If your religion is apeshit racist ring-wingnut douchery with a side of tabloid pablum, WorldNetDaily is your online Jerusalem, pilgrim. Be sure to bring it a big offering, though: Google is blocking ads from popping up on the site over its obsession with "black mobs."
WASHINGTON – The world's most powerful Internet search engine has accused WND of using "hate speech" and has threatened to block ads on the news site over its use of the term "black mobs" in news stories and columns reporting on a two-year epidemic of racial attacks in the U.S.
In response, WND is preemptively blocking Google ads in content in which that phrase appears in past and current stories, including this one. Other ad providers have agreed to step in and fill the gap.
Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WND, said the Google policy is flawed because it "attempts to censor words and phrases that are truthful and accurate from First Amendment-protected media on the basis of political correctness and faulty algorithmic methodology."
In response to queries from WND, Google cited its AdSense policies against using "derogatory racial or ethnic slurs to refer to an individual or group," and knocked WND's 670 "black mob" stories—yes, 670!—for "making sweeping generalizations about a group."
Balderdash! cried Farah, the poppa birther whose Grecian Formula-infused baguette-sized mustache is the blackest thing on the "news" site:
"Google is clearly assigning motives to our reporting on the basis of the linking of two words – 'black mobs,'" explained Farah. "Euphemisms for two perfectly accurate words must now be found because Google has determined that the linking of these two words is hate speech. When one of the most powerful media companies in the world starts banning words and phrases and imposing its speech police standards on all those it does business with, we are headed down a dangerous, Orwellian slippery slope."
The term "black mobs" as used in the more than 670 WND reports is not a pejorative term, explained Farah.
Defining black is self-explanatory, and the dictionary defines mob as a disorderly or riotous crowd of people, a crowd bent on or engaged in lawless violence, a group of persons, the common people; the masses; populace or multitude or a criminal gang, especially one involved in drug trafficking, extortion, etc.
Plus, there's no way that talking about black thugs and black mobs can make WND racist, because some of its best friends are—well, you know:
The idea that WND somehow has racist motivations is bizarre, said Farah, especially when fully 20 percent of the site's regular weekly columnists are black – including Sowell, Star Parker, Walter Williams, Eric Rush, Mychal Massey, Ellis Washington, Selena Owens, Ben Kinchlow, Alan Keyes and Larry Elder, not to mention other black WND columnists like Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson and Albert Thompson.
"Everyone in America today knows about the ugliness of the 'knockout game' as a result of this reporting," Farah said. "It all originated in WND. We cannot and should not be forced to sanitize our compelling reporting on a subject of national importance because it is labeled thoughtlessly and falsely as 'hate speech.'"
"They say truth is an absolute defense in libel cases," he wrote. "But what about when you're accused of 'hate speech'? What then? Is truth a defense?"
In the interest of truth, below are the headlines for some "related stories" that popped up on WND's anti-Google rant. Enjoy!