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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Farah: WND The Only 'Free Press' Left In America
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Joseph Farah howls in a July 27 WorldNetDaily column about the mainstream media coverage of the Obama birth certificate conspiracy:

We don't have a free press left in America – aside from the one you're reading. What we have is an official press – one that doesn't want any rogue journalists rocking the boat, challenging authority and watchdogging government at all levels.

This story isn't dead at all.

And that's what scares the management of CNN, the New York Times, the Associated Press and other Big Media who only recently were forced to cover this story at all through the sheer tenacity of WND, which has chronicled it tirelessly for 11 months.

So WND is the only "free press" left in America because it's promoting the birthers? Please.

Telling lies about Obama and portraying discredited claims as fact are not the same thing as "watchdogging government." Farah was never as concerned about George W. Bush's National Guard record as it is about the Obama birth certificate -- indeed, WND appears to care about government watchdogging only during Democratic administrations.

Hiding the truth from its readers because it conflicts with your political agenda is not the act of a "free press" -- it's an act of disrespect and dishonor to readers and dishonesty in journalism.

The only reason the story isn't "dead" in Farah's eyes is because he and WND peddle lies to keep it alive.

Farah also asserts of the "Big Media": "They're losing what little credibility they had left." But what credibility does WND have? None that we can tell, given that it's so determined to hound Obama from office that the truth no longer matters, if it ever did.

Farah concludes by whining: "It's not the story that's dead. Instead, what you're hearing is the sound of the Big Media watching their own funeral." Yeah, keep telling yourself that, Joe, as more of the public catches on to the lies you and WND have been spewing. Then we'll see which media outlet will be six feet under.

Hint: It won't be the "Big Media."

Posted by Terry K. at 9:24 AM EDT

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