Intro to WND’s ‘After Farah Suffers Stroke…’


Intro by John R. Houk, Blog Editor

WND story by David Kupelian

April 5, 2019

 

The online publication WND has been around a long time founded in 1997. WND’s own press asserts it is the oldest online publication of its kind.

With that said, I’m on the WND email alert list providing timely news articles. This is how I discovered the unfortunate news the WND founder Joseph Farah has suffered a stroke. Below are some brief details posted on WND 3/28/19:

 

Recently, adversity hit hard when our company’s founder and CEO, Joseph Farah, suffered a serious stroke. After spending several days in the hospital undergoing extensive testing and evaluation, he is now home, resting comfortably and recovering.

 

Although no one can say with certainty how long he will be away from WND, what I can say with certainty is that Joseph and his family are extremely appreciative of your prayers, as are all of us at WND.

 

Joseph’s medical crisis, in addition to being a difficult trial for the Farah family, is likewise tough for those of us staffing the news organization he founded and has led for 22 years. I’ve known Joseph Farah for three decades, and for 20 years have worked closely with this pioneering journalist as a colleague, good friend and fellow Christian. I know him as a man of enormous talents, integrity and genuine faith.

 

For me, even more disturbing, the formerly great Washington Post recently published a hit piece against WND mere days after Farah’s stroke was announced. It’s a sad day in the media industry when a media giant rips into another media company whose founder has had a severe medical event.

 

But I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised since WaPo has become one of the chief purveyors of Left-Wing Fake News.

 

David Kupelian writing for WND chastises WaPo and provides reassurances about WND’s intentions to keep providing Conservative news with a Christian and pro-Israel slant.

 

God bless Joseph Farah and God bless WND.

 

JRH 4/5/19

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AFTER FARAH SUFFERS STROKE, WASHINGTON POST LAUNCHES MAJOR ATTACK ON WND

America’s 1st online journalism organization responds to attempted takedown by D.C. behemoth

 

By David Kupelian

April 4, 2019

WND

 

Joseph Farah

 

Just five days after WND went public with the news that its founder, editor and CEO, veteran journalist Joseph Farah had suffered a devastating stroke, the Washington Post has published a lengthy article attacking Farah, his wife Elizabeth, and WND, America’s first online journalism organization.

 

The story, sensationally headlined “Inside the spectacular fall of the granddaddy of right-wing conspiracy sites,” cites mostly unnamed former employees and others. The Post also mysteriously managed to get a hold of the contents of WND’s private email server, referencing and picking apart numerous internal emails going as far back as 12 years.

 

So, what does the Washington Post story actually allege?

 

Against a backdrop of ongoing financial struggles at the company, the article rolls out numerous examples of unpaid bills, unhappy authors, supposedly bad judgment, failure to adequately communicate with board members, and “reckless and undisciplined” spending by the company’s founders.

 

Evidently the Post considers it shocking and newsworthy that over its 22-year history, a small, influential though undercapitalized company in a highly competitive business, rocked regularly by seismic changes – the dot-com crash, the Google-Facebook-Amazon disruption of the internet and so on – might experience its share of failures, difficulties and embarrassments.

 

Nowhere in the Post’s article is anything remotely illegal alleged. More to the point, nor does the Post acknowledge the important and highly regarded reporting generated day in and day out, year after year, by WND’s journalists – most of whom, remarkably, have been with WND for virtually all of its two decades of existence.

 

Most interestingly, nowhere in his massive 2,700-word article does Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia ever get down to what has actually caused the precipitous drop in annual revenue at WND over the last couple of years, which has led to the company’s current struggles.

 

Irony alert: One of WND’s most critical revenue streams over the past two decades has been its robust e-commerce operation featuring thousands of products: the WND Superstore. But WND’s store revenues have dropped dramatically, just as sales have tanked at countless other retailers both online and brick-and-mortar, from Barnes & Noble to Macy’s, thanks to one company – Amazon – whose founder, CEO and president Jeff Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post, having purchased it in 2013 for $250 million.

 

Seeing as Bezos is the world’s wealthiest human being, the Post fortunately suffers no financial problems like WND and others do.

 

But there’s more: Besides Amazon, other internet mega-monopolies including Google and Facebook have all but destroyed the other major revenue stream for online news: advertising.

“Journalism, sustained by traditional advertising, is dying,” says the respected Washington, D.C.-based Electronic Privacy Information Center, whose written testimony to Congress’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce & Consumer Protection explained starkly that “the revenue model that sustained journalism is broken.”

