Yesterday I wrote a post about Jon Henke’s call for a boycott for any conservatives that “choose to support [WorldNetDaily] through advertising and email list rental or other collaboration.”
In response to this call, I pointed out that WND founder Joseph Farah has been a staple at right-wing events and that if you plan on boycotting anyone who “collaborates” with WND, you’d have to boycott pretty much the entire conservative movement.
Today, Farah shot back at Henke and those who have taken up his call, as well as Media Matters and yours truly:
Last, but not least – because more will surely be coming on this epic journalistic scandal committed by WND – the always thoughtful folks at People for the American Way got their two cents in by suggesting the out-of-context quote picked up by the Boston Herald should require an all-out boycott of any organization that “will not renounce any further support of WorldNetDaily.”
Am I scared?
No, folks. I’m not.
I didn’t found WorldNetDaily to be esteemed by my colleagues.
I didn’t found it to make People for the American Way or Media Matters happy.
I didn’t found it because I wanted to be part of the “conservative” movement.
I founded it because there was a crying need for an independent brand of journalism beholden only to the truth.
And we will continue to pursue the truth no matter where it leads.
I hope you appreciate that WorldNetDaily difference.
First of all, we did not suggest a boycott of “any organization that ‘will not renounce any further support of WorldNetDaily’,” Henke did:
I think it’s time to find out what conservative/libertarian organizations support WND through advertising, list rental or other commercial collaboration (email me if you know of any), and boycott any of those organizations that will not renounce any further support for WorldNetDaily.
Secondly, Farah blames the call for a boycott on this recent article:
Is the federal government building secret camps to lock up people who criticize President Barack Obama?
Will it truck off young people to camps to brainwash them into liking Obama’s agenda? Are government officials planning to replicate the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, using the guillotine to silence their domestic enemies?
In a second warning, the Web site Worldnetdaily.com says that the government is considering Nazi-like concentration camps for dissidents.
Jerome Corsi, the author of “The Obama Nation,” an anti-Obama book, says that a proposal in Congress “appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany.”
Farah insists that the article took Corsi’s quote out of context:
Notice the partial quote. What’s left out are some key words. Let’s look at the full, unexpurgated sentence in Corsi’s original story: “The proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention, appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany.”
Apparently, Farah thinks that the words “the proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention” somehow make Corsi’s assertion about government concentration camps less crazy.
And, it should be noted, it is not just Corsi who is making these sorts of outlandish claims in the pages of WND – Janet Porter is making them as well. Heck, just a few weeks ago, Porter’s entire WND column was dedicated to furthering her belief that there is some conspiracy afoot to kill millions of Americans via a flu vaccine.
Farah says he founded founded WND “because there was a crying need for an independent brand of journalism beholden only to the truth.”
And it is thanks to Farah’s deep commitment to the truth that we have been graced with some of WND’s most amazing revelations … like the fact that soy makes you gay.