The National Republican Congressional Committee has a shiny new web strategy: I can haz BuzzFeed?
— National Journal (@nationaljournal) April 4, 2013
More from National Journal:
Staffers at the National Republican Congressional Committee are finishing up a site redesign that’ll likely be rolled out this weekend. The new NRCC.org does away with all the typical features of a political website, emulating instead the style of the Web juggernaut whose top headlines currently include “10 Easter Bunnies Straight From Hell” and “14 Photos Of George W. Bush Touching Bald Men’s Heads.”
Yes. They’re going to copy BuzzFeed.
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 4, 2013
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) April 4, 2013
More from one of the strategists behind the LOLcat-ization of the NRCC:
Will listicles like “13 Animals That Are Really Bummed on Obamacare’s Third Birthday” help the GOP bring in more money and win elections? Reaction is mixed.
— Todd Zeigler (@debaser) April 4, 2013
— Ted Peterson (@realtedp) April 4, 2013
— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن c137 (@SooperMexican) April 4, 2013
BuzzFeeders are loving the attention.
— Ben Smith (@benyt) April 4, 2013
Proof Republicans are smarter than Democrats http://t.co/DjN5K3x2Av
— Jonah Peretti (@peretti) April 4, 2013
This may not be the end of the BuzzFeeding of politics:
— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) April 4, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.