2/ Dr. Hans Keirstead, a Democrat who ran against Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in CA’s 48th district, faced multiple cyberattacks in the months leading up to the nonpartisan, top-two June 5 primary. Keirstead would lose by less than 150 votes. (His campaign doesn't blame the hacks.)
3/ First, he was spear-phished, akin to what happened to John Podesta on the Clinton campaign. In Podesta’s case, it was his Gmail. In Keirstead’s case, it was his company email (which he had used on the campaign). Hackers will target any account that they can find.
1/ Here are some details about David Smith and Sinclair Broadcasting worth bearing in mind as you're reading about the company.
2/ These details come from a legal fight in the 2000s when a Sinclair political reporter went public with criticism that an anti-John Kerry set to be aired by Sinclair was "biased political propaganda."
3/ In a deposition, a separate Sinclair employee—a producer—gave a glimpse of the political bias inside Sinclair, sometimes coming from David Smith. I'll share some details. You can full read the deposition here: documentcloud.org/documents/4053…