 

These developments on the internet – along with the now well-documented progressive-left bias, censorship, skewed search algorithms, demonetizing, shadow-banning, outright banning and multiple other modes of suppressing non-leftwing thought – have severely impacted many independent journalism organizations, including WND.

 

There is so much in the Post’s article that is unfair, misleading and just wrong. But rather than refute every allegation and innuendo in this one-sided, unsympathetic portrayal of a vastly smaller but influential news competitor, maybe it’s fair game – since the Post casts aspersions not just on the actions, but the motivations, of WND co-founders Joseph and Elizabeth Farah – to examine the Post’s own motivations and agenda.

 

The Washington Post was once a great newspaper (I grew up in Washington and the Post was delivered to our door daily), best known for its fabled Watergate coverage, with Woodward and Bernstein inspiring a generation of young people to follow in their journalistic footsteps – including Joseph Farah. Those days are long gone. Critics today refer to the Washington Post as “Jeff Bezos’ vanity paper,” the Amazon founder’s chief lobbying-propaganda arm in the nation’s capital.

 

For the past two-plus years, the Post has been in the forefront of the fake news coverage of the phony Trump-Russia-collusion hoax. Let’s be clear: Month after month after month, the Washington Post feverishly promoted the worst hoax in American history.

 

Even before Trump’s election and the Russia hysteria, the Post frequently compared the New York businessman to Adolf Hitler. That’s right. As this writer documented in 2016, during that historic year the Washington Post’s election coverage included no fewer than five different Post writers explicitly comparing Trump to the Nazi monster who murdered 11 million people.

 

Enough said. As Tucker Carlson puts it, “The Washington Post is not a serious newspaper. It’s a joke.”

 

Although Joseph Farah is the only person situated to respond to many of the Post’s allegations, the paper chose to publish its takedown article right after Farah suffered a major stroke rendering him totally unable to defend himself, his wife and his news organization.

 

I don’t know why the Post chose to do such a thing. But I’ll close by simply saying for the record, as WND’s vice president and managing editor for 20 years, that I have nothing but the highest respect and love for this amazing news organization, for its founders Joseph and Elizabeth Farah, and for the dedicated journalists who work here.

 

Finally, regarding that Post headline gloating over “the spectacular fall” of WND: To paraphrase Mark Twain, “Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated.” WND is still here. And we’re committed to doing what we’ve been doing since before Amazon, Google, Facebook and others even existed – to boldly report without fear or favor on all the corruption, lies, fraud, abuse, attacks on the Constitution, and outright delusions that increasingly dominate our great country. As the 2020 election nears, count on us to focus on underreported but life-and-death issues like voter fraud in all its forms, the left’s disastrous and flat-out insane agenda, Big Tech’s intended election rigging and much more – oh yes, and exposing fake news.

 

NOTE: If you would like to support WND, you can do so either directly at the Support WND Donation page, or by making a tax-deductible donation to the newly formed 501c3 nonprofit WND News Center. Thank you.

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David Kupelian is an award-winning journalist, vice president and managing editor of WND, editor of Whistleblower magazine and widely read columnist. He is also the best-selling author of “The Marketing of Evil” (2005), “How Evil Works” (2010) and most recently, “The Snapping of the American Mind” (2015). Follow him on Facebook.

 

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About WND

 

WND, formerly WorldNetDaily, can best be explained by its mission statement: “WND is an independent news company dedicated to uncompromising journalism, seeking truth and justice and revitalizing the role of the free press as a guardian of liberty. We remain faithful to the traditional and central role of a free press in a free society – as a light exposing wrongdoing, corruption and abuse of power.

 

“We also seek to stimulate a free-and-open debate about the great moral and political ideas facing the world and to promote freedom and self-government by encouraging personal virtue and good character.”

 

Indeed, WND is a fiercely independent news site committed to hard-hitting investigative reporting of government waste, fraud and abuse.

 

Founded by Joseph and Elizabeth Farah in May 1997, it is now a leading Internet news site in both traffic and influence.

 

WND has broken some of the biggest, most significant and most notable investigative and enterprising stories in recent years. See “WND Scoops” for a comprehensive list of major WND exclusive reports that first saw the light of day in these pages.

 

WND’s unique and aggressive reporting style has captured a large and growing audience on the Internet:

 

WND was voted the most popular website on the Internet every week for nearly two years running between 1999 and 2001 on the independent, European-based Global100.com.

 

WND consistently ranks as the “stickiest” news site on the Internet, meaning readers spent more time on it than on any other – including giants CNN, MSNBC and ESPN.

