It doesn't help when reporters legitimize deceptive astro-turfers:
Sluggish economic recovery has taken a toll on many Americans, but who knows that better than college graduates stuck moving home while they look for work?
Note to the N&O: Being creative is fine, but when you preface a story about a political ad by softening the audience, you're actually adding to the deception. What you should be asking is: If this (alleged) college kid is so poor he has to move home, how in the &*@# could he afford to run a tv ad? I'll answer that for you:
Alex served as Deputy Political Director for Alabama Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bradley Byrne & on the Alabama Republican Party’s Steering Committee in 2010. Most recently, Alex worked at The Gula Graham Group, a Washington D.C. based political fundraising and consulting firm.
He also sits on the Board of Directors for Crossroads Generation, a SuperPAC formed by CRNC, American Crossroads, RSLC, and YRNF.
Alex now sits in the same chair that Karl Rove, Lee Atwater, Morton Blackwell, and Grover Norquist once sat.
But just because you've got a lot of money, it doesn't mean you're very smart. Here's a little copyright infringement from their Tumblr page:
It's highly possible the folks at Dos Equis would have a problem with this, and it's certain the actor would.