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Joseph Farah is the co-founder of World Net Daily, a right-wing extremist blog which would not exist at all, but for otherwise thoroughly debunked conspiracy theories. Blogger and micro-celebrity, Mr. Farah recently became actual news briefly, when he was arrested while attempting to check into a commercial airline flight at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., carrying a loaded .38 caliber revolver in his carry-on bag.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center:

WorldNetDaily, among other things, has blamed gays for the Holocaust, promoted the idea that white Americans should gather together and secede, predicted Obama would meet in person with Osama bin Laden if elected and said that LGBT people seek the “active recruitment of children.” Notably, Farah argued last year that Obama’s proposals to fight gun violence could lead to “mass-murdering tyranny.”
Innuendo and speculation rule in Mr. Farah's universe and on his blog. On WND, innuendo and speculation promote evidence free conspiracies and swift-boat the enemy, i.e., Obama, Democrats, Progressives and reality. Facts are useful only when they can provide some base on which to erect the required fabric of speculation, accusation and outright lies. That is how WND and Mr. Farah roll, baby!

So, I have to ask: Is Mr. Farah a coke head? People want to know after this story, where Mr. Farah explained his illegal possession of a firearm at an airport:

Farah explained that he had been "stressed out" over the weekend, and stayed awake Saturday night working on columns. The next day, he headed for the airport. He was scheduled to give a speech in Seattle on Monday.

"Somewhat groggy early Sunday, I actually searched my computer bag for my revolver," Farah wrote. "I’m licensed to carry in Virginia. I didn’t see it. … When I got to Dulles Airport, I put the bag on the security belt. … The TSA agents saw the gun and signaled me over."

So, the poor man was "'stressed out' over the weekend, and stayed awake Saturday night working on columns." Perhaps it takes that many hours to polish up a brain turd like this fact-free, anti-government, conspiracy screed.

But that begs the question. Just how did this 59 yo man stay awake all night, striving for the treasured and illusive brain turd perfection? Is he really a coke head? If not, can we find out the make and model of his coffee machine? Because I want one.

Until the whole truth comes out, people have to keep asking these important questions.

h/t to David Waldman and GunFAIL LXXV for lead to this story.


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