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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:43 PM

 

NBC: Russia's propaganda machine discovers 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard

A few months old, but still very relevant ...

The Russian propaganda machine that tried to influence the 2016 U.S. election is now promoting the presidential aspirations of a controversial Hawaii Democrat who earlier this month declared her intention to run for president in 2020.

An NBC News analysis of the main English-language news sites employed by Russia in its 2016 election meddling shows Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is set to make her formal announcement Saturday, has become a favorite of the sites Moscow used when it interfered in 2016. Several experts who track websites and social media linked to the Kremlin have also seen what they believe may be the first stirrings of an upcoming Russian campaign of support for Gabbard.

Since Gabbard announced her intention to run on Jan. 11, there have been at least 20 Gabbard stories on three major Moscow-based English-language websites affiliated with or supportive of the Russian government: RT, the Russian-owned TV outlet; Sputnik News, a radio outlet; and Russia Insider, a blog that experts say closely follows the Kremlin line. The CIA has called RT and Sputnik part of "Russia's state-run propaganda machine."

All three sites celebrated Gabbard's announcement, defended her positions on Russia and her 2017 meeting with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, and attacked those who have suggested she is a pawn for Moscow. The coverage devoted to Gabbard, both in news and commentary, exceeds that afforded to any of the declared or rumored Democratic candidates despite Gabbard's lack of voter recognition.


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/russia-s-propaganda-machine-discovers-2020-democratic-candidate-tulsi-gabbard-n964261
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Reply NBC: Russia's propaganda machine discovers 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard (Original post)
EffieBlack Jul 2019 OP
wyldwolf Jul 2019 #1
EffieBlack Jul 2019 #3
wyldwolf Jul 2019 #5
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #55
BeyondGeography Jul 2019 #27
Hortensis Aug 2019 #57
Claritie Pixie Jul 2019 #2
evertonfc Jul 2019 #4
BannonsLiver Jul 2019 #21
Name removed Jul 2019 #22
BannonsLiver Jul 2019 #23
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EffieBlack Jul 2019 #29
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Apple Fritter Jul 2019 #19
EffieBlack Jul 2019 #30
EffieBlack Aug 2019 #54
wyldwolf Aug 2019 #58
Apple Fritter Aug 2019 #59
wyldwolf Aug 2019 #60
Apple Fritter Aug 2019 #61
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EffieBlack Jul 2019 #17
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radical noodle Jul 2019 #28
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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:45 PM

1. wow! The debate isn't even over and you're already digging up months-old articles

 

... that deep wound she inflicted on Harris must have REALLY hurt.
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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:49 PM

3. Nope

 

Just putting the baseless “Tulsi decimated Kamala” spin threads that have suddenly sprung up into perspective.
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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:51 PM

5. yup

 

Gabbard didn't say anything that hasn't been reported in the mainstream press over the last five years. I and others have posted about it here. Are WE Russian agents? Biden mention her criminal justice record. Is HE a Russian agent?

You're doing a poor job of deflecting.
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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:40 AM

55. Regardless of the source, Harris will have to answer concerns about her record. Gabbard did not

 

touch on the entire picture. Neither Harris nor supporters can simply deflect. This is the presidency
at stake and she was no shrinking violet when on the attack, so she should be prepared to defend
her own record or rethink her conduct at the time.
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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:59 PM

27. I think that's called nailing it

 

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 06:24 AM

57. Just a reminder for potential useful idiots, Wyldwolf.

 

Our intelligence chiefs say Russia's occult warfare is MUCH BIGGER for the 2020 election than for 2016.

And not just Russia: China. Iran. North Korea. Others.

Added to: Our own subversive media, which tragically include the NYT and AP.

I look at all political media wondering if it's meant to deceive me.

Btw, both Gabbard and Sanders could say a huge no to being used as a weapon of war against the U.S. But neither has. Why haven't they even publicly denounced Russia's help? Don't they both have a huge duty to the electorate -- and especially to their own followers being specially targeted by Russia and others -- to inform them of foreign manipulations each time they're identified? How about educating them about constant attempts to deceive them by RT and other foreign state media?

They do have that huge duty, and they're both failing it. I find Gabbard's claims of patriotism disgusting.
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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:48 PM

2. We've know all along Russia would attack from both sides.

 

She's not who she appears to be and this confirms it.
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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:51 PM

4. Good grief

 

Must have witnessed a good debate performance. As a veteran I salute this young lady's service and success. She's not my choice but she is solid.
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Response to evertonfc (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:43 PM

21. Solid for who?

 

I think we’d probably have vastly different views in that subject. Will leave it at that to avoid the hide. But let’s just say the OP is spot on.
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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:48 PM

23. Yes, i saw that twaddle.

 

Welcome.
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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:11 PM

29. When are you going to say anything about your professed "preferred" candidate?

 

You’ve been on DU for just over an hour and have spent all your time here thrusting and parrying for Tulsi. When are you going to get around to advancing Bernie?
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Response to Name removed (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:15 PM

33. No. You're just busted.

 

You need to up your game - it’s raggedy as hell.
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Response to Name removed (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:12 PM

7. Welcome to DU

 

Interesting and informative first post - thanks for providing this info within 10 minutes of joining DU.

