News broke late last night that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has been operating a series of fake news websites. The websites are designed to look like local news sources, but information contained within the sites is meant to attack Democrat candidates in tight Congressional races across the nation.
“One of our country’s greatest strengths is freedom of the press,” campaign adviser Jason Bresler said. “For the Republicans to mock that — it’s offensive. It’s a slap in the face to the military men and women who protect these freedoms each day. Mike Bost should step up and do the right thing — issue an apology for allowing his campaign and his national committee to make a mockery of journalism and to take advantage of Southern Illinoisans like this.”
The Bost campaign and the NRCC have been issuing negative attacks and posting false information on a site called “Southern Illinois Update.” The site is designed to mirror actual news sites, but contains only negative and misleading information about U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart.
The site can be found at http://www.electionupdate2014.com/il12update70/