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WorldNetDaily and Obama Conspiracy Theories enter into joint marketing agreement

Conservative Internet news site WorldNetDaily and birther-debunking website Obama Conspiracy Theories came to an agreement today under which they will jointly support each other’s marketing efforts.

Joseph Farah

WorldNetDaily agreed to continue to promote the view that Barack Obama is ineligible to be President of the United States. WND will do this through the publication of articles on its website and sales of books on such topics as parental requirements for presidential eligibility, analysis of Obama’s long-form birth certificate showing it a fraud, and other articles designed to stimulate negative impressions against President Obama. Through these actions WND will encourage the “birther movement” and thereby create demand for the debunking services that are the stock in trade of Obama Conspiracy Theories.

Dr. Conspiracy

Obama Conspiracy Theories in turn agreed to promote the WorldNetDaily website and WND books through articles about them and by providing hyperlinks to the WND articles, to boost WND page ranking on search engines. OCT agreed to continue to stir up controversy and irritate members of the birther movement, to entice them to visit the WND web site for a secure place to hear their own message echoed back to them. OCT further agreed to provide a visible face for the anti-birther movement, the so-called Obots, and to maintain a visible presence on the WND website, and make snarking comments attached to articles there and so stir up enthusiasm among the birthers.

The shadowy figure, Dr. Conspiracy, owner of Obama Conspiracy theories, said in an interview with his website today:

I think we have reached an important understanding in principle. Obama Conspiracy Theories would be nothing without the birther movement, and the birther movement depends on prominent advocates such as WorldNetDaily and the WND brands for support. I credit WorldNetDaily for creating and keeping the birther movement alive.

Dr. Conspiracy said at the close of the interview, referring to Joseph Farah, “you made me.”

WorldNetDaily publisher Joseph Farah was not reached for comment on this article, and it may be that he is unaware of the agreement.

23 Responses to WorldNetDaily and Obama Conspiracy Theories enter into joint marketing agreement

  1. avatar
    John Potter June 30, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    Very canny, Doc. Does this mean we can expect a new line of OCT merchandise soon? The blog will be all cluttered up with random ads WND-style? Posts transitioning to sales pitches halfway thru? Oy!

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 30, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    Hey, I have standards! But maybe a WWDCD? t-shirt? What’dya think?

    John Potter:
    Very canny, Doc. Does this mean we can expect a new line of OCT merchandise soon? The blog will be all cluttered up with random ads WND-style? Posts transitioning to sales pitches halfway thru? Oy!

  3. avatar
    G June 30, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    Oh! And Billboards!! Don’t forget, we need Billboards!!! 😉

  4. avatar
    Sean June 30, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    G:
    Oh!And Billboards!!Don’t forget, we need Billboards!!!

    Here’s the Birth Certificate!

  5. avatar
    AdrianInEngland June 30, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    Great, now we’re going to get all those homoerotic “build up your abs” ads that WND puts up for the pleasure… I mean information, of its absolutely straight readers. 🙂

  6. avatar
    misha June 30, 2011 at 4:05 am #

    Hey Farah: I got the birth certificate right here.

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    Reality Check June 30, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    It appears that Jerome has some more “love” coming your way Doc. Terry Krepel from ConWebWatch blog attended the WND press conference yesterday and has an article up about it.
    http://conwebwatch.tripod.com/blog/index.blog/2221166/the-wnd-birther-lawsuit-dog-and-pony-show-and-the-question-joseph-farah-wont-answer/

    Here is part of the exchange between Krepel and Corsi:

    “I pointed out to Corsi that, his and Farah’s assertions to the contrary, there are people who will defend the authenticity of the PDF birth certificate or at least rebut its attackers, such as Dr. Conspiracy’s detailed rebuttal of the Ken Vogt analysis that Corsi devoted three WND articles to. Corsi’s response was a curious one: After calling Dr. Conspiracy “one of my favorites,” Corsi said, ‘I’ll be writing about Dr. Conspiracy in the next few days. I’ll be exposing his background, his entire credentials, his involvement with his company. I’ve got a detailed — I just haven’t had time to write it up.”

    When I asked Corsi why he’s personally attacking his critics by digging into their backgrounds, Corsi suddenly softened his tone: “I’m sorry, I said I would evaluate his credentials. It’s not a personal attack, but we’re going to evaluate his credentials in his point-by-point.” “

    Terry Krepel will be my guest on RC Radio tonight. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rcr/2011/07/01/reality-check-radio

  8. avatar
    J. Edward Tremlett June 30, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    Well darn. I’m wondering when I’m going to get some Corsi lovin’. Maybe I need to work harder.

