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Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:31 PM

Female Presidential Candidate Who Was U.S. Senator, Secretary Of State Told To Be More Inspiring



NEW YORK—Citing her lackluster support among young voters, campaign consultants to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner who has served as both a U.S. senator and secretary of state, reportedly instructed the candidate this week to be more inspiring.

“Right now, voters are looking for a candidate who stands for real societal change, someone who can stir something inside them,” said media advisor Jim Margolis, urging the woman—who overcame entrenched societal biases to build a successful legal career, became the first female senator elected in the state of New York, oversaw the Department of State during a period of widespread international tumult, and, if elected, would be the first female president in American history—to appear more uplifting to voters.

“Many young people have completely lost faith in the political process, and they want to believe that true progress is actually possible. They want someone who embodies progressive ideals.”

Margolis added that Clinton was too much a part of the establishment she spent decades breaking down barriers to enter.

http://www.theonion.com/article/female-presidential-candidate-who-was-united-state-52367

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Reply Female Presidential Candidate Who Was U.S. Senator, Secretary Of State Told To Be More Inspiring (Original post)
Zorro Feb 2016 OP
LiberalElite Feb 2016 #1
cali Feb 2016 #2
Art_from_Ark Feb 2016 #6
dana_b Feb 2016 #8
tokenlib Feb 2016 #3
MrMickeysMom Feb 2016 #4
Chasstev365 Feb 2016 #5
jfern Feb 2016 #7
99th_Monkey Feb 2016 #9
Xipe Totec Feb 2016 #10
malletgirl02 Feb 2016 #22
slipslidingaway Feb 2016 #11
Impedimentus Feb 2016 #19
slipslidingaway Feb 2016 #23
basselope Feb 2016 #12
phleshdef Feb 2016 #13
Zorro Feb 2016 #14
Art_from_Ark Feb 2016 #17
DetlefK Feb 2016 #26
Arazi Feb 2016 #15
slipslidingaway Feb 2016 #16
NurseJackie Feb 2016 #18
kstewart33 Feb 2016 #25
frazzled Feb 2016 #20
cherokeeprogressive Feb 2016 #21
Zorro Feb 2016 #24
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #27

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:32 PM

1. Well, "no we can't" isn't awfully motivational nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:33 PM

2. Hillary's biggest donor buys the onion and presto- fawning hill pieces

 

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:36 PM

6. As Gomer would say

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:37 PM

8. omg - that was the Onion

apart from the headline, it wasn't funny and I thought the "more inspiring" part was real. It must be me.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:34 PM

3. The Onion really sucks now that a Clinton donor bought it...

..the propaganda is kind of obvious...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:34 PM

4. Can you actually WILL that?

I.... don't ...... think..... soooooooo

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:36 PM

7. The Onion was funny before it was bought by Hillary hacks

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:37 PM

9. I think it's a little late for Hillary to suddenly become "more inspiring"

 

it comes across as forced, trying too hard, yelling with eyes bulging, etc.
because you can't buy or fake authenticity, by definition.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:40 PM

10. You want to inspire us? tell us what you'll do for us, not what you've done for yourself.

So far, All I've heard from Hillary is be grateful for what you've got and don't make any waves.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:12 AM

22. I agree,I get the feeling from the Clinton campaign

that voters, especially young women owe her our votes. That greatly irks me. This is a democracy, I don't owe my vote to no politician. If a politician wants votes they have to be earned.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:50 PM

11. Clinton’s Top Donor Buys ‘The Onion’, Immediately Starts Posting Propaganda

http://www.trueactivist.com/clintons-top-donor-buys-the-onion-immediately-starts-posting-propaganda/

"The Onion, a satirical news website whose headlines alone garner thousands of shares on social media, was purchased by Univision Communications last month, who is a top donor to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The move made many fans wary, carefully watching to see if anything would be slipped in that seemed too good to be satire and, to the dismay of many, a pro-Hillary, not-very-satirical article did pop up.

