WorldNetDaily Outdoes Itself

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At this point, I have to assume that the WoldNetDaily crew all made a New Years resolution to pay more attention to all the voices in their heads, no matter how contradictory and divorced from reality.

Here, WND employs a classic "you know who else was gay? Hitler!" line of argument as part of their ongoing campaign against gays:

You ever see those television commercials for some utterly useless gimmick that ends with "Not sold in any store!" and think to yourself "yeah, that's because they couldn't get any stores to stock their lousy product"? That's how you should think about the phrase "WorldNetDaily Exclusive": Nobody else is willing to peddle this garbage.

Anyway, WND editor Joseph Farah endorses the Gay Nazi Cult theory, and adds in a healthy dose of paranoia for good measure:

This is a deeply disturbing book," said Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, who recently added a new 4th edition of the book to the WND Superstore. Perhaps not until very recently, with the mandating of open homosexuality in the military and the widespread promotion of same-sex marriage, could Americans have been expected to see the relevance of this remarkable work to their own society. We say, 'never again.' But do we mean it? Do we even understand what actually happened? I didn't – until I read this book."

The nonsense about "the mandating of open homosexuality in the military" is just kind of funny for the clumsiness with which it tries to redefine reality: Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal allows gays to serve openly in the military; it doesn't require that all members of the military be gay. But the rest of the paragraph is something else entirely. Farah subtly shifts from the already-absurd contention that the Nazis were a "homosexual, pagan cult" to the suggestion that gays are Nazis, and that we may therefore see a repeat of Nazi Germany in our "own society." There's nothing funny about that; it's just deranged.

Up next, WND continues its assault on CPAC, the annual conference at which far-right lunatics and hustlers peddled their Clinton-is-a-murderer crazytalk in the 1990s and where Ann Coulter goes when she wants to engage in a little gay-bashing in front of an appreciative audience. You'd think CPAC would be WND's kind of party, but it isn't. WND hates CPAC, because although CPAC is the kind of gathering where people laugh along as Ann Coulter calls someone a "faggot," it isn't the kind of gathering where there are bouncers at the door making sure no gays get in. To the crackpots at WorldNetDaily, who consider gays worse than the KKK and the Nazis a gay pagan cult, CPAC's refusal to ban gays from the event means the conference has abandoned conservatism. (Note, however, that WND is cool with Birchers and Birthers attending CPAC. Just no gays, please.)

Anyway, having repeatedly denounced CPAC for being too friendly to gays (i.e., not barring the door against them), WND now peddles the suggestion that CPAC "has come under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is working to bring America under Saudi-style Shariah law."

So, let me get this straight: CPAC has been taken over by gay-friendly advocates of Sharia law? Uh … right.

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