Enjoy your stay.
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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:14 PM

9. +

 

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Response to Name removed (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:16 PM

11. Thank you.

 

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Response to Name removed (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:42 PM

19. You won the internet ProgressivePatriot20

 

People who don't "trust" a candidate because fake news...hmmm interesting.
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Response to Apple Fritter (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:12 PM

30. Lol

 

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Response to Apple Fritter (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:38 AM

54. Looks like they'll have to "win the internet" somewhere else ...

 

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Response to Apple Fritter (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 09:34 AM

58. Let me guess. Harris's people didn't like that post

 

Wish I'd copied it before it was disappeared.
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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #58)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 05:12 PM

59. why did it disappear though?

 

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Response to Apple Fritter (Reply #59)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 05:14 PM

60. So, here's something about DU primary culture

 

Often, supporters of a particular candidate "gang alert" posts with the intent of having them removed to suppress the information.

The Sanders team on DU used it to great effect in '16.

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Response to wyldwolf (Reply #60)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 05:16 PM

61. oh yeah?! crazy seems like a thing moderators should fix. thanks for the fast reply btw.

 

I mean I am not sure abou thte ins and outs of this site but I know the rules. Can't we petition a return of such post?
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Response to Name removed (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:39 PM

41. Also David Duke endorses Gabbard for president

 

https://www.newsweek.com/tulsi-gabbard-david-duke-endorse-bds-israel-ilhan-omar-west-bank-boycott-1318365
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Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:02 AM

44. This thread is about Gabbard, not Harris

 

And welcome to DU.
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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:13 PM

8. Kick

 

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:16 PM

10. Someone is sure spending some serious $$$ on her campaign - slick commercials running

 

regularly, and billboards out the wazoo all over rural parts of eastern Iowa, where I actually live.
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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:18 PM

12. And they're also spending a lot of effort attacking Harris and trying to convince

 

us that she got gut punched when we all saw that she didn’t.

This isn’t coincidence.
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Response to Name removed (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:29 PM

17. Uh-huh

 

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:26 PM

16. Note that she was one of the candidates who brought along a cheer squad.

 

Also on the list: De Blasio, Yang, Sanders and, sadly, Warren.

Very unbecoming, though not at all surprising.
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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:37 AM

53. I liked the cheer squads nt

 

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:20 PM

13. Any guess who she supports when she drops out?

 

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:36 PM

40. Right wingers are pushing her

 

Meghan McCain, for example, loves Gabbard. McCain was uncharacteristically polite and friendly when she was on last week. And from tonight:


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Response to DesertRat (Reply #40)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:10 AM

47. So is my hard left (guaranteed income) son.

 

He is thinking ideologically not strategically. Wingers are pushing her simply as a strategic disruptor. Big difference.

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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:20 PM

14. right now i would vote for Biden over Harris

 

and i don't trust Gabbard at all. same goes for deblasio
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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:34 PM

18. No surprise that Gabbard is winning the Drudge debate online poll by a landslide

 

link is to a photo of the poll. I won't link to Drudge report.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA2rWmiXsAAlO1z?format=jpg&name=large
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Response to DesertRat (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:42 PM

20. Google search, too

 


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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 10:59 PM

26. From that thread:

 


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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:14 PM

32. +10000

 

Good find.
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Response to DesertRat (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:09 PM

28. Oops!

 

Wonder if they had a poll about last night's debate? If so, I suppose they thought Marianne Williamson won that one.
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Response to radical noodle (Reply #28)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:17 PM

35. Yes, they did. And yes it was Williamson. nt

 

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:18 PM

37. We just can't make this stuff up!

 

What a dead giveaway.
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Response to DesertRat (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:17 AM

51. Wingers are pushing her simply as a strategic disrupter.

 

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They certainly do not support her ideologically.
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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:18 PM

36. They're promoting her and Sanders. I often see them mentioned as a ticket on social media. nt

 

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #36)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:20 PM

38. And they target the people who they think pose the biggest threat to them and their guy

 

The amount of “Tulsi kicked Kamala’s butt” threads, when nothing even close to that occurred, shows that, at least right now, Kamala’s the one they’re most scared of.
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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #38)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:28 AM

52. They are all about stirring up shit....period. nt

 

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #36)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:23 PM

39. yes, it's all over social Media. and they are also Anti Warren. when someone brings up Warren

 

as the better liberal choice they say things like she can't be trusted and other vague lines about how she is part of the problem .
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Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 06:08 AM

56. kick

 

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