JUSTICE FROM ESQUIRE FUND
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, the executive editor of the Hearst-owned Esquire magazine published this defamatory article of 100 percent fabricated assertions and made-up quotations from WND Editor Joseph Farah and others from unnamed sources. The story alleged Farah was pulling Jerome Corsi’s best-selling Where’s the Birth Certificate? from bookstore shelves across the nation, repudiating the book, destroying all copies and offering to refund customers’ money.
Hours later, after Farah threatened a lawsuit against Esquire, the writer, Mark Warren, added a disclaimer that the piece was a "satire."
In the meantime, reporters and editors from some of the top news organizations in the country were calling Farah to comment on the story – fully believing it was real. Book buyers were demanding refunds. And Farah was being taunted with insults of being a "sellout."
Now it’s time for WND to make good on the lawsuit threat. Understand that Esquire is owned by the Hearst Corp., one of the wealthiest privately held companies in the world. It will take a lot of money to win this case – opposed by some of the highest priced legal talent in the U.S.
That’s why we need help – lots of help – to get justice from Esquire, and, more importantly, to teach arrogant media establishment figures like Warren that they are not unaccountable to the rule of law just because they work for billion-dollar corporate giants.
"This fight is likely to take years," said Farah. "It will take hundreds of thousands of dollars. But, at the end of the day, I believe we win. But we can only do it with your help. I’ve been encouraged by countless well-wishers to take on this fight. I can only do it with your encouragement and financial support."
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