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2016 Postmortem

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Uncle Joe

(58,654 posts)
Sat Jun 18, 2016, 02:57 AM Jun 2016

EXPOSED: Leaked Emails Show DNC Colluded with Media to Push Clinton Nomination [View all]

Despite claims of neutrality, recently leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee was putting its thumb on the scale for Hillary Clinton for over a year.

When it was revealed that “Guccifer 2.0” (named after Romanian hacker Guccifer, who confessed to hacking into Hillary Clinton’s private email server multiple times) hacked the DNC’s servers, the main story was about leaked opposition research on Donald Trump. But on the same site Guccifer published the Trump research, “2016 GOP presidential candidates,” there were also DNC talking points suggesting the party’s central organization had been working since May of 2015 to make Hillary Clinton the nominee.

The DNC was diligently cleaning up Clinton’s record, using “specific hits to muddy the waters around ethics, transparency, and campaign finance attacks on HRC.”


The email also suggested collusion with media networks to push Hillary Clinton as the party’s eventual nominee, and anchors for national cable news networks may have broadcasted DNC talking points spoon-fed to them by Democratic Party operatives.

In the “Reporter Outreach” section, the document suggested “off-the-record conversations and oppo pitches to help pitch stories with no fingerprints and utilize reporters to drive a message.” This would seemingly vindicate Bernie Sanders’ supporters who have claimed networks like CNN have had a consistent pro-Clinton, anti-Sanders bias:


Copies of the emails are on the link, but I couldn't get them to post here.
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The system is worse than rigged: it's completely corrupt. senz Jun 2016 #1
I agree, senz. Uncle Joe Jun 2016 #2
The DNC's PR pros trying to work with individuals Hortensis Jun 2016 #21
Had this collusion not existed Bernie would be our nominee. Dustlawyer Jun 2016 #26
Had Jeff Weaver worked to broaden Bernie's coalition, Bernie would be our nominee. emulatorloo Jun 2016 #28
You're right, but blame Bernie--only don't do that either. Hortensis Jun 2016 #33
Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Yes I agree they were taken by surprise. emulatorloo Jun 2016 #40
Yes. And agree about Devine. Hortensis Jun 2016 #49
I am still behind the political revolution that has already started morphing to elect Dustlawyer Jun 2016 #72
You didn't read my post, so why are you "answering?" Hortensis Jun 2016 #30
/ this deathrind Jun 2016 #63
Wrong - The press is supposed to choie Jun 2016 #35
"Supposed to", Choie? What's that to do with anything? Hortensis Jun 2016 #47
"Truths they know?" choie Jun 2016 #50
But...but that's...different. It just is! randome Jun 2016 #51
If the press was worthy they would have known Hortensis Jun 2016 #54
Remember, never trust anyone over 45. randome Jun 2016 #57
Oh, that jogs a memory! So 45 is the new 35? Hortensis Jun 2016 #59
Exactly, except I think it was 30 in the 60s. randome Jun 2016 #60
Ohmygosh. I'm getting old. Hortensis Jun 2016 #61
1. The DNC is supposed to remain neutral in regards to the primaries. Uncle Joe Jun 2016 #64
No. It's supposed to try to help all Hortensis Jun 2016 #65
The DNC had their finger on the scale from the start, it became quite apparent last summer when they Uncle Joe Jun 2016 #66
Completely corrupted. Don't know if Dem party v1.5 will be viable much longer MaeScott Jun 2016 #6
Yea, they will leave in droves over fake documents. leftofcool Jun 2016 #12
Reading comprehension for some stops at the subject line. No introspection is needed. randome Jun 2016 #13
Actually that's true for virtually everyone Fumesucker Jun 2016 #14
But in this case, you realize you're dealing with a WordPress document with portions omitted. randome Jun 2016 #19
I haven't expressed an opinion regarding the OP Fumesucker Jun 2016 #22
I actually agree with you that these docs should be taken with a grain of salt NWCorona Jun 2016 #34
Probably because they can't stop laughing. randome Jun 2016 #39
If that was true they would deny more than just the donor info was safe. NWCorona Jun 2016 #46
The debate schedule... deathrind Jun 2016 #3
This only confirmed what I already knew, the debate schedule combined with Uncle Joe Jun 2016 #4
Much doubt as to the authenticity of said e-mails: Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #5
Guccifer 2.0 just released a new batch of hacked documents with more donir to lists MaeScott Jun 2016 #7
Donor lists are public information, you know. This topic is an enormous bucket of FAIL. randome Jun 2016 #9
I haven't seen anywhere in the public that said that Morgan Freeman gave Hillary a million dollars. NWCorona Jun 2016 #36
Well, some have pointed out that this donor list appears to be of Obama's donors, not Clinton's. randome Jun 2016 #44
Appears and is are two different things tho NWCorona Jun 2016 #53
I believe he gave that to Priorities USA Blue Meany Jun 2016 #48
Yeah there's no way he would have been able to give that much to Hillary directly NWCorona Jun 2016 #52
The memos seem too sophisticated for Guccifer to fabricate Ash_F Jun 2016 #69
"...muddy the waters on ethics, transparency, and campaign finance" AtomicKitten Jun 2016 #8
Thread #6 -or is it 7?- on this bogus topic. randome Jun 2016 #10
Ancient Alien Theorists will be along shortly to confirm this!!! JoePhilly Jun 2016 #27
Imagine that! Democrats pushing Democrats to get Democrats elected. leftofcool Jun 2016 #11
Someone should have told MoM that he was just pissing in the wind, since the fix was in. TheBlackAdder Jun 2016 #16
Exactly! The naysayers on this forgot about MoM. NWCorona Jun 2016 #38
The artcile repeatedly says the emails only "suggest" the possibility. JoePhilly Jun 2016 #31
No the DNC pushing to get Hillary elected. NWCorona Jun 2016 #37
The Mafia? treestar Jun 2016 #15
Next think we know, you'll be telling us that Lincoln was NOT a vampire hunter! randome Jun 2016 #29
No DNC Denial Yet votesparks Jun 2016 #17
I remember a guy who used that tactic. Dr Hobbitstein Jun 2016 #23
If the DNC was silent on this I'd agree with you but they haven't NWCorona Jun 2016 #42
Bingo. n/t JTFrog Jun 2016 #62
BREAKING: Anonymous source claims Hillary is an alien. It must be true. No denial from DNC! NurseJackie Jun 2016 #18
There you go. randome Jun 2016 #20
+ 1 JoePhilly Jun 2016 #32
Jordan Chariton votesparks Jun 2016 #24
Must be a coincidence, calling in all those favors. Octafish Jun 2016 #25
Painful. nt 7wo7rees Jun 2016 #41
OMG THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!!!!!1111!!!! betsuni Jun 2016 #43
DONATE $27 TO BERNIE RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!! randome Jun 2016 #45
what really happened in Roswell... stonecutter357 Jun 2016 #55
Confirmation RazBerryBeret Jun 2016 #56
Hardly a surprise. This was clear from the start. n/t TDale313 Jun 2016 #58
I think it was the illuminati bigtree Jun 2016 #67
They Lie, Cheat And Steal... AzDar Jun 2016 #68
They are sure if they get in under the wire felix_numinous Jun 2016 #70
BREAKING! Anonymous sources confirm DNC chooses respected Democrat over non-Democrat. wyldwolf Jun 2016 #71
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