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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The Right Wing-PayPal Connection
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A few weeks back, it was revealed that James O'Keefe -- who has gained right-wing fame for his clandestine videos of ACORN -- received thousands of dollars for a previous stunt from Peter Thiel, a co-founder of the online payment site PayPal with major conservative credentials (despite being gay).

Interestingly, Thiel is not the only PayPal alum with their toes in right-wing activism.

Eric Jackson is the former marketing director for PayPal, and Norman Book is its former financial systems manager. After leaving the company following its acquisition by eBay, the pair in 2004 founded World Ahead Publishing, with the goal to publish conservative-oriented books.

In 2006, WorldNetDaily selected World Ahead to be its latest partner in its WND Books imprint. And in 2008, WND purchased World Ahead outright. As part of the deal, Jackson was named executive vice president of strategy of WND (he has since left that position; he currently "advises startups and non-profits on their business and product strategies"), while Book was named (and remains) executive vice president of operations.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:10 AM EDT

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