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DAY ELEVEN of the Support Your Local Blogfighter drive

by: Eric B.

Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 13:00:00 PM EDT


We're rolling right into the last weekend of this year's reader donation drive. Have you been meaning to toss a little coin into the tip jar, but haven't gotten around to it yet? Now's your chance, and time is running out (as if we'd turn away money after next week). We might have hit our goal, but it was a pretty low goal to start with and the money can always be put to good use hereabouts.

Giving is simple. Click on the embedded button. Or, send cash or check (made out to Eric Baerren) to 319 S. Oak St. Apt. A, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 48858. Or you can hire a crop dusting plane to drop change over the side so it rains down on me like a shiny rain. A shiny, shiny rain. Or gather an army of mole people to burrow a tunnel from where you live to my front door.

And now comes the time in this post when I tell you what you get out of it. This year, the Americans for Prosperity started running campaign ads against Gary Peters featuring a cancer sufferer named Julie Boonstra. It turns out that the details of her story were, well, off and while the Beltway fact checkers had noticed this it had yet to filter down to coverage in the state. We helped push that narrative into general awareness, and after the narrative developed that the ads were untrue AFP responded by trying to make Gary Peters attacking a sick woman. So we helped pushed the counternarrative that AFP had started using her as a human shield. For a minute, it looked like Julie Boonstra might become a campaign fixture this year, but that passed quickly and AFP's credibility is a smoking ruin.

Eric B. :: DAY ELEVEN of the Support Your Local Blogfighter drive
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