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(Talking Points Memo)   RNCC busted making fake websites to intentionally deceive low information voters. Again   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 94
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2014-08-13 06:34:32 AM  
Color me shocked - both that they are doing this and that it is apparently legal. How the hell is this not fraud?
 
2014-08-13 07:16:27 AM  
National Republican Campaign Committee has created fake news sites...

As long as they keep it Fair and Balanced.
 
2014-08-13 07:30:57 AM  
There they go again.
 
2014-08-13 07:33:00 AM  
Everyone knows that the truth is a Democratic Party ploy.  Real Americans don't care if they're getting told the truth, just whether it feels truthy to them.
 
2014-08-13 07:34:31 AM  
When DCCC spokesman Josh Schwerin bashed the approach as "deception," Bozek responded that Democrats are "just jealous."


Is
he 12 years old??
 
2014-08-13 07:37:13 AM  

thisdaydreamer: Color me shocked - both that they are doing this and that it is apparently legal. How the hell is this not fraud?


FTFA "At the bottom of each story, the NRCC discloses that the site is paid for by the committee. "

I think that is what stops it from being fraud.
 
2014-08-13 07:38:08 AM  
When DCCC spokesman Josh Schwerin bashed the approach as "deception," Bozek responded that Democrats are "just jealous."

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thisdaydreamer: How the hell is this not fraud?


Because modern courts' bullshiat interpretations of constitutional rights are absolutely sacrosanct and inviolable and must never be infringed upon by common sense or basic human decency as long as it benefits republicans.
 
2014-08-13 07:38:58 AM  

what_now: When DCCC spokesman Josh Schwerin bashed the approach as "deception," Bozek responded that Democrats are "just jealous."


Is he 12 years old??


That or incompetent at his job.  Unless he views his job as communications director as "piss of the libs."
 
2014-08-13 07:40:55 AM  
When DCCC spokesman Josh Schwerin bashed the approach as "deception," Bozek responded that Democrats are "just jealous."

"Obvi totes buttmad." , she added.

This is how a communications director working for republicans speaks.

This is the person directing how they communicate.
 
2014-08-13 07:40:57 AM  

Running a-puck: thisdaydreamer: Color me shocked - both that they are doing this and that it is apparently legal. How the hell is this not fraud?

FTFA "At the bottom of each story, the NRCC discloses that the site is paid for by the committee. "

I think that is what stops it from being fraud.


Checked out Central Valley Update. Disclaimer is well below the fold, in a footer that is underneath what looks like the regular footer - where you would stop scrolling. What a bunch of sleazedicks.
 
2014-08-13 07:50:32 AM  
The sites don't appear to violate campaign finance laws.

Campaign finance laws still exist?
 
2014-08-13 07:50:52 AM  

Running a-puck: thisdaydreamer: Color me shocked - both that they are doing this and that it is apparently legal. How the hell is this not fraud?

FTFA "At the bottom of each story, the NRCC discloses that the site is paid for by the committee. "

I think that is what stops it from being fraud.


In "Charming Font" in five points?
 
2014-08-13 07:51:54 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: Running a-puck: thisdaydreamer: Color me shocked - both that they are doing this and that it is apparently legal. How the hell is this not fraud?

FTFA "At the bottom of each story, the NRCC discloses that the site is paid for by the committee. "

I think that is what stops it from being fraud.

Checked out Central Valley Update. Disclaimer is well below the fold, in a footer that is underneath what looks like the regular footer - where you would stop scrolling. What a bunch of sleazedicks.


Ah, yes. Hiding it in the fine print. An old tradition among semi-legal scammers.
 
2014-08-13 07:52:09 AM  

thamike: The sites don't appear to violate campaign finance laws.

Campaign finance laws still exist?


Can't enforce them with the agency defunded.
 
2014-08-13 07:52:09 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: "Obvi totes buttmad." , she added.

This is how a communications director working for republicans speaks.

This is the person directing how they communicate.


At least they've moved up from ululation and interpretive self-injury.  Kind of.
 
2014-08-13 07:52:34 AM  

dookdookdook: When DCCC spokesman Josh Schwerin bashed the approach as "deception," Bozek responded that Democrats are "just jealous."

