“False flag” robocall harassment has finally made it into the mainstream media, sortakinda. ABC News’s “Political Rader” has a story; not clear if anything was shown on the evening news.
The story isn’t much use. The General Counsel of the DCCC wrote an incredibly lame “Cease and Desist” letter, which burbles on about noncompliance with FCC regulations without ever making it clear that the calls are (1) intended to harass, (2) intended to deceive, and (3) are in fact deceiving many voters. That allows the RNCC guy to make a superficially plausible “you-do-it-too” response. Someone who had received one of the fake calls and thought it came from a Democrat could read the whole thing and have no idea it applied to the calls he’d received.
I posted a comment on “Political Radar.”
The issue isn’t “robo-calling.” The issue is harassment and deception. The calls paid for by the Republican National Congressional Committee are designed to annoy the people being called, and they’re designed to appear as if they come from Democratic campaigns.
It’s probably worth the effort to post something brief on that site, just to show there’s interest in the story and to ward off the GOP trolls.