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Saturday, September 15, 2018
WND Just Can't Quit Fake News
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily loves publishing fake news, and its current financial problems haven't stopped it from doing so.

An Aug. 28 WND article by Art Moore is a rewrite of an anonymously sourced Daily Caller report that "the private email server through which Hillary Clinton transmitted classified information as secretary of state was hacked by a Chinese-owned company."

Just one problem: it appears not to be true. The FBI pushed back on the cloaim, saying that it had found no evidence that Clinton's servers had been compromised.

Nevertheless, Joe Kovacs wrote an article the next day touting right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh's repeating of the report and "wondering where the denials are from the former U.S. secretary of state and former President Obama." It's not until the 14th paragraph of his article that Kovacs got around to noting that "The FBI, meanwhile, told NBC News Wednesday the bureau 'has not found any evidence the (Clinton) servers were compromised.'" Then he returned to quoting Limbaugh some more.

Yes, Kovacs led with the bogus story and buried the debunking. WND has apparently not learned its lesson about its dubious content driving it down the tubes (again); instead, Kovacs and Moore demonstrate once again why nobody believes WND.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:53 AM EDT

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