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With Northam Picture, Obscure Publication Plays Big Role in Virginia Politics

Feb 04, 2019 - The New York Times

A racist photograph on the 1984 yearbook page of Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia.

An accusation of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

Both reports — the first triggering an earthquake in Virginia politics last week, the second setting off an aftershock on Monday — were originally published by an obscure right-wing news site, Big League Politics, which has promoted conspiracy theories and written favorably about white nationalist candidates.

But as mainstream new...