Here are the top “News” stories published by WND today* . (*I started this last night- the stories remained the same as of early this morning west coast time).
1) ALARMS SOUND OVER ‘IMMINENT’ ATTACKS ON U.S.
Report: Feds, law enforcement scrambling to stop ISIS carnage on border
Yep. Stoking fear. And killing to birds with one stone tying in southern border issues. With just a few minutes of research it;s clear this is based on some facebook and twitter posts from people who “may” have some involvement ISIS, and who have mentioned the issues on the southern border. Backed up by repeating claims of various right wing nut politicians and figures who have made claims that ISIS plans to attack the US and/or cross the “porous” sw border.
Nothing credible here at all…just lots of hot air.
2) MIDEAST EXPERT: OBAMA SWITCHED SIDES IN WAR ON TERROR
‘America has moved toward its Muslim enemies’
Yep, good old Claire Lopez again. Supposedly a CIA officer at one point in time. Most recently a prominent member of numerous far right wing groups on everything from Benghazzi to “islamic issues”. Spouting off again that the Obama administration has been heavily infilitrated by the Muslim Brotherhood, and Obama himself is intent on destroying secular middle east governments so radical Islamists can take over. Because, well…you know….
3) HAMAS: WE’RE ALREADY DIGGING NEW TERROR TUNNELS
Islamic jihadists boast of burrowing activities 4 days into truce
Ah yes- from resident WND Islam basher Aaron Klein. Who in the couple years I’ve been following him seems to simply make up stories. Can’t think of a single time his stories have proven true. And of course the irony of the whole story- it is supposedly based on Hamas sources leaking the info directly to WND. Yep, a Muslim group is leaking info to one of the most anti-muslim “news” sources in the world. makes perfect sense to me.
4) JIMMY CARTER REFUSES TO CANCEL SPEECH FOR HAMAS FRONT
Terror-tied group featuring former president at fundraiser
Ah yes. Carter speaking at the gathering for the Islamic Society of North America. In Detroit. They insist that INSA must be a front for Hamas, because, well, they were named (along with nearly every other muslim group in the US) as “unindicted coconspirators) in the trials of The Holy Land Foundation. In case you don’t remember, the holyland foundation was named a terrorist organization by Bush via executive order after 9/11- with the government seizing their money. The better part of a decade, and TWO trials later they were found guilty of supporting Hamas. Because, well, they gave money to charities and schools in the occupied territories. And since Hamas was in control them, by making the peoples lives better it made Hamas look better. A sad and sordid chapter of anti muslim American history under the Bush years.
And never mind that ISNA was never charged with ANY wrongdoing. Nor was there any evidence of such presented. They were just caught up in the governments anti-muslim furor after 9/11.
5) JOURNALISTS STRATEGIZE TO REPORT ON BEING ‘GAY’
Fox, CNN, Knight, ESPN bring out checkbooks to pay for events
Ah yes. The evil annual conference of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association. Essentially complaining they did not have any speakers there to represent the “traditional view” (hmmm, no one there to tell them they’re subhuman and going to hell?).
6)CONSENTING TO SEX COULD REQUIRE A TEXT
California bill redefines rape on college campuses
Yep, California legislators have passed a bill that would essentially flip the age old “no means no” to”yes means yes”. In other words, an intimate partner MUST give consent to intimate activities. And must be able to give consent (ie: not wasted drunk. Not drugged. Not passed out). But ah yes, this is all part of that evil “war on men” we see happening everywhere…
7) PARENTS: WATCH FOR THESE RED FLAGS AT SCHOOL
Exclusive: Linda Harvey outlines warning signs of creeping ‘pink propaganda’
yes, one of their favorite subjects- the massive “Gay Agenda”. Warning parents to watch out for things like evil gay teachers who might not assume your children are straight. And may talk to them in gender neutral phrases, like, talking to them abut dating and not specifying girlfriend or boyfriend.
And watch out for them reading literature! And remember- the evil far left National Library Association will be having “Banned Books Week” right when school starts.
8)SAVAGE: FEDS ARMING FOR ‘WAR ON WHITE PEOPLE’
Exclusive: Kathy Shaidle covers most explosive conversations on air
Ah yes- good old Michael Savage. Pointing out out the the Department of Homeland Security didn’t deploy forces to Ferguson because it was a “black issue”. And that the DHS is designed for a war on white people. And of course, promoting his new book on the coming civil war- which apparently will be blacks (may hispanics? Gays? …well “them” at any rate attacking the white race.
9) OBAMA TURNS ‘PREPPER,’ WARNS OF COMING ‘CRISIS’
‘Families should assemble a disaster supplies kit’
Making it all sound sinister while promoting their online store. And of course, Obama was promoting National Preparedness Month. The common sense idea that households should be prepared with a few days of basic supplies to cover events such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters. Not quite the same as WND’s constant articles on stockpiling guns, ammo, food and other supplies for the coming apocalypse.
10)FORT HOOD SHOOTER PLEADS TO JOIN ISIS
‘It would be an honor to be an obedient citizen soldier’
Well, they get one story right I suppose. But they use most of the article to moan about the costs of actually putting him on trial and use one incident (where he asked for a clock so he could roll his paralyzed lower body over every few hours to prevent bed sores, and where he complained about the temperature being to cold and asked to see an Iman) as evidence he has “filled his jailors’ lives with nearly incessant grief.”
11)OBAMA NAMED IN RICO LAWSUIT
Accused of laundering funds to terrorist organization Hamas
Ah yes, good old Larry Klayman. A WND contributor. The man who has spent the last few decades suing every “liberal” he can find. The founder of the right wing Judicial Watch, where he spent years suing the Clintons and their administration for anything and everything. And now frontman for Freedom Watch.
Yawn. So he’s filed yet another frivilous lawsuit. As he claims:“The nation and the world have increasingly come to see that Obama views himself primarily as a Muslim and acts accordingly in favoring Islamic interests over Judeo-Christian ones, and the complaint lays out Obama’s history in documented detail”
One can only wonder how many millions of taxpayer dollars he has wasted with his pointless lawsuits over the years.
if you pay attention to the right wing news for a while you will notice that very, very little of it is actually news. Some of it is outright fabrications. Most contains a tidbit of news or actual events that is then spun to fit the right wing narrative. Often in blatant denial of other relevant facts.
But more disturbing- is how these stories come about. We have people like James Hoft who runs Gateway Pundit. (just google: “The dumbest man on the internet. or if you’re lazy, LMGTFY: http://bit.ly/1CdM4Fz ). The Washington Times (yes, the paper started by “The Moonies” that allows people to post, well, whatever- with no fact checking. No credentials or history of honesty or journalistic skills required). Sites like WND who has quite a number of “journalists” with a long history of posting stories based on “high ranking sources” that end up being completely false. (in any real journalistic setting, claiming you have “sources”, much less not confirming the info with multiple sources, ends your career).
But time and time, and time again we see these far right wing sources, with a long history of being wrong, publish these stories. Where oftentimes they get picked up and run by the more “credible” and “respected” “news sites” that are only, ahem, right leaning. Or “Fair and balanced”.
And so, we end up with millions of americans being presented with, and believing, lies. Lies that do irreparable harm to our society. To our country. And yet, these people have the audacity to consider themselves patriots, true americans, those keeping to the ideals of our founding fathers.