WVNN morning host Dale Jackson was responsible for the fake news release that instructed voters in Senate District 7 who supported Democrat Laura Hall to come to the polls on Wednesday instead of today, according to this post from the Huntsville Times on al.com. He had it on his website and read it on the air. According to the story, listeners who believed it and called in to the station were told the story was a joke.
Republicans who have been in touch with the Parlor have been quite unhappy about the fake release, saying that no one connected to Republican Paul Sanford’s campaign or the party had any knowledge of the release’s creation or distribution – and unhappy that anyone might think so. (No one I know that knows Sanford believes he would be capable of participating in anything like this.)
According to the Huntsville Times, “Jackson said Tuesday that if people were dumb enough to fall for his stunt and didn’t turn out to vote today, it was their own fault,” a statement remarkable in its unapologetic self-absolution.
A Huntsville Times article earlier this morning reported that the radio host had written on his blog, “Laura Hall is the pathetic cowardly candidate who is banking on the stupidity of the people in her district to vote for who they are told to, like lemmings.” As harsh as that was towards Hall, I heard Republicans calling Jackson worse today.