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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Farah Lies About Himself, WND
Topic: WorldNetDaily

It's almost cute how WorldNetDaily's Joseph Farah will tell the most obvious lies about himself and WND.

He does so again in his Sept. 9 column. After baselessly claiming that "much of the criticism of WND over the last 12 years has been motivated by jealousy," he then asserts, "They don't understand what it is we do. So let me try to explain it":

Unlike any of them, I have been a newsman my entire life. I have never run a "conservative" organization. I don't consider myself a "conservative." I don't consider myself a "political activist." I don't consider myself a "community organizer." I don't consider myself a "Republican." I don't take instruction from any one. I don't have any sacred cows. I am a newsman – as I was for the last 30 years, running daily newspapers in major markets before launching WND in 1997.

Let's break that down, shall we?

1) Farah himself said a month ago he stopped being a "newsman" to become "an activist, a crusader" on the Obama birth certificate issue. Of course, Farah has been an activist and crusader -- not a journalist -- for a long time now.

2) Farah has many sacred cows. His current chief sacred cow is Orly Taitz.

3) Who one considers himself to be does not necessarily mesh with who one actually is. Farah can deny he's a "conservative" and "political activist" all he wants, but that's exactly what he is (though Farah's politics are more accurately described as far right than conservative).

4) You mean the Western Journalism Center -- co-founded by Farah specifically to attack President Clinton and currently serving as an anti-Obama group under Floyd Brown -- is not a "conservative" organization?

Farah knows exactly who he is and what WND is. That he will so blatantly lie to his readers -- in the face of  the contradictory evidence surrounding him that is in plain sight for everyone to see -- tells us more about Farah's dishonest, amoral character.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:18 AM EDT

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