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PylesMalfunction Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 02:49 PM
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Who is behind WorldNetDaily.com?
I found this information at the site:
Founded by Joseph and Elizabeth Farah in May 1997, it is now a leading Internet newssite in both traffic and influence.

I just want to know who's backing it. I have someone who's trying to argue with me that it's a credible news organization and I'd like to be able to give them facts about the people/organizations behind it.

http://worldnetdaily.com/
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diplomats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 02:55 PM
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1. I think the RWer Richard Mellon Scaife funds it
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 03:00 PM
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2. Here's a site that could help ...
www.conwebwatch.com

Great site that has (usually) weekly updates on WND and other similar sites. While it doesn't have much hard data on WND, it has links that should point you in the right direction.
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Redbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 03:31 PM
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3. We do know that Farrah was a columnist for the Jeruslaem Post
Which is owned by Hollinger International. Lord Conrad Black is about as right wing as one can be. One of his editirs described him as:

"seldom unconscious of his responsibilities as a member of the rich man's trade union".
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PylesMalfunction Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-03 01:37 PM
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4. Thanks!
Thanks for the help! Now if I could only convince them that FAUX News isn't a credible source. ;)
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scoobiedavis Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-03 01:48 PM
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5. Farah is one of the most insideous of the Scaife-subsidized "journalists"
I recently wrote an article on Farah and WND: http://scoobiedavis.blogspot.com/2003_09_01_scoobiedavi... The columbia Journalism Review article by Trudy Lieberman that I cite in the post is very good.
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