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WorldNetDaily moves goalposts

“Where’s the birth certificate?” became “Where’s the real birth certificate?” and to emphasize moving the goalposts, their latest publicity stunt was to fly a banner over the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, during last Sunday’s game.

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What do you expect from someone who likes to sit on peoples’ birthday cakes?

44 Responses to WorldNetDaily moves goalposts

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    Obsolete December 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Spending money to fly their banner over the closed dome- another stunning birther success!

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    Daniel December 13, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    But where’s the trrrrrue Scotsman?

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    jayhg December 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Obsolete: Spending money to fly their banner over the closed dome- another stunning birther success!

    Damn that’s funny………

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    J. Potter December 13, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    In fundy land, the world never changes …. the Cowboys, America’s Team, still play in Texas Stadium, which has a hole in the roof, allowing God to watch the games. No doubt this was an attempt by the birthers to wave their gospel in the Creator’s face …..

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    Scientist December 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    The game last Sunday between the Cowboys and the Giants was played at 7:30 PM Dallas time, about 3 hours after sunset. Since the video shows bright daylight, the fly-by had to have been several hours before the game. Which would explain the virtually empty parking lot.

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    GeorgetownJD December 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Scientist:
    The game last Sunday between the Cowboys and the Giants was played at 7:30 PM Dallas time, about 3 hours after sunset.Since the video shows bright daylight, the fly-by had to have been several hours before the game.Which would explain the virtually empty parking lot.

    Wouldn’t the parking lot be filled with tailgaters before a game? This looks like the banner was flown on non-game day.

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    GeorgetownJD December 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    FAA Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) 9/5151:

    THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) CLASSIFIES THE AIRSPACE DEFINED IN THIS NOTAM AS ‘NATIONAL DEFENSE AIRSPACE’. ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY OR WILLFULLY VIOLATES THE RULES CONCERNING OPERATIONS IN THIS AIRSPACE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CRIMINAL PENALTIES UNDER 49 USC 46307. PILOTS WHO DO NOT ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES MAY BE INTERCEPTED, DETAINED AND INTERVIEWED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT/SECURITY PERSONNEL. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 99.7, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, COMMENCING ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TIME OF THE EVENT UNTIL ONE HOUR AFTER THE END OF THE EVENT. ALL AIRCRAFT AND PARACHUTE OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 3 NMR UP TO AND INCLUDING 3000 FT AGL OF ANY STADIUM HAVING A SEATING CAPACITY OF 30,000 OR MORE PEOPLE WHERE EITHER A REGULAR OR POST SEASON MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, OR NCAA DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL GAME IS OCCURRING. THIS NOTAM ALSO APPLIES TO NASCAR SPRINT CUP, INDY CAR, END PART 1 OF 2 FDC 9/5151 FDC PART 2 OF 2 .

    http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_9_5151.html

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    James M December 13, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    Obsolete:
    Spending money to fly their banner over the closed dome- another stunning birther success!

    The audience isn’t the well-to-do inside the stadium, the liberal elites who can afford $300 football tickets. They want to reach the tailgate partiers, and the people who hang out around Lake Grapevine.

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    y_p_w December 14, 2011 at 1:51 am #

    James M: The audience isn’t the well-to-do inside the stadium, the liberal elites who can afford $300 football tickets.They want to reach the tailgate partiers, and the people who hang out around Lake Grapevine.

    Liberal elites in Dallas? The elites who are buying up $300 tickets and noshing in the luxury suites aren’t exactly the liberal elite. More like the Cowboys owner, who is a dyed in the wool right-wing Republican.

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    roadburner December 14, 2011 at 4:33 am #

    i wonder if someone will ever send up another banner afterwards that says `in hawaii you morons´.

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    Henry Karlson December 14, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    The banner, of course, is for WND readers…

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    Majority Will December 14, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    Forget chem trails. The cretins from WND have Clem trails.

    What’s next? Dropping turkeys?

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    Stanislaw December 14, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Majority Will:
    Forget chem trails. The cretins from WND have Clem trails.

    What’s next? Dropping turkeys?

    With God their witness, the staff at WND thought that turkeys could fly.

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) December 14, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    This belongs on failblog

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    Dr. Conspiracy December 14, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Certainly no shortage of turkeys at WND. I got a good laugh from your comment. Thanks.

    Majority Will: What’s next? Dropping turkeys?

