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http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/nrcc-launches-fake-news-sites-to-attack-democratic-candidates-20140812

by Shane Goldmacher
August 12, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee, which came under fire earlier this year for a deceptive series of fake Democratic candidate websites that it later changed after public outcry, has launched a new set of deceptive websites, this time designed to look like local news sources.

The NRCC has created about two dozen of these new faux news sites targeting Democrats, both challengers and incumbents, and is promoting them across the country with localized Google search ads.

The NRCC's single-page sites are designed to appear to be a local news portal, with logos like "North County Update" or "Central Valley Update." The articles begin in the impartial voice of a political fact-checking site, hoping to lure in readers. "We'll take a look at her record and let you decide," starts one. Then they gradually morph into more biting language. At the very bottom, in a box, is the disclaimer that the NRCC paid for the site.

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Re: NRCC Launches “Fake” News Sites to Attack Democratic Candidates
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 09:17:56 PM »
Good for the Republicans.
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Re: NRCC Launches “Fake” News Sites to Attack Democratic Candidates
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 10:00:40 AM »
Good for the Republicans.
My thoughts precisely. It's about darn time they started fighting back. It's not like the “real” news is much better these days.
"Just because people in positions of authority are stupid, it doesn’t mean you have to go along with it." —Arlo Guthrie

"In the excitement of great popular elections, deciding the policy of the country, and its vast patronage, frauds will be committed, if a chance is given for them." —Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

“No government program ever dies of its own accord.” ―unknown


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