FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808
Massachusetts Democrats Condemn RGA for Spreading Fake News
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford responded to reports today that the Republican Governors Association launched a propagandawebsite focused on misleading voters about Democratic governors, which they designed to look like a legitimate news site:
“We deserve a Governor who not only respects the invaluable role of the fourth estate but vehemently condemns any type of deceptive propaganda campaign, like the one the RGA is peddling.
“We have a President hell-bent on destroying the freedom of the press and disseminating his own version of the truth though propaganda and labeling everything he doesn’t like as ‘fake news’.
“Governor Baker owes a great deal to the RGA, which has spent millions to support his campaigns in the past. By not speaking out against this blatant scam, the Governor is taking a page directly out of the Trump handbook – undermining the press by spreading ‘fake news’ to fit his own agenda and mislead voters.”