How the Worldnutdaily Frames a Story, Part 3


In this article by Aaron Klein, the Worldnutdaily’s boy wonder in Jerusalem, we see another archetypal example of WND’s brand of “journalism.” The headline reads “Anti-NSA reporter tied to Soros-funded radical left.” It’s the standard issue game of “Six degrees of George Soros.”

London Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story exposing the National Security Agency’s collection of the telephone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers, founded a progressive activist coalition that encompasses a who’s who of the George Soros-funded radical left…

In 2008, Greenwald and liberal blogger Jane Hamsher co-founded the group Accountability Now, a political action committee described by the New York Times as seeking “to push the Democratic Party further to the left.”

The press release published by the political action committee announced the members of the Accountability Now coalition: MoveOn.org, Color Of Change, SEIU, the Daily Kos blog, Howard Dean’s Democracy for America and the communist-oriented United Steelworkers of America, among others.

Soros is a primary donor to MoveOn.org as is the Soros-Funded Tides Foundation.

And it goes on and on like that. Wow, Glenn Greenwald is a liberal? Shocking. Just shocking. You sure blew the lid off that story, WND. Of course, there isn’t anything in the article that even mentions the actual story Greenwald broke on the NSA. Indeed, Joseph Farah and other WND writers have been talking up those revelations and have come out strongly against the NSA’s data mining program. I guess that means they’re now closely tied to George Soros too.

It’s just another example of the argumentum ad labelum. If they can apply the label “liberal” to someone or some claim, they think it’s been falsified. But it’s all the more amusing when they attempt to do this while agreeing with the person they’re applying the label to.

Comments

  1. slc1 says

    The “Communist” oriented United Steelworkers of America. Typical fascist smear agains labor unions by ratfucker Aaron Klein, who, if he had been around in Germany during the 1930s would have been a Kapo for Frankenberger and the Nazis.

  2. jen says

    He’s not all that liberal. He’s been published by the Cato Institute, which is a libertarian/Right wing group. Do we really know where his loyalties are politically?

  3. scott says

    I like how they use the term ‘Radical Left” for any political idea more recent than Whiggism.

  4. oranje says

    @3: Don’t confuse him. London is probably all of England to him, just like England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom are simply synonyms.

  5. Artor says

    oranje, I think you’re giving him too much credit. Isn’t Europe part of England too? And Africa is a country, and they speak Latin in Latin America.

  6. lofgren says

    The government spies on us too much, but releasing proof that the government spies on us too much is treason.

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