WND hasn’t received many kudos for its relentless and responsible pursuit of the real identity of the current occupant of the White House.
In fact, that would be an understatement of understatements.
More precisely, WND has been demonized, marginalized, ridiculed, viciously attacked, unfairly stereotyped; its founder (me) has been audited by the Internal Revenue Service for the first time in his life; Jerome Corsi and I have been blacklisted by the talking-heads TV shows; the news site has been the target of organized advertiser boycotts; and even many Barack Obama critics have distanced themselves from us so as not to run the risk of being labeled “birthers.”
Strangely, even when WND is credited with “its dogged pursuit of the truth” on this matter, it comes with begrudging caveats – as in the recent staff report by the Daily Bell, which bills itself as “an informative compendium of independent economic views and analysis.” It is a product of something called the Foundation for the Advancement of Free-Market Thinking.
“The fine print tells us that WorldNetDaily has pursued this story to an inexorable conclusion that President Barack Obama is not exactly whom he seems to be,” said the report. “This would be less important were he not among the highest powers in the land. WorldNetDaily certainly deserves journalistic honors for its dogged pursuit of the truth.”
So far, so good. Then the other shoe inevitably drops – that shoe that so self-consciously wants to avoid stepping in something that doesn’t smell good.
“On the other hand, WorldNetDaily is something of a strange beast when it comes to alternative journalism,” the reports states.
While the report continues to support all of WND’s findings and extol Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s courage in pursuing the issue, the Daily Bell offers this gratuitous, inaccurate swipe at the news agency that defied all odds in bringing America the truth about Obama’s identity charade – one more than a few commentators now have suggested is a story bigger than Watergate.
“Another issue is WorldNetDaily itself, which is a strange amalgamation of fundamentalist Christian virtues and freedom-oriented reporting,” continues the report. “The $4 million-plus start-up money came from a variety of sources, including those with an affiliation to the Heritage Foundation and powerful conservative groups. The funding for WND thus comes, at the end of the day, from the same power elite that basically placed Barack Obama in his seat of power.”
I have never read the Daily Bell before. I only stumbled upon this report because a friend forwarded it to me. But this concluding paragraph demonstrates what WND has faced from “friend” and foe alike for the past four years for doing the work the rest of the media not only ignored, but actively covered up.
First of all, it demonstrates a stunning brand of religious bigotry and an even more contemptuous regard for the truth.
I am well-acquainted with WND’s investors, but am unaware of any who have an affiliation with the Heritage Foundation or other powerful conservative groups – not that such links would concern me. It just doesn’t happen to be true. WND’s investors include Jews, Christians and atheists, libertarians, conservatives and even some I would characterize as liberals.
Not that any of that would matter, because my wife and I remain the largest shareholders in the company with full voting control.
Is the Daily Bell really suggesting that Joseph and Elizabeth Farah are part of “the same power elite that basically placed Barack Obama in his seat of power”?
Listen, I’m willing to accept even a backhanded compliment – if it is based on reality and truth.
But someone at the Daily Bell is obviously out of touch with both.