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At this time, news organizations prepare their year-end retrospective replays of what they consider to have been the top news stories of the previous 12 months. But WND’s editors have always found it more newsworthy to publish a compilation of the important stories most ignored by the establishment press.
WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah has sponsored “Operation Spike” every year since 1988 and since founding WND in May 1997 has continued the annual tradition. For the past 12 years, WND has invited its readers to join in and submit what they considered the most underreported stories of the past year.
Last year, WND’s “readers’ choice” picks for the 10 most underreported stories of 2011 were:
- Elections official Tim Adams claims there is no Hawaiian birth certificate for Barack Obama.
- Army officer court-martialed, jailed after questioning Obama’s eligibility.
- The reality of how poorly the U.S. economy is doing.
- America’s move toward socialism.
- The fall of the “mainstream” news media as ratings drop, advertising plunges and public distrust grows.
- Allegations of fraud, including illegal voting by felons and a formalized refusal by some states to follow election law regarding ballots for the military raise the possibility of manipulation of elections.
- Mysterious missile spotted off the coast of California.
- The growing evidence against the theory that mankind is a significant factor in climate change.
- The push in the U.S. courts by homosexual advocates to demand the legalization of same-sex “marriage” as well as through Congress to formally adopt the policy of allowing self-declared homosexuals in the U.S. military.
- The impact of the TSA’s full-body scanners, including the associated health risks, invasion of privacy and violations of the 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches.