Which Famous Minister, WND?

The Worldnetdaily has an article with the headline “Famous minister whacks Obama on money-race link: Says it’s not government’s job to meddle with economic ‘equality’.” And look what picture they’re using on the front page banner link to that article:

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The article is actually about Ben Kinchlow, not Martin Luther King. Who use King’s image when they could have used Kinchlow’s? King’s position on this matter was exactly the opposite of Kinchlow’s. King was a democratic socialist who advocated a strong welfare state. And of course, the entire article is really just an ad for a book that WND is publishing from Kinchlow. I think the WND has confused journalism with marketing.

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  • eric

    I really doubt confused is the right term. That implies naivete on the part of the people doing it. WND conflates… or combines… is more like it.

  • Alverant

    @1

    Agreed. They know what they’re doing. It’s how Faux News got so big, they’re not telling people the facts, they’re selling a tailor made story to their audience.

  • Chiroptera

    I’m guessing it was an honest mistake. I bet that all black people look alike to the editors at WND.

  • DLC

    I have a dream today. that one day, WND will not try to make it look like Martin Luther King jr is a republican right wing nut like Ben “I used to hang with Pat Robertson” Kinchlow.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    I can understand the confusion. Just last week, King issued several statements about Obama, but on unrelated issues. King is talking so much lately, that it is easy to confuse things.

  • matty1

    Is Ben Kinchlow famous?

  • eric

    I have a dream today. that one day, WND will not try to make it look like Martin Luther King jr is a republican right wing nut…

    If supporting unregulated free market captalism as a means to material prosperity was good enough for Jesus, it should be good enough for MLK.

  • Moggie

    Well, all those famous ministers look alike, you know?

  • sqlrob

    I think the WND has confused journalism with marketing.

    Wouldn’t that require them to know what journalism is?

  • matty1

    I looked up Ben Kinchlow and I think I see why Farah likes him, they share a love of the slightly disturbing moustache.

  • John Hinkle

    The article is actually about Ben Kinchlow, not Martin Luther King.

    Well of course it’s about Ben Kinchlow and not Martin Luther King. C’mon Ed, I didn’t know you were so easily confused.

  • cptdoom

    Says it’s not government’s job to meddle with economic ‘equality’

    However, every Economics 101 class teaches it is, in fact, society’s role, through their government, to implement a “social welfare function” which dictates where on the income inequality curve the society will land. Classical economics cannot predict the relative income equality/inequality that will result even from an economy without any government intervention. That’s because economies can be “efficient” (fully utilizing market forces to distribute goods and services) at a whole range of income inequalities.

  • eric

    cptdoom: put more simply, WND argues that it was never Pharoah’s job to collect grain from everyone during the fat years, store it, and redistribute it during the lean years so nobody starves. You can almost hear the confirmation bias gears ratcheting into “ignore data” mode. The authors are probably thinking to themselves, where do these liberals get these crazy ideas about the role of government?

  • chilidog99

    WND is lucky they didn’t pull a picture of Sgt. Ivan Kinchloe out of the vault.

  • Francisco Bacopa

    Not only did Pharaoh never store up grain, he for sure was never advised by Joseph to build more granaries and store more grain at a rate faster than it had ever been stored before.

    BTW, doesn’t it also seem like Pharaoh’s grain taxation policy was even pretty good for the farmers themselves. Yes, a share of their grain was taken from them, but the rest of their grain would have commanded a higher price shielding them from price instability.