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    J. Potter December 14, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    They finally ended turkey drops….didn’t they?

    Definitely a desperate “Look, loyal readers! We’re Doing Something!” ploy. Anyone know if this is an actual event? Not that I think WND pass off a forgery…oh look, video:

    http://www.newsvideoclip.tv/abc-news-video-msnbc-video-news/

    14 secs, low-res, and mostly still frames being panned/zoomed. Nothing indicates plane was there on the day claimed, or for any length of time if at all. And the red in the photo above is heavily enhanced.

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    Rickey December 14, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    J. Potter:
    In fundy land, the world never changes …. the Cowboys, America’s Team, still play in Texas Stadium, which has a hole in the roof, allowing God to watch the games. No doubt this was an attempt by the birthers to wave their gospel in the Creator’s face …..

    Texas Stadium was demolished a couple of years ago. The Cowboys now play in Cowboys Stadium, which has a retractable roof.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboys_Stadium

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    Rickey December 14, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    James M: The audience isn’t the well-to-do inside the stadium, the liberal elites who can afford $300 football tickets.They want to reach the tailgate partiers, and the people who hang out around Lake Grapevine.

    The tailgaters aren’t also ticket holders?

    Also, the temperature at Lake Grapevine never got above 53 on Sunday, so I doubt that the area was packed with people.

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    J. Potter December 14, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    Rickey: Texas Stadium was demolished a couple of years ago. The Cowboys now play in Cowboys Stadium, which has a retractable roof.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboys_Stadium

    Ricky, that was my point, jesting that birthers weren’t up to speed on that, because in a fundamentalist world, nothing ever changes.

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    Daniel December 14, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    James M: The audience isn’t the well-to-do inside the stadium, the liberal elites who can afford $300 football tickets. They want to reach the tailgate partiers,

    So let me get this straight. You’re actually proposing that the intended target audience was some “tailgate pariters” who fought traffic down to the stadium, waited in line to get into the parking area, paid the exorbitant parking fee, just to hang around in a parking lot and cook hotdogs, even though they didn’t have a ticket to see the game?

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    Majority Will December 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Certainly no shortage of turkeys at WND. I got a good laugh from your comment. Thanks.

    You’re welcome. The “Turkey Drop” is one of my all time favorite TV episodes. It makes me wonder what aliens must think of us as the waves shoot out into the universe.

    WKRP Turkey Drop in 30 Seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST01bZJPuE0

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    J. Potter December 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Daniel: So let me get this straight. You’re actually proposing that the intended target audience was some “tailgate pariters” who fought traffic down to the stadium, waited in line to get into the parking area, paid the exorbitant parking fee, just to hang around in a parking lot and cook hotdogs, even though they didn’t have a ticket to see the game?

    Some people do exactly that …. they just want to be there.

    However, the notion that football stadiums are full of “liberal elites” is simply hysterical. I know every packed stadium I have been in was overflowing with bleeding-heart sentimentality. Has this person been to a football game? He believes conservative = dirt poor salt of the earth type? Have another glass of propaganda!

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    James M December 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    It was a joke. chill. your response was pretty insulting.

    J. Potter: Some people do exactly that …. they just want to be there.

    However, the notion that football stadiums are full of “liberal elites” is simply hysterical. I know every packed stadium I have been in was overflowing with bleeding-heart sentimentality. Has this person been to a football game? He believes conservative = dirt poor salt of the earth type? Have another glass of propaganda!

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    sfjeff December 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Thanks for the WKRP Turkey memories.

    Just think- Les Nessman would be considered way too professional for WND.

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    sactosintolerant December 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    I printed this picture, scanned it to an optmized PDF, and opened it in Illustrator… obviously Photoshopped!

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    Majority Will December 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    sactosintolerant:
    I printed this picture, scanned it to an optmized PDF, and opened it in Illustrator… obviously Photoshopped!

    Shouldn’t that be Acrobatted and then Illustratored?

    (If people insist on flogging the English language by making verbs from the names of products that are registered trademarks, at least butcher the right ones.)

    πŸ˜›

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    Rickey December 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    J. Potter: Ricky, that was my point, jesting that birthers weren’t up to speed on that, because in a fundamentalist world, nothing ever changes.

    Ah, your snark flew right over my head!

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    Rickey December 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    James M:
    It was a joke.

