Outsourcing The Dirt Gathering

by digby

I mentioned this earlier, but didn't really hit it hard enough. I wonder why Mitch McConnell's office didn't outright deny that his office had been pimping this smear to any journalist who'd listen?

Manley cited an e-mail sent to reporters by a Senate Republican leadership aide, summing up recent blog traffic about the boy's family. A spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declined to comment on Manley's charge that GOP aides were complicit in spreading disparaging information about Frosts.

I would assume they'd deny it if they hadn't done it, wouldn't you?

Does the Majority leader usually use his office to disseminate the work of Freepers and stalkers? Do reporters often find that kind of information useful?

I knew the the White House was inviting the Freepers to come and speak with the Secretary of State and the Vice President these days, but I hadn't realized that the majority leader of the senate depended on them for their crack research skills on anything but fonts and kerning. Good to know.

Update: Apparently the Republicans are going to let the shrieking harpies online and on talk radio run with this.