Category: Rich Anderson

Andersons Selling Out the County to the Koch Brothers

Face it, we knew it was only a matter of time. When we learned a number of weeks ago that the far-right political advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), had opened an office in Prince William County, we were pretty confident we could guess which local elected officials would quickly sell out the county to

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The Evolution of Ruth Anderson

Delegate Rich Anderson is widely known for his political cowardice, his breathtaking two-faced hypocrisy. It’s always most evident in election years, when you’ll see him at NAACP events or LGBT events, preaching solidarity with the goals of the organization, and then consistently voting against their legislative priorities in the House of Delegates. He’ll tell delegates

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Sheriff of Nottingham Exposed: Mac Haddow

The Prince William Muckraker has obtained documentary evidence exposing the involvement of Upstream Consulting principal, Mac Haddow, in the well-known forgery, fabrication and character assassination blog, the Sheriff of Nottingham. Since 2012, Haddow, as well as Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland, have repeatedly, publicly and vehemently denied any involvement with the defamation blog. Haddow has gone

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Jackson Miller’s Ironic Umbrage

According to Potomac Local, Delegate Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) and his supporters have taken umbrage at a personal Facebook post of Prince William County Democratic Committee (PWCDC) Chair, Harry Wiggins. In the post Wiggins writes, “Trump and Jackson Miller two unqualified bigots and white supremacists.” In response to questioning from Potomac Local, Wiggins said that his

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Social Media, Fake News, and Post-Truth Age

On October 24 we ran a post regarding the rise of alt-right, anti-Semitic tweets that originated with self-identified Trump supporters and targeted Jewish journalists. An Anti-Defamation League (ADL) report noted that there is evidence that Trump contributed to the environment in which reporters were targeted, citing Trump’s references to them as “absolute scum,” and his

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The Alt-Right and Jim Crow 2016 Style

Recent events and court decisions have revealed a disturbing pattern among alt-right forces aligned with Trump (though direct ties to the Trump campaign are absent in some instances). They show a conscious attempt to suppress the minority vote in a 2016 version of the Jim Crow tactics that conservative used to block the black vote

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The Alt-Right and “Jew S. A.”

The Trump campaign fired Corey Stewart the day the Muckraker was posting a story about the political rationale behind Stewart’s alignment with Trump. Our eventual post promptly elicited comments from people who speculated that Stewart might have been grateful for his dismissal in part because he might have been troubled by the rise of alt-right,

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Lügenpresse

Shortly after Corey Stewart was fired from the Trump campaign, the Muckraker wrote about the Trump campaign being infiltrated at the highest levels by the anti-Semitic, white nationalists of the Alt-Right movement, led by campaign CEO Stephen Bannon. Since that time we’ve noted several anti-Semitic dog-whistles that are symptoms in the Trump campaign of that

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