With the runoffs’ potential to decide control of the U.S. Senate, Georgia has the spotlight to itself.
Some of the glare from that spotlight will come from The Georgia Star, which Media Matters, a left-leaning nonprofit, describes as the newest in “a network of websites that launder right-wing media content and talking points through pages designed to look like local news sites.”
The site is being launched by talk radio host John Fredericks, a supporter of President Donald Trump who this summer, with an eye on this year’s general election, started The Virginia Star as an affiliate of Star News Digital Media. The company runs similar pages in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Tennessee.
“If the Georgia Star turns out to be anything like its Star Network peers,” Media Matters wrote, “the publication will rely on recycled content from pro-Trump media outlets like The Daily Caller and American Greatness, float fictive conspiracy theories from dubious ‘local news’ sources, and criticize local politicians for attempting to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces.”
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