WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah used his Sept. 26 column to repeat comments by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo complaiing about President Biden's speech calling out the extremism of MAGA Republicans:
Pompeo said it's clear Biden misunderstands fights between friends, and fights with enemies.
"As Secretary of State, I battled Chairman Kim, Vladimir Putin, and Xi Jinping. These men are our enemies; they want for America only destruction or submission to their whims. These are the kinds of enemies America must defend herself against," he said.
But in working with – or disagreeing with – fellow countrymen, he said, those are "our friends and neighbors."
"We don't fight with our fellow Americans – we disagree, debate, persuade, and convince. And ultimately, we all vote on the way forward for the country. Joe Biden did away with this distinction in Philadelphia."
But Farah also unironically wrote:
Why has the Democratic machine taken on new internal enemies, loyal Americans, the heartbeat of the MAGA movement, who are waking up and taking over the Republican Party? Why do they represent the strongest movement in the country, perhaps the strongest that has ever been? Why have Biden and the Democrats zeroed in on former President Donald Trump and the powerful movement he leads as the No. 1 enemies they vilify?
Because of the coup d'état that took control of this country on Jan. 6, 2021, that installed him, that selected, as opposed to electing, Biden as president. That is why. It's obvious now. It was to most then – before the movie "2000 Mules" was released and kept quiet by Big Tech, censoring, blacklisting and demonizing the film.
It should have been obvious when Biden got the most popular votes in "faux" American history – some 81,000,000! That's more than Trump's 74,000,000 – the largest win in "real" American history.
Biden is destroying America – deliberately.
All Democrats are part of the process – deliberately.
It's time for the full truth.
They are unspeakably evil – all of them. From the school boards to the U.S. Senate.
There's no other way to frame it.
We have so little time to straighten out our country. That's why everything Democrats do, right now, makes you sick. And RINOs too.
It seems that Farah is mad that Biden uses the same language against right-wing extremists that Farah uses against him, and he doesn't appreciate the turnabout -- to the point where he did exactly that in a column complaining about it, clearly blind to how hypocritical that looks.Then again, that's what WND does; its "midterm election guide" was little more than anti-Biden and anti-Democratic screeds attacking them as literally under the control of "dark psychological and spiritual forces." What happened to the "friends and neighbors" stuff?
(Also: "2000 Mules" has been thoroughly discredited, but Farah is censoring that fact from his readers.)
Farah registered the same complaint about another Biden speech in his Nov. 3 column, under the headline "'Election denier' Joe Biden demonizes the rest of us." He complained that Biden's pointing out MAGA extremism as exeplifited by the hammer attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband somehow proved the election was stolen and Trump supporters weren't behind the Capitol riot:
What did that have to do with anything? How does it pertain to anything about the upcoming midterms?
Biden tried to explained a link between the assailant and some words he may or may not have spoken during the horrific crime with the Jan. 6 mob action.
He continued: "All this happened after the assault, and it just – it's hard to even say. It's hard to even say. After the assailant entered the home asking: 'Where's Nancy? Where's Nancy?' Those are the very same words used by the mob when they stormed the United States Capitol on January the 6th, when they broke windows, kicked in the doors, brutally attacked law enforcement, roamed the corridors hunting for officials and erected gallows to hang the former vice president, Mike Pence."
Did the assailant have anything in common with those people – either the mob responsible or the federal agents or agent provocateurs that initiated it? Did the assailant even utter those convenient words? We don't know. It hasn't been adjudicated yet, nor has the public seen much evidence. We know almost nothing about the attack on Paul Pelosi – yet. However, we do know much about the assailant. He had nothing in common with "MAGA Republicans" – whom Biden had come to demonize at the Democratic National Committee event inside Union Station in Washington, D.C.
From there, Farah spouted old lies about his old lies agout election fraud:
I believe the election of 2020 was stolen. I believe it because I don't think a man who stayed in his basement for the most of the campaign, embarrassed himself further when he made an occasional appearance and couldn't draw flies when he did one, did not get 12 million more votes than Barack Obama got in his first time running, against John McCain. (He got considerably fewer votes his second time.) Donald Trump got 74,216,154 officially – the largest tally ever achieved by a sitting president when millions were probably thrown away, while Biden was credited with an astronomical amount: 81,268,924!
Do you think Biden won? Impossible. I don't believe it. He was too confident that the fix was in.
But so what? I didn't cry about it. I was at the rally Jan. 6 to hear the greatest president of the United States tell us what happened. He did. Little did I know what would happen before he stopped speaking – even before he told over 1 million people listening to him to meet outside of the Capitol to "peacefully protest."
Had his strong warnings been heeded to have enough National Guardsmen in position, or even had the Capitol Police fully mobilized, things would have been different. But Nancy Pelosi, who was in charge of the debacle, didn't listen to Trump. That was the cause of Jan. 6. There were not enough police. At some point they opened the doors. In the mayhem one person died – Ashli Babbitt, a peaceful Trump supporter and military veteran, killed by a policeman's bullet.
What did Farah get wrong here? Trump never ordered the National Guard to be deployed, Nancy Pelosi isn't in charge of the Capitol Police, and there likely weren't a million people at the pre-riot rally, given how Trump loves to lie about crowd size. And while Farah may not have cried, he has definitely lied by spending the past two years making WND promote discredited election fraud conspiracy theories.
Farah concluded with a bit of reverse whataboutism:
In most cases we knew the answer to most races on Election Night. Of course, there were two notable exceptions – Election Night in 2000 and Election Night 2020. Do you remember 2000, Joe? That was the time you were an election denier. Do you remember?
"This man was elected president of the United States of America," Biden said about Al Gore in 2013. "No, no, no. He was elected president of the United States of America. But for the good of the nation, when the bad decision in my view was made, he did the right thing for the nation."
He was still denying a presidential election 13 years later!
Hey Joe! Do you know what that means? You're an election denier! That's not the worst of it. The worst of it is you are an election impostor, a fraudulent "president" and just another liar who doesn't know when to stop talking.
Acually, Gore did win the popular vote over George W. Bush, which in every other type of election determines the winner. We also remember that Farah and WND denounced recounts in Florida and cheered when the Supreme Court stopped them and arbitrarily declared Bush the winner:
- Farah complained in one post-election column that overseas ballots were being rejected for technicalities like missing postmarks. Farah wanted those ballots counted because many were from military members who typically vote Republican.
- Another column complained about "recounts of recounts of recounts" and conspiratorially declared that rejecting ballots on technicalities "was part of a beliberate strategy to deny overseas servicemen a say in who will be the next commander in chief."
- In another column, Farah ranted that a Florida Supreme Court decision to allow recounts to continue was "blatantly political" and "judicial activism," going on to huff: "Never before in American history has there been such an effort by an outgoing administration to hold on to power. This country is renowned throughout the world for smooth transitions of power -- even in the face of bitterly contested elections. This is a particularly ugly chapter in the country's history."
Farah clearly doesn't feel that way about Trump, even though he's engaging in exactly the same behavior -- and arguably much worse -- that Farah denounced in 2000. And stil he whines about his extremism being demonized.