Democrat strategist creates ‘fake’ local news sites in key states to sway votes away from Trump

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"Tara McGowan, founder of “a nonprofit digital strategy group that organizes progressives online to vote and volunteer” is reportedly “raising $25 million from a host of wealthy liberals to establish a for-profit media company, Courier Newsroom, that has already started rolling out digital newspapers with local reporters and editors in six key swing states — Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.”

The report explains that the idea is to create digital news articles that appear as though they come from an ordinary local newspaper, when in fact that “newspaper” has been created with the primary intention to influence voters in elections.

According to the report, the project is motivated by McGowan’s frustration at “her party’s (Democrats) inability to challenge, or even clearly comprehend, Trump’s dominance of the digital landscape -- and the threat it poses to Democrats’ chances in 2020.”

McGowan forcefully rejects this criticism. “A lot of people I respect will see this media company as an affront to journalistic integrity because it won’t, in their eyes, be balanced,” she says. “What I say to them is, Balance does not exist anymore.”
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 months, 1 week ago
    The Bloomberg article is much clearer than the article summarizing it.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featur...

    It tells you the names of two of McGowan’s partisan news sites:
    https://vadogwood.com/
    https://coppercourier.com/

    This stories touches on two megtrends. 1) Decrease local communities. Decrease in local newspapers is one example. 2) We are still learning to separate authoritative news sources from paid partisan news in the post-gatekeeper era of media. It all comes on the same type of device, often in the same newsfeed.

    The two partisan news sites look decent, but I suspect more and more readers are getting the ability to see through it. If someone sent me an article from the Doogwood or the Copper Currier, it would only take me a few moments to figure out it was partisan.
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    • Posted by 2 months, 1 week ago
      I read the Bloomberg article before posting this one and although it reveals some details I thought it also misleads the reader (as Bloomberg almost always does) in the wording used.
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  • Posted by 2 months, 1 week ago
    The REAL manipulation of the 2020 election.

    "McGowan forcefully rejects any criticism. “A lot of people I respect will see this media company as an affront to journalistic integrity because it won’t, in their eyes, be balanced,” she says. “What I say to them is, Balance does not exist anymore.” "
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    • Posted by $ exceller 2 months, 1 week ago
      Yeah...balance does not exist. To her.

      These idiots are breaking all the rules and come out swinging from under their rocks.

      The WaPo recently advocated that there should be an effort put in place to influence 20 GOP Senators to vote for the President's impeachment.

      I don't understand why they are so desperate: isn't the Schitty-led impeachment charade supposed to take care of their problem?
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