Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Fake News

Who says old media is dead and dying? Lake County has a new dead-tree newspaper, the Lake County Gazette ...
Erstwhile newspaper of record, the Daily Herald, has the story:
A new newspaper started landing in some suburban mailboxes this week with articles about state government and politics that emphasize the points of view of certain Republican candidates running for seats in Springfield. The Lake County Gazette is one of eight papers statewide mailed by Liberty Principles PAC and is intended to support candidates for office. Liberty Principles PAC is run by conservative radio host and former GOP candidate for governor Dan Proft.
Newspaper run by Dan Proft's PAC hits Lake County
Countywide, the reaction has been swift and severe. Community leaders are demanding an immediate investigation out of the State's Attorney's office.

Haha, j/k. Countywide, it's been all like the Zion Nuclear Plant: No reaction.

One media watchdog explained it this way: "So someone is peddling another rightwing newspaper in Lake County? That would be like bringing a Confederate flag to a NASCAR race. Who's going to notice?"


edsullivanjr said...

I have to say BB your last two posts on the Senate race in the 26th have been pretty entertaining. I stop by every so often to check things out but it seems like you are back on your game.

Ed Sullivan

Barney Baxter said...

Thanks for the shoutout, Ed.


Team America said...

BB- what's up with that bona fide, hard-hitting news source, the Lake County Gazette? Where is a Lake Countian to go for genuine news now? I thought you might have the inside scoop.