Former GOP candidate for Congress Casper Stockham likes to lecture people about what is and isn’t fake news. Yesterday, he posted this on Facebook:
I ran across this post by Pueblo County Republican chair Marla Reichert and it seemed fishy to me.
Derrick Wilburn is a willfully ignorant man who seems to go out of his way to express his hatred for former President Obama whenever he can. Here he goes on a Facebook diatribe claiming Trump said something on Easter that Obama would “never, ever utter.”
The 2018 Colorado governor’s race is already beginning to take shape. Here’s an early look at the candidates to replace term-limited Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D).
Casper Stockham unsuccessfully ran a campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver), and will likely run again in 2018. I’ve flagged a few of Casper’s more egregiously nutty posts, because if nothing else, he’s entertaining. Casper’s fake news beliefs are instructive, however, and represent a microcosm of how the GOP base consumes news. Here’s what he said on Facebook a few days ago:
Thousands gathered in Denver’s Civic Center Park Saturday to demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns.
Gardner won’t hold a town hall, but he’s taken questions on 15 conservative talk radio shows this year
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) hasn’t held a town hall meeting this year, but he’s graced the warm airwaves of 15 talk-radio shows, taking gentle questions from some of Colorado’s most conservative figures.
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO Springs) told a conservative talk-radio host Monday that he’d “probably vote” to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency, if he had the opportunity, even though he does not think it’s currently “in the cards to get rid of EPA completely.”
I ran across this post from State Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud). Taking a standard position in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision, he argues in favor of Senate Bill 283, which would let businesses discriminate on the basis of “the fundamental right of conscience.” That’s shorthand for “religious beliefs.”
State Rep. Hugh McKean (R-Loveland) last week took to Facebook to defend his vote for a state program providing drivers licenses to immigrants.