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Saturday, January 16, 2010
WND Whitewashes Ban of Non-Right-Wing Press At Tea Party Convention
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Jan. 15 WorldNetDaily article by Chelsea Schilling gushes that "The upcoming National Tea Party Convention is already a resounding success – with tickets to the convention sold out and only a few tables remaining at the final banquet." Schilling also baselessly asserts that "There has been a frenzy to purchase tickets since it was first announced WND founder Joseph Farah will join former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin as speaker at the first national tea-party convention."

The fact that non-right-wing media have been banned from covering the convention?As far Schilling is concerned, it's not aban at all:

[Organizer Judson] Phillips told WND Tea Party Nation has received hundreds of requests from media outlets from all over the world that are seeking to cover the event.

"We've gotten inquiries from small-town weeklies, bloggers, big media, England, France, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal," he said. "I got one from Croatia two days ago."

However, the organization is limiting convention press access to a small group of prominent media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Fox News and WorldNetDaily.

See, they're not biased -- they're "prominent."

Since Schilling and WND aren't interested in telling the truth about the convention,  there's nary a word about the controversies surrounding it. As the Washington Independent has detailed, there have been complaints over the the $549 registration fee, criticism of the $100,000 speaking fee Palin is reportedly receiving, and attacks by other conservative activists calling the convention a money-making scam for Phillips.

WorldNetDaily is already sleeping with Orly Taitz. Is there enough room in that bed for an entire tea party convention too?

Posted by Terry K. at 12:51 AM EST

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