Terry Krepel from ConWebWatch and the companion ConWebBlog will be my guest tonight. Terry attended the over-hyped news conference conducted by WorldNetDaily at a rented room at the National Press Club yesterday where WND announced they are suing Esquire for a laughable amount of money because Esquire ran a satirical article claiming Joe Farah had pulled Jerome Corsi’s new book on the day of publication.
The Internet has spawned a plethora of “alternative” news sources. Some of them — with substantial financial backing from political conservatives — claim to offer some version of the “real truth,” the stories you suppposedly don’t get from “mainstream” media.
In reality, these sites are no less slanted or arrogant than they accuse the “mainstream” media of being. They demonstrate time and again that, despite promoting themselves with words like “fairness,” “responsibility,” “accuracy” and “balance,” their real goal is to attack and discredit anyone who doesn’t agree with them, as well as to promote their own political views — the same exact thing they accuse the “liberal” media of doing.
That is why I created ConWebWatch in April 2000 as the first Web site dedicated to analysis and critique of conservative “new media” — and it is the only one with these organizations as its main focus.