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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
How Is WND's Farah Playing Victim These Days?
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah has been spending the past several years playing victim by insisting that outside forces are conspiring against WND to cause it to reside on the brink of failure (and not WND discrediting itself by publishing fake news and conspiracy theories). Let's see how that's been going lately, shall we? Farah wrote in a Dec. 26 column:

Listen to this.

I haven't had email for a month. Can you believe it? I can't.

For 30 years, I have depended on email so much I took it for granted.

I have used Rackspace, based in San Antonio, for more than 25 years, virtually since I started WND.

On Dec. 1, I tried to log in – nothing. What the deuce? Did I forget my password? It's entirely possible having had five strokes in 2019. But, no, it wasn't that. I asked my wife to check her account. Same thing. She didn't have access either.

What was going on? There has been a major system disruption on Rackspace's hosted secure domain – a major hack for 26 days – and there's no end in sight. It's a calamity. Unthinkable. No way for people to reach me on my trusty old email address –

As an email addict, this is nuts.

Despite the fact that the outage had nothing whatsoever to do with WND -- Rackspace was the target of a ransomware attack -- Farah still managed to turn it into a rant about WND's self-inficted situation:

Technology has been like that – a blessing and a curse.

Twenty-five years ago, when I started WND as the first independent news site on the internet, I thought it was the sure-fire cure for media bias. But 20 years later, I realized the internet was had become a THREAT to freedom of the press. That's what Google, Facebook, YouTube, Microsoft, Amazon, etc., proved to be – just as Twitter was exposed to be. Google and YouTube, for instance, recently demonitized WND – permanently. Why? Because we were skeptical about the results of the 2020 election and the COVID vaccine. Were we proved right? Yes. But it didn't matter.

Actually, he weren't proven right about either of those things. Still, he added a money beg at the end.

Farah went back to ranting about Google in his Dec. 28 column:

Meet the "intelligence" officials who demonetized WND months ago. Finally, we know who those people are.

It was the badly misnamed Google Trust & Safety team. (Censors always use euphemistic names.)

That's right. It was three members of the Deep State – those who control "misinformation and hate speech."

It was all blatantly illegal – in direct violation of the First Amendment.

On top of that, Google is still riddled with high-ranking "intelligence" agents – 165 to be exact. They include former members of the CIA, 27; the FBI, 52; the NSA, 30; the DHS, 50; and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 6.

Farah then complained about one Google official who posted "a series of anti-white tweets, plus a couple of others. He then whined:

So now we know how Google made the decision to demonetize us. They used left-wing nut jobs formerly with the CIA to "cover" themselves. While WND was tanking, going broke and suffering for telling the truth, as we have for 25 years as a news agency, they were yucking it up.

We just don't have any money left to sue them, which is what they deserve.

Maybe now that people realize we didn't do anything wrong – in fact, we did what was right – others will find it in their hearts to support us. There's no way we can support ourselves. Look what they have done to us!

As we've documented, Google didn't "demonetize" WND -- it simply chose to no longer do business with a company that publishes fake news and conspiracy theories, as any private company is allowed to do. And, yes, there was another money beg at the end.

Farah rehashed his Google attacks yet again in his Jan. 13 column, citing the selectively released "Twitter files"  Elon Musk gave to his handpicked journalists as proof of a conspiracy against it:

WHY is Google continually targeting WND in this way?

Now we know for sure, after the Twitter admissions. The Deep State, in all of its censorious history, its blacklisting ways, its fascist actions and its fondness for the FBI, CIA and other three-letter anachronisms, has been teaming up with Big Tech to suppress truth.

Indeed, the question is easy to answer: In Google's eyes, in Big Tech's eyes, in most of what we call the mainstream media's eyes, we at WND are just bigots, science deniers, conspiracy theorists and election deniers.

Which is true, of course, but Farah insisted that the lies he publishes are really true through dishonest reframing:

Here, then, are WND's three supposed BIG LIES that caused Google to throw everything they have at us. (Please note the key element here: Not only are none of these BIG LIES actually lies at all; they are, in stark contrast, probably the three most important and consequential BIG TRUTHS of the Joe Biden era.)

BIG LIE #1: Google tells WND, "We do not allow content that: incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization." They put it is WRITING!

Translated, that means when WND dares to report honestly and forthrightly on the fantastically deranged transgender agenda – where beautiful American kids are indoctrinated, seduced, groomed, recruited and enabled to "transition to a different gender" by taking puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and even undergoing double mastectomies and castration – when we report on this horror show, which we do daily, to Google we are "inciting hatred" and "promoting discrimination." In reality, of course, we're defending and protecting the most innocent, helpless and precious among us – the children who will make up America's next generation. That's not "hatred. it's love. It's truth. And we'll never stop telling it for any amount of blood money.

BIG LIE #2: Says Google, "We do not allow content that: makes claims that are demonstrably false and could significantly undermine participation or trust in an electoral or democratic process."

Translation: When we document the obvious and provable fact that the 2020 election was one of the most corrupt, tainted, manipulated and RIGGED elections in American history, well, that makes us extremists, terrorists, insurrectionists, conspiracy theorists, supporters of QAnon (whatever that is) and "semi-fascists" who are undermining democracy and the electoral process.

BIG LIE #3: According to Google, "We do not allow content that: promotes harmful health claims, or relates to a current, major health crisis and contradicts authoritative scientific consensus."

Translation: When WND reports with total accuracy on the Biden administration's catastrophic mismanagement and cynical exploitation of the COVID pandemic – from imposing vaccine mandates that have thrown tens of thousands of military members, nurses, paramedics, police, firemen and other frontline heroes out of work, to suppressing inexpensive and effective early outpatient treatment of COVID, to pretending "natural immunity" isn't real even though almost a hundred studies prove it's superior to vaccine immunity, to insisting that infants and toddlers be needlessly injected with the experimental "vaccines," to the almost daily reports of healthy young people who either died or manifested serious heart disease immediately after receiving the COVID shot – well, such reporting as ours is simply not allowed. It's anti-science, and it "contradicts authoritative scientific consensus" – aka Anthony Fauci.

These, then, are the reasons Google has given us for wanting to shut WND down. Again, this is not my opinion: I am quoting from the reasons Google has put in writing to explain our permanent demonetization.

Such delusion and cognitive dissonance on Farah's would seem to  more than justify Google no longer wanting to do business with WND. And if that list and delusional defense sounds familiar, it's because his lieutenant, David Kupelian, did the same thing months ago.

Of course, there's a money beg at the end: "Please prayerfully consider making a generous tax-deductible donation to the Christian nonprofit charity, the WND News Center. You can make either a one-time donation or a monthly recurring donation. Either way is enormously appreciated."

Posted by Terry K. at 2:23 AM EST

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