Joseph Francis Farah (born July 6, 1954) is an American author,
journalist and editor-in-chief of the conservative website
1 Early years
5 External links
Farah was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on July 6, 1954, to parents of
Syrian and Lebanese ancestry. His father was a schoolteacher.
He graduated from William Paterson University, in Wayne, New Jersey
with a B.A. in Communications. He is married to Elizabeth Farah and
is a conservative evangelical Christian.
Farah worked for six years as executive news editor at the Los Angeles
Herald Examiner. On July 22, 1990, Farah became editor of the
Sacramento Union. The paper had been losing up to $3 million annually,
and in early 1990 it was purchased from
Richard Mellon Scaife
Richard Mellon Scaife by
Daniel Benvenuti Jr. and David Kassis. Farah and the paper's owners
envisioned the paper as a conservative alternative to the Sacramento
Bee. "We just thought the way to go was to be unabashedly
conservative in our approach," explained Farah to the Washington
Post. Among other things, Farah convinced
Rush Limbaugh to write a
daily column, which ran on "Page 1."
In 1991, Farah left the Union and co-founded the Western Journalism
Center. Farah received the Washington Times Foundation National
Service Award in 1996. He currently writes a weekly print column
Jerusalem Post which is nationally syndicated through Creators
He launched the online
WorldNetDaily in 1997. He has published
some controversial material there, such as in 2003 applauding a wife's
murder of her husband for alleged infidelity.
Farah is among those who have promulgated conspiracy theories
questioning Barack Obama's status as a natural born citizen of the
United States and resultant eligibility to serve as U.S.
President, stating, "It'll plague Obama throughout his
presidency. It'll be a nagging issue and a sore on his administration,
Monica Lewinsky was on Bill Clinton's presidency" and "It's
not going to go away, and it will drive a wedge in an already divided
public." Despite the release of Obama's notarized birth
certificate abstract, Farah demanded that Obama release his
"long-form" birth certificate, which was subsequently posted on the
White House's web site on April 27, 2011. Farah had
previously pledged $15,000 to the hospital where Obama was born upon
the release of said document. When Obama finally released the
long-form birth certificate, he called it "fraudulent," and disowned
Rush Limbaugh on See, I Told You So (1994)
Richard Pombo (1996). This Land Is Our Land: How to End
the War on Private Property. St. Martins Press.
Farah, Joseph (2005). Taking America Back: A Radical Plan to Revive
Freedom, Morality, and Justice. WND Books.
Farah, Joseph (2007). Stop the Presses!: The Inside Story of the New
Media Revolution. WND Books. ISBN 978-1-58182-469-8.
Farah, Joseph (2008). None of the Above: Why 2008 Is the Year to Cast
the Ultimate Protest Vote. WND Books.
Farah, Joseph (2010). The Tea Party Manifesto: A Vision for an
American Rebirth. WND Books. ISBN 978-1-935071-28-0.
^ Black, Jane (August 28, 2001). "On the Web, Small and Focused Pays
Off". Business Week. Retrieved 2008-12-14.
^ "All eyes on Lebanon". WorldNetDaily.com. August 1, 2006. Retrieved
^ a b c d e f Stephen Goode (March 4, 2003). "Putting faith in the
founding fathers: WorldNetDaily.com cofounder
Joseph Farah challenges
all Americans to take back their country by embracing traditional
values and spurning today's MTV culture". Insight magazine.
p. 4. [permanent dead link]
^ a b
Joseph Farah (November 26, 2008). "Where was Obama born?". World
Net Daily. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
^ a b William Trombley (May 16, 1991). "Paper Chase; Media: The
Sacramento Union is Trying to Attract Readers and Advertisers by
Billing Itself as 'Pro-American,' 'Pro-Life,' and 'Pro-Business.'".
Los Angeles Times.
^ Pat Guy (July 13, 1990). "New editor for 'Sacramento Union'". USA
^ a b Howard Kurtz and Charles Trueheart (October 23, 1990). "At
Sacramento Union, A Conservative Bent". Washington Post.
^ Dorothy Giobbe (September 17, 1994). "Western Journalism Center
director says it's non-partisan, not pro-right wing". Editor &
^ "About Joseph Farah". Creators.com.
^ Mark O'Keefe (November 24, 2002). "Conservative media flex muscles".
The Star-Ledger (Newark).
The Occidental Quarterly, Volume 6, Number 2, Summer 2006, pp.
9–37 "Sexual Utopia in Power" by F. Roger Devlin – p. 23 Modern
Joseph Farah of World Net Daily commends a wife for
murdering her unfaithful husband." in reference to FREE CLARA HARRIS!
published January 30, 2003 by Joseph Farah: "Clara Harris hit the gas
on her Mercedes and ran over Harris, shearing the passenger door right
off the home wrecker’s Navigator. She ran over him a few more times
to make sure he was dead .. I say: Free Clara Harris. We need more
women like her. Live like her .. I would find Clara Harris not guilty.
After she was sprung, I’d give her a medal. She did the world a
favor .. she did the right thing. That creep deserved what he got ..
Free her and let her be an example to every cheating husband and wife
in America. There is a price to pay. Sometimes it’s the ultimate
^ Ben Smith (February 25, 2009). "Shelby says he has no doubts on
Obama citizenship". Politico.
^ "In NH, Trump takes credit for Obama birth info". The Associated
Press. April 27, 2011.
^ Tim Jones (December 8, 2008). "Court won't review Obama's
eligibility to serve". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
^ "Born in the U.S.A". FactCheck.org.
Joseph Farah (November 21, 2008). "Obama's state secret: His birth
certificate!". World Net Daily. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
^ Dan Pfeiffer. "President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate". The
White House Blog.
^ "$10,000, no $15,000 for proof of Obama's birth hospital". WND.
January 9, 2009.
^ Justin Elliott (April 27, 2011). "
Joseph Farah owes $15,000 to
Kapi'olani Medical Center". Salon.
^ "Is Obama constitutionally eligible to serve?". WorldNetDaily.
December 31, 2011.
WorldNetDaily Official website
Washington Post Online Chat Session with Joseph Farah
Appearances on C-SPAN