This morning The New York Times ran a story about a deplorable young man by the name of Cameron Harris. Why is he deplorable asks thee? Well, short on cash, morals, and human conscience he bought a Christian web domain and made up a bunch of stories. Most popularly he concocted a tale about some poor sap who just happened upon a bunch of ballots in some out of the way warehouse. And lo and behold these ballots were already filled out with Hillary Clinton’s name! It’s amazing to us that anyone believed this crap, but hey the guy knew his audience. According to the NYT piece, Mr. Harris would have smeared Trump if he had the chance, but of course it wasn’t as lucrative. He knew Trump supporters would just eat this up! When all was said and done the young whippersnapper made over $20,000 spreading his lies and nonsense. But hey! What’s the prob peeps? Why so uptight? According to old Cam-cam:
“Hardly anything a campaign or candidate says is completely true.”
He’s just doing as they do! So how does this story connect to Frederick County? The path is two fold. First of all, according to the FNP, this gentleman was in the employ of our very own Delagate David “Boots on the Ground” Vogt. Who, when learned of his dishonestly, shred his badge into a million little pieces. No, no, no, Delegate Vogt will not tolerate the dishonesty!
Secondly, is this awesome connection that our great friend at Frederick County Fact Check stumbled upon:
Can’t wait to find out who else he has connections to in these here parts! Stay tuned!
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“Fake news” is just the latest consequence of the 1964 U.S. Supreme Court decision in New York Times v. Sullivan that created a constitutional right to lie about political matters. Subsequent cases enlarged the right to the point that the more extreme and outrageous the lie, the greater First Amendment protection it gets on the ground that no reasonable person would believe it.