Reddit Calls Out CRP Bias

February 2, 2015   •  By Joe Trotter   •    •  
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Once again, members of the popular online community Reddit are calling out the “reform” community on their anti-Citizens United hysteria and hypocrisy in focusing almost exclusively on conservative donors (for more on the last attempt check out Trevor Burrus’ rundown here*).

The Center for Responsive Politics hosted an “ask me anything” (abbreviated to AMA) on Friday with the headline: “The Koch brothers have pledged to spend $889M on 2016 races. We are the watchdog group tracking ALL money in politics. We’re the Center for Responsive Politics, AMA!”

Redditors were not impressed, with the top voted comments being:

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Surprisingly, the excoriating did not end there. Here are a few of the comments illustrating the overall mood of the rest of the thread:

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Five years after the Citizens United decision and about a year after Harry Reid’s ritual of calling out the Koch brothers on the floor of the Senate really hit its stride, people aren’t willing to blindly follow the “reform” narrative that “money in politics” and the Kochs have ruined America.

And to the next organization thinking about using the Koch brothers as bait to attract redditors to their thread about money in politics, here’s a bit of advice:

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*No one at the Center for Competitive Politics participated in either Reddit thread referenced in this post, whether to submit a comment or otherwise.

 

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