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Blowing The Whistle On Bad, Hateful Journalism

WorldNetDaily's sparsely read Whistleblower magazine, the baby of managing editor David Kupelian, pushes the the same misinformation, fake news and right-wing obsessions as its parent website.

By Terry Krepel
Posted 5/13/2024

David Kupelian

WorldNetDaily's Whistleblower magazine is essentially the print version of WND, promoting the same narratives, misinformation and fake news as its parent website. Even though it likely generates little, if any, money for WND and likely has a very low readership (WND has never released circulation numbers), it remains alive because it's the baby of managing editor David Kupelian, who writes an essay explaining the theme of each issue -- though, if you're familiar with WND at all, you know what those themes are. During the COVID pandemic, for instance, Kupelian used the magazine to push false and misleading claims about the virus and its treatments.

The theme of the November 2021 issue of Whistleblower was “AMERICA’S FATEFUL CHOICE: RESTORE ELECTIONS OR KILL THE REPUBLIC” — which is yet another retelling of Donald Trump’s Big Lie -- first told in a separate 2021 edition of Whistleblower -- that the election was stolen from him, this time centered around the bogus right-wing narrative of “election integrity” (which doesn’t really work if you can’t actually prove that the 2020 elections lacked integrity). As usual, David Kupelian’s essay for the issue began by being centered around his obsessive hatred for anyone who’s not as right-wing as he is, in particular spewing irrational vitriol at Joe Biden: 

One year before the 2022 midterm elections, the United States of America, long the freest, most powerful and most successful nation on earth, is on the brink of total meltdown.

Power-obsessed politicians in thrall to a bizarre, quasi-religious ideology, seemingly oblivious to the destruction and suffering they’re causing, daily implement new agendas that crush America’s great middle class, her economy and her most hallowed institutions.

Staging this revolution from behind their shockingly senile puppet president, Joe Biden, they have fomented a full-scale invasion of the U.S. mainland, mandated that tens of millions of citizens be injected with an experimental new drug or lose their livelihoods, and heedlessly created Third World-style inflation, shortages, poverty, drug addiction and runaway crime. And they’re just getting started.

Ironically, America’s current ruling elites hate the very nation they govern, daily condemning it as irredeemably racist, when in reality it is indisputably the least racist nation in human history.

Ignoring reality at every turn, they manifest an abiding contempt for biology, the lessons of history, the fundamental laws of economics, the transcendent value of human life, and especially, for God and His laws.

On top of all this, their current figureheads – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – are unlikable, meanspirited, pathologically dishonest, and in Biden’s case cognitively disintegrating in real time before the entire world. Harris is so singularly repellant that the Biden administration has essentially kept her hidden since Day 1 and her top staffers are quitting in droves.

None of which, of course, has anything to do with “election integrity.” That rant came later, along with yet another complaint about Trump-Hitler comparisons:

In light of voters’ ever-decreasing approval of them, there’s only one conceivable solution for Democrats.


That’s right: Rigging elections. Voter fraud. Changing the rules. Big Tech censorship. Demonizing Voter ID laws. Exploiting every conceivable opportunity to enable, abet, promote, excuse and encourage election-related fraud and abuse in its myriad and ever-expanding forms, all the while vehemently denying it even when caught red-handed, and simultaneously accusing everyone demanding fair elections of being “white supremacists” and “violent extremists” intent on “voter suppression” and implementing “Jim Crow 2.0.”

And yet, for leaders of today’s Democratic Party, every bit of this – from outright fraud to the demonization of opponents – is perfectly moral, according to their worldview.

That’s because, in the inverted moral universe of the far left, everything is its opposite, just as in Orwell’s “1984” where “WAR IS PEACE,” “FREEDOM IS SLAVERY” and “IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” In Biden’s 2021, men are women, concerned parents speaking up at school-board meetings are terrorists, and color-blind meritocracy is systemic racism.

But most essential to the Democrats’ secret love affair with election fraud, Donald J. Trump – who accomplished more good for the nation and its people than any president in a generation, restoring America’s economy, getting control of its southern border, defending life in the womb, and courageously deterring aggression in an increasingly treacherous world – is the new Adolf Hitler in their eyes.

