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Sun May 29, 2016, 12:09 PM

Let's review what took place regarding the DMX-Sanders Rally story.

It's quite instructive really. Sanders supporters have been claiming that the story was being peddled all over DU by Clinton supporters, but is that actually true? Let's review:

2 threads were started at more or less the same time (4 minutes apart) peddling the story. Here's one of them: http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512074682. What do you see? You see posters (most of whom are Sanders supporters) talking about how it was a mistake to play that song. The OP was hidden and there were, what, 10-12 Clinton supporters posting in that thread?

Here's the other thread that was started 4 minutes earlier but didn't get as much play initially: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=2074645. That thread had only 19 posts (again, mostly from Sanders supporters) and fell off of page 1 (partly due to all of the threads disputing the story). It got resurrected (with a title change) after it broke that it was a Sanders supporter who was behind the prank.

Every other thread (6 by my count) on the subject was about how the story was bogus. Those threads were filled with baseless accusations that David Brock or some mysterious "they" (presumably Clinton surrogates) was behind the prank. In fact, there were more baseless accusations like that than there were Clinton supporters peddling the story.

That's the reality of what took place here at DU yesterday. I know it doesn't match the narrative and I'm sure some won't accept that reality, but there you have it.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 12:11 PM

1. Thank you Admins for the Trash thread feature!

 

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Response to vintx (Reply #1)

Sun May 29, 2016, 01:14 PM

6. Because reality isn't something that a BS cheerleader wants to intrude on their #BernieBubble n/t

 

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 12:18 PM

2. You must have a lot of time on your hands.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun May 29, 2016, 12:27 PM

3. I spent a lot of time here yesterday, as I wasn't feeling well.

And it was pretty interesting to observe what actually took place vs. the perception of what took place.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #4)

Sun May 29, 2016, 01:12 PM

5. Good catch. I was referring to GDP. I should have specified that.

I've never been to the Hillary Group page. Also, I miscounted the number of threads disputing the story. I now count 7 and not 6 (of course, that 7th one was started this morning and not yesterday). So, again, the vast majority of posts about the topic were from Sanders supporters, many of whom jumped to the conclusion that Brock or another Clinton surrogate was behind the prank.

That's the reality of what took place here, and how that differs from the perception/narrative is instructive.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 01:15 PM

7. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to the truth n/t

 

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #7)

Sun May 29, 2016, 01:17 PM

8. I found it rather fascinating, and also easy to identify.

So, not a lot of hard work involved, but thanks.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #8)

Sun May 29, 2016, 01:19 PM

9. Well, then thank you for the effort

 

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #9)

Sun May 29, 2016, 01:23 PM

10. I'd like to think this episode will change future behavior, but I'm not holding my breath.

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