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Angle Tells Reid To Pull Down Phony Site

From a pdf file of the ‘cease and desist’ notice:

Cease and Desist Notice to Friends of Harry Reid and Harry Reid

Mr. Marc E. Elias, Esq. Perkins Coie
607 Fourteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 2005

RE: Cease and Desist Notice to Friends of Harry Reid and Harry Reid

Dear Marc:

This firm serves as counsel to Friends of Sharron Angle, the principal authorized committee of Sharron Angle, Republican nominee for the United States Senate from Nevada (“Angle campaign”).

My client has informed me today that your client, Friends of Harry Reid, (“Reid campaign”) has, within the past twenty-four hours, launched a website that mirrors the website of the Angle campaign and misappropriates copyrighted and proprietary materials and information under the guise of appearing to be the official website of the Angle campaign. The site is displayed and can be found under the following domain name: www.TheRealSharronAngle.com

As you can see, the site is a mirror image of my client’s campaign website before it was redesigned within the past week. The design and information appearing on your client’s site are copyrighted by my client and its vendor(s) who created the original campaign website for the Angle campaign.

As I am sure you are aware, these activities violate a number of federal statutes regarding the internet and your client has clearly misappropriated my client’s copyrighted materials.

In addition it appears that the only interactive function on the fake site is the capturing of names of persons seeking to add their names and email addresses as supporters of Sharron Angle.

Surely the Reid campaign is not planning to obtain the names and email addresses of Angle supporters under false pretenses and then to misuse those names and email addresses for some purposes other than the purposes for which the individual signors intended!

Please consider this a notice to your client to immediately cease and desist the misappropriation of my client’s name, image, and multiple copyrighted materials.

In that regard, we demand that the Reid campaign immediately cease its nefarious actions of requesting and obtaining the names, email addresses and zip codes under false pretenses from unsuspecting supporters of his opponent, Sharron Angle.

Finally, we demand that your client remove the fake website from the internet no later than midnight tomorrow (Saturday, July 3, 2010) and that the Reid campaign immediately forward to my client any and all names and email addresses improperly captured by the fake website.

Absent Sen. Reid’s voluntary cooperation, my client will have no choice but to pursue all available legal remedies.

We will await your response. Please contact me this weekend at (XXX) XXX-XXXX or via email at XXXX@XXX.XXX.

Thank you for your cooperation.


/s/ Cleta Mitchell

Cleta Mitchell, Esq. Counsel, Friends of Sharron Angle

Since this notification the Reid campaign has renamed their site and tweaked it a little. But it is effectively just as misleading.

But, lest we forget, this is just one of the many dirty tricks that the ‘open and honest’ Democrats have been practicing for years.

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Back in 2000 a miscreant named Zack Exley created a phony Bush-Cheney website. This clever tactic was reprised again in 2004. Here is details, courtesy of Discover The Networks:

Zack Exley

Exley created GWBush.com, a website that mimicked the official internet site of Texas Governor (and soon-to-be Republican presidential candidate) George W. Bush.

Exley’s Internet site featured bizarre articles purporting to have been written by George Bush and, as the 2000 election neared, images digitally doctored to depict Gov. Bush as a drunkard and a cocaine user

When Bush lawyers subsequently threatened to sue Exley for using copyrighted photographs digitally lifted from the official Bush website, and when George Bush described Exley as "a garbage man," the resulting publicity brought six million viewers to Exley’s site and made the young programmer an overnight darling of the left.

Exley quickly exploited the opportunity by selling an array of products such as T-shirts and bumper stickers with slogans like: "Bush is a Punk Ass Chump"; "Imperialism: A Way of Life Worth Bombing For"; and "Capitalism: It’s Great in Theory, It Just Didn’t Work in Practice."

Mr. Exley himself soon became a Democrat operative. In 2003 he was employed to help develop the Web-based presidential campaign organization of former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. After Dean’s campaign fizzled out, Exley was hired in April 2004 by John Kerry for an undisclosed amount of money to run Internet communication and organizing activities for the Kerry-Edwards presidential ticket

Eventually, Mr. Exley was further rewarded for his ingenious efforts by being made a ‘Creative Director’ at MoveOn.org.

So you can see exactly how concerned Democrats are about honesty in their campaign websites.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Angle Tells Reid To Pull Down Phony Site”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Can anybody say fraud? Harry Reid and his minions need to go down for this. As the letter to Reid and his sycophants states they are violating numerous federal statutes and laws. I’m sure if the shoe was on the other foot, Reid would be caterwauling to the Lame Stream Media about it and calling for Holder the the Justice Department to launch a full investigation followed by jail time for the offenders.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    That Harry! What Class! All Low!

  3. proreason says:

    How is this any different than the phony campaign fun by the Moron to get elected, except that it is 1/1,000,000th as dangerous..

    Nothing the Moron said or did was true. No detail of his life story was the truth. Much of his campaign contributions were illegal. He lied about his opponent shamelessly. Nothing that was written in the press was truthful. He hasn’t done anything he said he would accomplish.

    How how can this piddly ass little website be told what to do if the phoney presidential campaign hasn’t been challenged?

  4. wondersz1 says:

    Might be just a prank or something of this kind. Though it does help Reid, he is not necessarily involved. Still, the site should be removed, for sure.

  5. canary says:

    Harry Reid just keeps pulling his rope.

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