More Democratic dirty tricks come into view by faking Russian support for Roy Moore in Alabama’s 2017 special election
Make no mistake about it, Judge Roy Moore was a terrible candidate for U.S. Senate. Any of the other candidates, including highly-compromised Luther Strange would have trounced now-U.S. Doug Jones.
The attacks on Moore led by the Washington Post, co-opted by AL.com and amplified by every other media outlet in America obviously put the nail in the coffin of Moore’s candidacy and perhaps his political career. Jones can’t acknowledge that, but it’s clear.
But that hardly scrapes the surface of the lengths Democrats in Alabama and their national counterparts were willing to go to pull off a victory.
They faked parts of the main story that Roy Moore had interest in younger women when he was in his 20s and 30s.
They lied about their funding. The main PAC supporting him was run by Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) former aides and supported by George Soros.
But now, more than a year later, we have another piece of evidence that dishonesty was a feature and not a bug of the effort to give Doug Jones a temporary office in Washington D.C.
First, the operatives, funded by a $100,000 donation, opened a fake Facebook account pretending to be conservative Alabamians pushing for a write-in campaign. Jones won his campaign by 21,924 votes, a smaller margin the approximately 22,800 write-in votes.
They then conducted an admitted “false flag operation” that according to a newly released report “that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet.”
How did they do it?
They obviously bought Russian followers for Moore’s social media accounts; then they began hyping that the Russians were helping Moore.
The New York Times dutifully offers them plausible deniability, with a wink and a nod to their effectiveness.
Excerpt as follows:
The report does not say whether the project purchased the Russian bot Twitter accounts that suddenly began to follow Mr. Moore. But it takes credit for “radicalizing Democrats with a Russian bot scandal” and points to stories on the phenomenon in the mainstream media. “Roy Moore flooded with fake Russian Twitter followers,” reported The New York Post.
During the campaign, the media implied the Russians were helping Moore. The implication is that Moore was in bed with the Russians. It is the exact same accusation they have been screaming about with Russians and President Donald Trump for years.
It is obvious that the facts don’t matter here — only the results.
They were lying, they knew they were lying, they are oddly proud of their lying and they will continue lying.