 

WND often ranks at the top of the news pack in READ THE REST

 

Conspiracies Undermining Trump


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Edited by John R. Houk

© February 28, 2017

 

Pseudonymous contributor Tony Newbill looks at Obama disruption of the Trump Administration, tax reform concepts, food availability, policing for profit, Censoring News under the Fake News moniker, human gene manipulation, Intelligence monitoring of communications of government employees and private citizens, Special Prosecutor of Crooked Hillary more important looking at Trump involvement with Russia AND nefarious cooperation between Bezos-owned WaPo and the CIA.

 

JRH 2/28/17

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Timeline Strongly Suggests President Obama Set Up Intelligence Scheme

2/17/2017 10:21 AM

 

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/17/the-lame-duck-timeline-strongly-suggests-president-obama-set-up-intelligence-scheme-to-undermine-trump/

 

The Lame Duck Timeline Strongly Suggests President Obama Set Up Intelligence Scheme To Undermine Trump

 

Jay Sekulow outlines the case (Video Here [** Youtube Version Below]) that President Obama set-up a plan for the intelligence community to target President Trump.

 

***VIDEO: Jay Sekulow Provides EVIDENCE Obama Set Up Coup Against Trump

 

Posted by Prissy Holly

Published on Feb 17, 2017

 

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This is Interesting …The Tax Revolution Is Here

2/20/2017 9:28 AM

 

One year after it launched, the Tax Revolution Institute — true to its name — is radically distinguishing itself from other organizations in the tax-reform space. TRI’s claim is that the fundamental problem with our tax system is not that it isn’t flat enough, fair enough, low enough, or simple enough — but the simple fact that the government does not have to earn our money.

 

The Problem

Our tax system guarantees politicians an uninterrupted stream of revenue, regardless of whether it is spent honestly, wisely, or effectively. This creates an environment of weak accountability and a lack of responsiveness to the impact of government spending on people’s lives.

 

The Solution

What if the government had to earn our money?

 

In other words, what if individuals could redirect their tax dollars whenever they saw them spent wastefully, corruptly, or in ways that just don’t have a positive impact on people’s lives? What if Americans could maximize the good that government does by effectively voting with every tax dollar?

 

Public Support for Voluntary Taxation on the Rise

Could society be changed for the better if the public were allowed to redirect their tax dollars to civil society instead of the government? TRI Videographer Ford Fischer walks the streets of Washington, DC, to see what the average person has to say.

 

READ ENTIRETY: http://taxrevolution.us/public-support-for-voluntary-taxation-on-the-rise/ (Public Support for Voluntary Taxation on the Rise; By Ford Fischer; Tax Revolution Institution; 2/17/17)

 

Ending Hunger in America One College “Food Pantry” at a Time

The story of Justin Franks’s food pantry is a compelling reminder of the power of individuals when they freely come together to find societal solutions. Franks shares his experience with TRI in this one-on-one interview.

 

READ ENTIRETY: http://taxrevolution.us/ending-hunger-america-college-food-pantry/ (Ending Hunger in America One College “Food Pantry” at a Time; By Guillermo Jimenez; Tax Revolution Institution; 2/17/17)

 

 

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Why Ending an Economic Incentive Can Change Policing for the Better

 

The entire country, including the police, would do well to see an end to the perverse economic incentives created by civil asset forfeiture. TRI’s Editor in Chief, Guillermo Jimenez, breaks down the ugly history of “policing for profit” and explains why the public must demand its abolishment.
READ ENTIRETY: http://taxrevolution.us/civil-asset-forfeiture-ending-an-economic-incentive-better-policing/ (Civil Asset Forfeiture: Why Ending an Economic Incentive Can Change Policing for the Better; By Guillermo Jimenez; Tax Revolution Institution; 2/17/17)

 

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Breaking

2/22/2017 11:00 PM

 

Breaking: Infowars and Natural News under attack

 

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/breaking-infowars-and-natural-news-under-attack/

 

Alex Jones’ infowars.com and Mike Adams’ naturalnews.com are both under attack.

 

Infowars has been dropped by its ad platform provider — adroll.com, which spreads ads for Infowars products to many, many media outlets. Last year, that ad operation accounted for more than $3 million in sales for Infowars.

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Natural News has been “delisted” by Google. Google appears to have wiped out 140,000 pages of listings for Mike’s website. I just typed in “natural news” at Google and what came up was something different, natural.news — another tiny site owned by Mike, not naturalnews.com, as the top listing.

