If there’s anyone who reads the Worldnutdaily — and a variety of other far-right sources as well — more than I do, it’s the folks at Right Wing Watch. They actually listen to every Glenn Beck and Bryan Fischer show too, which surely must place them in line for some sort of medal. And now they’ve even put together a list of the ten most absurd WND stories of all time, which they rightly call a “Herculean task.” Here are a couple of my favorite, which I’ve linked to here as well:
1. The Bible Code Forecasts a Romney Victory
WND’s “award-winning” executive news director Joe Kovacs just before the election wrote an article based on a YouTube video he saw about how the “Bible Code” prophesizes “bad news for Barack Obama” as apparently the “hidden texts in the Holy Bible indicate Mitt Romney will be America’s next president.” Not only would Romney win, but the Bible Code even predicted Romney will be a “fitting president” who has God’s favor…
3. Obama Building ‘FEMA Concentration Camps’
WND commentator and Faith 2 Action president Janet Porter wondered if President Obama was using the fears about the Swine flu to “round up American citizens” and put them into “FEMA concentration camps.” Porter has also used her WND column to push fears that Obama would enact “jail sentences for those who seek treatment outside the socialized health care system” and create a massive “food shortage” so opponents will be “starved to death.”
4. Obama Plans Negotiations with Osama Bin Laden
Porter in WND predicted that Obama bin Laden will be overjoyed by Obama’s election as President and will even be able to meet with him personally. Like most other predictions in WND, this one turned out to be false.
In fact, their wildly paranoid predictions never actually come true. In the real world, that would discredit them; on Planet Wingnuttia, it helps them.