Is WorldNetDaily trying to restore its credibility by debunking some of the more outre false claims against Barack Obama?
We've previously noted one attempt at debunking. Now, a Feb. 15 WND article by Aaron Klein states: "Contrary to some news media reports, President Obama did not authorize Palestinian "refugees" to migrate to the U.S. as part of emergency assistance following Israel's 22-day war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip."
It's nice that WND has discovered that telling the truth is a good thing, and not only for business -- after all, it's hard to call yourself a "news" organization when you're telling one lie after another about Obama.
Now, will WND turn that critical eye on its own reporting?
- Will WND admit to its readers that it found the birth certificate released by Obama's campaign to be authentic?
- Will Klein admit that he falsely claimed that Obama engaged in a "distortion of the Holocaust"?
- Will Jerome Corsi admit the Obama-smearing documents he brought back from Kenya are bogus?
- Will Joseph Farah admit that the evidence shows that Obama's proposal for a "civilian national security force" has nothing to do with creating, in Farah's words, a "police state"?
- Will WND ever tell its readers that Larry Sinclair has no credibility whatsoever?
Until WND tells the truth to its readers about these and other lies and misrepresentations it has spread about Obama -- not to mention other journalistic deficiencies, such as the 2000 Hays-Thompson anti-Al Gore series that drew a libel lawsuit and, seven long years later, an admission by WND that the article contained numerous false claims -- these minor debunkings should be treated as the window-dressing they are.