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Monday, June 7, 2021
WND Pushing The Same Old (Debunked) Victimhood To Sell Subscriptions
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily recently used the 24th anniversary of its founding to run a subscription special -- and to play victim:

With Big Tech now going "full totalitarian" – wildly banning and suppressing conservative, Christian, pro-life and pro-Constitution news – WND is under greater attack than ever by the "lords of the internet," who want to destroy America’s oldest independent online journalism organization, which began its 25th year of continuous, 24/7 operation on May 5, 2021.

But we have a great solution.

First, just in case you’re not aware, right now Google is suppressing, de-monetizing and branding our biggest stories as “dangerous, derogatory or shocking content.” YouTube recently de-monetized WND entirely after we posted a video defending “MyPillow guy” and Trump supporter Mike Lindell. Facebook has kept WND in “Facebook Jail” since last September, massively suppressing WND’s traffic on their platform – by about 90%. Three major online ad companies all succumbed to leftwing “cancel culture” pressure and canceled all their WND advertising. The Southern Poverty Law Center, the lunatic leftwing hate group Big Tech companies rely on to identify hate groups, characterizes WND as a hate group – because we’re Christian and conservative.

You get the picture.

Indeed we do. We also get that WND is not telling the full story, which is:

  • WND's traffic is being suppressed because it likes to peddle misinformation and lies.
  • The likely real reason YouTube demonitized  that video defending Lindell is because it included a clip from the podcast of Steve Bannon, who has been banned by YouTube for making false claims about election fraud.
  • We don't recall there ever being a "leftwing" campaign against ad companies to get them to stop using WND -- but we do recall that Google AdSense threatened to pull its ads from WND at a time when it was heavily into race-baiting.
  • The SPLC does not identify WND as a "hate group" either on its page about WND or on its most recent list of general hate groups (which, of course, does not mean WND is not filled with hateful content).

The pitch here is to get readers to subscribe to its ad-free program, in part because "WND is staffed by veteran professional journalists who, unlike most of today’s media, are unapologetically Christian, pro-American and pro-Constitution." Which is another way of saying that WND is unapologetically biased -- and which makes any WND criticism of other news outlets being "one-sided, dishonest and ever more unhinged" utterly hypocritical.

Just because WND has finally gotten serious about saving itself through seeking subscriptions and offloading its reporting to a nonprofit doesn't mean its content has improved or gotten any less dishonest and falsehood-filled.

Posted by Terry K. at 5:04 PM EDT

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