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Monday, January 5, 2015
WND's Klein Speculates About Obama's Use Of A Random Word
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein loves playing the game of plucking a random word or phrase from something President Obama or his wife said and playing armchair psychologist to extrapolate it into a secret reference to a radical agenda. For instance, he insists that Obama is referencing Saul Alinsky by referencing the common construct of "the world as it is" and "the world as it should be."

Klein plays this game again in a Dec. 30 WND article:

President Obama seems to be taking his cues from the academic left in claiming there is a “nativist trend” among some in the Republican Party who oppose any kind of amnesty for illegal aliens.

In an interview with NPR, Obama stated, “If your view is that immigrants are either fundamentally bad to the country or that we actually have the option of deporting 11 million immigrants, regardless of the disruptions, regardless of the cost, and that that is who we are as Americans, I reject that.”

Obama discussed the potential to work with the Republicans on the issue while warning about “nativists” who seek to block “immigration reform.”


Nativism typically is defined as the political position of vehemently opposing immigration of all kinds and demanding a favored status for the established inhabitants of a country.

The U.S. academic left, particularly professors at California state universities, have been leading the charge in applying the “nativist” term to opponents of illegal immigration, essentially branding them as racist and bigoted.

At no point does Klein claim that "nativist" is in any way inaccurate -- after all, there are numerous anti-immigration activists who are "vehemently opposing immigration of all kinds and demanding a favored status for the established inhabitants of a country." And Klein supports such leanings through his expressed sympathies for the teachings of right-wing terrorist Meir Kahane, whose Kach/Kahane Chai movement supports the arguably "nativist" view of expelling all Arabs from Israel.

Klein's presenting of politically biased speculation as "news" is yet another reason nobody believes WND.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:10 AM EST

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