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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
No, Really: WND Used Stock Photo Of Watermelons To Illustrate Story On Black Farmers
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Doesn't anyone double-check anything at WorldNetDaily?

WND republished a Sept. 26 Daily Caller News Foundation story on how "The Democrats’ massive climate spending and tax bill gave the Department of Agriculture (USDA) $2.2 billion in loans to pay farmers, many of whom are black, who have previously been denied USDA loans due to discrimination." That's not an issue: The issue is that WND chose to illustrate the story with a stock phot of watermelons. No, really -- here's a screenshot:


Tying black people to watermelons to black people is, of course, a horribly racist stereotype. And you can't blame the Daily Caller for this; there is no photo linked to the story on its website and the story itself does not even mention watermelons, let alone black farmers growing them.

That's the kind of unforeced error that keeps people from taking WND seriously as a "news" organization, no matter how fervently Joseph Farah wants us to believe otherwise.

Posted by Terry K. at 6:24 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 6:31 PM EDT

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