  9. avatar
    J. Edward Tremlett June 30, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    but in all seriousness, congratulations on this historic agreement. I look forward to its fruits.

  10. avatar
    Paul June 30, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Great, now YOU’RE going to be sued by WND too. (Or was that the plan????? ) 🙂

  11. avatar
    john June 30, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Interesting comment by Corsi Reality Check.- “…his involvement with his company….” – I thought it was an interesting piece of info from Corsi. I thought Doc Conspericy was retired.

    [Yes, I am retired. If Corsi uses KBOA’s material without checking, he will open up WorldNetDaily to a world of hurt. Doc.]

  12. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 30, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Yeh, you all send in your paypal contributions so I can put up “Here’s the Birth Certificate!” billboards.

    G:
    Oh!And Billboards!!Don’t forget, we need Billboards!!!;)

  13. avatar
    john June 30, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    You sure Doc? You said you weren’t a member of a union but you are a member of the ACLU which is a union. KBOA tried to say you were a “union thug” but you mislead KBOA by stating you weren’t member of labor union something that KBOA never said. Your credibility is thin Doc.

    [I never said I was not a member of a union. I said I was not a member of a “labor union.” Please try to read more carefully. The phrase KBOA used, “union thug” is in normal usage associated with labor unions, not organizations with the word “union” in their title such as the Union of Concerned Scientists and the American Civil Liberties Union. Doc.]

  14. avatar
    Lupin June 30, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    john: the ACLU which is a union

    Yeah like a Boston cream pie is a pie.

    You dolt.

  15. avatar
    ballantine June 30, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    I would bet no one has ever called a member of the ACLU a “union thug.” Getting more pathetic all the time.

  16. avatar
    J.Potter June 30, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Corsi really is a one-trick pony, isn’t he? Don’t criticize or even acknowledge the subject’s positions, just attempt to assassinate his character. Is there a pull cord on his back?

    Reality Check:
    When I asked Corsi why he’s personally attacking his critics by digging into their backgrounds, …

  17. avatar
    richCares June 30, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    john says “Your credibility is thin Doc.”
    That was a great comment john. Have you considered applying to “the Onion” for a writing position? They accept irony as well as satire!

  18. avatar
    obsolete June 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    The Onion turned down John’s Judge-spanking porno fantasies. Maybe Farah buys them for “private” usage.

  19. avatar
    Charlie Burrow June 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: “WorldNetDaily and … Obama Conspiracy Theories … will jointly support each other’s marketing efforts.”

    Great coup, Doc! Makes the recent, much ballyhooed Obama/Boehner golf outing look like a golf outing.

    I believe the key to marketing the WND-OCT product is by elevating the quality of the usually low grade birther BS. Therefore, I propose that OCT form a backchannel advisory unit to advise WND on proposed new conspiracy theories before they go public. All too often we’ve seen new theories appear that 1) lack necessary market potential, 2) are easily debunked, 3) have potentially dangerous side effects, or 4) all of the above.

    Case in point is Jerome Corsi’s recent article purporting to show that Obama’s real father may be someone named Frank Marshall Davis. Here’s why this theory fails on all counts:

    1) Lacks market potential. Sure, Davis meets the basic requirements of being black, an alleged communist, and may have been in the general vicinity of Obama’s mother at the time she got pregnant. But who’s ever heard of him? Where’s the pizzazz? His name isn’t going to sell books. You need a big name, especially if you’re picking someone who, like Davis, was born in the US (see item 3, Dangerous side effects, below).

    2) Easily debunked. It’s hard to debunk a conspiracy theory that’s constructed from provable facts tied together with made-up facts that are difficult, if not impossible to disprove. But Corsi relies on half-truths and misrepresentations that are easily exposed with a little Googling.

    3) Dangerous side effects. If Davis, a US citizen, really was Obama’s father, that fact does away with two cherished birther myths: 1) The Law of Vattel: Obama is ineligible because his father was not a US citizen and 2) The Donofrio Precedent (“Congressional rhetoric that I like is Law.”): Obama is ineligible because he held dual citizenship at birth.

    I don’t think birthers are going to embrace this theory. Corsi needs help if he’s planning a threequel.

