Where’s the Money, Joseph Farah?

Here’s an interesting tit-bit. Back in August 2009, Birther High Priest and head honcho of right-wing “news outlet” World Net Daily, Joseph Farah went on record as saying he would donate $15,000 to the hospital where President Obama was born.

To whit, he said:

“We’ve tried the stick,” said Farah. “Now let’s try the carrot. Obama has said he was born in Kapi’olani Hospital in Honolulu. He participated in a fund-raiser for the medical center in January. WND will send a check in the amount of $15,000 to whatever birth hospital is listed on his long-form birth certificate. All Obama has to do to see that donation made is to release it publicly.”

Well, the long-form birth certificate was released, and the hospital’s name –  Kapi’olani Medical Center – is clearly visible on the certificate.

Not only that, but in true WND style, Farah asked for donations from WND’s readers in order to pay for the donation. It would appear that, like Ken Ham, Farah is very good at spending other people’s money. He claimed that:

All donations made to this fund, if not used to make a donation to the birth hospital, will be used to further WND’s investigative reporting efforts and the billboard campaign that asks the question, “Where’s the birth certificate?”

Interestingly enough, this page is no longer available on WND. We’re now sitting in July 2012. The long-form birth certificate was released in April 2011. To date, Farah has not paid a single cent of the promised $15,000. I suppose he’s hiding behind the “the certificate is fake!” lie. However, note what he said originally:

WND will send a check in the amount of $15,000 to whatever birth hospital is listed on his long-form birth certificate.

Now that seems pretty clear-cut to me. I’m guessing that under his breath he muttered something like “…as long as that hospital is in Kenya.”

However, one has to ask the question – what happened to the money? WND doesn’t make any audited statements available, so there’s no evidence that it even exists anymore. For that matter, we don’t even know if they managed to fleece their gullible readers for the whole $15,000 and maybe Joe “I’ve a mustache like Stalin’s” Farah is too cheap to make up the difference. What about the interest this money is earning? It’s been sitting somewhere for close to 2 years now.

It’s much the same as Farah’s request for money to sue Esquire for $250 million… which they are apparently appealing – because, as with all the other cases these idiots lose in court, it’s the judge’s fault. One wonders if Joe was going to refund those who contributed, had WND won? One also wonders if there’ll be another appeal for donations?

I think it’s time people started to ask Joe just where all the money is.

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PsyGremlin is a former Conservapedia sysop (although the position was earned nefariously), stand up comedian, DJ, and is currently a self-employed financial adviser, who impersonates a responsible adult at least 5 days a week. However, highlighting and poking fun at the crazies out there remains his first love. Well besides pork crackling. And custard. And cricket.
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3 Responses to Where’s the Money, Joseph Farah?

  1. So now we know why WND has to claim the LFBC is a forgery. Joe’s money is on the line. What a liar he is.

    • Pi says:

      He was going to say that anyway. Farah will always triumph the cause of same mad conspiracy theory about a Democratic president. Whilst he claims to be neither a Republican nor a Conservative it is pretty clear where his allegiances lie.

      • PsyGremlin says:

        I actually wouldn’t bat an eyelid, if Farah came out and said he supports “Republic of the United States of America.” And Farah is certainly conservative, he even started WND as a conservative alternative. As for not being a Republican, I can sort of believe that. Most of the radical right in the US are far removed from what the GOP represents, but vote for it, because that’s the only option. That’s why the Tea Party’s co-opting of the GOP is such a scary thing.

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