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1 September, 2009

Dumping WND

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 8:44

I stopped reading WorldNetDaily years ago. It wasn’t anything sudden, but I sensed some kind of strange vibe there. Apparently they’ve since drifted off and become WorldNutDaily, home to every lunatic idea on the right: Creationist, anti-vaccine, Birther and, now, just offensively stupid.

In the 1960’s, William F. Buckley denounced the John Birch Society leadership for being “so far removed from common sense” and later said “We cannot allow the emblem of irresponsibility to attach to the conservative banner.”

The Birthers are the Birchers of our time, and WorldNetDaily is their pamphlet.  The Right has mostly ignored these embarrassing people and organizations, but some people and organizations inexplicably choose to support WND through advertising and email list rental or other collaboration.  For instance, I have been told that F.I.R.E (The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) – an otherwise respectable group that does important work – uses the WND email list.  They should stop.

We need to kick the new John Birth Society out of the tent.


1 Comment »

  1. Two questions:

    Is the Republican party savable?

    Or, and perhaps more importantly, do they even want to be saved?

    Comment by Bob — 2 September, 2009 @ 12:59

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