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Sun May 29, 2016, 11:09 AM

Let's review what took place regarding the DMX-Sanders Rally story. [View all]

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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