Dispatches from the Creation Wars

There’s something quite amusing about people who are batshit insane yet utterly unaware of that fact. They’re like the little chicken in the old Foghorn Leghorn cartoon, being held easily at bay while swinging away at their target and missing by a mile, all the while issuing bigger and bigger threats and detailing all the damage he thinks he’s inflicting on his adversary.

Keep that image in mind while you read this column by Worldnutdaily owner Joseph Farah, which the front page of the site says will show how he “hears sound of Big Media watching their own funeral” because they don’t take his birther bullshit seriously.

I’ve got to tell you: I’ve been in this business a long time – 30 years of full-time professional news reporting and editing. I’ve never seen anything like this. We don’t have a free press left in America – aside from the one you’re reading. What we have is an official press – one that doesn’t want any rogue journalists rocking the boat, challenging authority and watchdogging government
at all levels.

This story isn’t dead at all.

And that’s what scares the management of CNN, the New York Times, the Associated Press and other Big Media who only recently were forced to cover this story at all through the sheer tenacity of WND, which has chronicled it tirelessly for 11 months.

What they mean is they want it dead. They’re getting their butts kicked, and they don’t like it. Their phones are ringing off the hook from disgruntled, disbelieving members of the public. They’re losing what little credibility they had left.

The establishment press is sounding as shrill as the Obama activists. They ridicule anyone who has a mind of their own. They call people names when they don’t fall into line. They attempt to humiliate those who actually do the job of a free press.

It’s not the story that’s dead. Instead, what you’re hearing is the sound of the Big Media watching their own funeral.

The funny thing: I bet he really believes that. In his mind, he’s a brave truth-teller, bravely tilting at the windmill of the major media. To the sane, of course, he’s just another wingnut inventing fantasies of competence to justify their zealotry.

Keep swinging away, Joe. Like the cartoon, it’s at least amusing for the rest of us to watch.