“Why would Keith Fimian resort to lies?”


    Actually, the “blogger” quoted by Fimian – which he claims to be “the Washington Post” – is actually not even really a “blogger.” In reality, as the Connolly campaign points out, “[Paige Winfield] Cunningham is a blogger for one of a string of conservative websites across the nation created by the North Dakota-based Franklin Center.”  The Franklin Center, in turn, “is funded by private donors whose names the organization refuses to disclose,” while “the organization’s president is Jason Styervak, the former director of the North Dakota Republican Party.” The question is, why does the Washington Post allow someone like this in their “local blog network?” Another sign of the Post’s decline as a serious newspaper, sadly…

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