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Friday, March 26, 2010
More Press-Release Journalism At WND
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily just can't stop portraying Julian Raven as a victim.

A March 24 WND article by Bob Unruh takes his new information solely from an Alliance Defense Fund press release on the arrest of Elmira, N.Y., street preacher Raven on the disorderly conduct charge he and ADF have been fighting since 2007, even though Raven could have simply paid the $100 fine and be done with it. Instead, he served a nine-day jail sentence.

Both Unruh and the ADF leave out the key fact that the jail sentence was the result of his refusal to pay the fine -- something local media reported.

As WND has before, Unruh uncritically endorses ADF's benign description of Raven,  portraying him has having been arrested merely because he "prayed in a public park with six other people," downplaying the fact that Raven and his band of activists did so in front of a stage at a gay festival with the apparent goal of disrupting it.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:26 AM EDT

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