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Monday, December 22, 2008
Farah Throws Another Lie on WND's Obama-Hate Pile
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily has lied and misled about Barack Obama so much in the past year. Why not add one more lie to the pile?

In a Dec. 22 WND column exhorting Rev. Rick Warren not to give the invocation at Obama's inauguration because it would be akin to "embracing evil," Joseph Farah writes of "just one of Obama's evil policies":

Barack Obama is opposed to any and all restrictions on the killing of unborn children and has pledged to work against the few that remain. In fact, as a state legislator in Illinois, he pushed a law that would require the killing of babies born alive after unsuccessful abortions.

That is a deliberate, non-factual distortion of Obama's actions as a state legislator. He did not "push[] a law that would require the killing of babies born alive after unsuccessful abortions"; he opposed a proposed state law that would have designated any fetus that survived an abortion -- even pre-viable ones that cannot survive outside the womb -- as a "human person" and making it a crime to allow them to die (again, even if they cannot survive outside the womb). Obama made a distinction between viable and pre-viable fetuses and claimed that Illinois law already required doctors to provide medical treatment for all children born after abortions who demonstrated viability.

Farah also throws in an apparently obligatory Nazi reference: "I'm sure you would not want to invoke God's blessing on the inauguration of a figure like Adolf Hitler, whose rise to power brought the destruction of millions of lives." Farah clearly wants you to think -- as do many WND columnists -- that Obama and Hitler are interchangable.

Farah concludes with more extreme rhetoric: "God will not bless the Obama administration's plans for murder, no matter what you say on Jan. 20. It's time for Rick Warren to decide whether he stands with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob or if he stands with the world and his "friend," Barack Hussein Obama."

Farah's refusal to get basic facts straight on Obama reflects poorly on the rest of WND -- though, really, it's more of a symptom of WND's fabulist malaise.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:14 PM EST

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