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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Janet Porter, Liar
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Janet Porter's June 9 WorldNetDaily column is chock full of lies and disproven conspiracies.

She begins by asserting that the hate-crimes bill before Congress will provide "elevated protection to hundreds of sexual deviances, including pedophilia." It doesn't.

Porter then goes on to embrace the discredited conspiracy regarding closing Chrysler dealerships:

They said we couldn't let the auto industry go bankrupt. Now they have government control and bankruptcy. And with Obama's henchmen in the boardroom, the dealerships they're closing down have something in common: They're Republican. WorldNetDaily reporter Chelsea Shilling uncovered the facts: Only seven of the 789 closed dealerships were Democrats. And five of those seven gave money to Obama's opponents: Clinton or Edwards. Only two of the 789 dealerships gave money to Obama. Apparently their $200 and $250 contributions weren't enough to keep them open.

As we detailed, Schilling -- as well as all others pushing this conspiracy -- ignored the fact that car dealers as a whole overwhelmingly support Republicans, so it's no surprise that the closing dealers would be mostly Republican as well.

Porter has a long history of reporting false and dubious claims.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:32 AM EDT

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