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.
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.
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.