 

The Empire is striking back. This isn’t debate or discussion or even baseless accusation. This is war by attrition. And censorship.

 

This is part of the elite mantra: if we don’t like it, wipe it out.

 

If you’ve been awake for the past year, you’ve seen an escalation, along many fronts, of the so-called “Progressive” forces to censor what they don’t want to read or hear.

 

It’s taken a new turn. They want to take down key independent media outlets.

 

They want to narrow down the “information superhighway” to a one-lane road that runs directly into their headquarters, where all the big-time fake news is dispensed, every day, to the hypnotized masses.

 

Don’t let them win. At the very least, take the independent news you judge is vitally important and spread it out far and wide.

Finally, for now, a message to those individuals who, by work and sweat and intelligence, by their own efforts, have built and created independent news sites:

 

WHATEVER DIFFERENCES YOU MAY HAVE HAD, FROM TIME TO TIME, WITH ONE ANOTHER, THIS IS BIGGER THAN THAT. MUCH BIGGER. THIS IS ABOUT CENSORSHIP OF FREE SPEECH. THIS IS ABOUT A WAR AGAINST THE FREEDOMS WE HOLD DEAR, THE FREEDOMS THAT MEAN THE MOST WHEN THEY ARE UNDER ATTACK. DEFEND EACH OTHER.

 

Update: Part-2 here (Breaking: Infowars and Natural News under attack; By Jon Rappoport; Jon Rappoport’s Blog; 2/22/17)

 

Genetic manipulation of humans: Jeff Rense and Jon Rappoport

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/genetic-manipulation-of-humans-jeff-rense-and-jon-rappoport/

 

(Update: Part-1 here, Part-2 here)

 

Listen to a brand new conversation between Jeff Rense and Jon Rappoport, on the subject of new vaccines that will permanently change the DNA of humans. This is vital information.

 

VIDEO: New Frankenstein Synthetic DNA Vaccines Forever Change YOU [44:23]

 

Posted by Jeff Rense

Published on Feb 22, 2017

The next gen of vaccine horror is here. You better pay EXTREMELY close attention to this conversation.

‘Science’ has announced that vaccines are moving away from traditional formats and will now be composed of viruses that will carry entirely new forms of DNA right into your cells where they will REPLACE or join your body’s existing, God-given NATURAL DNA with this new SYNTHETIC DNA. This new DNA will allegedly confirm protection on you from various viruses that each new DNA type is created to kill. However, this new virus-delivered SYNTHETIC DNA can be created to do almost ANYTHING to you…permanently and forever. This fake DNA can CHANGE ANY PART OF YOUR BEING…from intellectual and emotional processes to all physical traits that are created and regulated by our natural DNA. We are entirely governed by our birth DNA but soon, according to one scientist, ‘EVERYONE WILL HAVE SYNTHETIC DNA.’ We are talking about ABSOLUTE CONTROL of the human species through synthetic, DNA. This is a monumentally important video.

 

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Deep State … can President Trump rebalance Liberty?

2/23/2017 10:09 AM

 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/02/23/andrew-napolitano-chickens-have-come-home-to-roost.html

 

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The surveillance state regime today permits America’s 60,000 military and civilian domestic spies to access in real time all the landline and mobile telephone calls and all the desktop and mobile device keystrokes and all the digital data created and used by anyone in the United States. The targets today are not just ordinary Americans; they are justices on the Supreme Court, military brass in the Pentagon, agents in the FBI, local police in cities and towns, and the man in the Oval Office.

 

READ ENTIRETY (The chickens have come home to roost; By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano; Fox News; 2/23/17)

 

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Where’s Crooked Hillary’s Special Prosecutor?

2/27/2017 10:57 PM

 

Where the Hell is the Special Prosecutor for Hillary Clinton giving Russia US Technology for donations to the Clinton Foundation??????? [Among other dastardly deeds]

 

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/clintons-close-ties-to-putin-deserve-scrutiny

 

Four Times When Hillary Clinton And Her Allies Sold Out American Interests To Putin In Exchange For Political And Financial Favors

 

Clinton Sold Out American Military Technology To Putin As Secretary Of State In Exchange For Russian Money For Her Foundation:

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Clinton “Worked Aggressively” To Lure Large American Technology Companies To Invest In Russian Firms Based In Skolkovo. “Consider Skolkovo, an ‘innovation city’ of 30,000 people on the outskirts of Moscow, billed as Russia’s version of Silicon Valley—and a core piece of Mrs. Clinton’s quarterbacking of the Russian reset. … Mrs. Clinton’s State Department worked aggressively to attract U.S. investment partners and helped the Russian State Investment Fund, Rusnano, identify American tech companies worthy of Russian investment.” (Peter Schweizer, “The Clinton Foundation, State And Kremlin Connections,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/31/16)

