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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
WND Lets Ethically Challenged Reporter Write Another Story
Topic: WorldNetDaily

We knew we'd seen that byline before.

A July 25 WorldNetDaily article on the annual anti-abortion March for Life is, as you would expect from WND, completely and fawningly biased in favor of its subject. It was written by Anita Crane, a name you may remember.

As we detailed, Crane wrote an article for WND last September on Glenn Beck's Washington rally, extensively quoting one man in particular who had written a book that Crane made sure to mentnion. Turns out there was a reason for that: Crane edited the book, something that was not disclosed in the article.

That WND would continue to employ a reporter who committed such an ethical breach is amazing but, sadly, not surprising.

It seems that the threshold for screwing up is much higher at WND than pretty much every other news organization than we can think of. That's good news for reporters who are unemployable everywhere else in journalism, but bad news for WND's readers.

Posted by Terry K. at 6:18 PM EST

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