One WorldNetDaily article, which Henke called "hideously embarrassing" to conservatives, said that a Democratic proposal to create civilian emergency centers at military installations "appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany."
Henke said, "There is a substantial discomfort among the people who want to make intellectual arguments and want to have a substantive role in the debate." He compared the Obama birth theorists to those who said Obama's healthcare overhaul would create "death panels."
" 'Death panels' is not a substantive contribution to the discussion. It's a cartoon," he said.
Farah mocked Henke and other critics in a column this month, saying they were doing liberals' bidding.
"Am I scared? No, folks. I'm not," Farah wrote. "I didn't found WorldNetDaily to be esteemed by my colleagues. . . . I didn't found it because I wanted to be part of the 'conservative' movement. I founded it because there was a crying need for an independent brand of journalism beholden only to the truth."
WorldNetDaily takes credit for being the first to raise questions about Van Jones, Obama's "green jobs" advisor who resigned after Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck and others hammered him for his self-described communist beliefs and support for the idea that the U.S. government had a role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.