ConWebBlog: The Weblog of ConWebWatch

your New Media watchdog

ConWebWatch: home | archive/search | about | primer | shop

Friday, July 22, 2011
WND Still Peddling Obama 'Civilian National Security Force' Lie
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily has repeatedly lied about what President Obama meant by his reference to a "national civilian security force," and the lying continues in a July 20 WND article by Bob Unruh.

Unruh falsely suggests that a Rand Corp. study on a "stability police force" was directly inspired by a 2008 speech in which Obamahis call for a "national civilian security force":

A study by the Rand Corp. within months of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama's call for a "national civilian security force" that would be as big and as well-funded as the half-trillion dollar U.S. military confirms that there are several ways to create the suggested "Stability Police Force" so that it legally could operate inside the U.S. borders.

One of the top recommendations in the report was that the capacity and management operations of the U.S. Marshals Service be beefed up and handed the assignment.

In fact, the Rand study does not reference Obama or the phrase "national civilian security force" at all. It has nothing at all to do with any Obama policy, real or imagined; it examines whether the U.S. could benefit from a "Stability Police Force," "a high-end police force that engages in a range of tasks such as crowd and riot control, special weapons and tactics (SWAT), and investigations of organized criminal groups." Obama, of course, has never called for any such thing.

Further, as we've repeatedly documented, Obama was referring to an expansion of the State Department to create the ability to "deploy teams that combine agricultural specialists and engineers and linguists and cultural specialists who are prepared to go into some of the most dangerous areas alongside our military." Obama did not talk about a creating a domestic military force -- or, in WND columnist Victoria Jackson's version, a "private army."

WND has repeatedly refused to report the truth about Obama's statement, and we can only assume this failure is deliberate in order to push false smears of the president as part of WND's anti-Obama agenda.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:09 PM EDT

Newer | Latest | Older

Bookmark and Share

Get the WorldNetDaily Lies sticker!

Find more neat stuff at the ConWebWatch store!

Buy through this Amazon link and support ConWebWatch!

Support This Site

« July 2011 »
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Bloggers' Rights at EFF
Support Bloggers' Rights!

News Media Blog Network

Add to Google