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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Now, Farah Tries to Ride Glenn Beck's Coattails
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Earlier this month, Joseph Farah tried to hitch a ride on Sarah Palin's coattails by declaring their separate appearances at an upcoming tea party convention as the "Palin-Farah ticket." He does even more coattail-riding in a Jan. 23 article highlighting Farah's appaearance at an "educational policy conference" where Beck is also appearing.

Farah is trying to portray himself as mainstream by aligning himself with Beck and Palin, but all he's really doing is highlighting their fringe nature -- after all, birther Farah operates Obama Hate Central.

Plus, aside from the garden-variety right-wing speakers at this conference, which claims to be "designed to help restore the foundation of America" -- Michelle Bachmann, David Horowitz, Phyllis Schlafly, Rick Santorum, Frank Gaffney -- check out the extremism of some of the second-stringers on the bill:

Ted Baehr: Gay-basher, really, really hates "Avatar."

Miriam Grossman: Wrote this:

It's easy to forget, but the characters on Grey's Anatomy and Sex in the City are not real. In real life, Meredith and Carrie would have warts or herpes. They'd likely be on Prozac or Zoloft.

Brigitte Gabriel: Believes Muslims are soulless.

Bradley Watson: Author of a book that falsely conflates the Darwinian theory of evolution with social Darwinism to engage in liberal-bashing.

These are the people glomming onto Beck's mainstream appeal -- as Beck is becoming more fringe.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:53 AM EST

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