Showing posts with label Santos. Show all posts
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January 4, 2023

George Santos, the Legislator Lion of Liars, impresses with a fancy website

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George Santos, the Legislator Lion of Liars, impresses with a fancy website

 I bet you didn't look at it


By Hal Brown
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I clicked on the George Santos official dot.gov website (here or above) and noticed that it opened with a pretty damn good looking page even before scrolling down to find the press release which contained yet another lie. This was a press release saying he was sworn in yesterday.

George Santos posts release incorrectly saying he's been sworn into House 

Rep.-elect George Santos (R-NY) posted a press release saying he was sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives by the speaker of the House. The only problem is, there currently is no speaker of the House and thus no one was sworn in on Tuesday. 

Santos's release, which has since been deleted, on the House website, additionally read, "Representative George Santos was added to the rolls of the House upon executing the oath of office."

NBC News reporter Sahil Kapur provided more context into the misstep, saying it wasn't just Santos, but "the same language appeared for numerous other freshman members on their new websites," including on Robert Garcia’s (D-CA) site. 

Politico reporter Olivia Beavers tweeted that she was told the release was done by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer for all freshman offices and "that it was published without some offices knowing about it." However, given the fact that Santos is entrenched in controversy surrounding his lies on the campaign trail, people were not quick to believe Santos was just the victim of a mistake. 

Because of the Kevin McCarthy brouhaha nobody was sworn in. The House can't proceed to any other business unless it has a Speaker.

At first glance it is easy to miss that the main photo is a leisurely animation. with two views of the US Capitol slowly moving in the background. The picture of Santos appears to move. This is what is called the Ken Burns Effect.


When you first click Santos's image appears in a split second out of nowhere. It happened so quickly I couldn't take a screen shot of it. I had to take an actual picture of it with my iPhone.

Make of this what you will. My interpretation is that Santos, much to the chagrin of Republicans and delight of Democrats, seems to have appeared out of nowhere.

Another freshman member of the House has a less fancy website. Her face disappears and the background photos have a Ken Burns Effect.
I am not going to look at more of the websites of members of Congress. I just thought it might be interesting to share what the Legislator Lion of Liars'* website looks like since I doubt any of my readers would check it out on their own.


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