Pro-Trump PAC’s web site gets a hacker makeover

Posted by | February 6, 2017 22:59 | Filed under: Media/Show Business News Behaving Badly

How cheeky! How naughty! How criminal! And – how accurate!

A prolific Republican super PAC pushing President Donald Trump’s Cabinet took down its website temporarily Monday after hackers got in and retitled sections “Make America S****y Again” and scrawled “Black Lives Matter” across the video section.

The 45 Committee — a PAC started by mega-donors Todd Ricketts and Sheldon Adelson — released a new ad pushing Trump’s Cabinet picks this week, while some key members like education nominee Betsy DeVos hang in peril of being rejected in the Senate.

But the group was forced to take down its site after hackers got in and re-labeled some videos — a spot pushing Tom Price for Health and Human Services secretary was re-named “Steve Bannon is a White Supremacist” and the spot supporting Sen. Jeff Sessions was dubbed “Sessions is Deemed Too Racist to be a Federal Judge.”

A spokesman for the group confirmed the hack Monday to CNN.

Raw Story found some screengrabs via Twitter:

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David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

3 responses to Pro-Trump PAC’s web site gets a hacker makeover

  1. nola878 February 7th, 2017 at 00:05

    Used to condemn this sort of stuff, but not after right wingers supported the hacking of the DNC.

    Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

    • Mensa Member February 7th, 2017 at 00:10

      And after Trump blamed the DNC for his Russian hacking.

    • arc99 February 7th, 2017 at 00:39

      Exactly. I am not particularly keen on the attacks against Melania Trump. But after 8 years of vile ugliness against Mrs. Obama calling her a “wookie” and a “gorilla”, I just cannot summon the energy to be offended at whatever is thrown at Melania.

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