The campaign ads in the June 2016 issue are not surprising and all enjoy their freedom of expression.
I just have one question to ask.
The full-page ad for Hardcastle is identified as paid for by Friends of Hardcastle.
The quarter-pager for Amador is identified as paid for by Amador for Congress.
And the full-page No on E ad is identified as paid for by Antioch Friends for Local Control.
All these show either an active FPPC ID or a Facebook page.
So riddle me this:
Who paid for the full-page hatchet job on Wilson?
Neither group name, nor FPPC ID, nor any mechanism of contact is offered from this party, which ends its layout with a fusillade of well-worn dog-whistles concerning our economic refugees, nearly non-existent voter fraud, and any manner of advanced understanding of citizens of alternate gender classification. This following a ceremonial shaming of someone for being a member of the so-called “precariat”.
I have been lucky to work at my present employer for nearly 15 years, but my work record before this would not have passed this ad-maker’s muster of being employed somewhere longer than five-and-a-half years. What are we to make of these unnamed snobs who thumb their noses at those of us to have had to work to find work?
For a faction positioning itself as a watcher, they sure like their invisibility.