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[edit] Birther

I assume that points three and five are wrong - but for the benefit for those of us not completely up to date with American birth documentation or the constitution perhaps somebody could expand on them? Cheers.--Bobbing up 16:04, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

5 is absolutely wrong. 3 is wrong. 1,2, and 4 are also wrong. ħumanUser talk:Human 19:28, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm sure they are wrong. But on point three, what I'd be interested in is knowing what is the difference, if any, in American law between a "Certificate of Live Birth" and a "Birth Certificate"- for that matter what is the difference between a "long" and "short" certificate which is sometimes mentioned. For all I know, as a Brit, this could be some important distinction. I'm prepared to bet it's not, but it would seem like to a good idea to clarify this in the article for those non USAians.
On point five, is it true that has father had Kenyan citizenship at the time of Obama's birth, and if so, is it true that US law requires that a president have two parents with US citizenship? Again, I'm sure you'll tell me it's wrong somewhere, but I sort of think the article should say where the logic falls down. In other words the article should tell us if the facts are wrong, the interpretation of the constitution is wrong, or if both are wrong. At least for the sake of RW's international audience.--Bobbing up 20:35, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
On 5, I'd bet WP has a good article on US citizenship. Anyway, anyone born to anyone on US soil is automatically a citizen. This, I believe, includes various overseas special territories like military bases, etc. I'm not sure, but I'd bet that anyone born to at least one US citizen parent anywhere can also be considered a natural-born citizen. ħumanUser talk:Human 21:17, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
There is no difference in Hawaii between a birth certificate and a certificate of live birth. The one on the net is a short form certificate, which basically says a long form one exists somewhere in the registry office and whoever issued it saw it. They have all sorts of convoluted arguments, like someone from born out of the state can still obtain a short form version in Hawaii; even if that was true (it might be) the vital piece of information on the sort form certificate is that he was born in the county of Honolulu. 5 is complete rubbish as he was born to an USian in the US, so he is a US citizen.- π 02:12, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Ok, but my point, which I have to say that I seem to be failing to make, is that in the article we repeat their claims but we do not refute them. Anybody reading the article from outside the US might well think they are correct.--Bobbing up 06:14, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Good point. To the sane and US-knowledgeable, it's obvious, but good point. I go break fix now. ħumanUser talk:Human 06:18, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Ok. This will be my last comment on this. I do not for one moment believe the worldnet stuff - but our article does not refute it. It simply denies it - if you want to persuade people you've got to tell them why it is wrong. Quote sources, explain what words really mean, etc. Simply affirming that they are wrong, mistaken or lying is not the same as refuting.--Bobbing up 08:22, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Well here are 4 places to start:
These could help. - π 09:36, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
If we need a full refutation, that could possibly be a separate article/sub-page. The footnote does refute those points fairly well, although not with any referencing. Scarlet A.pnggnostic 11:25, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Taxed Enough Already, but…

…why not spend some money on a WND themed cruise? That's some sound financial planning. – Nick Heer 05:51, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Silver nomination and annoying ads

Just nominating this to get bumped up the list. Also, do we have any annoying pictures we can shove in to the middle of the article like WND does on it's "stories". It's a cheap gag, but we're hardly dining at the Ritz here. Scarlet A.pnggnostic 17:11, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Should we have an easy to remember nomination template that links to the brainstar criteria? ħumanUser talk:Human 18:06, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Well, I came here to suggest silvering it. That'll be sufficient for now. Silvering. - David Gerard (talk) 13:13, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Merge the Joseph Farah article into this one?

Joseph Farah and WND are pretty much synonymous these days. There's stuff there that should go here, really. To what extent should they be separate articles? - David Gerard (talk) 18:50, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

When I get around to writing about Farah and the Western Center for Journalism and the Forest controversy. - π 11:36, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

[edit] 'gay'

Would it be worth mentioning that WND never (ok, with one or two exceptions) has the word "gay" in a title without using inverted commas? It's probably because WND's readership is like Fox News old and they used to have gay old times. Every time I see it (which they are frequently reporting on teh gays), I laugh. Thought you might too. Occasionaluse (talk) 13:29, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Poifeck. Examples of both, of course - David Gerard (talk) 14:32, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
I'll start compiling a list. Occasionaluse (talk) 14:33, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Occasionaluse (talk) 14:44, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Poe's law

I found this on mywot, a site which lets you rate websites for 'trust':

A "Conservative" News Source that was design by liberal to keep conservatives willfully ignorant.

Now that's Poe's law if ever I saw it. I popped it up on my personal blog in case it goes away. WorldNetDaily is evidently so nuts that a conservative thinks it is merely scare-quotes-conservative and designed by a liberal to make conservatives look stupid. To be fair, if you wanted to make conservatives look stupid, going on obsessively about how Obama's birth certificate is fake because he's a Muslim socialist from Kenya who wants to force you to have a gay abortion is a pretty good way to do it... Tom Morris (talk) 12:35, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Getting this to gold

I don't want to get all Ken here, but a Google search for WorldNetDaily has this page around number 6. It would be nice if we can make this a gold standard page and appear on the frontpage. - π Moderator 01:47, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm up for helping. Star of David.png Radioactive Misanthrope 01:54, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Been polishing a bit. What is it now lacking? - David Gerard (talk) 23:19, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
Seems fine. ТyYes? 23:21, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
  • The sidebar "directory of contents" is outdated: they seem to have gone through a redesign.
  • I'm not sure if the mention of Medford, Oregon is relevant. Do they actually support a State of Jefferson or is that just a fun fact?
  • Victoria Jackson and Janet Porter aren't listed in their commentators list any more.
  • Email the editor ref link is broken. Should be linked here and no longer has a hyphen.

I think it's a pretty good article, though I think a section on downright paranoia would be great, especially with the whole Brietbart thing. Cow...Hammertime! 17:08, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Pink slips

WND charges people $29.95 to write an angry letter to their congressman. --TheLateGatsby (talk) 20:51, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm wrong... apparently that money pays for a "pink slip" to every member of the House and Senate. This is absurd in its own way, but not actually a preposterous scam. Even Farah and his crew aren't capable of those sorts of lows. --TheLateGatsby (talk) 21:11, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Racism

Does anyone here know the history of WND's racism? Were they always wearing it so proudly on their sleeves, or is this a more recent development? PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 23:35, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

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