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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Another One-Sided Article, More Nazi Smears From WND's Unruh
Topic: WorldNetDaily

We've detailed how WorldNetDaily's Bob Unruh, despite his longtime work for the Associated Press, regularly writes articles for WND that would never pass AP muster, including single-source items. Unruh comes through yet again in a Nov. 23 WND article.

The article focuses a homeschooling case in Germany (one of Unruh's favorite subjects, since he homeschools his children, a fact undisclosed in this article). Unruh appears to be taking his cues from a press release by the Home School Legal Defense Association.

At no point does Unruh indicate that he has made any effort to verify the information he got from the HSLDA, including direct quotes of the Germans involved in the case.

Unruh and WND like to smear critics of homeschooling and supporters of public schools by playing the Godwin card, likening them to Nazis. He does so here, noting that German laws on compulsory school attendance that the German homeschoolers are running afoul of were enacted under the Nazis in 1938.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:27 AM EST

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