group"; in fact, it has criticized the Obama campaign for straying from the facts on numerous occasions.

If Porter wants a real Rathergate-like scandal, how about checking into Jerome Corsi's use of bogus documents to attack Obama?

And if WND's own writers and columnists don't read the website, why should anyone else?

Posted by Terry K. at 9:23 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 9:30 AM EST

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