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Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:19 PM

These videos, Covington High and others, are going viral due to RUSSIAN BOTS

I am trying to find the story, link, but that is what I am hearing and it makes perfect sense.

Divide, distract, etc.

I say ignore it all and focus on TWO things ONLY, removing the NAZI TRAITORS from power and that includes Pence and McConnell, not just individual 1 and electing a patriot, which at this point is pretty easy, almost anyone with a D after their name qualifies.

It has taken me a long time to get to this because racism is so prevalent and important, but we are being manipulated and I see it clearly now.

edit: The story is an alleged Brazilian school teacher retweeted the video, but that account is a russian bot and has been suspended, is my understanding. What is important here is not which account originally tweeted this and their motive, the obvious important point is this is NOW being used to distract us and russia is the one doing that along with their employees in the GOP.

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Reply These videos, Covington High and others, are going viral due to RUSSIAN BOTS (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2019 OP
ProudLib72 Jan 2019 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2019 #2
akraven Jan 2019 #10
Freethinker65 Jan 2019 #3
Anon-C Jan 2019 #4
guillaumeb Jan 2019 #5
Pobeka Jan 2019 #6
LanternWaste Jan 2019 #7
UpInArms Jan 2019 #8
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #9
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2019 #12
peggysue2 Jan 2019 #11
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2019 #13
peggysue2 Jan 2019 #14

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:22 PM

1. I said it yesterday, but it bears repeating

Covington is distraction from the shutdown. The shutdown is a distraction from the Russia investigation.

This is a distraction from a distraction from the only meaningful news item.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:26 PM

2. Correct and you know who is NOT distracted? Government workers who are hungry and losing

their homes.

Sure, MAGA hat wearers love to watch hard working Americans suffer, but us REAL patriots dont.

I just read the traitor may go around Nancy and do the speech, we are real close to massive civil unrest and he wants that more than anything and I say we do NOT take the bait.

Let him have his speech, NOBODY watches it, Dems dont go, etc. Will the TRAITOROUS media cover it, sure. When they kowtowed to this FUCKING TRAITOR and gave him air time when they would not give it to Obama, I was done with them.

Other than Rachel and Lawrence and Joy, fuck em all.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:10 PM

10. Like a couple of my neighbors.

We don't have traditional TV.

But my neighbors are ready to toss sTrump in the dungheap.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:31 PM

3. I honestly would not be surprised

Things like this often happen after rallies when the groups, and often opposing groups, get energized and worked up and then are suddenly freed to disband and find their way home.

Horrible that this event is being used to distract and further divide the country. Sounded to me like the Native American Veteran understood that divided we will fall.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:34 PM

4. Yep. Easy to see in real time on Sunday especially after...

...they had the time to gen up the machine. I don't even Tweet but if you look at Latest and refresh, well...it's easy to spot after these past several years.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:45 PM

5. Recommended.

And, we are being manipulated because there are so many racists to be manipulated.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:46 PM

6. k&r n/t

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:51 PM

7. What are your sources for these alleged manipulations?

 

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:01 PM

8. Twitter Suspends Mysterious Account That Helped Spread Covington Catholic Video

Twitter has suspended an account that fueled the spread of the Covington Catholic video after CNN inquired about its suspicious characteristics. The @2020fight handle dates back to 2016 and purportedly belonged to a California “teacher and advocate” but used the profile of a Brazilian blogger. CNN reported that in the last several weeks, it has tweeted 130 times a day and has 40,000 followers—which experts said was a red flag. On Friday, the account posted a snippet of video showing Kentucky high-schooler Nicholas Sandmann facing off with Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial, surrounded by boisterous Covington students. That video, which CNN said was viewed more than 2.5 million times and retweeted 14,400 times, sparked outrage over the students’ behavior—though longer video of the encounter that emerged later raised questions about whether the boys were mocking or intimidating Phillips, a Vietnam veteran. “Twitter’s rules forbid users from creating ‘fake and misleading accounts,’ and shortly after CNN Business asked Twitter about the account, it was suspended,” the cable-news outlet reported.


More at https://www.thedailybeast.com/twitter-suspends-mysterious-account-that-helped-spread-covington-catholic-video

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:07 PM

9. been hard to find significant stuff on DU

That Covington thing has been swamping discussion since it hit.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 02:21 PM

12. Exactly how it is meant to work, amazing too when you think about it.

Find something DECENT people will respond to in the positive manner and the same incident will bring out the no good nazis and you can distract till the cows come home.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:27 PM

11. A distraction is exactly what this is and was meant to be

Anything to move the public's attention away from the disaster that this Administration is and has been. That's not to diminish the bigotry that's on display but the public is being emotionally kidnapped by this and other swirling incidents to deflect the daily damage by Trump's Shutdown and lawlessness.

Anything that sows chaos and confusion and distraction is a winner for the treason weasels.

We need to keep our eyes wide open.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 02:23 PM

13. Yes Peggy. Personally, I was one of those who scolded people for saying exactly what I am NOW

saying as to the need to diminish the overall importance of this story, as an example.

"What do you mean it isnt that important, racism is very important!" Would have been what I have said in the past, but seems I have been manipulated for a while now and I am one of the most pessimistic people you have EVER met, rarely do I get played only because I ALWAYS assume the worst.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 03:38 PM

14. The opposition and the bad faith actors . . .

are very good at netting us in this churn of constant conflict and emotional turmoil. They're using our good faith against us. Because? It works so splendidly.

Btw, we've all been manipulated. If not on this then something else.

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