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Monday, July 3, 2017
WND Embraces Lying Alt-Right Plagiarist
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Alicia Powe writes in a June 26 WorldNetDaily article:

Days after James Hodgkinson unveiled his homicidal intentions against conservatives with a gun attack on Republican members of Congress who were practicing for a congressional baseball game, conservative journalists rallied in front of the White House to demand an end to attacks on and assaults against Trump supporters.

They are making the demands not just of those who are violent, or potentially violent, but of the mainstream media, the Democratic Party and the party’s liberal supporters.

Jack Posobiec, journalist and author of “Citizens for Trump,” told WND he organized the rally “because it is time to stand for peace.”

“It’s time for Trump supporters, people on the right wing, people on the left wing, people in the center, people who are independents, moderates, Republicans – we should all be able to stand up for peace,” he said. “There is too much violent rhetoric, and it is time, finally, for us to say, ‘Enough with the violence, enough with the violent rhetoric – we need peace and we need it now.'”

Powe's description of Posobiec as a "journalist" is laughable. She either doesn't know, or is hiding, Posobiec's true nature: that of a lying alt-right plagiarist.

Posobiec has promoted the completely discredited Pizzagate conspiracy theory and planted a "Rape Melania" sign at an anti-Trump rally in an attempt to discredit protesters. He has been caught plagiarizing the work of others.

This is who Powe and WND are portraying as a legitimate member of the media.

But Posobiec is not the only alt-right agitator Powe is calling a "journalist." Later in her article, she touted Mike Cernovich as an "independent journalist." As we've noted, Cernovich is an alt-right troll who makes racially charged statements and also promoted Pizzagate.

Powe also touted someone named Ali Akbar, described only as a "political consultant and president of National Bloggers Inc." Turns out Akbar is apparently a convicted felon and a terrible businessman, and it's not clear that "National Bloggers Inc." is even a going concern. Powe uncritically repeated Akbar's assertion that "the KKK was the terrorist wing of the Democratic Party," ignoring that well, it wasn't.

Powe unironically quoted Posobiec complaining that some in the media are likening Trump to Hitler -- ignoring the fact that her employer not only did that to President Obama for eight years, it went further and likened Obama to the Antichrist.

So, basically, Powe, Posobiec and Cernovich are are complaining that some in the media are  treating Trump the way WND and the right-wing media treated Obama. How ironic.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:14 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017 1:31 AM EDT

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