The guy who rabidly and obsessively H A T E S “fake news”—House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes—has been exposed by Politico for creating his OWN “fake news” website: carepublican.com.
The outlet includes stories dating from mid-2017, when it was registered by a Fresno-area communications consultant, Alex Tavlian. Nunes’ campaign has paid Tavlian’s company, Sultana Media, $7,773 since July for “advertising; digital advertising management.”
Reached Saturday, Tavlian said his company registered several domains for Nunes’ campaign. But he said he did not manage “The California Republican” and was unfamiliar with it.
The small print at the bottom of the site (which has been taken down) says that the site has been paid for with funds from Nunes’ own campaign committee. Here’s what you get when you go to the website.
Politico reports that the site serves up excerpts from other publications, both conservative AND the mainstream media that Nunes loves to discredit.
Some of the headlines from the site (before Nunes had it taken down):
“CNN busted for peddling fake news AGAIN!”
“California’s budget future isn’t as good as it looks.”
“Billions of dollars later, Democrats and the LA Times start to see the light on high-speed rail.”
And there is this jab at his fellow Californian, Rep. Ted Lieu, perhaps one of Nunes’ most outspoken critics.
“Dem CA Rep roasted on CNN, proceeds to make a fool of himself.”
On the Facebook page, they say that the site has crashed due to excessive traffic, but as you can see, the left is out in full force giving him (much deserved) shit about his pathetic attempt at self-promotion.
Screengrabs courtesy of New Century Times.
In the “About” section of his Facebook page, he lists the website as one that covers “news, sports, and analysis,” but most of his posts are about himself.
On the site’s Twitter account, Nunes primarily retweets himself and Trump, and takes a jab at Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee who has recently been leading the charge against Nunes’ ridiculous memo about the Russia scandal.
The account follows only Nunes himself and Donald Trump. The Twitter tagline says that it’s an “unofficial account” that reports “real news” (hahaha) and claims that Politico is “fake news.”
He has a whopping 28 followers on Twitter, but that number will definitely increase as all of us on the left follow him so we can ridicule and troll him.
Did Nunes create this site as a place for self-promotion? Propaganda? Or did he do it for a more practical reason: ad revenue. According to OpenSecrets.org, Nunes is essentially broke compared to his colleagues. Did he do this for ad revenue? Pathetic.
Adam Schiff reserved judgment and declined to comment, but Nunes’ democratic challenger in his re-election bid, Andrew Janz, said it was “typical Devin Nunes.”
“He’s got fake memos, fake websites and fake news,” Janz said. “It’s disappointing to see a member of Congress, especially one who chairs an important committee, spread misinformation to his constituents, who he knows will just eat it up.”
That pretty much sums it up.
Screengrabs courtesy of New Century Times