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Sunday, June 27, 2010
Hypocrisy, Meet Joseph Farah
Topic: WorldNetDaily

We've already demonstrated how WorldNetDaily mixes in lies about Elena Kagan with his sales pitch for his little scam of you giving him money to send letters to Congress opposing Kagan's nomination. Here's another example worth noting.

A June 16 WND article stated that Farah "joins Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., in pointing out her vehement protests of U.S. military recruiting on Harvard University's campus while accepting a $20 million donation from Saudi Arabia":

What incensed Kagan about the military was its "don't ask, don't tell" policy on service by homosexuals, said Joseph Farah, WND chief executive officer and the organizer of the Stop Kagan Campaign, which delivers personalized, individually addressed anti-Kagan letters to all 100 U.S. senators by FedEx for $24.95. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's homosexual policy is the death penalty.

"Ms. Kagan was perfectly willing to obstruct the U.S. military – which has liberated countless Muslims from the hate and tyranny of Saddam Hussein and the Taliban," Sessions said. "But it seems she sat on the sidelines as Harvard created an Islamic Studies Center funded by – and dedicated to – foreign leaders presiding over a legal system that violates what would appear to be her position."

Farah added: "Hypocrisy? Your name is Elena Kagan."

No, actually, hypocrisy's name is Joseph Farah.

The money in question was donated to Harvard University -- not to Harvard Law School -- by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal. As Media Matters points out, there's no evidence of discrimination in the Islamic studies program the donation funded, nor does it involve, as Sessions claimed, the teaching of Sharia law.

Prince Alwaleed, it turns out, is also the second largest shareholder of News Corp., which own the Fox News Channel. While Farah has railed against Alaweed's purported influence -- which seems to have mostly manifested in Fox not promoting a WND-published anti-Muslim book to Farah's satisfaction -- Farah has taken no steps to protest this involvement in the most sweeping way possible that would also establish his devotion to the cause: by forbidding his writers and columnist to appear on the channel.

But he has not done so. Indeed, as we noted, Aaron Klein made numerous appearances on Fox News and Fox Business to shill his anti-Obama smear book. And Farah himself will appear on Fox News on Monday to shill his new tea party book.

Oh, and in the process, Farah repeated his contempible lie that "Kagan is a radical antimilitary and proabortion zealot."

It seems Farah loves to complain, but only if he personally benefits from it -- and not if it affects a revenue stream for his business.

Hypocrisy? Your name is Joseph Farah.

Posted by Terry K. at 8:50 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:53 AM EDT

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