Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Republicans Hosting Fake News Sites. It's Legal, They Insist!

Rep. Trey Gowdy (White Guy, S.C.) getting ready to make shit up
about Benghazi. Hmm, par for the course...

We should be nicer to Republicans, I know, but the GOP silly season is in full bloom with fake news sites:
These two dozen sites, with names such as “North County Update” and “Central Valley Update” look like political fact-checking sites; the NRCC’s spokeswoman, Andrea Bozek, called it “a new and effective way to disseminate information.”
An NRCC official told me the sites are legal because, if you scroll all the way to the bottom, you’ll find “Paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee” in small print. “They’re not fake Web sites,” the official said. “These are real attack Web sites.”
Real attacks, but fake news: This is a fairly accurate summary of what the GOP’s scandalmongers have been purveying during the Obama years.
Well, then, as long as it's legal.

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