August 13, 2014

Dear Voters,

Republicans think you are stupid idiots who want to be uninformed. Do not humor this misconception.

Love, Karoli


As exposed by National Journal, these sites — like “Central Valley Update” seen above — are the work of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the arm of the GOP establishment tasked with building on the GOP majority in the House of Representatives. The organization would not reveal how much they planned to spend, or have spent already, in support of these sites.

Not only do the sites look like a local news page, but the “articles” they feature are written with the authoritative and seemingly nonpartisan voice of real journalism. In one “story,” written by “Geoff,” readers are told that Democratic congresswoman Amanda Renteria is a lobbyist-friendly carpetbagger whose fundraising has “come from donors living outside of the district.”

“Given her heavy lobbyist funding and her support for Obamacare,” the fake article concludes, “it seems clear that Renteria has already gone Washington.”

Asked by National Journal to defend this patently dishonest practice, NRCC communications director Andrea Bozek went a step further, trumpeting what she described as a brilliant and innovative new approach to campaigning. “This is a new and effective way to disseminate information to voters who are interested in learning the truth about these Democratic candidates,” Bozek said.

You keep it classy, GOP. California isn't about to turn Republican anytime soon, mostly because you are a bunch of cynical idiots who waste money on fake news instead of actually treating voters like people.

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