I continue be amazed. I thought here was noting bad about President Obama that WorldNetDaily wouldn’t say and keep saying in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. (A certain travel ban to Pakistan comes to mind.) I was wrong.
An August 4 WND article under the byline of Joe Kovacs, WND executive news director, titled “Just lovely: Look who’s tied to Obama’s birth certificate” showed a screen shot of what it called 5 cases “challenging President Obama’s constitutional eligibility for office” which he said were handled for the government by Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan.
A simple search of the high court’s own website reveals Kagan’s name coming up at least nine times on dockets involving Obama eligibility issues.
It was a lie made up out of whole cloth. None of those cases had the slightest thing to do with Obama eligibility. After a major outcry among people who are able to read, the article was scrubbed (more precisely replaced) and in a rare display of something not entirely unlike candor, WND wrote:
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described a series of cases for which Elena Kagan represented the government as eligibility cases. Those cases, in fact, were a series of unrelated disputes pending before the Supreme Court and the references have been removed from this report.
It’s one thing to correct the record. It’s another thing to publish on a major web site something that is completely fraudulent on its face. Joe Kovacs is not some “guest commentator;” he is the “executive news editor” for WorldNetDaily. Here’s the original version titled “Kagan linked to Obama birth certificate | Just Lovely: Look who’s tied to Obama’s birth certificate”. They not only corrected the story, they gave it a completely new title and a new spin. How many other brazen lies has Joe Kovacs published on WorldNetDaily?
Not to carry the “do the right thing” too far, WND continues it smear campaign with the latest vomitus article: Watchdog: We’ll seek Kagan’s disbarment and impeachment. On recalls that WND published an article back in October of 2009 titled, “Is it time to whisper the word ‘impeachment’?” that said:
The key phrase here is “high crimes and misdemeanors,” a concept in English common law well-known to our Founding Fathers, but grossly misunderstood in this day and age. “High crimes and misdemeanors” essentially means bad behavior.