I cannot WAIT to see the FEC independent expenditure report that shows who paid for these idiotic robocalls in Alabama.
Unlike the usual dirty Republican bag of dirty tricks like telling people to vote the day after the election, these robocalls are aimed at discrediting the Washington Post.
“Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein, I’m a reporter for The Washington Post calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5,000 and $7,000 dollars," the message says. "We will not be fully investigating these claims; however, we will make a written report. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.”
Of course, the email bounces, because the only goal is to leave those who receive the message with the impression this is how reporters got their stories on Roy Moore. I know politics can be dirty, but wow, this one really reeks of desperation!
In a statement to local Alabama TV station WKRG, Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post wrote, "The call’s description of our reporting methods bears no relationship to reality. We are shocked and appalled that anyone would stoop to this level to discredit real journalism."
I know they have to say that, but I'm not shocked and appalled by anything happening in Alabama right now. When you have Republicans saying OUT LOUD that they'd rather have a pedophile than a Democrat in that Senate seat, I think we understand their desperation.
Even so, this is laughable.