    Is it time to send OCTOMEN to the rescue? (OCTOMEN = OCT+Obviously-Made-up-Evidence Neutralizers)

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    aarrgghh June 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Reality Check:
    Here is part of the exchange between Krepel and Corsi:

    “… Corsi said, I’ll be writing about Dr. Conspiracy in the next few days. I’ll be exposing his background, his entire credentials, his involvement with his company. I’ve got a detailed — I just haven’t had time to write it up.”

    When I asked Corsi why he’s personally attacking his critics by digging into their backgrounds, Corsi suddenly softened his tone: “I’m sorry, I said I would evaluate his credentials. It’s not a personal attack, but we’re going to evaluate his credentials in his point-by-point.”“

    oops! mask-slip fail!

    corsi’s own loose lips will sink him in any legal imbroglio with doc.

  21. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy June 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Nah, I like shooting fish in a barrel.

    BTW I wrote about Davis way back in December 2008 in my article, Barack Obama is a Communist. What is special about that article is that Mark Davis, son of Frank Davis, left a comment.

    Charlie Burrow: I believe the key to marketing the WND-OCT product is by elevating the quality of the usually low grade birther BS.

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    Reality Check June 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    In the same ConWebWatch article I was interested to see that the author asked Joe Farah if they had paid to have their own attorneys prepare the affidavit for Tim Adams. If you trace back the links that were provided it leads to the RC Radio with Tim Adams where he indeed admitted that WND had the affidavit prepared for him to sign. Farah didn’t answer the question but instead attacked the reporter and terminated the press conference.

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    Charlie Burrow July 1, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Nah, I like shooting fish in a barrel.

    But Doc, shooting sharks instead of minnows is much more exciting. And it appears you might have that chance.

    I just finished reading today’s DOIB (Daily OCTOMEN Intelligence Briefing) and we could have a real blockbuster conspiracy theory on our hands. It seems that during Wednesday’s WND press conference on the Esquire lawsuit, one of our OCTOMEN agents got a look at a paper that Corsi carelessly left unguarded backstage while he bloviated out front. It was a proposal letter for his next book (tentative title: “Where’s the Kenyan birth certificate?”). In the letter, Corsi claims to have a receipt from a Mombasa hotel made out to “Miss A Dunham” and dated “8/11/61” thus proving that Obama’s mother was in Kenya just a week after Obama’s birth (Obama, of course, was born on August 4, 1961). However, our agent was able to examine an attached copy of the alleged receipt (apparently a smudgy carbon copy in poor condition) and thinks the date was actually “8/11/60”. So much for that theory!

    In any case, the particulars of the matter were immediately transmitted to OCTOMEN’s Africa bureau where one of our investigators soon located the now-retired owner of the hotel (which is no longer in business) living in a small fishing village up the coast from Mombasa. According to his story, he remembers her because she was white, and whites, especially single young women, rarely ever stayed at his hotel. He said she told him she was there to study anthropology but all her guests were local political activists involved in the independence movement, and when she left she was very excited and told him she would be traveling with some of the activists to meet up with a group of Americans who were touring around Africa with a famous American preacher. Also, when asked, he insisted that she had come by herself and did not have a baby with her.

    Meanwhile, after staff in our Africa office was told to look for evidence of other activities potentially related to Dunham’s visit, in particular events that occurred during August of either 1960 or 1961, one staff member pointed out that Kenya employed the European “dd/mm/yy” format for recording dates instead of the “mm/dd/yy” format used in the US. Consequently, they needed to look for activity in November, not August. That revelation led to the discovery that, indeed, a famous American preacher had visited Africa in November, 1960, namely the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr:

    “On 16 November 1960, King attended the inauguration of Nnamdi Azikiwe as governor-general and commander-in-chief of Nigeria (see Azikiwe to King, 26 October 1960, pp. 533-534 in this volume). Leaving Nigeria on 18 November, King had planned a seven-hour stopover in Accra (Itinerary for Martin Luther King, Jr., 9 November-19 November 1960). Although the Atlanta Daily World suggested that King would spend a day with Nkrumah on his way home, it is unclear whether or not this occurred (“Dr. King Will Visit Nigeria Next Week,” Atlanta Daily World, 11 November 1960).”
    http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/primarydocuments/Vol5/17Apr1959_ToKwameNkrumah.pdf

    To be continued.

    It’s hard to debunk a conspiracy theory that’s constructed from provable facts tied together with made-up facts that are difficult, if not impossible to disprove.