    I didn’t realize that you were joking, either. Sorry about that.

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    James M December 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Daniel: So let me get this straight. You’re actually proposing that the intended target audience was some “tailgate pariters” who fought traffic down to the stadium, waited in line to get into the parking area, paid the exorbitant parking fee, just to hang around in a parking lot and cook hotdogs, even though they didn’t have a ticket to see the game?

    All joking aside, yes — this is a thing. The only other thing I can compare it to would be the parking lot at a Dead show. (But only in the sense of hordes of the ticketless creating a scene of their own, adjunct to the event.) People do similar things at motorsports events as well.

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    Daniel December 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    James M: All joking aside, yes — this is a thing.The only other thing I can compare it to would be the parking lot at a Dead show.(But only in the sense of hordes of the ticketless creating a scene of their own, adjunct to the event.)People do similar things at motorsports events as well.

    Hmmmm interesting. I was completely unaware of that. I’ve only ever gone to games I actually had a ticket for, or would purchase at the door, so I guess I just never noticed those people.

    Does seem kind of counter productive, but no more so than joining the back of a 5000 person line for tickets to a 1000 person theater. I’ve seen that more than once.

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    Majority Will December 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    So, the birther mind is like being 80,000 people short of a full stadium?

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    Northland10 December 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Daniel: Hmmmm interesting. I was completely unaware of that. I’ve only ever gone to games I actually had a ticket for, or would purchase at the door, so I guess I just never noticed those people.

    In Chicago, recently they have made a big deal about no tailgating during the game. I believe this had something to do with those who come to tailgate and not go to the game, and thus, keep partying outside the stadium.

    Not having been to a Bears game, I cannot speak to any experience .

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    richCares December 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    the picture of WND’s banner over a closed stadium during daylight hours when it was a night game was featured on Olberman’s Countdown. Can you see the WND readers cheering on as if the lack of people in the dome saw anything
    .
    Joe Farah was featured as worst person (or should I say stupid – WOW STUPID)

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    The Magic M December 15, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    Majority Will: Shouldn’t that be Acrobatted and then Illustratored?

    My vote is on “AcroBATTERed and IllustraTORN”. πŸ˜‰

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    The Magic M December 15, 2011 at 4:14 am #

    sactosintolerant: I printed this picture, scanned it to an optmized PDF, and opened it in Illustrator… obviously Photoshopped!

    You are missing the obvious that’s hiding in plain sight: WHERE IS THE (REAL) PLANE? *lol*

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    Majority Will December 15, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    The Magic M: hiding in plain sight:

    Or hiding in plane (cite).

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    JOJO December 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Not to mention that the parking lot at Cowboys Stadium doesn’t open for 5 hours before game time. So, it wouldn’t have been open before 2pm.

    The cars that are there are probably stadium staff.

    Another fail.

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    BatGuano December 16, 2011 at 4:42 am #

    James M: The audience isn’t the well-to-do inside the stadium, the liberal elites…..

    this is why joan baez usually rocks the halftime show at the superbowl.

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    Dr. Conspiracy December 16, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Fox 4 News in Dallas – Ft. Worth reports:

    ARLINGTON, Texas – The joke is on a popular conservative website after it paid for a pro-birther banner to fly over Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

    The aerial anti-President Obama ad, sponsored by World Net Daily , read “Where’s the Real Birth Certificate? WND.com”

    So why did the message miss the mark and become a viral comedy hit ?

    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/unusual/Birther-Banner-Fail-at-Cowboys-Stadium-121411

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    James M December 16, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    “It has previously flown above other large politically-themed gatherings.”

    …Really? Nobody saw it then, either???

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    G December 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    LOL! I was about to say the same thing!

    James M: “It has previously flown above other large politically-themed gatherings.”…Really? Nobody saw it then, either???

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    Horus December 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    James M: The audience isn’t the well-to-do inside the stadium, the liberal elites who can afford $300 football tickets.

    You have lost your mind!

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    Bill DuBerger December 17, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Farah is shameless. He doesn’t care where he gets his webhits from.

    How many people saw the actual “Where’s the Birth Certificate” billboards on the side of the road vs. those who saw an image of it on the internet?

    Same with this stunt. As long as people are talking about WND, Farah doesn’t care whether it’s flattering or mocking.

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    LMK December 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    richCares: Olberman’s Countdown

    Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIG1f6x595M&t=2m5s