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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Farah Upset Others Horning In On WND's Guilt-By-Association Racket
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily just hates it when someone horns in on their territory.

First, Joseph Farah complained that MSNBC programs were "agitprop" and a "bad joke" with "no concern for the truth" -- when we all know that agitprop that disregards the truth is WND's territory. Then, in apparent response to a rash of gay-bashing at the Media Research Center, WND cranked up its own homophobia.

Now, Farah again complains when others do something his own website does regularly. In his July 5 column, Farah complains once more about the Minneapolis Star Tribune highlighting Michele Bachmann's appearance in a Coral Ridge Ministries video and noting Coral Ridge's previous video fallaciously linking Darwin and Hitler:

[Reporter Jeremy] Herb and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune didn't directly attack Bachmann for criticizing socialism. They did an end-run. It seems Coral Ridge produced an excellent video a few years ago called "Darwin's Deadly Legacy" that accurately documented how the "Origin of the Species" author's work led directly to the worldview of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, making the Holocaust possible and possibly even inevitable.

But it seems the busybodies over at the Anti-Defamation League denounced the Darwin documentary – and, thus, it became "controversial" in the eyes of Herb and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Now, mind you, Bachmann wasn't involved in the Darwin video. But she was involved in the subsequent socialism video. And that, in the eyes of Herb and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, presumably makes her an anti-Semite – even though the Darwin video recounts the Holocaust as one of history's darkest moments.

Go figure.

That is the kind of extreme guilty-by-association game they play at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Farah would know -- WND plays the guilt-by-association card all the time. That's pretty much all Aaron Klein does (well, that and citing anonymous, unverifiable sources). Heck, Klein even turned his guilt-by-assocation attacks into an anti-Obama book, in which he laughably claims he doesn't believe in guilt by association.

What would WND be if not for guilt-by-assocation?

Farah later states: "The only scandal is that a newspaper would continue to publish this kind of garbage and stay in business." Funny, we've often wondered that ourselves -- execept about WorldNetDaily.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:41 AM EDT

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