In his June 9 column, WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah is strangely vocal about Keith Olbermann's claims that Fox News shares some culpability in the killing of abortion doctor George Tiller by repeatedly attacking him on the channel. Farah offers no cogent defense of Fox News; rather, he attacks Olbermann, accusing him of wanting to having it both ways and claiming that he is inciting murder by naming people -- specifically, Farah -- to his nightly "Worst Person in the World" list.
Farah concludes by writing of Olbermann: "He'll lie. He'll deceive. He'll cheat. He'll distort. And, yes, he'll incite – even while accusing others of doing just what he does."
Isn't Farah talking about himself here?
Farah and WND have a long history of lies, distortion and deception, not to mention incitement -- as we've detailed, WND has attacked Tiller in the same manner that Fox News has, and the term "Tiller the killer" appears no less than 94 times on the WND website.
Is Farah really trying to cover his own butt here by issuing a pre-emptive strike on Olbermann? It appears so.
Farah's article is full of projection: He asserts that Olbermann built his show around "character assassination, partisan smears, predictable ideological tripe, party-line goose-stepping and self-important, self-righteous political correctness," won't retract his claims because "He knows no one else takes him seriously," and insisted that "in his desperation to establish an audience for his bloviating, Olbermann will continue to tear down others."
Much, if not all, of which can be said about Farah as well, though we suspect that Farah is still self-delusional enough to think that there are people who still take him seriously.
UPDATE: It's worth noting that Farah --unlike most anti-abortion activists -- has yet to denounce Tiller's shooting. He wrote in his June 4 column that "all responsible people have had the opportunity to denounce the murder of abortionist George Tiller," but he does not indicate that he himself is one of them.