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Monday, October 1, 2012
Blast From the Past: Jon Dougherty Pops Up At WND Again
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Jon Dougherty was an early journalist (and I use that term loosely) for WorldNetDaily, one of the main promulgators of the WND style of lightly rewritten press releases, whitewashing anti-abortion extremists, excluding inconvenient facts, and the belief that a single source is good enough to base a "news" story on. He left WND for Newsmax, came back to WND, then left to start his own website, which did not last. We even gave him our very first Slantie Award for Career Achievement in Conservative Bias.

We haven't heard a thing from him in a long time -- until now.

Dougherty has penned his first article for WND in five years (according to his WND archive), a Sept. 28 column in which he calls for President Obama to resign over the violence in Libya that killed an ambassador: "What Obama should do now is step down, for he has disgraced his office by surrendering any remaining legitimacy he had left as commander in chief. The memory of Ambassador Stevens, as well as the thousands who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting those who attacked us on 9/11, demand it."

Gee, it's almost like he hasn't left.

A final note: Dougherty's WND bio, for some reasons, lists as his first accomplishment "political science major." Has Dougherty accomplished nothing else in his life more important than his college major?

Posted by Terry K. at 1:29 AM EDT

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