What's wrong with worldnetdaily? February 14, 2003 11:20 AM   Subscribe

What's wrong with worldnetdaily? I posted a link to an article that really frightened me, and it was taken down. The message I received was: "worldnetdaily? Come on." Granted, from the little I read afterwards from the site, they are a little right of Attila the Hun, but probably no further right than yellowtimes or commondreams is left...

What gives? I'd like to know more about what worldnetdaily isn't taken seriously...
posted by drstrangelove to Etiquette/Policy at 11:20 AM (7 comments total)

WorldNetDaily's stuff is about as trustworthy as supermarket tabloid material, by and large. It's the right's indymedia (which I also often delete due to trollness of their "articles") if you will, and every time it gets mentioned (15 times vs yellowtimes' only 5 mentions), people call it into question.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:42 AM on February 14, 2003

Thanks, Matt. That's all I needed to know. Sorry for the link, although, it still scares me. I hope those people are a very small slice of the American pie.
posted by drstrangelove at 12:01 PM on February 14, 2003

Yellowtimes tends to publish first-person opinion pieces, whereas WorldNetDaily prints "news" that always sound shocking/interesting and virtually never turns out to be true.
posted by cell divide at 2:29 PM on February 14, 2003

Yellowtimes is off-line, btw. Here's an article on what happened. I never liked yellowtimes much myself, but this stinks.
posted by homunculus at 2:39 PM on February 14, 2003

re: yellowtimes
Websites which host alternative views, and/or views that contradict U.S. foreign policy are no longer tolerated on the Internet and are systematically coming under hacker attack and political pressures to "relocate."
Bullshit! MeFi not only hosts alternative views but links to such articles and editorials. Matt, you felt any 'political pressure' to relocate?
a marginal number of readers have found the website to be "sick and diseased," and "unpatriotic."
Marginal? As in 'barely noticeable'? Sheesh.

Either Urqhardt (or whatever) didn't pay his hosting bill, or he's on some mom & pop server that can't afford to defend against even a small hack attack.
posted by mischief at 3:34 PM on February 14, 2003

WorldNetDaily is less biased than Newsmax.

Is there a Newsmax filter on MeFi also?
posted by RobbieFal at 3:48 PM on February 14, 2003

Yeah, Newsmax always seems to get the same response. If there are 20 comments, 19 of them say it's a bullshit story lacking sources (and it usually is).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:15 PM on February 14, 2003

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