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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
WND Bases Obama Attack on Chain Email
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Is Joseph Farah pretending that chain emails are reliable sources of information?

We've previously noted that WorldNetDaily, via Farah's G2 Bulletin, asserted that President Obama "employ[ed] restrictive rules of engagement that actually hampered the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and extended the drama at sea for days," citing anonymous "reliable military sources close to the scene."

Now, Media Matters is reporting that "nearly all of WND's article echoes elements of an anti-Obama chain email posted on blogs and online bulletin boards." Comparisons are provided to show just how closely the WND article tracks the chain email.

The WND article has since been embraced by the right-wing Fox Nation website.

Given WND's propensity for lying about Obama, treating a chain email as undisputed fact is not surprising. But pretending there are "reliable military sources" behind this story when there's no evidence of anything other than a chain email is a bit much, even for WND.

Posted by Terry K. at 6:49 PM EDT

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