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Breaking News from the Lunatic Fringe

May 6, 2009

by Wyatt MacKenzie
Breaking News from the Lunatic Fringe

Yesterday when I was skimming Politico, I saw a surprising number of posters refer to the Wall Street Journal as a “right wing rag,” “conservative shill,” or practitioner of “trash journalism." Now I could point to the New York Post, which once ran a cover story in which it photoshopped the heads of weasels onto UN delegates (U.N. Meets, Weasels to hear new Iraq evidence) or Drudge, where Obama’s every sneeze merits a flashing red link and sirens to show just how cloistered these people must be. But I won’t. Because that’s no fun. Let me introduce World Net Daily. World Net Daily makes the Washington Times look like Pravda. It features columns by Joseph Farah (the founder), David Limbaugh (brother of you-know-who), and Chuck Norris (no, I’m not joking). I thought about trying to explain WND here but I’ve got exams to do and honestly I could never do it justice, so I’m going to go ahead and share a few recent headlines verbatim:

Next on Senate agenda? 'Pedophile Protection Act' 'Hate crimes' law definitions would protect 547 sex 'philias' --WND
Billion-dollar drug company discovered cure for cancer... And told no one! They hid the cure to sell you more drugs --Health Sciences Institute
The ultimate special report on eligibility Why millions still demand proof Obama is constitutionally fit for office --WND

I don't know what more I could say about most of these, but let's play a game: which of these is not like the others?  I'll spoil it: number three.  That's right, WND mixes ads in with its reporting in the exact same font and format (and seems to make sure they're on par in craziness for that matter too).  People get their news from this website.  Let me repeat myself. People get their news. From. THIS SITE.

For those interested in a more thorough exploration of WND, I particularly recommend their "Laugh Line" jokes section, where roughly nine out of ten jokes revolve around Barrack Hussein Obama (never forget that middle name) being black.  I could spend another 500 words just covering WND's bizarre conspiracy theories about our president but I've earned my pay and frankly they could never possibly compare to this article.

If you don't click that link I cannot even begin to describe how sorry I feel for you.

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