RealClearPolitics Owner Runs Popular Far-Right Facebook Page - 2019-10-08
RealClear Media, the company behind the nonpartisan news site RealClearPolitics, has been running a popular far-rightFacebook page called Conservative Country since 2014, The Daily Beast first reported Monday night.
The page, which boasts more than 800,000 followers, is packed with memes celebrating President Donald Trump and promoting conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. One post shows four guns pointed toward a door with the caption, "Just sitting here waiting on Beto." Another shows teen climate activist Greta Thunberg appearing to pose with the liberal philanthropist George Soros, often vilified in right-wing memes, in a doctored photo. One falsely suggests Obama is a Muslim.
Nothing on the page appears to link it to RealClear Media; its "about" section claims the page was founded in 1776 and features a fake quote that has been attributed to George Washington.