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thisdaydreamer: How the hell is this not fraud?

Because modern courts' bullshiat interpretations of constitutional rights are absolutely sacrosanct and inviolable and must never be infringed upon by common sense or basic human decency as long as it benefits republicans.


Nice use of tiny font.
 
2014-08-13 07:52:48 AM  
Limbaugh may call Democrats the low information voters, but it is the Republicans who only watch one channel.  In general Democrats are better educated.
 
2014-08-13 07:53:49 AM  

thamike: The sites don't appear to violate campaign finance laws.

Campaign finance laws still exist?


Sort of. The Supremes have made sure there are easy ways around such trifling nonsense.
 
2014-08-13 07:55:48 AM  

thisdaydreamer: The Supremes have made sure there are easy ways around such trifling nonsense.


Curse you Diana Ross!
 
2014-08-13 07:58:14 AM  
This is legal for the same reason that news outlets can get away with "native advertising."  We stopped give a shiat about deceptive practices starting with the Reagan era, and this is the natural outcome.
 
2014-08-13 07:58:16 AM  

LucklessWonder: thisdaydreamer: The Supremes have made sure there are easy ways around such trifling nonsense.

Curse you Diana Ross!


I've never liked Motown.
 
2014-08-13 07:59:26 AM  

Chummer45: This is legal for the same reason that news outlets can get away with "native advertising."  We stopped give a shiat about deceptive practices starting with the Reagan era, and this is the natural outcome.


What do you mean "we"? Some of us still give a shiat and try to keep up with the political snake oil.
 
2014-08-13 08:02:15 AM  
Is it any wonder they're constantly accusing liberals of false flag operations?   They assume others are as corrupt as they are.
 
2014-08-13 08:04:03 AM  

thisdaydreamer: Running a-puck: thisdaydreamer: Color me shocked - both that they are doing this and that it is apparently legal. How the hell is this not fraud?

FTFA "At the bottom of each story, the NRCC discloses that the site is paid for by the committee. "

I think that is what stops it from being fraud.

In "Charming Font" in five points?


... in a cellar with no stairs, in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying'Beware of the Leopard'.
 
2014-08-13 08:06:19 AM  
FTFA: Earlier this year, the NRCC got in some trouble for creating deceptive fake campaign sites for Democrats that ask people to contribute in order to help "defeat" the candidate.

The word "trouble" in the above quote is a link, and it takes you to an article that explains exactly how much "trouble" the NRCC actually got into for creating fake websites to solicit donations and disparage opposing candidates:

"After news outlets reported that a Republican campaign group had set up fake websites for Democratic congressional candidates, the group has fixed the sites to clarify that money donated through them will go to the GOP."

The reason they're doing it now is because they got away with it then.
 
2014-08-13 08:07:57 AM  

thisdaydreamer: Chummer45: This is legal for the same reason that news outlets can get away with "native advertising."  We stopped give a shiat about deceptive practices starting with the Reagan era, and this is the natural outcome.

What do you mean "we"? Some of us still give a shiat and try to keep up with the political snake oil.



Correction:  by "we" I mean the government.

And I'm not endorsing it.  I think this shiat, and native advertising are deceptive practices that should be illegal.
 
2014-08-13 08:09:05 AM  

thisdaydreamer: LucklessWonder: thisdaydreamer: The Supremes have made sure there are easy ways around such trifling nonsense.

Curse you Diana Ross!

I've never liked Motown.


And the appeal of great sex and gourmet food escapes me, too.
 
2014-08-13 08:10:13 AM  

padraig: thisdaydreamer: Running a-puck: thisdaydreamer: Color me shocked - both that they are doing this and that it is apparently legal. How the hell is this not fraud?

FTFA "At the bottom of each story, the NRCC discloses that the site is paid for by the committee. "

I think that is what stops it from being fraud.

In "Charming Font" in five points?

... in a cellar with no stairs, in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying'Beware of the Leopard'.


It was Col. Mustard with the lead pipe!
 
2014-08-13 08:20:24 AM  
Fake news site?  Yeah, they've got some catching up to do.


detroitdogrescue.com


      alaska.score.org
 
2014-08-13 08:22:20 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Fake news site?  Yeah, they've got some catching up to do.


