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WND is more than just a news report, according to many of its fans and columnists who are marking the 15th anniversary of the ground-breaking online service launched in 1997.
“Joseph Farah and WND have been doing a service to God and country for 15 years. I am honored to have been a small part of that,” said Greg Laurie, evangelist, pastor, author and WND columnist.
“WND (formerly WorldNetDaily) just may be the very best news and commentary website on the Internet. We consult it at least daily, and often more than that! We also refer our readers to many of its news items, information, commentary, books, and videos,” said Ted Baehr, the founder of Movieguide.
“WND has also been tremendously important to the growth of our ministry at the Christian Film & Television Commission, Movieguide and The Culture Watch. With their help, and God’s gracious blessing, we have grown by leaps and bounds. We urge all Christians, conservatives and traditionalists to support WND as well as make full use its excellent, unique and vital services.”
Chuck Norris, who, according to the online Chuck Norris “facts,” decides what is news, said WND.com is “one of the very few sources I trust for news.”
Said Chuck Gallup: “Are there only one, maybe two or three news sources doing their job? What is news on WND appears elsewhere three months later.”
“I congratulate WND, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this week. We can always count on WND to give us news that others fail to cover,” said Phyllis Schlafly, founder of Eagle Forum.
And Steve Cooper, of The Conservative Monster.com, said, “WorldNetDaily has been an inspiration to many conservative websites, The Conservative Monster included. I try to keep in touch with Joseph Farah once in awhile to let him know that the Monster fans back him 100 percent. I told him that I would let the Monster fans know about signing up for WND.com News Alerts. Joseph said that ‘he appreciates the support’ and I appreciate what he does at WND.com daily.”
The perspectives reflect the mission statement of founders Joseph and Elizabeth Farah, have been known to describe WND as “fiercely independent”:
WorldNetDaily.com Inc. is an independent news company dedicated to uncompromising journalism, seeking truth and justice and revitalizing the role of the free press as a guardian of liberty. We remain faithful to the traditional and central role of a free press in a free society – as a light exposing wrongdoing, corruption and abuse of power.
“We also seek to stimulate a free-and-open debate about the great moral and political ideas facing the world and to promote freedom and self-government by encouraging personal virtue and good character.”
If anyone is more enthusiastic about WND than its columnists and contributors, it would be the readers.
Dale Dickerson wrote, “I go to your page just about every day to find out what the liberal media does not want us to know,” and Cathy Tesi said, “I like your site the best because you couple faith with truth and I am a woman of faith. May God bless you and protect you as [you] play a vital role in enlightening our countrymen.”
“WND rocks with its complete coverage of the trial of American history, no other news source comes close!” wrote Nedd Kareiva.
Mickey Grace proved eloquent: “Real journalism – can you spell it, Mr. and Mrs. John Q. American? Why were we given a free press? First and foremost to expose government corruption. CNS, Drudge and Savage all help, but none informs like WND. The choice of issues to cover and depth of information given, because we need to know, is unparalleled. Then there’s the commentaries from some of the best American minds around. Truly, if one wants to know what real American journalism looks like, one must go to WND.”
WND is, said John L. Gress, “the Superman of journalism today.”
In one commentary, Farah said, “As long as I am alive, WND will continue to tell the truth about Shariah, jihad and Islamic terror,” bringing this from Nedd, “And as long as I’m alive, I’m going to continue standing side by side with WND, the most impeccable independent source of journalism, bar none, in the world.”
Some even seem to have plans for their favorite news site.
“As a Christian, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate WND on the Internet, but, I really wish you could see your way clear to start a 24-hour WND Cable TV News Channel to put up against the lame-stream media, i.e. Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, etc., that incessantly beams itself into our living rooms every day.”
And there are those who offer support more valuable that monetary sponsorships.
“Since I can’t contribute, I can still pray,” said Wanda, who describes herself as an “83-year-old, great grandmother.”
That WND stands apart was apparent to Mike Martin. “I subscribe to four newspapers … None of the items WND has been reporting on … has been mentioned … NONE of it.”
He continued, “I shudder to think what things would belike without the Internet and access to WND.”
Barbara Feggestad wrote, “There is no other source for such complete investigations and in-depth information. Your reporters are doing fantastic jobs!!”
Anita Garriott added, “I surely do want Mr. Farah to know how much I appreciate his Christian faith and strength and boldness to spread the Gospel.”
“WND, you are putting up a good fight against the tide,” wrote Greg Rice.
Another brought in a stunning perspective. “Not all your readers are church goers. Even though I am undecided as an agnostic, that does not stop me from seeking the truth that supports founded American values. That is why ‘I choose’ WND as my No. 1 news source,” said Doug Johns.