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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
WND Attacks Snopes for Acting Like WND
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A May 8 WorldNetDaily article complains that "The online hoaxbusting website has changed its reference to the purported attending physician at Barack Obama's birth," deleting the name of Dr. Rodney T. West "as the physician at the birth" after the name of Dr. David Sinclair was revealed to be the actual doctor on Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate.

As WND itself explained in a May 3 article by Bob Unruh, the apparent source for the claim about West was an article about a former Hawaii resident who recalled West referencing a baby born to a woman named Stanley but who did not say whether West was actually involved in Obama's birth.

Still, WND complained that "There was no explanation at the Snopes site" regarding the change.

However, that's the exact same way WND rolls. As we've noted, WND refused to issue a formal correction after columnist Jack Cashill got caught pushing the conspiracy theory that Obama was Photoshopped into a photo of his grandparents -- it simply deleted the egregiously wrong section of Cashill's column without notifying readers, followed by editor Joseph Farah throwing a petulant fit when Salon's Justin Elliott asked why he didn't issue a correction.

In other words: Do as WND says, not as it does.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:01 PM EDT

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