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Raise Your Hands: Who has been banned from the Bernie Group?

I have. I'm sure most of us have. I accidentally posted a response a few months ago without realizing I was posting in their group. There's currently a discussion over there right now about how we are too sensitive and quick to ban. Have they looked in the mirror?
Posted by Metric System | Sun Dec 20, 2015, 01:28 PM (65 replies)

"Searches included terms that point to Sanders’ team gaining access to proprietary lists..."

The facts don't match the spin and conspiracy theories put forth by Sanders supporters. I don't believe Sanders personally was involved or was aware, however it's clear some of his staffers went data fishing looking for very specific info:

***Another person familiar with the investigation also told NBC News that a total of four individuals affiliated with the Sanders campaign appear to have accessed the data, including Uretsky and Deputy National Data Director Russell Drapkin.

A series of documents outlining an audit trail maintained by the database company, obtained and reviewed by NBC News, shows that the four individuals spent a total of about 40 minutes conducting searches of the Clinton data. Those searches included terms that point to Sanders’ team gaining access to proprietary lists from more than 10 early voting states of Clinton’s likely supporters as well as lists for Sanders backers. That data was saved to personal folders.

It also appears that Drapkin “suppressed” two folders after the database company became aware of the breach.

The Clinton campaign learned of the breach on Wednesday, a source told NBC News.***

Posted by Metric System | Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:41 PM (6 replies)

H.A. Goodman: "Polling Trajectory Shows Bernie Sanders Defeating Hillary Clinton and Winning

the Democratic Nomination"


Read it and weep!

Or laugh.

Posted by Metric System | Wed Oct 28, 2015, 06:56 PM (21 replies)

Hillary Clinton’s media problem, Part 1 million

I found this article via a retweet on Jon Lovett's Twitter.

***If you did something productive with your Sunday — if you went to church, took a nature hike, composted leaves from the back yard, concocted an alibi for the cops — you may have seen only the headlines about Hillary Rodham Clinton's "Meet the Press" interview. According to those headlines, she dismissed the unkillable scandal over her use of a private e-mail server as a "conspiracy theory."

These headlines are true, insofar as how Clinton used the phrase "conspiracy theory" as she answered one of Chuck Todd's questions. "She is now blaming a ‘conspiracy theory’ for her sinking poll numbers," grumbled a spokesman for the Republican National Committee. The "conspiracy theory" quote was even quickly tweeted by the opposition research wizards at America Rising.

What hasn't been mentioned: Clinton was actually calling back to something Todd said at the start of the interview. "I know there's always conspiracy theories out there," he said knowingly, referring to rumors that Clinton had sat down with him only after some subjects were barred from discussion. He then made absolutely clear: "There are no limitations to this interview."

Clinton agreed — "as far as I know, that's true" — and plowed through seven e-mail questions. Todd wound up the eighth question by asking whether the Democratic presidential front-runner could "respond to an alternative explanation that has sort of been circulating." Only then did Clinton laugh: "Another conspiracy theory?"

None of this will matter when it comes to the way Clinton is covered, and I already have designated a section of my inbox for the complaints that I am carrying her water here. (Why don't I work for Media Matters? Indeed!) And that's the point. The media's willingness to believe the worst about Clinton, and the long political history it can draw from, has been the single toughest external problem for her campaign. Call it Clinton's Razor: In analyzing her answers, the media usually chooses the one that assumes the worst intentions.***

Full article at link:

Posted by Metric System | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 03:25 PM (10 replies)
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