 

U.S. Military Experts Believe These Skolkovo-Based Companies Serve As Vehicles To Expand Russia’s Military Capacity. “Amid all the sloshing of Russia rubles and American dollars, however, the state-of-the-art technological research coming out of Skolkovo raised  officials. Research conducted in 2012 on Skolkovo by the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth declared that the purpose of Skolkovo was to serve as a ‘vehicle for world-wide technology transfer to Russia in the areas of information technology, biomedicine, energy, satellite and space technology, and nuclear technology.’”(Peter Schweizer, “The Clinton Foundation, State And Kremlin Connections,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/31/16)

 

The Clinton’s Family Foundation Has Received An Influx Of Funds From Russian Companies Tied To Skolkovo. “Russians tied to Skolkovo also flowed funds to the Clinton Foundation. Andrey Vavilov, the chairman of SuperOx, which is part of Skolkovo’s nuclear-research cluster, donated between $10,000 and $25,000 (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton’s family charity. Skolkovo Foundation chief and billionaire Putin confidant Viktor Vekselberg also gave to the Clinton Foundation through READ THE REST (CLINTON’S CLOSE TIES TO PUTIN DESERVE SCRUTINY; Press Release; DonaldJTrump.com; 10/9/16)

 

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Washington Post-CIA marriage

2/28/2017 9:21 AM

 

The Post is in bed with the CIA to the tune of $600 million. If that isn’t the foundation of fakery on a grand scale, what is?

 

Try to find one major news outlet that has exposed and pounded on this Washington Post-CIA marriage. You can’t. You see, the fakers protect their own. It’s a club. If you join, you keep your mouth shut about the inherent unholy alliances within the club. It’s a rule.

 

Memo to the New York Times, LA Times, CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, Reuters, AP: If you want to prove you’re not fake, go after the Washington Post, hammer and tongs, on their marriage to the CIA. Don’t let up. Demand conflict of interest statements from the Post, for starters.

 

And here’s a talking point for you. Was Jeff Bezos’ cash purchase of the Washington Post a mere coincidence, placed next to his $600 million contract with the CIA, or did he buy the Post so he could offer the CIA an even tighter relationship with the number-one paper of record?

 

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/washington-post-fake-news-partner-with-the-cia/#comment-213102

[Blog Editor: The above Rappoport link is actually a link to the Trump Press Release talking Hillary’s crooked dealings with Russia under the pseudonym “Tommy Tunes” which is the same as Tony Newbill pseudonym. Part or all of the above text is excerpted from the Rappoport link. Here is an excerpt from the Rappoport link which I think draws a better picture referring to the Bezos-WaPo/CIA marriage.]

 

 

Here are key statements from Norman Solomon’s AlterNet article about the Washington Post, its owner, Jeff Bezos, and the CIA (12/18/13):

 

“The Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, is the founder and CEO of Amazon — which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA. But the Post’s articles about the CIA are not disclosing that the newspaper’s sole owner is the main owner of CIA business partner Amazon.”

 

“Even for a multi-billionaire like Bezos, a $600 million contract is a big deal. That’s more than twice as much as Bezos paid to buy the Post four months ago.”

 

“And there’s likely to be plenty more where that CIA largesse came from. Amazon’s offer wasn’t the low bid, but it won the CIA contract anyway by offering advanced high-tech ‘cloud’ infrastructure.”

 

“Bezos personally and publicly touts Amazon Web Services, and it’s evident that Amazon will be seeking more CIA contracts. Last month, Amazon issued a statement saying, ‘We look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA’.”

 

“As Amazon’s majority owner and the Post’s only owner, Bezos stands to gain a lot more if his newspaper does less ruffling and more soothing of CIA feathers.”

 

 

And here’s a talking point for you. Was Jeff Bezos’ cash purchase of the Washington Post a mere coincidence, placed next to his $600 million contract with the CIA, or did he buy the Post so he could offer the CIA an even tighter relationship with the number-one paper of record?

 

Get it? Or am I going too fast for you? READ ENTIRETY (Washington Post: fake-news partner with the CIA; By Jon Rappoport; Jon Rappoport’s Blog; 2/28/17)

 

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.

All photos placed by the Editor. They are not related to the original excerpt.

 

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