The title of the article read, “Female Presidential Candidate Who Was United States Senator, Secretary Of State Told To Be More Inspiring.” Instead of the typical Onion jabs at the presidential candidate, the article is mostly about outlining Clinton’s basic track record in the U.S. government. According to the article, Jim Margolis, Clinton’s media advisor, tells “the woman — who overcame entrenched societal biases to build a successful legal career, became the first female senator elected in the state of New York, oversaw the Department of State during a period of widespread international tumult, and, if elected, would be the first female president in American history — to be more uplifting to voters.”

Many have already called out the news outlet for posting the propaganda because it was bought by such a huge donor for Hillary. Univision co-owner Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl have given Clinton’s campaign over $2 million, and another $10 million to The Clinton Foundation. Saban has been quoted as saying what his “three ways to be influential in American politics” are; the first is through political donations, the second is by establishing think tanks, and the third is by controlling media outlets.

It’s no wonder then that he has, through Univision, also purchased The Root and attempted to purchase the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. If he had succeeded, the reach of his pro-Hillary (and pro-Israel) influence without proper context and unbiased reporting would be immeasurable.

Satire has an important place in American politics, in a country where free speech is exercised by taking light, hilarious jabs at candidates, Congress, and the White House. The problem with this newly purchased satirical news outlet is that it takes away the hilarity of political articles and turns it into a place where skeletal versions of corporate candidate’s past employment are made to look like huge achievements with no real jokes at all. This article has no substantial backing or a true history of Clinton’s ethical accountability or the big money she allows to fund her campaign.

Instead of turning readers into pro-Hillary voters, this new move in ownership and content has shown even more why it’s so important not to follow major news outlets who have already been bought out and controlled and instead follow alternative media to form your own opinions."


This article (Hillary’s Top Donor Just Bought The Onion And Immediately Started Posting Propaganda) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to the author and TrueActivist.com.



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Response to slipslidingaway (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:06 AM

19. The New York Times Doesn't Need To Be Bought ...


It sold out to the Clintons months ago. I expect the Times to restrict even further the Comments sections, which have been overwhelmingly pro-Sanders.

Krugman wants to be Treasury Secretary in a Clinton Admin.

Blow probably wants to be Press Secretary

and on and on.

The pro-Clinton slant at the Times has become a disgrace. The Gray Lady has stepped in the mud.

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Response to Impedimentus (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:25 AM

23. Read something a long time ago about the NY Times not running a story ...

about the coup in Iran, so they were mostly bought out a long time ago




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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:53 PM

12. The onion seems to have lost its edge.

 

Nothing "inspiring" about her becoming a Senator after being FLOTUS or secretary of state after making a deal with Obama.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:01 AM

13. Hillary Clinton is not very charismatic.

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:01 AM

14. Lots of humor-impaired posters in this thread

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Response to Zorro (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:57 AM

17. Even Mallard Fillmore is funnier than that Onion piece

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Response to Zorro (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 09:32 AM

26. +1

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:05 AM

15. Have to kick and rec for the lulz eom

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Response to Arazi (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 12:53 AM

16. Me too :) nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:00 AM

18. Ha!! :-D



Margolis added that Clinton was too much a part of the establishment she spent decades breaking down barriers to enter.


Brilliant!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 09:30 AM

25. LOL! nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:06 AM

20. Smart and hard-working is inspirational to me.

I feel plenty inspired. (And Obama's exceptional oratorial skills were NOT what made me support him over Clinton in 2008. I liked her then, too, but was looking for something different. He'd inspired me by actually writing a personal response to an email I sent him when he was my Senator. )

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 01:09 AM

21. This ain't no Walla Walla...

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 09:27 AM

24. Bump

for those who missed it yesterday.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 09:34 AM

27. They want her to be more than just symbolic.

Yes, she's a symbolic powerful woman in a 'man's world' who is shooting for the highest office on the planet.

But is that the extent of aspiration? Personal power? What societal problems is she actually aspiring to solve, using the power she would gain? She promises to 'work on' or 'look into' any issue you bring up, but has no actual goals beyond 'become President'. And that's just not really all that inspirational for most Americans.

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