Tabloid found in driveways, home mailboxes in north Fulton

The cover of an April editor of The Pamphleteer.
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The cover of an April editor of The Pamphleteer.

A new tabloid publication with a specific take on the pandemic and the 2020 presidential election has landed in north Fulton driveways.

Residents are discovering a small publication rolled up in a clear plastic bag. Inside is The Pamphleteer, a tabloid of columns with anonymous bylines and conspiracy theories on voting rights, the ineffectiveness of masks, and fraud in the presidential election.

An April edition is four pages with a banner that reads “You need to know” and indicates that it’s a weekly paper.

In place of names, columns have anonymous bylines, including “A Crabapple Dad,” An Alpharetta Mom of Three” and “A Roswell Doctor.”

“A Sandy Springs Dad” worried about gun rights and background checks wrote questioning if misuse of information could fall into the hands of foreign government officials.

“A Milton Mom of Two” said the votes likely weren’t counted for people who cast their ballot at the city library in the Georgia runoff election.

The publication included no information on who is publishing the paper. Little information on the publication was found online. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution emailed questions about The Pamphleteer to an email address found on the publication. An emailed response said the paper is in various cities and anonymity supports it stance.

“We don’t seek recognition or gain of any kind, only objectivity and honest transparency in information,” an unidentified person said of the content.

The AJC couldn’t verify if a Twitter account called The Pamphleteer is related to the north Fulton publication. That account holder appears to be based in New York with a Twitter description that reads in part, “Mocking and laughing at lefties are my best weapons.”

Conservative radio talk show host John Fredericks criticized the anonymous person behind the north Fulton Pamphleteer and said he was unaware of the publication before the AJC contacted him.

“I don’t endorse anything where the person can’t put their name to it,” said Fredericks who operates the conservative station WMLB-AM/1690 in Atlanta.

“Why are you putting out third party negative ads?” he said of The Pamphleteer. “Have the guts to put your name on it.”