Thanks to the persistence of a Grok reader (crowdsourcing is great!), we have the list of Progressive “fake’ news sites paid for with Dark Money linked back to Democrat operative David Brock.
If you missed the original report:
A network of at least 51 locally branded news sites has popped up since last year under names like the Milwaukee Metro Times, the Mecklenburg Herald, and the Tri-City Record. The sites are focused on key swing states with elections in 2021 and 2022: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. …
Each follows a similar template: aggregated local news content and short write-ups about local sports teams and attractions — interspersed with heavily slanted political news aimed at boosting Democratic midterm candidates and attacking Republican opponents.
We could not originally locate any of these slimy outlets alleged to be operating in New Hampshire, so I asked readers if they could poke around, and they did. We’ve got not just ours but all of them (we think) – at least those being fed by The American Independent.
Brock’s Dem-Money laundromat powers them with content generated by the American Independent, a progressive news source that bills itself a number one resource, though it has very little actual traffic. That might be because the news is written to end up on local sites in swing states.
It’s not local, but it is peddled as that, surrounded by local sports or special interest stories.
Your more well-known local media can pick these up and run with them as if they are legitimate unbiased news as if they’d ever published something that wasn’t biased against the Left. It’s standard echo-chamber stuff, and it looks like NH has four of these.
The Amoskeag Times, Everett Times, Rockingham Journal, and Seacoast Standard. Sports, local interest, and the occasional story-spinning things to make Democrats look moderate or the product of their policies more positive.
That means we’ve got more homework, people. Check these out and see what sort of BS they’ve hidden between the local interest and sports stories.
As for the rest of you, here is the list with links in alphabetical order by state. Ten states have two or more of these operating so check them out and then make fun of their reporting.