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      [alaska.score.org image 300x300]


Somebody get this guy some water, and fan his face with a paper plate or something.
 
2014-08-13 08:24:01 AM  
The sites don't appear to violate campaign finance laws.

Does anything, these days?
 
2014-08-13 08:24:05 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Fake news site?  Yeah, they've got some catching up to do.


[detroitdogrescue.com image 440x230]


      [alaska.score.org image 300x300]


You have a problem with Diane Sawyer? Haven't you been conditioned by Fox News to believe everything some blonde woman says to you?
 
2014-08-13 08:25:07 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Fake news site?  Yeah, they've got some catching up to do.


[detroitdogrescue.com image 440x230]


      [alaska.score.org image 300x300]


That's some quality comedy, Borat.
 
2014-08-13 08:27:26 AM  
Hey, when you can't win on your own merits, this is what you resort to.
 
2014-08-13 08:31:41 AM  
So, they're pandering to their base?
 
2014-08-13 08:33:12 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Fake news site?  Yeah, they've got some catching up to do.


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I'll see that and raise you...

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Call.
 
2014-08-13 08:35:27 AM  
If you have to lie....
 
2014-08-13 08:41:44 AM  
I really didn't need that Geraldo pic this early in the morning.....
 
2014-08-13 08:44:47 AM  
i've been told on fark that deliberately misleading voters is A-OK, because if they are that dumb then they should not be voting
 
2014-08-13 08:44:52 AM  
Zeb Hesselgresser: Fake news site?  Yeah, they've got some catching up to do.


[detroitdogrescue.com image 440x230]


      [alaska.score.org image 300x300]

How are TV network news shows "sites"?  You can't even mock them correctly.  Try again
 
2014-08-13 08:45:55 AM  

spcMike: I really didn't need that Geraldo pic this early in the morning.....


How 'bout a nice, hot slab of G. steak?

www.dcrtv.com
 
2014-08-13 08:45:59 AM  
Is this like that site Talon News, where they created a fake news site and hired a male prostitute who specialized in being a military hunk named Jeff Gannon and then gave him a White House press pass so he could toss loaded soft balls to President Bush at press conferences or is this different?
 
2014-08-13 08:50:10 AM  

jayhawk88: The sites don't appear to violate campaign finance laws.

Does anything, these days?


Most importantly, these assholes have no concept whatsoever of right and wrong. They just know it isn't technically illegal to do what they do.
 
2014-08-13 08:53:43 AM  
Yeah, it's just a Republican thing.
 
2014-08-13 08:57:07 AM  

JerseyTim: Is this like that site Talon News, where they created a fake news site and hired a male prostitute who specialized in being a military hunk named Jeff Gannon and then gave him a White House press pass so he could toss loaded soft balls to President Bush at press conferences or is this different?


I'm wondering if it's more like when the Bush Administration paid journalists to write nice stuff about them.
 
2014-08-13 08:58:23 AM  

Diogenes: JerseyTim: Is this like that site Talon News, where they created a fake news site and hired a male prostitute who specialized in being a military hunk named Jeff Gannon and then gave him a White House press pass so he could toss loaded soft balls to President Bush at press conferences or is this different?

I'm wondering if it's more like when the Bush Administration paid journalists to write nice stuff about them.


Oh, I'm sorry,  Zeb Hesselgresser.  My link goes to well-known fake news site The NY Times.  Silly me.
 
2014-08-13 08:59:41 AM  

baltimoreron: Yeah, it's just a Republican thing.


It's still a only a Republican thing.  Making a parody website to mock the other candidate's positions is common across all political parties.  What the RNCC is doing is actively trying to deceive voters.  Big difference.

Try again.
 
2014-08-13 09:00:09 AM  
No doubt the GOP defense will be the Democrats did this to blame us just like they started all that impeachment talk to raise money.
 
2014-08-13 09:04:42 AM  
wow that escalated quickly...
 
2014-08-13 09:12:11 AM  

baltimoreron: Yeah, it's just a Republican thing.


"No.  YOU!"

We've almost got all the checkboxes on the Conservative Evasion Score Card all filled in.  What else are we missing?
 
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