The 2016 presidential election continues to be so strange that it’s practically beyond parody – as moderate Republican dad Marco Chacon discovered after setting up a bogus conservative news site.
The 47-year-old Chacon got so tired of witnessing obviously bogus news posted by his friends on Facebook that he and childhood buddie Mike Klasfeld opted to entertain themselves by setting up a counterfeit news site of their own and publishing the most ridiculous reports they could create, reports FLI.
The pair’s strategy worked – perhaps a little too well.
Chacon has witnessed his preposterous reports publicized on RealTrueNews.org– which he makes appear more realistic by publishing them into official-looking documents he uploads onto Scribd – accumulate millions of page views, become trending topics on Facebook and Twitter, and even be described as factual on cable TV news.
The military veteran produced one report about a speech Hillary Clinton allegedly gave to Goldman Sachs, which he pushed over the top by picturing her explaining “bronies” – adult enthusiasts of the cartoon “My Little Pony” – to the Wall Street bankers.
That wasn’t sufficient to raise the suspicions of Fox News, where Trace Gallagher documented on-air that Clinton had referred to Bernie Sanders supporters as a “bucket of losers” in the middle of her “brony” monologue.
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly later apologized after the Clinton campaign rejected stating the words Chacon made up, and two polling companies have released statements denying the presence of memos published on RealTrueNews – which is regularly reported as legitimate news on pro-Trump message boards.
Tens of thousands of people watch YouTube videos based on preposterous tales Chacon made up – and which he attempts to make so obviously phony that they couldn’t be taken seriously. Here’s one example:
“I am absolutely not trying to fool people the way some of these conservative sites are,” Chacon stated. “Everything on there is satirical. It’s all funny – well, it’s supposed to be.”
If the repeated references to the occult aren’t enough of a tipoff, Chacon forces the gags even further by filling out one bogus document on an Illuminati letterhead.
Regardless – Trump-loving right-wingers, such as InfoWars/Prison Planet blogger Paul Joseph Watson, nevertheless believe it.
Watson informed FLI he would “rather boil my own nuts in a pan of steaming hot water” than comment about the way in which he was bamboozled by Chacon – who stated the GOP lost him after nominating Sarah Palin but counted Trump fans among his friends and family.
“I’m sympathetic – I have family that are Trump supporters,” Chacon stated.
He believes his bogus news stories serve much the same goal as Pokemon Go for his readers.
“This makes people’s lives more exciting,” Chacon stated. “From reading these posts, it seems like people get energized and kind of excited. They’re researching them all as sort of an augmented reality game, and the goal is to catch the bad guys – like Hillary Clinton and the Illuminati.”
These People Are A Danger To Themselves And Others! Wake Up!!!!!!
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