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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Amish Make The Mistake of Taking Advice From WND's Farah
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily is way excited about this development:

When “Amish Mafia” debuted on Dec. 12, 2012, the show following a group of Amish men who deal with wrongdoings and misdeeds in their community scored the highest ratings among men for any Discovery Channel launch in the network’s history, attracting more than 3 million viewers.

As the show enters its third season Tuesday night at 9 p.m., it ranks as the network’s third highest-rated program – consistently attracting 2.5 million viewers.

For one cast member, the show is more than a job and a paycheck. It’s a way of fostering understanding about his community among what he calls “the English” and also leveraging the show’s popularity to get the Amish more politically active nationally.

Merlin Miller has ventured to Washington in his traditional dress to meet with members of Congress and his unofficial “political adviser” – none other than WND’s founder, editor and chief executive officer, Joseph Farah, who will make an appearance in a future episode of the show this season.

“The reason I like being a part of the TV show is not to only show America how the Amish are, but to show that there are people, like me, who want to bring change to the Amish community,” Miller told WND-TV in a recent in-studio visit in which the producers also recorded an exchange between Miller and Farah.

That's right -- apparently, the only people WND can appeal to these days are people who don't have electricity and, thus, could not have done much reading of WND before selecting Farah as their "political adviser."

This means that the folks who are taking advice from Farah don't know about his history of deceit, from the nakedly partisan motivations of his birther crusade to the lies he publishes on a depressingly regular basis.

How can such a man serve as a "political adviser" to anyone and not lead them astray?

It cannot possibly end well -- which is par for the course for Farah, but would be a tragedy for the Amish.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:46 AM EST

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