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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Farah Just Can't Stop Lying About WND's Birther Coverage
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Joseph Farah seems to think that if you repeat a lie enough times, it becomes true.

So it is with Farah's Jan. 17 WorldNetDaily column, in which he complains yet again about the Los Angeles Times doing something other than uncritically praising his work. This time, Farah is annoyed that the Times reported that WND is "a prime force in the movement that claims President Obama was born abroad." Farah huffed: "I have never once said Obama was born abroad. No one at WND has made such an allegation."

That, of course, is a bald-faced lie. As we've detailed, Farah has repeatedly invoked the false claim that Obama's grandmother said he was born in Kenya,  and WND's heavy promotion of the "Kenyan birth certificate" it couldn't be bothered to authenticate before publishing it is most certainly an allegation that "Obama was born abroad."

Farah also rehashed his whining about a previous Times article about him, calling it "a sleazy, unethically prepared hit piece." In fact, as we noted at the time, the article was accurate.

If the editor of a publication is so amoral as to lie to your face about things that can easily be fact-checked, why should you trust anything else he publishes?

UPDATE: And don't forget that a WND banner headline called Obama "undocumented," synonymous with illegal/born abroad.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:01 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:10 PM EST

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