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Monday, November 6, 2017
WND Gives Terrible Researcher A Platform to Rant About Soros
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Alicia Powe dutifully transcribes in an Oct. 31 WorldNetDaily article:

An investigative journalist who has researched radical advocacy organizations and their sources of funding says the prominent left-wing billionaire known to subsidize such acivitism, George Soros, thinks he’s a god.

The assertion come from Matthew Vadum, the senior vice president of the think tank Capital Research Center, whose book “Subversion Inc.” shows how the political activist group ACORN was run by “foot soldiers in a long-running war on America’s free political institutions.”

He was speaking Tuesday at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., the site of the first Sovereign Nations Conference, which features “Understanding the Causes of Things” as its theme this year.

The Marxist billionaire is a megalomaniac who believes he is a god, Vadum charged.

“Somehow Soros began to think that he was a god because he had all this money that he earned from hedge funds – he made a billion dollars overnight in one transaction. He’s on record saying he began thinking of himself as a god. Initially, this troubled him, but then eventually he got used to and became fine with the idea.

“But he views himself as a kind of deity, which is interesting in that he is an atheist,” Vadum said.

Ah, Matthew Vadum, the dickish, thin-skinned, factually challenged right-wing so-called researcher we've encountered (and bested) in the past. So he's still hanging around the fringes of conservatism and peddling his poorly sourced, sensationalized "research" for gullible fellow travelers.

Powe appears to be one of them. She simply plays stenographer for Vadum, uncritically repeating his hyped-up claims without bothering to do any fact-checking. Vadum's claim that Soros thinks of himself as a god -- also peddled by fake-news operations --  appears to be taken from an out-of-context reference in a London newspaper, which of course Vadum twists to fit his malicious portrait of Soros.

WND knows a little about peddling fake news itself, so it's no surprise that it would give the factually challenged Vadum a platform.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:40 AM EST

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