Thanks to commenter charo for the link to an article in the Washington Independent from last February. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
As we talked, Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News joined the conversation and followed up on Farah’s claim that the “birther” controversy had been bad for WND.
“The birth certificate theory is really popular on the internet,” said Bunch.
“Well, it’s popular because of us,” said Farah. “We essentially created it, didn’t we? That wasn’t a decision made because there was a constituency out there waiting for this, [or] it was a way to make money. Those people had to be found.”
I agree with Farah. WorldNetDaily is the only outlet with the Internet reach necessary to explain the numbers of people who echo questions about Obama’s birth certificate. (For print, we might add the Globe magazine.)