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Saturday, September 8, 2018
WND's Farah Attacked Kavanaugh -- Until Trump Nominated Him
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Last year, we noted how WorldNetDaily editor went on a tirade against Brett Kavanaugh for "his role in leading the badly flawed investigation into the death of Vincent Foster in July 1993" and purportedly ignoring "smoking-gun information" that purportedly "blows holes in the government’s conclusion that Foster’s body had a single self-inflicted gunshot wound." Farah was worried because Kavanaugh was one candidate for a potential Supreme Court seat and further fretted: "Does the president really understand who it is he’s considering for a U.S. Supreme Court nomination?

When that SCOTUS opening did, in fact, open up, Farah penned a July 4 column asserting that Kavanaugh "should be removed for consideration – too risky for such a pivotal swing-vote position." Farah rehashed his Vincent Foster conspiracy theory again, adding that "President Trump has shown he believes there was something 'very fishy' about Foster’s death and the ensuing cover-up by the Starr commission." Farah concluded: "There are too many super-qualified candidates for this position who would do a fine job without the specter of a whitewash in the matter of Vincent Foster’s untimely and unexplained death. President Trump’s instincts are right about Foster. He should follow them and look elsewhere for his best pick next week."

Trump did end up nominating Kavanaugh. Curiously, Farah has not devoted a single word to Kavanaugh in his column in the two months since.

Granted, Farah has been busy begging for money to keep WND from going down the tubes (again) and obessing over the conspiracy theory that the "Digital Cartel" of Google and Facebook are out to get him (and not, say, WND's shoddy, fake news-laden content). But even with the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings kicking off this week, Farah has stayed silent on the candidate he opposed. But it seems that Farah is intent on demonstrating the state-run media aspect of WND by being so slavishly devoted to being pro-Trump that he won't criticize a decision he knows is wrong. What Trump wants, Trump gets, and it seems Farah has decided that he will help Trump get what he wants.

How silent has WND been about this after the fact? Even Art Moore's "news" article on Kavanaugh's nomination touted how he "led the investigation into the suicide of Clinton aide Vince Foster" -- but made no reference to his boss' attacks on Kavanaugh over that very thing.

We already knew that the first two components of WND's new "Credible. Indepdendent. Fearless." slogan were bogus. Now it's clear the final one is as well.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:41 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

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