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What is WorldNetDaily?
-- Linda A. (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 1999
Good question Linda.
Joseph Farah is editor of WorldNetDaily.com and executive director of the Western Journalism Center, an independent group of investigative reporters.
How is WorldNetDaily supported?
WorldNetDaily is sponsored by a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization. While we don't charge for the use of our service, we do encourage tax-deductible contributions to offset our expenses. Think about how much you pay for a daily newspaper -- perhaps one you don't even like -- to be delivered to your door. Well, we don't invoice you or send kids to your door to collect, but we do appreciate your donations, which will keep this service growing and improving. Does that sound like a good investment?
What's the guiding philosophy behind WorldNetDaily?
Like its parent company, the Western Journalism Center, WorldNetDaily believes the central role of a free press in a free society is to serve as a watchdog on government. That's why you will see more stories about government fraud, waste, corruption and abuse in WorldNetDaily than in your typical conventional daily paper. But we also like to have fun. Some of our stories are chosen simply because we like them.
Useful as a red flag, but as always, check other converging sources.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), January 11, 1999.
WorldNetDaily is obviously run by conservatives--something that I am not. It covers a lot of stories that the regular media don't usually carry. I like it for its privacy articles like the banking "Know Your Customer" proposal. I also have to give them credit for covering Y2K regularly.
From what I understand, Y2K concern is equal among both Democrats and Republicans. It's not a partisan issue. Use your own commonsense when reading a WorldNetDaily article, just as you would when calling, say, Gary North's site. Consider the source, and compare what you see there with other sources of information.
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 1999.
"you will see more stories about government fraud, waste, corruption and abuse in WorldNetDaily than in your typical conventional daily paper"..
The sad truth is that the real reason the typical conventional daily papers are light on real journalism on the above topics is because they are controlled by members of the Bilderberg Consortium better known as the Bilderbergers.
"Who's Who of the Elite Members of the Bilderbergs, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Skull & Bones Society" by Robert Gaylon Ross ISBN 0964988801
-- (email@example.com), January 11, 1999.
Ya...Kevin...You have to be careful when you're dealing with those conservatives!!!!
-- Hull Stetson (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 1999.
As a reference point with respect to number of viewers, WorldNetDaily is now getting more "hits" per day than is the nightly viewership of Rivero or CNN's interview shows - and WND's (windy's ?) readership is increasing rather than dropping like CNN's. Don't know whether the regular CNN news program is still higher. So they are a recognized source, but an unconventional one, of national news. Not too much on world stuff, other than China and Y2K.
To date, they've been correct (also "right") in reporting the facts, particularly about Y2K issues and China, than any others in the mainstream media. And unlike Drudge report, and others, they tend to avoid "latest trend" of group think national reporting. So mosttimes they are looking at stuff that the other guys chose to ignore.
(Wish they'd change their Y2K "title block" to be less patronizing than "Panic in the Year Zero" though.)
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw GA) (email@example.com), January 11, 1999.
World Net Daily is a conspiracy nut's dream! They are nothing but a rumor rag. How can you call them anything else when they publish information and give credit to multiple anonymous sources? Do they have anything besides a web page? What are WND's assets? Who are the principle investors? Why aren't the WND articles picked up by any other news media? I wouldn't bet a dime on their reports being accurate. If you expect them to tow the credible line, you must hold their feet to the fire... not just accept the unconfirmed BS because it supports your opinions.
-- R.A. Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 1999.
RA Mann, how about addressing the issue of underreporting or selective reporting???? Let the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times etc. address the same issues on the same level and then I will be impressed. Feet to the fire? Puhhhleease.
I'd like some real NEWS for a change. Perhaps the London Times and other overseas media are doing better at real reporting. Anyone know?
-- Bumble Bee (email@example.com), January 11, 1999.
WorldNetDaily's principal, Joseph Farah, is a Christian Reconstructionist, a la Gary North - http://www.berkshire.net/~ifas/fw/9201/senate.html. He may have something to say, but you can bet that it will have a slant that is very far to the right. I'm not judging whether it's right or wrong, just factual.
Just do a search on Farah and see for yourself.
-- Ted Markow (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 1999.
R.A. el al: If you're looking for multiple unnamed sources, read almost any major political or military piece in NYT or Wash Post. WND doesn't have a corner on that market, or even bragging rights. As for its principle being a Reconstructionist, a la GNorth, at least we know where he's coming from and can read WND with the appropriate salt shaker in hand, ratehr than the purported impartial reporting of AP or the Boston Globe.
-- Cash (email@example.com), January 12, 1999.