It matters not that Hitler murdered 11 million and Trump murdered zero. For four years, top Democrats and their media mouthpieces continually likened Trump to “Hitler,” his administration to “the Third Reich,” ICE officers to “Nazi guards,” border detainment facilities to “concentration camps,” and the National Guard soldiers to “stormtroopers” and “the Gestapo.”

Why? Because if one were truly fighting Hitler, then cheating, lying, deception and even stronger measures would not only be morally permissible, they would become a moral imperative.

As we repeatedly have before, we yet again remind Kupelian that he and WND repeatedly likened President Obama to Hitler and other Nazis, from which we can deduce — using his own language — not only that he believed Obama should be defeated but also that there is an absolute moral imperative to lie in order to defeat him — which explains WND’s obsession with spreading lies about Obama’s birth certificate. In other words, he’s projecting.

Kupelian concluded by ranting:

Here’s the good news: If America can manage to assure that elections are truly fair going forward, the maniacal Marxist revolutionaries will have to go away and the nation can then return to sanity and healing.

Thus, election integrity is more important than any other issue. It is literally the singular key to whether America lives or dies.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says an electoral “tsunami” is coming next year.

Maybe. But only if the elections are fair.

Of course, Kupelian has yet to offer any non-discredited evidence that the 2020 elections weren’t fair. Also note that the non-conservatives he’s criticizing aren’t merely opponents — they’re “maniacal Marxist revolutionaries.” Anyone who disagrees with him is evil and must be demonized and denounced, lest anyone with a different opinion from him be taken seriously.

As usual, Kupelian is engaging in the very tactics he claims to denounce when people who aren’t him use them.

'The Real Insurrection'

The January 2022 edition of Whistleblower was called “The Real Insurrection,” which engages in projection by insisting that Democrats are the ones trying to overthrow the country:

Of course, the Left is alway trying to “reset,” “reform” or “transform” the world, as it holds a fundamentally revolutionary worldview. Barack Obama, just prior to being elected president in 2008, famously boasted, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Echoed Joe Biden, before he was elected president in 2020, “[We] won’t just rebuild this nation – we’ll transform it.” And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, breathlessly anticipating the Georgia runoff races that would give control of the U.S. Senate to the Democrats, announced with a flourish: “Now we take Georgia, and then we change America!


Under the banner of the “Great Reset,” progressive-Left elites in America, as well as globally, are totally obsessed with leveraging every crisis – whether real (COVID-19) or fake (the earth will be totally unhabitable in 10 years due to man-caused “climate change”) – into the establishment of a completely new authoritarian system. With them in charge.

Now, there’s an insurrection for you.

As if right-wingers like WND would be unhappy with Donald Trump as an authoritarian ruler. 

Kupelian’s introductory essay is, unsuprisingly, filled with distortions and lies to further the theme. He started with being butthurt about what President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris said on the anniversary of the Capitol insurrection:

One year after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, President Joe Biden gravely informed the nation that the incident, during which exactly one person, an unarmed female pro-Trump protester, was killed – unnecessarily shot to death at close range, without warning, by a Capitol Hill policeman – was “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.”

Biden delivered this extraordinary assessment immediately after Vice President Kamala Harris solemnly equated the out-of-control D.C. protest to both the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2,403 Americans and injured 1,178, and the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed 2,977 Americans and injured over 6,000. The Civil War killed an estimated 750,000 Americans.

How, wonder normal Americans, is it possible that the nation’s top political leaders could make such obviously insane statements? More important, what do such bizarre pronouncements say about where the progressive elites are secretly leading the nation?

Of course, Babbitt was in the midst of committing a crime inside the seat of government, and the officer who killed her had every right to stand his ground. 

