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So we're conspiracy theorists?

Posted By Joseph Farah On 08/28/2013 @ 7:48 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments

The easiest, most effortless way to discredit someone or some organization today is to label them “extremist” or “conspiracy theorist.”

It’s a tough label to shed, especially because the terms are totally subjective – only meaningful in the eyes of the beholder.

But one thing I notice about those hurling such epithets is that they tend to accuse others of what they themselves do.

Take the case of Salon.com.

Last week, one of its pseudo-journalists published the following: “Joe Miller, a Republican candidate in the primary race for Alaska Senate, is promoting a blog post by the conspiracy theory website World Net Daily that claims President Obama has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and which implicates Lois Lerner of the IRS in the conspiracy as well.”

Note the descriptive of WND:

  • Not “first and leading independent Internet news source”
  • Not “pioneer, trailblazing business in new media”

I wouldn’t expect it from Salon.

This was an article with a purpose. It wasn’t so much intended to smear WND. It was intended to smear my friend Joe Miller. Salon has spent years, along with other left-wing media outlets, attempting to discredit and defame WND by any means necessary.

Why?

Because Salon is an “extremist conspiracy site.” I won’t just hurl that descriptive. I will actually provide evidence – something Salon and the like are unable or unwilling to do.

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But, before I do that, I want to invite you to read the “claim” that Obama has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, linking Lois Lerner of the IRS. It’s not a conspiracy. It is actually what we call in journalism a “news story.” (We don’t do blogs at WND – and, of course, Salon knows this.)

Now let me tell you why it is Salon that is the true “conspiracy theory website” and its staff, from top to bottom, are the true nutcase “extremists.”

 

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