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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
WorldNetDaily To Become Just WND
Topic: WorldNetDaily

An April 3 WorldNetDaily article announces that the website's name is about to change:

WorldNetDaily is changing its name, but Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah wants everyone to know they can continue to expect the same fiercely independent commitment to the truth and watchdog journalism.

Of course, the idea that WND has a "commitment to the truth" is ludicrous, not to mention patently false.

The article also states that on top of a new logo, later this year WND will launch "its first major redesign since the site was founded in 1997," which even WND editor Joseph Farah concedes comes "about 10 years late." We can't argue with that.

UPDATE: Commenters (to me and on Facebook) wonder: The proclaimed reason for the name change may be "a marketing decision based on the ease of remembering a three-letter site amid the increasing noise and clutter of an Internet with hundreds of millions of competing sites," but is the real motivation an attempt to distance itself from nicknames like WingNutDaily and WorldNutDaily?

Posted by Terry K. at 8:30 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 11:31 PM EDT

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