We now have the answer to the mystery of factcheck.com.
It's a for-profit advertising site owned by someone who lives in the Cayman Islands. When the hits started coming, the site's lawyer, John Berryhill, told the AP, they redirected incoming traffic to GeorgeSoros.com, "to relieve stress on the service and to express a political point of view."
Sketchy, off-shore Internet hustlers prefer John Kerry!
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I seriously doubt the owner lives in the Cayman Islands and has a Philadelphia lawyer. Probably a CI entity, with an American owner (Lux).
BTW, I think this statement "Sketchy, off-shore Internet hustlers prefer John Kerry!" not quite right. More like "Sketchy, off-shore Internet hustlers prefer spending George Soros' money rather than their own!"
I haven't kept up with the story today so I apologize if this is old news, but I did some digging yesterday and found that "Lux" had apparently lost the domain, and it was registered by its current owner one month after FactCheck.org went live. The details are here:
John Berryhill's explanation seems odd, why would an advertising site want to give away traffic? Extra capacity isn't hard to add, even on short notice, for something simple like an advertising site.
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