Democratic Operatives Are Behind a Network of Slanted Local Media Outlets

From a story on by Lachlan Markay and Thomas Wheatley headlined “Democrats’ swing-state local news ploy”:

Writers for a D.C.-based media operation run by prominent Democratic operatives are behind a sprawling network of ostensible local media outlets churning out Democrat-aligned news content in midterm battleground states, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Behind the patina of independent local news, these sites are pumping out content designed to put a sheen of original reporting on partisan messaging.

  • It’s an increasingly common tactic among political outfits looking to give their team a steady stream of positive content they can then use to boost their own electoral communications.