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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
WND Abandons $99 Fee for Corsi Newsletter
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Apparently Jerome Corsi's insights aren't worth $99 after all.

WorldNetDaily announced on Aug. 1 that it was eliminating the $99 annual fee for Corsi's Red Alert newsletter. While the likely reason for doing so is that an embarrassing small number of people actually subscribed, WND isn't about to admit that in public, so it frames the whole thing as Corsi and WND editor Joseph Farah having "decided recently to offer their own 'stimulus package' to readers – good financial advice and insight from a trusted source for FREE."

Which leads us to the other likely reason there no longer is a fee -- Corsi isn't a "trusted source" who offered good advice. As we detailed, Corsi has routinely botched economic issues, and Red Alert tended toward the conspiratorial, as with Corsi's claim that President Obama was "trying to cause a panic" over swine flu in order "to use the pandemic panic to create enough fear that the American public will acquiesce to the passage of Obamacare."

The evaporation of this revenue stream may be another reason Corsi took a side job for a company that insists on disassociating itself from his personal views. That disclaimer appears again in the WND article announcing the dropping of the subscription fee.

We tried to subscribe to Red Alert not that it's free, but the activation link we were sent doesn't work and we can't access any articles on the website. Perhaps such crappy technical maintenance is another reason why keeping the pay wall wasn't worth it.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:08 AM EDT

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