The projectionist Kupelian, also unsurprisingly, accused liberals of projection: “But first, understand that those on the revolutionary Left are, and always have been, slaves of projection: the compulsion to accuse others of the very sins and crimes of which they themselves are guilty. It’s in their nature, they can’t help it, it’s reflexive and automatic.” Yet to this day, Kupelian and his boss, Joseph Farah, cling to the Big Lie that Trump actually won the election, and they would be perfectly happy to see the government overthrown to re-install Trump in the White House.

Another Kupelian whataboutism bullet point is built on a lie:

The Biden administration daily refers to regular Americans – say, parents who attend school board meetings to protest the Marxist indoctrination of their own children, or citizens who object to Biden’s tyrannical and dangerous COVID mandates – as “violent extremists.” But when actual violent extremists – virtually all on the Left, including Black Lives Matter and Antifa – were on full display during the summer of 2020, destroying, looting and burning down dozens of major American cities, killing dozens, wounding over 2,000 police officers and causing 1,300 times the damage as the Jan. 6 riot, Democrats and the major media blithely praised the massive, destructive riots as “mostly peaceful,” noble and historic civil rights protests. 

In fact, nobody ever portrayed parents who merely speak out at school board meetings as “violent extremists.” Does Kupelian think that parents who advocated violence or issue threats against school board members should be punished for their extremism? Probably not.

Kupelian also whined: “The Democrats then endeavored relentlessly, throughout the entire Trump presidency, to wrest control of the government from America’s elected leaders – including two fraudulent impeachment trials, in addition to the fraudulent Mueller investigation. Yet today, Democrats claim Republicans, conservatives and Trump supporters are trying to mount a multifaceted “insurrection” to illegally take control of the government.” In fact, both impeachments were legitimate, as was the Mueller investigation — which, despite Kupelian’s insistence that it found no evidence of collusion, actually did find evidence suggesting collusion between Trump and Russia.

Kupelian further complained:

Historically, from Stalin to Mao to Chavez, Marxist/socialist leaders have never been truly interested in everyone being equal. That’s just happy talk to seduce the masses. First and foremost, these sociopaths crave power over other people, they want to be the arbiters of reality, they want wealth and privilege for themselves, they want glory, they want revenge on their enemies, and they want worship. 

In a word, what they really want is to be gods.

As if Trump doesn’t want to be a god, to rule by fiat, to have power over people? The fact that Kupelian can’t break out of his Trump delusion to see that everything he’s accusing liberals of applies at least as much to right-wingers like Trump, Farah and himself makes his commentary utterly partisan and unreliable — and another reason why WND is going down the tubes.

'Elites' and Christians

The theme the July 2022 edition of Whistleblower was “Elites finally reveal their #1 enemy: CHRISTIANS” — which was largely about spreading homophobia and complaining that the hateful Christian nationalism peddled by WND and its right-wing allies was being called out. Kupelian opened his essay for the issue with a blast of homophobia and transphobia, ranting about “sexual-gender anarchy” and the “wild celebration of transgenderism,” then followed it with complaining that his homophobia and transphobia is less tolerated in polite society than he thinks it should be:

Suddenly, bandying about an arcane academic term virtually no one used until recently – “Christian nationalism” – big media and Democrats are falling over each other to blame all of America’s problems on “Christian nationalists” (or “White Christian nationalists” or “White nationalists” or “Christian fascists” or “Christian fundamentalists” or “the Religious Right”).


What is new right now, however, is: 1) the extreme and ubiquitous Sodom-and-Gomorrah level of moral depravity in America, 2) the absolutely shocking campaign to recruit the nation’s pre-pubescent children into deviant sexual and gender “identities” and lifestyles, and 3) the fact that all of this is not merely tolerated, but wildly celebrated and glorified, by almost all of America’s most powerful institutions, from its schools to its government to its news and entertainment media.

Parallel to all this is the rapidly increasing demonization of those Americans who hold to the traditional Judeo-Christian values that formed the very foundation of the “American experiment,” the biblical principles of morality and justice woven into the U.S. Constitution and legal system, and which, for over two centuries, have made America the greatest, freest and most prosperous nation in all of human history.

