BELOW FROM: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/resources/about_WND.asp:
WorldNetDaily.com can best be explained by its mission statement:
"WorldNetDaily.com is an independent newssite created to capitalize on new media technology, to reinvigorate and revitalize the role of the free press as a guardian of liberty, an exponent of truth and justice, an uncompromising disseminator of news.
"WorldNetDaily.com performs this function by remaining faithful to the central role of a free press in a free society: as a watchdog exposing government waste, fraud, corruption and abuse of power - the mission envisioned by our founders and protected in the First Amendment of the Constitution."
Indeed, WorldNetDaily.com is a fiercely independent newssite committed to hard-hitting investigative reporting of government waste, fraud and abuse.
Founded by Joseph and Elizabeth Farah in May 1997, it is now a leading Internet newssite in both traffic and influence.
WorldNetDaily.com has broken some of the biggest, most significant and most notable investigative and enterprising stories in recent years. See "WND Scoops" for a comprehensive list of major WorldNetDaily exclusive reports that first saw the light of day in these pages.
WorldNetDaily's unique and aggressive reporting style has captured a large and growing audience on the Internet:
WorldNetDaily.com was voted the most popular website on the Internet every week for nearly two years running between 1999 and 2001 on the independent, European-based Global100.com.
WorldNetDaily.com consistently ranks as the "stickiest" newssite on the Internet, meaning readers spent more time on it than on any other - including giants CNN, MSNBC and ESPN.
WorldNetDaily.com often ranks at the top of the news pack in number of pageviews per user and minutes per page - two other important categories measured by Internet ratings agencies.
It is a Top 500 website, according to Alexa.com, the search and ratings agency affiliate of Amazon.com, and the No. 1 independent newssite. WorldNetDaily currently attracts nearly 5 million unique visitors a month and more than 40 million pageviews, according to its own internal monitoring software. WorldNetDaily.com's editorial policy reflects the old-fashioned notion that the principal role of the free press in a free society is to serve as a watchdog on government - to expose corruption, fraud, waste and abuse wherever and whenever it is found.
Why is it the fastest-growing news service on the Internet? Founder Joseph Farah believes it is directly due to WorldNetDaily's editorial formula - "credible, fearless, independent."
Joseph Farah brings more than 25 years of newspaper experience, including stints as editor in chief of major market dailies, to WorldNetDaily.com. Elizabeth Farah brings years of marketing, strategic planning, design and technology experience to the project. Now, teamed with a lean but growing full-time staff of 25, WorldNetDaily.com is poised to spark a media revolution.
Why? "Because," as Joseph Farah says, "the world has a right to know."