Indeed, biblical Christianity is what gave birth to the whole notion of “individual rights” in the first place, rooted as they are in the conviction that man is created in the image of God. Likewise, the biblical understanding that mankind is fallen and in need of redemption (prompting Lord Acton to famously observe that “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”) led to America’s unique and extraordinarily wise constitutional separation of powers. The biblical roots of the American system made this country the unique oasis of liberty and human rights it has long been in an otherwise mostly dark world.

That is why the current power-mad elites hate genuine Christianity, and why the ruling class is at war with, and daily attacking, America’s Christian foundations with increasing ferocity.

As if Kupelian and WND aren’t actively demonizing anyone who disagrees with them and points out their hatred and otherizing of anyone who isn’t a heterosexual. He’s dishonestly playing victim while using his employer’s megaphone to do so. He concluded by ranting:

In truth, to the radical left, Christians are not merely racists, misogynists, homophobes and transphobes, but Nazis, fascists, violent extremists and terrorists. But this perfect inversion of reality is because – bottom line – the left has always been in a state of war with Almighty God and His laws and His ways. In other words, at war with Reality. They are in perpetual rebellion against the Creator of the Universe because Marxism, by its very nature, amounts to hatred and rejection of God so that human “saviors” (who are generally sociopaths) can create their make-believe paradise on earth – with them in charge, of course. That, in turn, always ends up as hell on earth, with the 20th century being the bloodiest century in all of human history, thanks to the very types of God-rejecting, power-addicted Marxist utopians who are currently obsessed with ruling America.
Does this sound like a loving Christian to anyone? Only in the hate-filled circles in which Kupelian dwells. He’s so intent on demonizing the “other” that he won’t recognize the damage he himself is causing. There’s a reason WND is having to beg for money from readers, and it’s not because there’s a “big tech” conspiracy against it — it’s because the website he runs spews hate, lies and misinformation, all while falsely claiming to publish “truth” and declaring itself a “Christian” organization.

The problem is not that “elites” have declared Christians their “enemy” — it’s that far-right Christians like Kupelian have constantly warred against anyone who's not like them -- demonstrating that he and his ilk have nothing but hate to offer -- and he needs to peddle the victim narrative because he has nothing else.

P.S. Hey, David: You’re invited to respond and try to prove us wrong.


The August 2022 issue of Whistleblower was themed “Newspeak 2022,” which dedicated to complaining that liberals are redefining evil things to make them good. As usual, it’s based around a rant-filled essay by Kupelian:

The elites are changing America’s language itself, so that people’s words – and therefore, their very thoughts – inevitably come under the control of the ruling class. It’s a way of bending reality in real time, so that what is actually illusion appears to be true, while what is real and true can readily be discredited as lies, misinformation, “extremist rhetoric” and “conspiracy theories.”

Thus, the unprecedented, banana-republic-style raid on the home of former President Donald Trump by dozens of armed FBI agents was not, you see, a raid at all, insists the Ministry of Truth (i.e., virtually the entire elite media). “The execution of a search warrant isn’t a raid,” Americans were told condescendingly. “It’s a judicially overseen process!”

Oh. So the massive, unannounced, armed police raid on a U.S. president’s home wasn’t a “raid.” But the Jan. 6, 2021, demonstration in the U.S. Capitol by that same president’s supporters, who had every reason to suspect the 2020 election had been stolen – was an “armed insurrection,” even though not one protestor was armed nor did their actions in any way amount to an “insurrection.” Nevertheless, Vice President Kamala Harris insisted the Jan. 6 “insurrection” was every bit as infamous and awful as the raid on Pearl Harbor and the 9-11 terror attacks, each of which killed thousands of Americans. Change the definitions of words and you change everything.

Of course, Kupelian’s the one redefining things, pretending that an attempt to overthrow the government because Donald Trump can’t mentally handle the fact that he lost an election — in which numerous law enforcement officers were injured, some so badly they committed suicide later — was just a “demonstration.”

There’s a COVID rant too:

Well, at least the COVID pandemic seems to be waning, thanks to the vaccines, right? Wrong. In reality, the experimental shots the government forced on virtually everyone in the country do not work, as even its key salespeople like Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx now openly admit. But wait: All vaccines prevent people from contracting and transmitting a particular disease – that’s literally what vaccines have always done! How, then, can these shots, which we now know do not work as vaccines, and which have become irrefutably associated with many deaths and serious side effects, possibly be called “vaccines”? That’s easy: The CDC quietly changed its official definition of “vaccine”! And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you turn an untested, unproven, experimental gene therapy into a “vaccine”; simply change the definition of something everybody in the world has trusted and revered for more than two centuries, since the first smallpox vaccine, and re-tool the “official” definition of that almost sacred word to apply to whatever your flawed, unproven shot actually does.

Needless to say, Kupelian is lying. As we’ve previously noted, the vaccines do work; while the previous generation of COVID vaccines offered less protection from catching COVID as the virus mutated into the Omicron variant, they do reduce the risk of hospitalization and death, even among those who have previously caught COVID — hardly “unreliable.” And the new generation of vaccines should do a better job of catching the Omicron variant.

Kupelian had one more rant of note:

All of this Orwellian tampering with language might not be quite as necessary in a nation that has never known freedom. But in the United States of America, where tens of millions of citizens are very well acquainted with genuine, God-blessed liberty – indeed, where so many have fought, bled and died to preserve it – the ruling elites find it necessary to redefine, and thereby corrupt the meaning of, everything in order to enable actual violent extremists, domestic terrorists, racists and fascists to implement the real insurrection. Theirs.

Says the guy who spreads lies and misinformation to WND readers on a daily basis. No wonder legitimate businesses want nothing to do with WND and Joseph Farah was continually beg for money to keep his dishonest website alive.

Recycled attacks on Soros

Back in 2010, WND devoted an issue of its sparsely read Whistleblower magazine to attacking George Soros, under the title “George Soros and his Evil Empire,” which featured a rant by Kupelian: “if it’s immoral, subversive or harmful to America, Soros favors it, organizes it and funds it. If it’s noble and freedom-producing, like free markets and small government, he despises it and creates organizations to undermine and ultimately destroy it. This issue of Whistleblower shines intense daylight on all of this.”

Twelve years later, Kupelian was apparently so devoid of magazine ideas that he did it again, this time under the title “The Billionaire Who Thinks He’s God.” Kupelian even recycled an article from the 2010 issue: “Soros: This is ‘when my character was made’” by Art Moore, described as “revealing the Jewish billionaire investor’s chilling Nazi-occupation drama.” We haven’t been able to find an online version of the article, so we’ll just assume that Moore hates Soros enough to peddle the lie that Soros was a Nazi sympathizer and, thus, wishes that the Nazi had murdered just one more Jew.

The essay for the issue by Kupelian also recycles a lot of the irrational right-wing hatred for Soros:

For decades, however, Hungarian-born leftwing “billionaire philanthropist” George Soros has supported, advocated and bankrolled everything rotten, subversive, destructive, hateful and evil.


In short, if it’s immoral, subversive and anti-American, Soros favors, organizes and funds it. If it’s noble and freedom-producing, like free markets, fair elections and constitutional government, he sets up and funds organizations to undermine and destroy it.

Why? What is really going on inside the mind and soul of George Soros?

Even though conservatives generally regard him as akin to the evil emperor in “Star Wars,” the empire’s shadowy and malevolent behind-the-scenes power, George Soros simultaneously represents the lifeblood – indeed, life itself – to hundreds of organizations on the far left. They see him as a messianic figure, a revered leader, a godfather – almost a god, who provides good things for his children.

Indeed, Soros admits he wants to re-create the world in his image – like a god. That characterization is not opinion, hyperbole or rhetorical flourish: Living out “messianic fantasies” and openly likening himself to a “some kind of god” is precisely how George Soros – ironically, an atheist and self-hating Jew – describes himself in his more candid moments.

Of course, nobody should trust a malicious hater like Kupelian to examine what’s “really going on inside the mind and soul of George Soros” in a fair and objective manner. He just wants an excuse to generate some desperate clickbait by playing the oldies against a convenient right-wing bogeyman.

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